Exchange program - Bordeaux Montaigne University v1.2

Exchange program : Admission and Enrolment


You can continue your studies at Bordeaux Montaigne University in the form of an exchange programme.

In this case, your point of contact is the International Relations Office, known as the Direction des Relations Internationales. The Study Abroad team, known as the Pôle Mobilité, will welcome you and guide you.

Making your Application

Before making your application, you must:

  • ensure the existence of a partnership (Erasmus, agreements and conventions) N.B. these are continuously updated;
  • obtain the authorisation of your home institution;
  • produce the budget for your stay.

Once your application has been accepted by your university:

  • consult the calendar for the procedures to follow, according to your personal situation;
  • complete the online application form (open 1st March) and provide supporting documents.
  • For non-European students: before you arrive in France, you must obtain a visa that will be provided once your level of French has been validated via the Campus France-CEF procedure, except for in extenuating circumstances.
  • The visa application must be made at the French consulate or embassy in your country of origin.  The application form for OFII (the French office for immigration and integration) must be included with this visa application. You will then receive a long-stay visa, meaning you will be exempt from applying for a first residence permit once you are in France.

Once your application has been accepted by our university:

The Study Abroad team will send you an acceptance letter by mail (for Erasmus) or by email (for visa requests).


Upon your arrival at Bordeaux Montaigne University

It is imperative that you attend the information meeting organised at the start of the semester (Semester 1 - September  / Semester 2 - January, exact dates to be confirmed). The team from the Study Abroad team and International Relations Office will take this opportunity to welcome you and to:

  • return your administrative enrolment dossier;
  • inform you about the next steps you will need to take;
  • inform you about the range of courses on offer.

Choice of Courses

Foreign students (Erasmus or convention) may choose from the classes offered by the university that correspond to the specifics of their learning agreement. Please note there may be some exceptions.

It is your responsibility to know the number of ECTS credits required by your home institution. You can consult the courses on offer. Please note that certain specialisms are not open to students on study abroad programmes.

Once you have filled out the teaching enrolment form, or 'fiche d'inscription pédagogique', your selection will be validated by the co-ordinating teacher for the academic discipline and the institutional co-ordinator for international relations, and then sent to your home university.