university of bordeaux tuition fees

Tuition fees

France is renowned for having one of the best systems of higher education in the world. To top it all, this system is also one of the most financially accessible in the world!

  • Summary

The total amount of tuition fees varies according to the degree level being followed. 

Bachelor Degree

Tuition fees

You can obtain a partial exoneration of the fees applied to students coming from outside of the EU and the EEA for the duration of your cursus – you will therefore pay the same fees as a French student.
Please note: the quality of the student’s academic record and/or the economic context of the country of origin will be taken into account with priority given to those from low income and lower middle income countries*.

Diploma granting access to university studies (DAEU)
Bachelor Degree
Vocational Bachelor Degree
Higher level scientific studies upgrade
Preparation for the IFSI competition
Tuition fees and library access for students coming from the EU and the EEA170€
Tuition fees and library access for students coming from outside of the EU and the EEA2,770€

Master Degree

Tuition fees

You can obtain a partial exoneration of the fees applied to students coming from outside of the EU and the EEA for the duration of your cursus – you will therefore pay the same fees as a French student.
Please note: the quality of the student’s academic record and/or the economic context of the country of origin will be taken into account with priority given to those from low income and lower middle income countries*.

Master Degree
Tuition fees and library access for students coming from the EU and the EEA243€
Tuition fees and library access for students coming from outside of the EU and the EEA3,770€

Engineering study programs

Tuition fees

Bordeaux preparatory class (CPBx)
Tuition fees and library access for students coming from the EU and the EEA601€

Exemption from registration fees

International students, excluding first-time students (first registration in a higher education institution) may request a refund of their registration fees (amount set nationally) under certain conditions:

  • Be enrolled in a national diploma (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate or health diploma)
  • For first and second cycle students (B and M): income statement (family or student resources) below €6,000 per year and per person belonging to the household
  • For postgraduate students (D): income statement (family or student resources) below € 11,800 per year and per person belonging to the household

All requests are processed remotely, using the following procedure:

  • Request via the online form (see English translation*) available on the university’s website.
  • Social assessment carried out only for doctoral students: an appointment must be booked online with a social worker from the Student Health Center
  • Analysis of the complete file by the registration fee exemption commission (once the social assessment has been carried out for doctoral students or after instruction for undergraduate or master’s students)

For any questions related to the constitution of files or the documents requested, please email the Student Life Center or phone:

  • Bordeaux: 05 57 57 92 92 / 05 57 57 17 79
  • Pessac: 05 56 84 62 61
  • Talence: 05 40 00 60 38

International student fees at the University of Bordeaux as of 2019

In France, tuition fees for international students who come from outside of the European Union (EU) or the European Education Area (EEA) are fixed at a national level for universities. However, each university may decide on its own fee waiver policy.

What will you pay as a student of the University of Bordeaux if you come from a country outside of the European Union or the European Education Area?

Please note: students from the Québec region of Canada pay the same fees as French students.

1. Are you already a student at the University of Bordeaux?

You are a registered student at the University of Bordeaux for the 2018-19 academic year and intend to continue your studies next year 2019-20.

Your fees remain the same as for 2018-19 and for the duration of your cursus.

You will pay the same fees* as a French student.

2. Are you already a student at another university in France?

You are a registered student at another higher education institution in France for the 2018-19 academic year and you wish to continue your studies at the University of Bordeaux.

Your fees remain the same as for 2018-19 and for the duration of your cursus.

You will pay the same fees* as a French student.

3. Do you wish to register for the first time in France at the University of Bordeaux?

You wish to register for an undergraduate degree or master program

You can obtain a partial exoneration of the fees applied to students coming from outside of the EU and the EEA for the duration of your cursus – you will therefore pay the same fees* as a French student.

Please note: the quality of the student’s academic record and/or the economic context of the country of origin will be taken into account with priority given to those from low income and lower middle income countries**.

You wish to register as a doctoral student 

You will pay the same fees* as a French student.
* For 2018-19, standard national fees are 170€ for an undergraduate program, 243€ for a Master program, 380€ for a doctoral program.
International fees for 2019-2020 are 2 770€ for an undergraduate program and 3 770€ for a Master program.

** Subject to the deliberation of the Board of directors 

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