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Practical information

If you are selected for one of the sixteen UBFC English taught master’s degree, you will be studying in Dijon, Besançon or Belfort-Montbéliard.

Tuition fees for UBFC English taught master degrees€246/year: Masters
Single room accommodation at CROUS in Dijon
€161/month for traditional rooms and 254€/month for comfort rooms: Résidences Mansart / Résidences Montmuzard

Single room accommodation at CROUS in Besançon

€257/month: Résidence Colette

Single room accommodation at CROUS in Belfort

€257/month: Résidence Duvillard

Student and Campus Life contribution fee (CVEC)

Offi excise stamp (for visa holders only)€60
Home Insurance + Civil liability insuranceAround €10/month
Mobile phone subscriptions€4,99 to €24,99/month
Public transportation annual subscriptionMonthly travel pass from €30 to €42 – one way ticket €1,5
Bank account costsFrom €1 to €10/month
Food on campus (CROUS restaurants)€3,25 for a meal
Sport facilitiesFree
Shopping costs€200 to €300 per month

As a student-friendly, welcoming and safe collegiate university, UBFC is one of the most affordable places to study in France thanks to its lowest accommodation renting price!

CROUS is the national organisation regarding student life (residences, food and drinks, culture, student jobs…)

CROUS residence Halls:

In Dijon, Besançon and Belfort:


Other types of accomodation:



In all four cities, you will enjoy a diversified public transport network (trains, buses and bikes), where campuses can easily be reached. In Dijon and Besançon, public transportation also includes tramways.

Dijon: Divia

Besançon: Ginko

Belfort-Montbéliard: Optymo / évolitY

Health insurance is part of the French social welfare system. Since 2018, it has become free for every international student. It enables you to benefit from a reimbursement of your medical expenses (about 60 to 70% of the total amount based on the social security basic rate).

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In addition, you can take out a complementary health care cover, which enables you to get a refund on the additional part. Prices vary from 5€ to 35€/month.

> Examples for consultations costs :

 General practitionerSpecialist practitioner
Social security reimbursement16,50€ (70%)18,60€ (70%)
Remaining cost (which can be covered with a complementary health care cover)7,50€8,40€
Compulsory remaining cost1€1€

Student health centers offer free consultations – available on all campuses:

6a rue du Recteur Marcel Bouchard
21000 Dijon
Tél. (+33) 3 80 39 51 53

SUMPPS Besançon
45 C, avenue de l’Observatoire
BP 1535
25009 Besançon
Tél. (+33) 3 81 66 61 30

SUMPPS Belfort
Département informatique, 3ème étage
19 avenue du Maréchal Juin
90000 Belfort
Tél. (+33) 3 84 58 77 78 – (+33) 7 85 64 01 60

SUMPPS Montbéliard
BP 71427
Pôle Universitaire
4 place Tharradin
25211 Montbéliard
Tél. (+33) 3 81 99 47 38 – (+33) 7 85 64 01 60

An emergency department is also available within the university hospitals:

CHU Dijon

CHRU Besançon

Hôpital Nord Franche-Comté (Belfort-Montbéliard)

Upon arrival in France, you should open a bank account. There are many bank agencies located right on campus. Make sure to provide:

  • your passport + photocopy
  • a birth certificate translated in French if your city of birth is not specified on your passport
  • a proof of address
  • a letter of admission in your master program

Whether in Dijon, Besançon or Belfort-Montbéliard, you will enjoy a whole catering service offer, right on campus. Most of food places are operated by CROUS, the national organisation, providing students halls of residence, universities restaurants and many other student life services.


To access any university restaurant or cafeteria, you will need your student PASS’UBFC, which can be recharged online through Izly.

UBFC is an excellent choice for your academic study. Our lively campuses with their dynamic students associations offer you a huge choice of activities to get involved in.

Whether you like dancing, drama, going in for sports or meeting new friends, check out the following Facebook pages and websites to find what you are looking for.