University of Bordeaux | History and Background
The University of Bordeaux was founded in 1441 in France. The university is part of the Community of universities and higher education institutions of Aquitaine. It is one of the two universities in Bordeaux, with Bordeaux Montaigne University. Approximately 12% of students at the University of Bordeaux are international. The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages such as Spanish) and that offer students the possibility of completing joint or double degrees. Nearly 60 international study programs exist at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels including 18 EU-labeled programs. The University of Bordeaux is a leading university in France for participation in the Erasmus Mundus Program. The field of research is a driving force of the University of Bordeaux. The excellence of its competencies in all scientific fields was recognized in July 2011 when the university was awarded the “Initiative of Excellence”. This award consists of an endowment of 700M€ to support the growth and development of research. In 2016, the University of Bordeaux was one of the first universities in France to obtain confirmation of this program. The university welcomes almost 2,000 PhD students, currently has 260 joint thesis (co-tutelle) agreements running, boasts 20 international associated laboratories and much more. Check out our key figures section to discover the scope of our research activities.
The original Université de Bordeaux was established by the papal bull of Pope Eugene IV on 7 June 1441 when Bordeaux was an English town. The initiative for the creation of the university is attributed to Archbishop Pey Berland. It was originally composed of four faculties: arts, medicine, law, and theology. The law faculty later split into faculties of civil law and canon law. A professorship in mathematics was founded in 1591 by Bishop François de Foix, son of Gaston de Foix, Earl of Kendal. In 1793, during the French Revolution, the National Convention abolished the university, and replaced it with the École centrale in 1796. In Bordeaux, this one was located in the former buildings of the College of Guyenne. Due to the lack of moral and religious teaching, and the revolutionary inclination of the École centrale, Napoleon reestablished the university in 1808. On 10 July 1896 the Third Republic re-founded the university.
Why University of Bordeaux?
Cutting Edge Research facilities
High employability rate
Science and Technology
Law, Political Science, Economics, Management
Life and Health Sciences
Social and Human Sciences
Tuition Fees Range:
2 770€ for an undergraduate program and 3 770€ for a Master program. (Changeable)
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- Curriculum Vitae (Detail Address, Phone Number, Email & Skype ID)
- Two valid references with email & phone number
- SSC & HSC result in 75% in Marks or above
- Bachelor result above result 75% in Marks or above
- English Proficiency Certificate (IELTS 6.5 or above)/French Language Proficiency Certificate (B1 level)
- Statement of Purpose/Motivational Letter
- Job Experience (If Available)
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