The campus in Bordeaux was designed taking into account the changing habits and preferences of today's students, and how those changes affect their living spaces.
Discover KEDGE Bordeaux Campus
The school is located on the Talence campus 35 minutes away from the city centre by tram, 25 minutes away by car and around 30 minutes by bicycle.
Spread over 35,000m2, the campus is designed to provide the most innovative facilities to meet students and collaborators' needs.
- La Ruche Library: Spread over 2000m2, the Ruche Library is a haven of knowledge. It offers a true cultural space where students and employees can borrow books, comics, DVDs or board games. You can work between classes alone or in a group. For more privacy, you can book a room through the virtual campus.
- Various catering areas to suit everyone's needs. For lunch on the go or to grab a cup of coffee, you have the K'omptoir with its Starbucks Corner offering a wide range of coffees and snacks. For a leisurely lunch you have the self-service cafeteria which serves healthy set menus. For those bringing their own lunches, there are microwaves at your disposal. From time to time, there are also food trucks serving many different food options within the patio area.
- Co-working areas ideal for group sessions fully equipped with the latest technologies.
- The CA'Store, KEDGE's official association shop which can be found within the entrance hall.
- The main hallway, the heart of the school where different events are hosted such as the Career Fairs (where you will meet with businesses and recruiters in the hope of finding a work placement or internship), the Association Fairs where each association has a stand to present what they are all about and the place where you will be welcome for your oral exams.
- The beehive patio looked after by the association Kedge'bees providing the honey for the school.
- The Career Centre to help with work placements or internships.
- The Ber'kail, the student haven where you can eat, chill and listen to music. You can also play video games, table football, have a drink on the terrace, meet up for a burger or a coffee. The association Ber'kail organises various events such as the 'beer and chill' barbecues, the WEXs (Extreme Weekend) in collaboration with the Adrenaline association to mark the start of the year and the Grand Banquet, a chill out weekend to end the year in style.
- Sports facilities managed by the Sports Society, the Arts Society and sports' coaches.
All students, whether following an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, can benefit from the sports facilities. It is managed by a team of qualified sports professionals always on hand to help and advise. On the Bordeaux campus, you can find:
- A weight-training and cardio room supervised by qualified sports coaches
- A studio facility with organised weekly classes including danse, yoga, fitness, self-defence or meditation
- A gymnasium / hall for the practice of hand-ball, basketball, futsal (indoor football), badminton, volley-ball, ping-pong
- A multi-sports ground with a pitch for the practice of football or to play tennis
- Other facilities:
- 49 lecture rooms, language labs, computer rooms, 20 auditoriums with a capacity of 60 to 500 seats for teaching, seminars or meetings.
- A trading room animated by professors and by the finance transaction association.
- The Business Nursery and the Business Accelerator, both dedicated to the entrepreneurship development.
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How to get to Bordeaux KEDGE Business School?
Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD) is an international airport with three terminals. it is located in Mérignac, 12km west of Bordeaux City Centre. it serves flights to Europe and Northern Africa.
To get to town from the airport, you have a few options:
- By bus. Take bus 1 which can take around 50 to 60 minutes during rush hour. The ticket costs 1,70 euros.
- Navette Shuttle from the airport to the train station (Gare St-Jean). Departure every hour. The journey takes around 30 minutes and costs 8 euros. From Gare st-Jean, you have access to buses 1,9,10,11 as well as tram C and D.
- Shared shuttles cost around 30 euros. For more information, contact the airport directly.
- A taxi will cost you around 50 euros by day and 70 euros by night.
Bordeaux Saint-Jean is the main railway station in the French city of Bordeaux. Many trains leave daily to multiple destinations.The high-speed TGV now links Bordeaux to Paris in around 2h09. Located to the south of the city centre, Gare St-Jean is well served by the Tram line C and D as well as six bus lines.To get to KEDGE BS, take bus line 10 and alight at 'Ecole de Management' right across the campus.
- You can get to the campus with tram B, alight at 'Doyen Brus' stop and walk 10 minutes.
- Buses 10 and 31 stop directly across from the campus.
- A Vcub parking (town bicycles) is right outside the school.
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KEDGE Business School rankings
The School regularly appears in French and international rankings. Our business school stands out for its management and specialised training courses for scholars and professionals. It is among the top 1% Business School worldwide and is ranked among the best universities and business schools in France. In 2022, KEDGE ranks 9th in Le Figaro rankings and 10th once again in l'Etudiant rankings. Find out the school rankings in France and abroad.
