Studying in Bordeaux

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Studies in Bordeaux

A modern, dynamic and friendly city, Bordeaux is one of the most popular amongst young people.

Are you a foreign student looking for a university in France, and more specifically in Bordeaux, to follow a quality course?
OMNES Education has three establishments in the city and can help you with your study plans.

Why study in Bordeaux?

In Bordeaux, students can choose from more than a dozen well-known establishments, both for their courses and their diplomas.

The city also benefits from a very important and flourishing economic activity. As a result, job and internship opportunities are plentiful and relatively easy to find. Moreover, the Bordeaux metropolis is home to large companies such as Airbus, Michelin and Thales.

Another reason why the city attracts so many foreign students is that it is a mecca for French gastronomy and the capital of wine, making it the ideal place to start a career in gastronomy.

What studies to do in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux‘s numerous universities offer a wide range of courses and degrees.

Whatever the field of study, students are sure to find it in the city. Among the most popular courses available in Bordeaux are management, business, architecture, audiovisual, automotive, biomedical, design, aeronautics and political science.

And of course, the city’s schools offer degrees ranging from Bac Pro to MBA.


Discover the campus!

The Quais de la Garonne, a popular place to live in Bordeaux, are home to the INSEEC (Grande École, MSc and Bachelor), Sup de Pub, HEIP and ECE campuses. Located in hangars 16, 17, 18 and 19, they offer an exceptional study environment in the heart of the city. The two huge terraces and classrooms overlooking the Garonne River give this place a unique character. Facilities include a Bloomberg trading room, a business incubator and a tasting room. Just a stone’s throw from the historic Chartrons district, on the very spot where the famous Bordeaux wines were made, INSEEC BBA students can enjoy an exceptional working environment in an atypical building.

Behind the long, traditional façade of Rue Raze, the vaulted cellars have been transformed into high-tech educational facilities. In addition to classrooms and a large, recently modernized amphitheater, the campus features computer rooms, open-access workspaces and convivial meeting places. A vast hall, foyer and patio invite students to meet at any time of day to discuss their projects or simply relax.

Bordeaux is the 7th largest student city. With its pleasant living environment and southwestern sunshine, Bordeaux has a lot to offer. Very well connected to the rest of France, only two hours from the capital, and close to the beautiful beaches of Cap Ferret, it is an easy choice for young people. The downtown area, with its stores, wide range of restaurants, museums, theaters and cinemas, means that students have plenty to choose from to spend their evenings and weekends. Don’t miss the magnificent views from the Port de la Lune, the Place de la Bourse, or the famous Pont de Pierre.

Bordeaux is ranked 9th (out of 44) of the French student cities where it is good to live and study (ranking by the magazine L’Étudiant).

To find out more about the city, consult the Campus France fact sheet.

The Bordeaux area is marked by the strong development of start-ups, which are supported by banks, public incubators, competitiveness clusters, technology parks and business incubators. For students wishing to learn about one of France’s most famous industries, wine, the vineyards surrounding the city are a real asset to the entire Bordeaux region, attracting customers from all over the world and influencing all levels of business. Finally, the economic dynamism of Bordeaux is really felt in the aeronautics and space sectors, which are rapdidly expanding in the region. With major companies such as Dassault Aviation, Thales, ArianeGroup and Safran Aircraft Engines, Bordeaux now has real know-how and technological expertise in the civil and military fields.

Our schools

Does Omnes Education offer programs in its schools in BORDEAUX?

Omnes Education has 15 schools in France and abroad.

Business & Marketing

Come and study at the INSEEC Bachelor!

Come and study at INSEEC MSc!

Come and study at INSEEC Grande Ecole!

International Business

Come and study at INSEEC BBA!

Communication & Creation

Come and study at SUP DE PUB!

Political Science

Come and study at HEIP!


Come and study at ECE!

Admission criteria

Female student glancing back while going for a class in college. Girl walking with friends going for class in high school.

What are the specific criteria for studying in Bordeaux?

All students can pursue their studies in Bordeaux, provided they meet the requirements set by the schools.

