International Students, Welcome to KEDGE Business School – Bordeaux


You are an important part of the KEDGE BS community, and we are proud of the diversity that you help us to create. We know that many new students have a number of concerns before their arrival to Bordeaux. So, the International Student Office is the first stop for the KEDGE BS international community and will help eliminate administrative challenges when studying in France


1- Administrative formalities to be completed before your arrival

How do I finalize my Registration ?

Note : this paragraph only concerns degree-seeking students. If you are an exchange, double degree or IFC student, please follow the instructions taht have been sent to you by the International Student Office in order to complete your administrative registration on

Degree-seeking Students : You may have received an email about your personal academic file. It contains special conditions, the price list and the official terms and conditions of Kedge BS. You will also find a login and a password which will allow you to access to your « personal integration page » on our virtual campus « Campus virtuel ».


1- Log in to your Integration account

  • Check and complete your personal details
  • Enter your financial information (Payment method for tuition fees). You will need to click on the folder number in order to reach this section
  • Download all the supported documents required (Diplomas, passport)
  • Proceed to the payment of 50% of the first year tuition fees, on-line or using a bank transfer including your full name and school program. Kedge BS Bank details’ can be asked on the following email address :


2- Return the application form / agreement

You can return to us by email the french version of special conditions, the price list and terms and conditions.
The original documents will have to be necessarily returned by post or personally hand delivered to our office at your arrival in France.
Please check carefully before sending:

  • Special conditions :Tick the corresponding box (full time programme or part-time programme). Indicate the city, the date and your signature with the « read and approved » as well as the « agreed and signed » mentions.
  • Price list : Initial the page
  • Terms and conditions : Initial each of the 7 pages of the document. Date and sign the final page with the « read and approved » mention

The registration Office will contact you by phone or by email if your application form is incomplete.


3-Log in to Campus Virtuel and complete your Student Health Insurance details

If your application form is complete:
The registration Office will send you an email which will enable you to log in to Campus Virtuel.
Campus Virtuel will provide you with a private account. It will be useful all through your course of studies (access to planning, student grades and academic transcripts, School information…)
Once you are logged in to Campus Virtuel, fill in the required fields as well as the Student Health Insurance section. It is mandatory to complete this last section since it enables to confirm your enrolment. Find all the information about French Social Security just here.
WARNING: The Student Health Insurance section will be active from the end of July.
The registration Office will contact you by phone or by email if your application form is incomplete.

How can I get documents required for my Visa application ?

Note : the following information only concerns degree-seeking students. If you are an exchange, double degree or IFC Student, your acceptance letter and stating school supports international students in their housing searches have been sent to you by the International Student Office. As soon as you get your French Visa, please log back on and upload a copy of your French Student visa Under the following section : My NetFile > My downloads > My uploads.

If you are a non-European citizen and are required by the French authorities to hold a student visa during your stay in France, KEDGE will only validate your administrative registration and issue your student ID Card after receiving a copy of your French visa.To get your French visa you may need a Letter of Acceptance.
You can send your request to obtain this document to :

Moreover, you may need a Housing Certificate. If you have booked your housing, then you can send your request with the proof of your housing confirmation to obtain this document to :

You will receive a response with the required document only if you previously submitted the special conditions, the price list, terms and conditions and your payment of 50% of tuition fee.

As soon as you get your French visa, please log back on and upload a copy of your French student visa under the following section: My NetFile > My downloads > My uploads.

How do I find an accommodation ?

You will receive by email an on line application form sent by our housing advisor where you will be informed about the various accommodation options you can get and you will be able to express your preferences.
Even if Kedge BS has a little number of housing availabilities for its international students, note that filling in this application DOES NOT GUARANTEE you either an offer of an apartment/room.
Therefore, we recommend you to be as flexible and reactive as possible.


2- Support upon arrival

Airport/Train station Pick-Up Service

For new international students arriving for the Spring 2018 semester, The “Melting Potes” International Students Association provides a free Airport Pick-Up Service from the Bordeaux airport (Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac, BOD) or train station (Gare de Bordeaux Saint Jean), on January 8th, 29th and 30th from 10am to 6pm.

