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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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Bordeaux has decided to host the 2021 edition of the Bordeaux Summer Schools remotely as online courses. The feedback from our 2020 virtual summer school from participants and faculty was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to further enriching academic experiences online in 2021.

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.

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.


The Bordeaux Summer Schools are fee-paying courses with a registration that covers the cost of courses, on-demand viewing after the program and online 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.

Technology guidelines

As the 2021 edition of the Bordeaux Summer Schools is web-based, 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:


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


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.

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


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

Updated on 12/04/2021


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