Scholarships for international students
At KEDGE, we strongly believe that funding concerns should not prevent students from accessing the education of their choice. To help you create your journey towards your dream career, the school offers a range of scholarships to ambitious and talented international students. How to apply for scholarship?
Tuition fees for international students
Tuition fees can be found by visiting each individual programme.
Visa procedure, health insurance, contribution, housing insurance, financial help, etc. Find out more.
Life in Bordeaux as an international student
Now a key player in the future of technology, Bordeaux is a rapidly growing city and an exciting place to be. Ideally located 2 hours away from Paris with the new high-speed rail links, 2 and a half hours from Spain and 50 minutes from the beautiful and relaxed beaches of Arcachon, Bordeaux has experienced a strong growth of highly skilled professionals.
Things to know
- 250,000 residents for the City of Bordeaux
- No.1 city in the region
- 9th largest city in France
- Nouvelle-Aquitaine region: 7th french region in terms of hosting foreign students
- 92,000 students
- 21,000 international scholars
- Ranked 8th (out of 43) among french university towns as a great place to live and study (awarded by l'Etudiant magazine).
Places to visit
Bordeaux is a beautiful city, with a great student atmosphere and a great cultural offer, it was even declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It offers many ways to cultivate yourself and party. Cinemas, concerts, theatres, operas, museums, exhibitions, and festivals are on the programme and most of the time, at reduced cost for students. These are some reasons why it has become one of the favourite destination for international students.
- Jardin Public: located in the centre of the city is the Jardin Public, a leafy park with botanical gardens. On a hot day, pack a picnic and nestle yourself beneath one of the trees in the arboretum with a book. In summer, the park hosts Bordeaux Open Air, showcasing international electronic music in a series of massive, free raves.
- The Base Sous-Marine, originally built to house Nazi U-boats, has now been repurposed as a modern art gallery and event space. it is one not to be missed!
- Le Miroir D'Eau: found on the Garonne's banks, the miroir d'eau is the world's biggest reflective water pool. In summer, the 'mirror' slowly fills and drains, firing a cloud of vapour out of the ground at the end of every cycle. A perfect evening spot for enjoying a bottle of local wine, alfresco, in the chaleur of the southern French sun.
- Darwin: cross the east bank and visit Darwin. This disused railway depot transformed into a modern cultural hub with a fantastic restaurant, a coffee shop serving locally roasted coffees, an organic supermarket , frequent flea-markets, street art exhibitions and even a skatepark!
- Les Vivres de l'Art is a cutting edge venue restored by the sculptor Jean Francois Buisson. This former French navy provisions warehouse from the 18th century has found a new purpose; it now serves as an artists' residence, an exhibition hall, and an artistic venue (concerts, exhibitions, etc.).
Getting around town
- The tramway: beautiful, bright, quick and environmentally friendly. it operates from 5am to midnight or 1am. To get on board, you need to validate a magnetic transport card in the carriage which are available in the pay stations at each stop.
- Bus, coaches, shuttles: 65 bus routes are available for your trips in Bordeaux and surroundings.
- The BatCub, the river shuttle: original, quick and economic, the BatCub is a catermaran river shuttle, to go from one river bank to the other. You can use your normal TBM card, the same one than for the tramway or bus.
- The Vcub, the town bicycles. More than 2000 bicycles, 1000 of which are electrically assisted, are spread over 184 stations in the metropolitan area. Check out the TBM website for more information.
Bordeaux's nightlife has always been vibrant and restless. Packed with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, the city has everything to please everyone. The Quais de Paludate is the historic headquarters of the city's nightclubs attracting young partygoers. In Bacalan and the Bassins a Flots districts, the party often goes on well after 2am. While the clubs situated downtown welcome night owls of all ages and styles, you'll find the trendier clubs in the Golden Triangle quarter.
- The haunt of electronica: Iboat, a former ferry boat which offers something for everyone.
- Iboat's restless neighbour: La Dame. Come club to the sounds of local headliners or guest DJs in the holds of this black and red barge.
- A typical nightclub: Le Monseigneur. In a warm-hearted atmosphere, this club welcomes nighthawks from Wednesday to Saturday until 7am.
- The techno revival: Hangar FL. This warehouse dedicated to amplified music welcomes acid, techno, and harcore music aficionados.
- Ode to the great outdoors: The Base. 2000 sqm, themed rooms and in-house shows: this former motorcycle garage is nothing short of spectacular.
Finding a place to stay can be difficult and should be looked into before you leave your own country. KEDGE has a dedicated housing platform to help with your search.
As well as Bordeaux, KEDGE also offers international academic courses on its other campuses, Marseille, Toulon and Paris.