UBFC at a glance

Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is a French Higher Education and Research organization federating two public universities, three public engineer schools and one private business school in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté (BFC) Region according to the collegiate university model (COMUE: Communauté d’Universités et Etablissements).

Altogether, UBFC gathers about 60,000 students across 13 sites and 54 research laboratories.

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The Burgundy-Franche-Comté region is home to a strong industry and world-renowned companies. It is sought after for its major fields of excellence in engineering, nanotechnology, healthcare, and agronomy. A very close cooperation has been developed between industries, research laboratories and training institutions, thus creating a leading-edge ecosystem in BFC.

Based on the Bourgogne Franche-Comté natural and industrial assets, UBFC has been spearheading 3 strategic areas, where it built a solid reputation within Europe and beyond. Internationally recognised as quality provider of intensive research and training, UBFC is fostering an ever growing international environment.

  • AXIS 1 : Advanced materials, waves and intelligent systems “Advanced materials, smart systems and clean energy; Photonic neuromorphic computing; Programmable matter »
  • AXIS 2 : Territories, Environment, Food “Socioecological & dietary transitions, innovation in agriculture and agribusiness; Territorial management strategies »
  • AXIS 3 : Comprehensive individual care « Innovative treatment of chronic and inflammatory diseases; human performance sciences; Integrated and patient-centred car »

For two years, UBFC has been developing a series of top-level English taught MS’c programmes backed by cutting-edge international research. The main goal is to deliver a competitive and high-level training offering the best professional background for an international career.

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Join us in Bourgogne Franche-Comté

At UBFC, you will enjoy a fantastic French experience. Spread over an outstanding and vibrant touristic region, UBFC offers an exceptional study and working environment.
Thanks to its waterways, countryside and the UNESCO world heritage climates, studying at UBFC will make you taste the worldwide coveted French way of life.

Its international cultural heritage whether in Dijon with the Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy, Hospices de Beaune, or in Besançon with the birthplace of Victor Hugo, UNESCO world heritage Vauban’s masterpiece fortress or the museum of time will make your stay at UBFC unforgettable !

Welcome team

As an international student, you’ll be met with a warm welcome when you land in Bourgogne Franche-Comté. From applying for your student visa, planning your journey and throughout your stay, you will find a dedicated and tuned staff available for you, bringing the support you need to make the most of your student experience.

Whether for academic, administrative or campus life issues, accommodation search, prefecture administrative steps, registration processes, student integration UBFC’s international team is there for you.

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