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Study at the University of Burgundy as a Degree Seeking Student

This website is dedicated to the candidates who would like to study at the University of Burgundy outside of a short term exchange programme and are of a foreign nationality.

Congratulations to all international students admitted to study at our University for the academic year 2017/2018! We are happy to welcome you to the University of Burgundy and invite you to read carefully the following information about your administrative enrolment, the academic calendar, welcome days, social life and getting started in France.


Administrative enrolment

 


Administrative registration will take place from the 8th to the 14th September 2017 in the room R28 of the Pôle AAFE building on the Dijon campus. Your registration day will depend on your faculty, school or institute.

Friday 8th September

  • 1.30 pm – 5 pm – Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science (UFR Droit, Sciences économique et politique), Institute of Business Administration (Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE).


Monday 11th September

  • 1.30 pm – 5 pm: Faculty of Literature and Philosophy (UFR Lettres et Philosophie), Engineering School in Materials Research (École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Recherche en Matériaux (ESIREM)


Tuesday 12th September

  • 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 pm – 5 pm: Faculty of Sciences and Technology (UFR Sciences et Technique).


Wednesday 13th September

  • 9 am – 12 pm : Faculty of Social sciences (Sciences humaines), Faculty of health sciences (UFR Sciences de santé)
  • 1.30 pm – 5 pm: Faculty of Languages and Communication (UFR Langues et Communication), Jules Guyot Institute of Vine and Wine (Institut de la Vigne et du Vin Jules Guyot - IUVV), School of Teaching and Education (Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de l'Éducation (ESPE).


Thursday 14th September

  • 9 am – 12 pm: Faculty of Biological and Environmental sciences (UFR Sciences Vie, Terre et Environnement), Faculty of Sports (UFR Sciences du Sport (STAPS)


Make sure you carefully read the list of required documents for registration where you will also find useful information about enrolment, insurances and payment of tuition fees.

To get an idea about the potential cost of your tuition fees take a look at the 2017-2018 approximate fees. You will be informed about the exact amount on your enrolment day.

You will also receive a University of Burgundy Welcome Pack with brochures about the university, city and region which may help you during your initial time in France.

You will be able to find student insurance and student association stalls when you register.

Once you have registered, you must contact the "scolarité" (administrative office for your study programme) in order to find out about your pedagogical enrolment, for example the choice of subjects...

If your study programme is not on the Dijon Campus, and if you are registering at an IUT Dijon please contact the administrative office of your study programme to find about the administrative and pedagogical registration there.


Once you have been registered you will get your student card, certificate of registration and a receipt for the tuition fees you have payed.

You can use your student card to eat at the student restaurants, borrow books at the University's libraries, and get discounts at the cinema as well as other cultural institutions or events. You can also load your card with money in order to use it to pay at university restaurants.

In order to use this feature you must activate it.

Once registered you must activate your University of Burgundy student account allowing you to access to your student e-mail address, electronic version of your enrolment certificate, course materials and other important documents from your lecturers.

You must activate your account within the section Espace numérique de travail (ENT) – Mon compteEtudiantActiver mon compte.
To find out when your courses start please take a look at the academic calendar and the university's vacations dates.

If your courses start before your administrative enrolment, you should still attend your courses. Not being officially registered does not prevent you from attending classes.

Please note that you should enroll in classes no later than 15 days after the official start of your courses.
University of Burgundy cannot book your housing.

You can apply for student residences via Regional Student Centre (CROUS). If you have any questions about CROUS housing you can contact CROUS staff at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
If you need a visa to study and live in France you will need to present your admission certificate and housing reservation to the French Embassy. Please be sure you have booked your accommodation before applying for your visa.

To obtain your visa please make sure you have either:

  • the admission letter you received from the University of Burgundy (if you applied via International Office online application form) OR
  • the confirmation of acceptance/pre-enrolment letter you received from Campus France once you have validated your definitive choice (if you applied via Etudes en France system).


We do not issue any other document.


ESN InsiDijon

The international students' society, ESN InsiDijon, offers to pair international students with a ''buddy''. This means a university student will be able to help you to discover French culture and life in Burgundy. They will offer you support when you need and will be there for you as a helpful guide during your stay in Dijon.


Once you have arrived in Dijon you can also become a member of ESN InsiDijon and participate in different activities:

  • organisation of events, administrative tasks, partner intuitions relations... or
  • participation in events, projects and trips organised by active members.


You can also join the ESN InsiDijon Facebook group of international students who will be in Dijon for the university year 2017/2018. This group is open to everyone in order to help international students in Dijon.

Other student associations

The University of Burgundy has over 100 other student associations – you are welcome to join the university's associations and meet other students form our University.

International office events

The International Office organizes and informs about different international events on UB campus, in Burgundy, France or abroad. Feel free to like International Office Facebook page to stay up to date with our upcoming events!


The International Office is organizing International Student Welcome Days which will take place on the 15th and 16th of September 2017.

These days are an opportunity to discover the university, student life and our facilities as well as the Town Hall and the Historical Centre of Dijon. You will have the chance to meet other international students and then celebrate at our Welcome party.

You can find the detailed programme here and fill out an application form before the 5th of September 2017.



