The University of Bordeaux welcomes 56,000 students, of which almost 2,000 are PhD students and 6,800 (12%) are international students.
Ranked among the top universities in France for the quality of its academic courses and research, in 2011 the University of Bordeaux was awarded the "Initiative of Excellence" by the French government and in 2016, was ont of the first universities in France to obtain confirmation of this label, in recognition of its successful and innovative academic transformation.
A multidisciplinary education offer
The University of Bordeaux offers 245 Master and 125 Bachelor programs. The four major scientific fields are: Science and Technology / Law, Political Science, Economics, Management / Life and Health Sciences / Social and Human Sciences.
International Study Offer
The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages) and that offer students the possibility of studying abroad and/or completing joint or double degrees. A leading university in France for participation in the Erasmus Mundus program, the University of Bordeaux offers 18 EU-labeled study programs of excellence.
A leading international research university
Research is also multidisciplinary, covering the fields: Science and Technology / Life and Health Sciences / Social Sciences and Humanities. The university counts a total of 70 research laboratories that are under joint supervision with national research organizations. A Graduate Research School coordinates the entire field of doctoral studies in collaboration with the eight doctoral schools that ensure support and guidance for PhD students. Graduate Research Programs have been launched within the domains of neuroscience, digital public health and light sciences and technologies.
Clusters of excellence
One of the main priorities of the University of Bordeaux is to promote the development of thematic clusters of excellence for research, training and knowledge transfer in the following fields: neuroscience, medical imaging, environment/climate, advanced materials, archaeology, lasers/optics, digital certification, health and society and cardiology.
The University of Bordeaux has one of the largest campuses (187 hectares) in Europe. It is composed of several sites that are located near to the city and that offer a broad range of services and amenities. 135 student associations exist and participate in the organization of a wide range of cultural activities throughout the academic year. A campus of excellence for sports as well, since 2010 Bordeaux is the n°1 French university for sports, ranking n°5 within Europe.
Welcome to Bordeaux
Bordeaux, a city renowned for many good things : listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, described as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”, classified as "City of Art and History” and last but not least, the wine capital of the world!