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University of Burgundy

3.9 out of 5 (42 ratings / 26 reviews) Dijon, France
The University of Burgundy is among the top universities in several prominent international rankings (based on different indicators that assess the quality of our research).



The University of Burgundy (uB) roots lie deep within the history of France. uB's origins date back to the French monarchy, with the founding of the Dijon faculty of law in 1722, at the instigation of King Louis XV of France.

After the French Revolution, between 1805 and 1809, Emperor Napoleon I of France founded the faculties of Science, Arts and Medicine, at the heart of Dijon.


It offers 400 different degrees across all levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD) and enrols 3,000 members of staff and 29,000 students among whom more than 2,300 are international students.

Most programmes are taught in French, but a growing number are taught in English.


Research and development

  • 85 million € dedicated to research activity, including salary mass
  • 27 research units
  • 1,009 PhD students in 4 doctoral schools in 2016
  • 170 PhDs awarded in 2016
  • 819 popular science research seminars proposed by the Expérimentarium
  • International house : high-quality housing for researchers

Areas of excellence:

  • Food and environment
  • Photonic and advanced materials
  • Molecular engineering and Health
  • Learning and care
  • Heritage and territories
  • Vine and Wine

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Housing services

Regional Student Centre CROUS offers the opportunity of renting individual rooms either in an accommodation block or in well-furnished apartments to 4,100 students.

  • Students are exempt from paying local housing taxes and can apply for state financial aids for housing.
  • CROUS also offers accommodations in private homes: homestay or private apartment.
  • International degree seeking students: you can apply for a room in a CROUS student residence at the CROUS website.
  • International exchange students: you can book your student room via the International Office online application form for exchange students mobilities.

Library services

The university libraries provide access to books, journals and reviews, e-documents, DVDs, eBooks and to media library with novels, magazines and comics. These collections are adapted to both undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes.

The University Libraries also place at your disposal important electronic documentation:

  • Access to more than 20 Databases
  • Access to more than 53,800 journals

ICT services

The various sites of the University of Burgundy give you access to the university’s digital resources for either personal or academic purposes. The use of computer resources is subject to your agreeing to the University's IT Regulations.

Wireless connections are available on all campuses and in all the University Buildings.

Student Life

Campus life

I. Dijon, the original and main campus

The main campus is located in Dijon and is host to 24,000 students. Located 10 minutes away from the city centre, the campus covers 115 hectares full of green open spaces. Several libraries, high quality sports facilities, a thriving cultural centre, a permanent art exhibition, several university restaurants and halls of residence for students, a day nursery as well as 130 lively student associations can be found on campus.

II. Le Creusot Campus 

III. Nevers Campus 

IV. Auxerre Campus 

V. Chalon-sur-Saone Campus 

VI. Mâcon Campus

Sports facilities

The University of Burgundy considers sports activities as an important and essential structural element in the life of its students and campus. Our main goal is to make the University of Burgundy one of the best universities for sport in the nation.

Sport associations :

  • SUAPS (Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques et Sportives) : the university service for leisure and sports activities;
  • Regional Community for University Sports;
  • DUC (Dijon University Club) and Sport associations.

These associations promote on campus sporting activities and the proper practice of sports by upholding a fair play attitude, both in sport for leisure and at a more competitive level.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Campus is very good and interactive. Sports and printing facilities are available for free with a student card.

I wish it were not only about literature
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

This program was presented to me as combining literature, linguistics and civilization. As a civilization major, I chose it so I would have the basics in my subject but also be prepared in other fields later on in my studies. However, we ended up with no civilization classes. Okay, maybe one, which was not focused on the geographic area we are supposed to be covering. We...

Cool and chilling
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying here is pretty cool since the campus is pretty big, have a lot of accommodation, many choices at the university's restaurant... The town is also convenient, since it owns a tramway, you can just travel at your ease and easily get in parties and just get fun!

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