Practical information

Study location :

If you are selected for a UBFC English taught master’s degree, you will be studying either in DIJON or in BESANCON

Cost of living in Bourgogne Franche-Comté:+

Tuition fees for UBFC’s English taught master degrees €243 –>
Single room accommodation at CROUS in DIJON :
Single room accommodation at CROUS in BESANCON:
Student and Campus Life contribution fee (CVEC) €91
Offi excise stamp €60
Home Insurance+ Civil liability insurance Around €10/month
Mobile phone subscriptions €4,99 to €24,99 per month
Public transportation annual subscription Monthly travel pass €30 to €42, on way ride pass €1,5
Bank account costs From €1 to €10/month
Food on campus (CROUS restaurants) €3,25 for a meal
Sport facilities Free
Shopping costs €200 to €300 per month

Accommodation :

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

CROUS residence Halls :

In Dijon  and Besançon :

Other types of accomodation :

Dijon :

Besançon :

Transport :

In Dijon as in Besançon, you will enjoy a diversified public transport network (trains, tramways, buses and bikes), where campuses can easily be reached.

Dijon :

Besançon :

Health insurance and medical centers

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).

In addition, you can take out a complementary health care cover, which enables you to get a refund on the additional part.

More information on :

A student health center offers free consultation is available on both campuses.

6a rue du Recteur Marcel Bouchard
21000 Dijon
Tél. 03 80 39 51 53

SUMPPS Besançon
45 C, avenue de l’Observatoire
BP 1535
25009 Besançon
Tél. 03 81 66 61 30

An emergency department is also available within the university hospitals :

CHU Dijon Bocage :

CHRU Besançon :

Bank account

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 and a letter of admission.

Food & Drink on campus

Whether in Dijon or in Besançon, 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.

Dijon and Besançon :

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

Students associations on campus :

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, playing theater, going in for sport or meeting new friends, check out the following Facebook pages and websites to find what you are looking for.

Dijon :

Besançon :