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Mobility funding

The University of Bordeaux provides its students and PhD students with many opportunities to carry out an international mobility project during their studies. It is one of the best ways to enrich their studies - through an internship or a trip abroad - and to prepare them for working in an open, intercultural world.

2Chapeaux_Etudiants.pngAre you currently enrolled in a PhD?

The Graduate Research School and the doctoral schools offer several funding options for your international projects:

  • Thinking about a mobility project and need financial assistance?

Click here for more information about funding options for mobility projects during your PhD.

Your research unit is your main contact for information on how your travel expenses can be covered. Your doctoral school may also be able to contribute to and/or co-fund certain projects, so don't hesitate to get in touch with them.

Innovation_Idee.pngAre you a cohort member of one of the 14 Graduate Programs?

You are eligible for the various funding options, depending on your project and your profile, and whether you are enrolled in a Master's program or PhD.

  • At Master's level: see below for details on how to apply for the "Outgoing UBGRS" and "Incoming UBGRS" mobility grants
  • At PhD level: get in touch with your Graduate Program to request assistance for a short-term trip abroad

"Outgoing UB GRS - Master" mobility grants

Do you plan on studying or doing an internship abroad? After submitting a request for international mobility financial support to the university's International Relations department, you can also reply to your Graduate Program's call for mobility support, which will provide you with support or additional funding for your mobility project within the limits of the budget available for mobility projects.

Before departure

The University of Bordeaux has hundreds of partner institutions spread across every continent which provides its students with many opportunities to study abroad. It also enables students to do internships abroad, whatever their field of study. The mobility offices can help you with your project and with preparing and applying for mobility financial support.

Once your application has been assessed and accepted, you must carry out a number of administrative procedures. To ensure that your trip abroad goes as smoothly as possible, you need to prepare everything with care: administrative documents, health coverage, residence permit, etc.

Find out what you need to do:

How to apply for support?

When? The call for applicants is published by the Graduate Program in October.

Who? All French or international 1st or 2nd year Master's students enrolled at the University of Bordeaux and in a Graduate Program at the time the application is submitted and throughout the period of mobility are eligible.

How? Mobility financial support is additional funding for a period between 2 and 12 months.

Application? You can submit a request for funding by completing the call for mobility form as well as the supporting documents requested, and sending it to your Graduate Program by e-mail.

Selection? Mobility financial support is awarded based on the following criteria:

  • the applicant's academic and scientific excellence;
  • the quality of the host institution;
  • the quality of the project and its relevance to the Graduate Program's scientific scope.

The Graduate Program's coordinating committee is responsible for the administrative processing of applications, as well as their classification according to their quality and relevance to the Graduate Program's objectives, within the limits of the budget available.

When you get back

Once you get back, make sure to return the documents requested. These documents will release the financial support funds and enable you to receive the full amount of the grant, regardless of the submission platform used.

My internship abroad had a profound effect on my academic and personal life. The experience was a true gift: I dived into international cooperation projects, I bonded with a team who taught me an awful lot, I immersed myself in a different culture and I gained real independence. I would urge all students to seize the opportunity to take part in international exchanges during their studies, especially as they are a real added value on any CV today."

2nd year Master's student

PhD Track mobility grants