International Mobility 

Boost your skills with an educational experience abroad. 

Developing the international mobility of students through exchange programs and partnerships with other Universities all around the world, is one of the priorities of Bordeaux University. 

It is also the essence of the PCCP Master program.

International mobility is mandatory for students entering the PCCP Master program. Students should build their own mobility program in connection with their scientific interests and professional project, helped by members of the PCCP international board. The mobility program is organized as follows throughout the two years: 


For Bordeaux students:


During the first year, all courses take place in Bordeaux, with a few of them given in English. International mobility is organized through short‐term events like summer schools. With the help of the PCCP team, students prepare their mobility plans for the second year (choice of one host University within the PCCP consortium, application to various mobility funding programs, preparation of the administrative formalities). 


During the second year, the fall semester courses (from September to January) are given in Bordeaux. All courses are given in English, to reinforce students' skills in international scientific communication. Time is also dedicated to finalize the preparations regarding the mobility of the spring semester (from February to June), which is spent abroad. Students undertake an internship in a research laboratory of one of the Universities of the PCCP consortium, or within the R&D department of one of the partner industries. At the end of the semester, all students come back to Bordeaux to present their Master thesis and take part in the graduation ceremony.        

For Latin American students:


For Latin-American students, in particular students from San Francisco University of Quito (USFQ), the mobility schedule is as follows: during the first year, all courses are given in USFQ. Students then come to Bordeaux and follow the fall semester courses (from September to January) together with the Bordeaux students. All courses are given in English, to reinforce skills in international scientific communication. Then, students realize an internship in a research laboratory, either in Bordeaux or in one of the Universities of the PCCP consortium. At the end of the semester, all students come back to Bordeaux to defend their Master thesis and participate to the graduation ceremony.


Welcome guide for students coming to Bordeaux

For all students:


Find essential information about international mobility on the International website of the University of Bordeaux


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