Each establishment has its own conditions of access, so it’s best to ask around. However, you should be aware that the prerequisites are practically the same for all courses and diplomas.

It should be noted that for foreign students, schools can request equivalence of diplomas. In the case of files not written in French, translated versions may be requested.

Do I need a visa to study in Bordeaux?

All foreign students wishing to study in France, regardless of the city, must obtain a student visa. This document is requested by the French authorities as soon as the foreign student leaves his or her country of origin.

Once in France, the student visa serves as a residence permit valid for 1 year. It therefore allows the holder to reside and travel legally in the country during this period.

This document also enables foreign students to work while retaining their student status.

How do I enroll in a top school in Bordeaux?

Foreign students can study in Bordeaux. Like French students, they can also apply to the city’s grandes écoles .

The best way to do this is to contact the institution directly and find out about the different conditions of access. Nowadays, almost every institution has a website that makes it much easier to collect and exchange information.

On the OMNES Education website, you can find all the schools belonging to the group and those in Bordeaux.

How to apply to an Omnes Education Group school to study in BORDEAUX?

First, you need to find out about the school and the course you’re interested in. The next step is to read the general terms and conditions of registration.

Don’t hesitate to contact the International Admissions Department if you have any questions!

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Where to stay in Bordeaux during your studies?

Students have several options for finding accommodation in Bordeaux during their studies.

To find out more, see our accommodation partners and solutions on our “accommodation” page.

The most cost-effective option is to move into one of the city’s many student residences or campuses . Private or public, it is open to all students, ascholarship holders can be given priority to public residences. This option allows you to enjoy more than adequate accommodation for less than €550 a month.

Students can also rent a studio (solo or shared) for around 300 to 600 euros a month.


Please note that these prices are indicative and may vary greatly, and that the cost of living differs from city to city.

You can compare your home town with the numbeo website.

Housing 500 – 1000€
Public transportation 38€
Power supply 100 – 300€
Other expenses (leisure, shopping…) 100 – 300€
Total 800 – 1700€

Opening a bank account in France

Opening a bank account in France is one of the first steps to take when you arrive in Paris.

The documents required to open a French bank account are :

  • A copy of your passport or European identity card
  • A document proving your residence in France – a certificate of accommodation from your landlord for example
  • A copy of your certificate of studies attesting to your registration.
  • A copy of your visa or residence permit

Currently, our main banking partner is the Caisse d’Epargne, and very soon new partnerships with local banks will be available with special offers for students.


Public transportation in Bordeaux

Tram, Bus & bike

Thanks to the tramway line just opposite the campus, it’s easy to get around Bordeaux. All information about the transportation network and life in Bordeaux is available on the TBM website.

The PASS’JEUNE pass is a monthly or annual pass allowing free travel on the entire network for 11-27 year olds.

Annual PASS’JEUNE : €20.40/month

PASS’JEUNE monthly : €34.40/month

PASS’JEUNE weekly: €9.90/week

The PASS’JEUNE, reserved for students under 28, is a particularly affordable pass that allows free travel on the entire TBM network. Loaded onto a TBM card, the Pass’JEUNE gives unlimited travel on the streetcar, bus and BAT3 network, as well as access to park-and-ride facilities and secure bike shelters. You can take advantage of low-cost subscriptions at V3 bike stations with the electric option. The card must be systematically validated when boarding the bus or streetcar, even when connecting.

For occasional travelers, it is possible to purchase a card containing 10 trips at tobacco shops or at the kiosks located at each streetcar stop. Each validation counts as one trip, except in the case of a connection. Free and unlimited transfer for 1 hour (last validation one hour maximum after the first one).

Rates :

1 ticket: €1.70

10 tickets: €13.70

Monthly subscription: €34.40

Don’t forget to download the TBM app and check the website for prices and rates (link above).


There is a station in Bordeaux called Bordeaux Saint Jean. The city is very well served so that you can travel anywhere in France.

You can reach the station by tramway line C or D. This is also where you’ll find shuttle buses to the Bordeaux region.


