Campus life

The students on each site have access to a wide range of services: student life centers, libraries, career guidance, university restaurants, associations, etc.

Food & drink

A variety of catering services are available with the university restaurants and cafeterias. These are located close to study facilities and are generally open from Monday to Friday. Students may access the university restaurants with 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 a wide range of menus is on offer to suit all needs and tastes!

Student life centers

The Student Life Centers (BVE - "Bureau de Vie Etudiant"), located on the main campus sites, are an essential part of student life, providing information and guiding students towards different university services (financial support and grants, health, social, culture, sport, leisure…). A special welcome is provided for international students.

Student associations

135 student associations exist at the University of Bordeaux. 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 supports these associations via the Student Life centers, encouraging student initiatives and offering free expertise. They advise and accompany students in setting up and sustaining an association and may also help with the different aspects of event organization.


The staff at the Student Health Center are on hand to answer your questions 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, etc.

Updated on 20/01/2018

Welcome guide

All you need to know!

Student Life Centers (BVE)

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