Practical information

Find out all you need to know to about registering for the Bordeaux Summer Schools and your experience here in Bordeaux!

Most summer schools are organized according to a common policy for fees, accommodation, location and social activities. Please see below for information on these aspects and consult the specific websites for any alternative arrangements.


The Bordeaux Summer Schools are mainly organized within the campus site of the University of Bordeaux. Classes take place in the recently renovated and/or constructed buildings of the Talence Campus. Classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest teaching and experiment facilities, providing a high-level learning environment. From the campus, the city center is accessible via the tram in less than 20 minutes.

Social activities

Breakfast and lunch are served in a restaurant located at a distance of approximately 10 minutes by foot from the residence and summer school classes. Most summer schools hold an opening welcome cocktail the first evening to launch the event and then conclude with a gala dinner to celebrate the end of the course.

Participants also benefit from an extensive social program. Half-day excursions are organized in order to discover the surrounding region and to promote integration and networking with fellow participants.

By organizing the schools at the same time of year and on a common campus site, we hope to promote encounters and exchanges between different disciplines, opinions and passions!

Manuel Tunon de Lara — President, University of Bordeaux


Top quality student residences are pre-reserved for international students attending the Bordeaux Summer Schools. These mini-studios contain a sleeping area, kitchenette and shower room/WC. Located within the campus, students are thus comfortably lodged during their stay in Bordeaux and able to reach their classes by foot. The city center is accessible via the tram in less than 20 minutes.


The Bordeaux Summer Schools are fee-paying courses with a registration that covers the cost of courses, accommodation, breakfast and lunch as well as local transport and social events. Travel to Bordeaux from the home country is not included.

Scholarships and grants are available under certain conditions. To apply for a summer school as well as for such financial aid, please consult the specific webpage of the summer school and follow the application guidelines (detailed CV with cover letter required in most cases). Once the application is approved, fees must be paid upon registration via the summer school webpage.


For more information on Bordeaux and the region, please consult the dedicated webpage.

Updated on 07/10/2020


Bordeaux Summer Schools