A vibrant city
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and regularly at the top of the list of the most attractive cities in Europe, Bordeaux has undergone a complete transformation: 18th Century façades refurbished, warehouses converted to trend-setting bars and restaurants, quays renovated and open to the river.
Why studying in Bordeaux?
Living and employment
An exceptional study environment
BBA INSEEC – ECE (INSEEC Group) has been based in this ideal city for over 20 years.
In the Chartrons district, students have the benefit of a city centre campus at the heart of a historic quarter with stunning university buildings, close to the Garonne, tramlines and lively café terraces.
The whole life of the school is enhanced by these exclusive surroundings.
+ Town Hall website
+ Tourism Office website
Arrival in Bordeaux
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
The Saint Jean train station is near the city center.
To get to the school take the tram in front of the railway station, direction Place des Quinconces, get off at the last stop/terminal and there take the Number 1 bus until the “Quai des Chartrons” stop which is in front of the school.
ARRIVAL BY PLANE
From the airport you can either take a taxi directly to the school or the shuttle (“navette”) service which will take you into the city centre. Get off at “Place des Quinconces” and take bus Number 1 until the “Martinique” stop.
ARRIVAL BY CAR
Take out an internationally valid car insurance policy. From the ring road (“Rocade”), take the exit marked “Centre Ville”, then follow the Quays (“les Quais”).
- Rent: between 245 – 400 € (studio/one room) in downtown Bordeaux, depending on the rental contract add water, electricity gas costs…
- Food: between 200 – 250 € (the cost of a university restaurant ticket is app. 2.50 €/meal)
- Public Transport: student monthly ticket, around 30 €
- Other living costs: maintenance, clothes, outings, books and school materials/stationery) around 100 €/month.
In the first month, you should consider the costs of taking out personal liability insurance and moving costs (guarantee for an apartment…).
Your student card, which will allow for transport and entertainment price reductions, will be issued upon your arrival at ECE.
Finding an accommodation
There is no housing service as such at ECE, but we are happy to help you with your search.
“CROUS”, an organization which manages university housing, offers bedrooms in university residences/hostels in the city. However, access to this type of accommodation is limited.
There are also student residences which can offer accommodation for variable periods.
Social Security and Health Insurance
FOR EEC NATIONAL STUDENTS
For EEC national students’ health expense reimbursements you need an e111 or e128 form from your country of origin. To be reimbursed you must present this form together with your health slip (“feuille de maladie”) at the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (“CPAM”).
You can also take out a complementary private health insurance policy in France.
Contact the ECE School Office for further information.
FOR NON-EEC RESIDENT STUDENTS
For non-EEC resident students, registration in the Student Social Security Regime is compulsory. Your registration can be made through the school. The cost is app. 200 € and lasts throughout your stay in France.
Telephone numbers in case of emergency
- Fire Brigade: 18
- Mobile emergency service / Ambulence: 15
- After hours doctor “SOS Médecin”: +33 5 56 44 74 74 (45 Rue de la Pelouse de Douet – 33000 Bordeaux)
- Police: 17
The school can provide you with a list of doctors and dentists…
There is free access for students to the computer room (with internet). A personal code is given to each student, as well as an email address. Students can also access the school’s intranet which offers educational resources. Students can also store their personal data on the intranet. A computer science teacher will teach students how to use the material.
OTHER PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ECE does not have its own restaurant or cafeteria.
However, the school is well located and there are many places to eat near the school at affordable prices.
ECE Student Office organizes a variety of different activities for students.