Applications for academic year 2017/2018


The application deadline for the academic year 2017-2018 is closed except for candidates with citizenship from the European Union, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation who would like to apply for Licence1 (first year of Bachelor studies).
Those candidates can still apply via Admission Post-Bac website during the extra application period open from 27th June to 25th September 2017.

When you obtain the acceptance letter from the Admission Post-Bac (APB), you will then need to send us:

  • a copy of your Post-Bac (APB) acceptance letter;
  • a copy of proof of identity (including nationality);
  • a copy of certificate of French language (level required for the study program you want to be enrolled in);
  • a photocopy of your secondary school leaver's certificate allowing you access to higher education. This must be officially translated into French.


You should send us these documents by Email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or by post:


Université de Bourgogne - Pôle International
Maison de l'Université - Esplanade Erasme - BP 27877
21078 DIJON cedex France



Applications for academic year 2018-2019

 
Candidates who would like to apply to study at the University of Burgundy for the academic year 2018-2019 will find all information about the application procedure on this website, the 15th November 2017.


Generally the applications are open:

  • from mid-January until mid-March and from mid-June to mid-September for candidates with citizenship from the European Union, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation who would like to apply for Licence 1 (first year of Bachelor studies);
  • from mid-November until mid-January for candidates who do not have citizenship from the European Union, the European Economic Areas or the Swiss Confederation who would like to apply for Licence 1 (first year of Bachelor studies);
  • from December to April for candidates with citizenship from the European Union, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation who would like to apply for Licence 2, Licence 3, Master 1, Master 2 (second and third year of Bachelor studies, first and second year of Master studies);
  • from December to March for candidates who do not have citizenship of the European Union, the European Economic Areas or the Swiss Confederation who would like to apply in Licence 2, Licence 3, Master 1 and Master 2 (second and third year of Bachelor studies, first and second year of Master studies) and who live in one of the following countries : Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Columbia, Comoros, Egypt, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Congo, Republic of Guinea (Guinea-Conakry), Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam;
  • from December to April for the candidates who do not have citizenship from the European Union, the European Economic Areas or the Swiss Confederation who would like to apply in Licence 2, Licence 3, Master 1 and Master 2 (second and third year of Bachelor studies, first and second year of Master studies) who do not live in the following countries : Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Columbia, Comoros, Egypt, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Congo, Republic of Guinea (Guinea-Conakry), Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam.


Before the official application procedure opens, you can:

  • take a look at our French and English taught programmes and choose the study programme you would like to enrol in. Please read all relevant information about the study programme you are interested in and try to work out if you are eligible to apply. We cannot give you personal advice – you must read the information provided about the study programme and decide whether you are eligible for the programme,
  • translate by the official translator your diplomas in French (for French taught programs) or in English (for English taught programs),
  • think about your cover letter and your CV,
  • if needed, make sure you have passed the French or English Language test.


Please read below the information about the 2017/2018 application period. This information may change but will most probably stay the same for the academic year 2018/2019.


French language test for French taught programmes

If you apply for a French taught programme you must have a good level of French:

  • C1 level is required for study programmes in Law, Administration (AES), Economics / Business / Management and Biological and environmental sciences (Sciences de la Vie, de la Terre et de l'Environnement - UFR SVTE). C1 level is recommended (but not required) for all social sciences and humanities;
  • B2 level is required for all other study programmes (social sciences and humanities included).


Only TCF, DELF or DALF tests are accepted. You only need to complete the obligatory parts of the tests in order to apply for the University of Burgundy.

Are you a candidate who does not have citizenship from the European Union, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and you would like to register for Licence 1 (first year of Bachelor studies)?


If you have not already passed the required French Language test you can find more information about how, when and where you can pass it on the International centre for pedagogical studies website.

Certain applicants are exempt from French language tests. If any of the following cases apply you do not need to provide a French Language certificate.

  • Nationals of countries where French is the exclusive official language, and applicants residing in those countries if they have obtained a high school diploma delivered by that country.
  • For countries where French is not the exclusive official language, applicants who have completed their secondary school level education at a French speaking institution.
  • Applicants from Mauritius who are in possession of a bilingual baccalaureate.
  • Applicants who have studied within a French bilingual departments at one of the institutions listed by the French ministry or on the Le fil du biLingue website.
  • Applicants who have obtained the Test d'Evaluation du Français (TEF), organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (Chambre du Commerce et de l'Industrie de Paris) with at least 14/20 in the written expression section.
  • These cases of exemption also apply to those who do not have citizenship from the European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss Confederation applying for Licence 1 (1st year of Bachelor studies). If one of these exceptions applies, the candidate will not have to provide a TCF DAP certificate. These candidates are also exempt from TCF DAP if they already hold a DELF or DALF qualification which meets the required level.


Test for English Taught programmes

Candidates who wish to pursue an English Taught study programme are not required to pass an English language proficiency test. Only candidates applying for a master in Advanced Electronic Systems Engineering must have the level B2 in English. Only the official tests issued by national or international institutes are accepted.

For all other English taught programmes: if you already have an English Language certificate please include it in your application. If you do not have any official proof of your language level you should demonstrate your English skills by providing evidence that you are able to express yourself in the language. For example, secondary school or university records, a language school certificate, evidence of courses taken in English...

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