Prepare your arrival

International doctoral students must complete several administrative procedures before they arrive.

The university provides doctoral students with a work contract (doctoral contract, CIFRE, ATER, etc.) and researchers, a dedicated assistance to the Welcome Center for International Researchers (Pôle RIPI-Direction des relations internationales) for all administrative procedures relating to immigration, labour law, social security, taxes, etc.


A doctoral student under contract, funding for his or her thesis, cannot remain under a student residence permit for 3 years. He or she must approach the BACI as soon as he or she arrives to modify his or her residence permit.

Updated on 12/04/2021

Useful links on housing

To find an accommodation, the University of Bordeaux provides you a platform of ads. To create an account, use the password : HOUSINGUBDX