There are shuttles between the city center and Mérignac airport. A shuttle bus runs between Place des Quinconces and Mérignac airport several times a day. For prices and timetables, visit the Bordeaux airport website here !

How to get to the Bordeaux campus

The campus is located in the Chartrons district. You can easily come to the campus with streetcar C at the Hangars, Chartrons, or Cité du vin stop depending on your program.


Explore Bordeaux! We have listed for you all the places to see and visit that Bordeaux has to offer in terms of leisure, culture, sports and well-being.


La Cité du Vin: 1 Esplanade de Pontac 33300 Bordeaux. The Cité du Vin is a museum and venue for exhibitions, shows, screenings and university seminars on the theme of wine, located in the Bacalan district.

Musée d’Aquitaine – 20 cours Pasteur 33000 Bordeaux

Musée de l’Histoire Maritime de Bordeaux – 31 rue Borie 33000 Bordeaux

Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design -39 rue Bouffard 33000 Bordeaux

Bassin des lumières – Impasse Brown de Colstoun 33300 Bordeaux

Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondiale – CIAP – 2-8 place de la Bourse 33000 Bordeaux

CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain – 7 rue Ferrere, 33000 Bordeaux

More museums to explore here!

For students, Bordeaux offers discounts to enjoy the cultural life of the city. Please visit the following websites for more information:

  • The Carte Jeune is a free card giving under-26s access to culture, sports and leisure activities. The card offers benefits such as free admission, reduced prices or invitations to exhibitions, cinema screenings, plays, sports venues or even concerts.
  • Citicks – Citicks is the best offer for 18-35 year olds in Bordeaux and the surrounding area. Valid for 1 year, this pass includes exclusive offers in 50 of the city’s finest establishments, divided into 3 categories: bars, restaurants and leisure activities. You can buy the pass and find all the establishments on the Citicks website.

Movies & theaters

Find a complete list of cinemas and theaters in Bordeaux here


Musical Écran Festival Created in 2015, this festival brings together a selection of international documentary films retracing the creative energy of music, with exclusives, rare films, previews, debates, and a competition with a jury prize and an audience prize.

You can consult the Bordeaux concert calendar on the following website: https: //


Sports club


16 avenue Louis De Broglie 33600 Pessac


Chartrons Skatepark

Quai des Chartrons 33000 Bordeaux

Swimming pools

Piscine Judaïaque Jean Boiteux

164 rue Judaïque – 33000 Bordeaux

Stehelin swimming pool

200-288 avenue Maréchal De Lattre de Tassigny 33200 Bordeaux

Parks et Gardens

Take advantage of Bordeaux’s green spaces!

Flea Markets

If you want to find furniture, used clothes or anything else you need without spending a lot of money, flea markets are perfect!

Here are the various flea markets Bordeaux has to offer!

If you want to know more about the cultural agenda of Bordeaux, please visit the following website

Bordeaux Tourism & Convention

The city of Bordeaux


Popular Restaurants 

Rib steak

4 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux

The siloing steak, fries and house sauce are served as a single dish at this Scottish-decorated restaurant.

The Chartrons Market

10 place du Marché Chartrons, 33000

Next to the INSEEC BBA, this hall gathers bars where you can have a drink in a nice atmosphere.


98 avenue de Magudas, 33700

Mérignac In this small commercial area, it is pleasant to come across this restaurant. The experienced chef Anthony Aycaguer cooks modern, visual, minimalist dishes that evolve with the market.

Place de la Victoire

At the top of St Catherine Street, this is the place where all the students come to have a drink or eat in a good restaurant.

Dragon Dore

9 rue Paul Louis Lande, 33000, Bordeaux Taste

to Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese specialties thanks to an all-you-can-eat buffet in this red-fronted restaurant.

Place Camille Jullian

Located at the intersection of rue Siméon and rue du Pas Saint-Georges, it is one of the busiest places in the city due to the happy hours offered.

Darwin (Caserne Niel)

87 quai de Queyries – 33100 Bordeaux

Restaurant CROUS

CROUS Cafet’ le 98 Les Chartrons

98 quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux

Telephone: 05 57 10 71 56

Updated 22 March 2024