The University of Bordeaux is ranked among the top French universities and is a multidisciplinary, research-focused, international institution with an ambitious development programme that partners with other institutions to promote Bordeaux as a “Campus of Excellence”. The University has one of the largest campuses in Europe and is located across several sites near the heart of the city. Boasting a wide range of services and amenities the university has a great selection of sports facilities including 4 football pitches, 5 rugby pitches, and a 2,000m² sports hall that hosts basketball, tennis, table tennis, badminton and much more. For the very sporty there are also 3 squash courts, an athletics track and a weightlifting room.
Each site has dedicated offices for students and international researchers that offer advice and information to support newcomers integration into university and city life.
The Location and Culture
Bordeaux is located at the very heart of Southern Europe within driving distance from North Spain, the Pyrenees, a short hop of two hours on a train to Paris and a short flight from some of the Europe’s major capitals and cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, London, Madrid, Munich and Rome. Bordeaux’s city centre is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the city itself is an increasingly dynamic metropolis and is recognised as the wine capital of the world, with around 10,000 wine-producing châteaux. It is also located just one hour from the Atlantic Ocean, where you can sunbathe on white sandy beaches, go surfing, try the local seafood and wine, explore the rich natural environment by bike or just simply enjoy the mild ocean climate.