Welcome to our international students!
Every year, the University of Bordeaux organizes a variety of activities to help international students get settled in to campus life. Find out about the welcome experience on offer to help these students achieve their full potential!
The University of Bordeaux welcomes approximately 7,000 international students each year. A variety of welcome tools and events are proposed that ensure a fun-filled integration period for these students!
To get things off to a good start, an orientation week is organized at the beginning of the academic year to help international students feel at home on the university campus sites. Following on from this, welcome services and events are ongoing throughout the year.
For further information on getting started at the University of Bordeaux, make sure to check out our international welcome guide which includes an agenda page, detailing the events scheduled over the academic year!
Throughout the year
For any questions related to their stay, international students are invited to contact the Student Life Centers (BVE - "Bureau de la Vie Etudiante") and Mobility Services (International Office - for those within an exchange program), located on the main campus sites. Information is available on topics such as registration processes, student integration, French classes, student file management and follow-up, scholarship and accommodation requests, Erasmus program agreements, etc. Different university services may also be indicated should students have questions about financial support and grants, health, social, culture, sport, leisure, etc.
Find out about all the activities proposed by the Student Life Centers throughout the year by checking out their Facebook page!
And finally, finish off your year in style with the annual “Farewell party”, organized at the end of the second semester, that celebrates the end of the mobility period for our international students.
Airport welcome for our international students!
If you're arriving at Bordeaux airport between the 22nd August and the 11th September, a University of Bordeaux welcome counter is there to greet and inform you between 10am and 8pm, at the arrival area Hall B! Please note: there is no welcome counter on the weekends 31st Aug./1st Sep. and the 7th/8th Sep.
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