Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux) is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Governance.


French Track Students:

A minimum of B1 level of French according to the CEFRL. You will have to upload proof of your French level after you have been selected.

English Track students:

A minimum of B2 level of English according to the CEFRL (IELTS 6), Utrecht University students can request a letter to confirm this at the International Exchange Office.
Your level in French has to be under B1 (courses taught in English are for beginners in French). You will have to upload proof of your French level after you have been selected.

More information

Areas of study open for exchange students

Political Science.

Please note that students cannot register for courses before their arrival in Bordeaux (but the courses offer can be found in the catalogue on their website).

Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

Housing from 140€ to 600€
Food from 200€ to 400€
Books from 50€ to 150€
Transportation around 30€ per month
Miscellaneous from 100€ to 400€

Total: 520 - 1580€


Private accommodation: Accommodation is difficult to find in Bordeaux. Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Before leaving you have to give three-month notice.

University Accommodation: Foreign students who wish to stay in university accommodation must apply on-line to the CROUS de Bordeaux (CROUS = the organization responsible for managing student accommodation, restaurants, grants, etc). 


European universities use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and normally, you obtain 30 ECTS per semester

Study load per semester 22,5 ECTS (minimum) - 30 ECTS credits

See ‘keuzecursussen in het buitenland’ under Studeren in het Buitenland.

Additional information

Number of places: 4 x semester or 2 x full year

Erasmus code: F BORDEAU37

Studeren in het buitenland voor USBO studenten

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact International Exchange Office Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

Need to have your STUDY PLAN signed? Contact the study advisor at your School (department). 

For general questions and handing in or picking up Erasmus documents, you can visit the International Exchange Office at the Student Desk (you do not have to make an appointment).
We are located at Janskerkhof 3, Utrecht (at the School of Law)

Walk-in hours: Monday and Wednesday from 3 PM until 4:30 PM

Telephone / Email

+31 (0)30 253 7289



You can make an appointment by sending an email. Don't forget mention your student number. You can also call +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Please note that Utrecht University offices will be closed during the December holidays from 23rd of December 2019 untill the 6th of January 2020. We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer!

Postal address

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands