Practical information

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

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The Bordeaux Summer Schools are organized according to a common policy for fees and social activities. Please see below for information on these aspects and consult the specific websites for any alternative arrangements.

Fees

The Bordeaux Summer Schools are fee-paying courses.

For on-site summer schools, registration fees cover 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.

For online summer schools, registration fees cover the cost of courses, on-demand viewing after the program and social events.

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, a confirmation email is sent with the payment procedure to be followed.

On-site summer schools

Location

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.

Accommodation

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.

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!

Bordeaux

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

Online summer schools

Technology guidelines

Online learners will require regular access to a computer with an internet connection and browser in order to participate.

Before applying, please verify that your computer hardware, software and settings are compatible with the minimum requirements below.

Please note: participants are expected to join from a suitable, quiet location, and will be sent a welcome email with information on how to connect to the web conferencing platform prior to the start of the program. 

Computer minimum specifications

  • 2GHz or faster processor, 4GB RAM

Please make sure the most recent operating system and web browser are installed.

Bandwidth requirements

  • Download/upload: minimum 3 Mbps

Internet access via a direct network connection is highly recommended for an optimal learning experience. 

You may verify your bandwith here: https://speedof.me/

Video

Students are required to use either a built-in or USB plug-in webcam during class.

Audio

Be prepared to use a microphone during class. We recommend using a headset, rather than the microphone that is built into your computer. Avoid wireless headphones if possible.

Social activities

Most summer schools hold an opening event the first day to launch the program and to promote integration and networking with fellow participants, and then conclude on the last day with a festive activity to celebrate the end of the course.

Updated on 09/02/2022

Contact

Bordeaux Summer Schools