The service is only offered to our new International Students who subscribe to the Melting Potes Association (20 euros). The subscription will make you benefit from various Melting Potes events and partners at discounted process all long year.
If you wish to subscribe to the Melting Potes Association and be picked up upon your arrival in Bordeaux, please note that you will have to register to a google form. The link will be sent to you by email by the Melting Potes Team.

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email as well as information about this service and meeting point a few days after your registration. If you wish to change any information, you have sent on the form, please contact the melting potes association :

Checking into your housing

Once your housing is booked, make sure to set an appointment before your departure with your future landowner or residence. Prepare all the requested documents to get your keys i.e.housing insurance certificate, deposit or a proof of its payment, acceptance letter, any other documents mentionned by your future lessor. Please find all of the useful housing information by downloading the International Student Handbook just here.
In case you miss the check-in appointment time (due to a delay in your flight), please inform your residence and the housing advisor as soon as possible. In case you arrive late and that the residence is closed, always have with you the phone number of a hotel.


Hotels close to the School:

  • Résidence Amal, 690 cours de la Libération, in Talence, Phone: +33 7 61 71 17 29 (about 50€)
  • Hotel Campanile Bordeaux Sud Gradignan Talence, Allée des Demoiselles in Gradignan, Phone : +33 5 56 80 63 33 (about 50€ to 80€) –


Youth Hostel downtown Bordeaux:

  • Auberge de Jeunesse de Bordeaux, 22 Cours Barbey in Bordeaux, Phone : +33 5 56 33 00 70 (about 24€)


Hotel downtown Bordeaux:

  • Hotel de l’Opera, 35 rue Esprit des Lois in Bordeaux (very central, Quinconces tram stop – tram lines B & C), Phone : +33 556 81 41 27 (about 50€ to 90€) –
  • Ibis Bordeaux Centre Mériadeck, 35 cours du Marechal Juin in Bordeaux (tram line A, Meriadeck tram stop), Phone : +33 5 56 90 74 00 (about 55€ to 90€)/ website


Cheap hotels in Villenave d’Ornon:

  • Hôtel Première Classe Bordeaux Sud Villenave d’Ornon, B&B Hôtel Bordeaux Sud, Hôtel F1, Hôtel Altica, located at Thouars bus stop (bus lines 20 & 34), 20€ to 40€

Melting Potes Welcome

The Melting Potes is the International Student associationat KEDGE BS Bordeaux Campus. The Melting Potes team will be available to help you from January 8th for early January arrivals and from January 29th for late January arrivals in a dedicated room at KEDGE. They can give you information on how to open a bank account, an electricity contract, buy bus and tram tickets, get a cell phone, check into your housing, etc. Brochures and maps of Bordeaux and its surrounding area will be available, as well as computers connected to the internet so you can give news to your family.
Social activites will be organized by the Melting Potes throughout the months of January and February and will be communicated through their Facebook Group.

How to reach KEDGE BS?

Please find explanations on how to reach the Campus by downloading How to reach KEDGE BS using the tram ?

3- Orientation Programme

The Orientation Programme is compulsory and free of charge for all Incoming Students. Absences must be communicated to the International Student in advanced and duly justified. The Compulsory Orientation Programme will take place on January 9th, 2018 for early January arrivals and on February 1st, 2018 for late January arrivals.
During the Orientation, you will:

  • Meet other new international students (welcome meeting, breakfast, lunch…)
  • Receive information about your academic programme, KEDGE BS and Bordeaux
  • Participate to practical workshops (visa/residence permit, housing, KEDGE BS associations, school visit…)
  • Learn about and sign up for welcome events…and more!

The detailed Orientation Session Programme is available here for early January arrivals (Master in Management cycle 4, KEDGE Bachelor and MSc. Wine and Spirit Management), and here for late January arrivals (Master in Management cycle 5 and EBP Programme).

4- Your Contacts

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