Campus life

The University of Bordeaux campuses offer the academic community a pleasant working and living environment. The students on each site have access to a wide range of local services: information, career and employment guidance, university restaurants, student accommodation, libraries...

The campuses are dispatched on Bordeaux area and throughout Aquitaine :

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Food & drink

A catering service is available in the university restaurants and cafeterias, which are close to the study facilities and generally open from Monday to Friday. Access to the restaurants is open to all students on presentation of their AquiPASS card, which can be recharged using a bank card or cash in the restaurants and cafeterias. The price of a meal is around 3 €, and you may adapt the menu to suit your needs and tastes…

Student life offices

The Student Life offices (BVE - "Bureau de Vie Etudiant") are an essential part of student life, providing information and guiding students towards the university services (financial support and grants, health, social, culture, sport, leisure…) on each campus. A special welcome is given to foreign students.

The BVE support the student associations in their activities and projects and help to develop good citizenship at the university. They also act as an interface for project financing applications to the Student Initiative Support and Development Fund (FSDIE).

To see who your Student Life contacts are, consult the Studying/Welcome Contacts section.

Student associations

The student associations play an active role in campus life, enabling students to become involved in fascinating projects! Some associations offer sporting activities and humanitarian or cultural projects, while others are closely associated with one or more courses of study (Law, Political Science, Economics and Management – Health Sciences – Human Sciences - Science and Technology).

The University seeks to encourage student initiatives and offers its associations expert support through the Student Life offices on the different campuses. They advise and accompany students in setting up and sustaining an association and on different aspects of event organization.


The staff at the Student Health Center are on hand to answer your questions, meet your expectations and provide support for your health or student life. The following services are available: nursing care, medical/preventive consultations, vaccinations, medical-psychological consultations, medical-sporting consultations, gynecological - contraception consultations, well-being...

Updated on 07/09/2017

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