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International policy

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Embracing the international dimension of education and research has long been an important feature of the university’s activities.

The international strategy of Bordeaux Montaigne University is centered on the consolidation of special and durable institutional partnerships around the world.

It carries out the reinforcement of mobility for teachers and the development of a multilingual program offer, encourages mobility for administrative staff in order to develop internationalization of the different departments constituting the institution. It increases international mobility for students not only to allow an enhancement in their transversal skills – academic, linguistic and intercultural – but also to guarantee a better access to the job market in France and abroad.

Bordeaux Montaigne University is committed to participating in the construction of the European and global space for higher Education and research by articulating its international policy around priority areas:



Bordeaux Montaigne University participates in 9 double diplomas:

And 2 delocalized licenses with:




Every year, more students travel in mobility studies abroad during their curriculum, either in Europe or in the rest of the world, and come across new teaching methods, improve their international profile, acquire additional linguistic skills and develop a capacity to adapt in intercultural environment.  

Student mobility can be carried out from the second year of their Bachelor, during their Master or their Doctorate. However it is important to note that only one mobility period abroad is authorized per study cycle.

International mobility also concerns the institution staff:

  • Teachers, for an educational/research mobility (invited teachers, teachers in mobility via the Erasmus Staff Teaching Assignment (STA) program)
  • Administrative staff, for a training mobility



During the 17th general assembly of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie which took place in Marrakech in May 2017, Hélène Velasco-Graciet was elected as a Board Member. As part of this new 4 years mandate, Bordeaux Montaigne University’s President is committed to work towards a New Francophone University Space:

«La Francophonie bears values to which our community is deeply attached, […] today it goes together with multilingualism and cultural diversity and constructs a space where new work methods and ways to exchange men and women, knowledge and goods are invented. Encouraging and supporting the study of French abroad is promoting student mobility, for students we welcome from the French-speaking world as well as for students who leave Bordeaux Montaigne to discover the whole wide world. Thus we take part to the construction of a world where difference is a wealth.”

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Bordeaux Montaigne University is part of the transboundary university network for education and research Aquitaine-Euskadi-Navarre (AEN).

Created in 1994, the committee was designed as a think-tank on cross-border university cooperation. AEN network leads various activities, such as workshops for teachers-researchers and administrative staff looking to support the development of new transboundary projects, as well as backing up various projects within its space.

Aquitaine-Euskadi-Navarre unites Higher Education Institutions on both sides of the Pyrenees:

  • Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Communauté autonome Basque
  • Communauté autonome de Navarre

You can find the detailed list of the network members by downloading the AEN brochure.

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