Everyday life

What you need to know to help you get settled in your everyday life in Bordeaux.

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Accommodation

Finding accommodation in Bordeaux can be a challenge! There are different options, including the following: university residences, halls of residence/residential hotels and private rental.

International students may qualify for student accommodation aid from the Family Benefits Agency, known as the CAF (Caisse d’allocations familiales). For this aid, you must be a student, have a rental contract in your name and not be responsible for any children. For non-EU students, you will need a residence permit that is valid for over 3 months. 

Transport

The various university campuses may be reached by public transport. In Bordeaux, the public transport network (TBM) offers a range of options (tram, bus, bikes, train)  that users can combine as they wish in order to take advantage of city life without the constraints of the car.

Finance

Updated on 19/07/2018

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Budget

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Student Life Centers

The Student Life Center on your campus provides help with accommodation issues (searching in the private sector) and administrative procedures: advice, explanations about rental contracts, contacting the CAF, etc.

CAF (Family Benefits Agency)

The Family Benefits Agency may provide financial aid with accommodation. Find out more!