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Studying at the IUT

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As an exchange student at the IUT, you will:

 

Discover the city of Dijon and the Burgundy region

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The region of Burgundy offers a great number of possibilities for sight-seeing during the weekends. Its majestic natural sites, impressive historic monuments and world-renowned vineyards will keep you busy!

Moreover, since the 4th of July 2015, the historical center of Dijon ihas been named a Unesco World Heritage site. At only 35 minutes from the historical center on foot, the IUT campus in Dijon allows students to relax in an environment that is both stunning and enriching.

Be close to everything

At only two hours from Paris and Lyon by train, studying à the IUT allows you not only to visit France but also its European neighbours thanks to Dijon's central location.

Become part of a dynamic campus

The Dijon site is located at the heart of the University of Burgundy's Montmuzard campus. The IUT's structures were built in two parts: the first in 1968 and the second one between 1998 and 2000.

Thus, the IUT buildings are a well-established part of the surrounding University landscape. Moreover, since its creation, the IUT has developed a solid network with regional companies, thanks to internships and various projects in the community.

Here, Course offering In French

Here, Course offering In English

 

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "crous dijon"The agreement between the University of Burgundy and CROUS (Regional Student Centre) gives international exchange students who are studying in France for the first time the right to apply for student housing on campus - however, the number of places is limited. If you are eligible and wish to apply for CROUS student housing, please indicate it on the application form. For more information on the student residences, you can visit the CROUS website.

If you do not want to live in a student housing on the campus, other solutions are available.
Here are some websites to get started:

Dijon: When you arrive in Dijon, you will most probably be at the train station. From there, public transportation is available. To guide your travels in Dijon, here is a map of the public transportation system in Dijon. The IUT is located at the "IUT" bus stop of the L5 bus line. The cost for one-way trip is 1.60 euros. Taxis are also available at this location and will probably cost between 10 and 15 euros.

Paris: If you arrive by international flight, you will probably land in Paris. From there, you have a choice of transportation methods (bus/train) to get to Dijon:

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Bus: FlixBus and OUIBUS are bus companies that provide service between Paris and Dijon. The price varies between 12 and 40 euros and you should allow for an extra 10 euros to get from the airport to the Flixbus or OUIBUS terminus in Paris.
Travel time: 4-5 hours

TGV high speed train: Trains depart from the "Gare de Lyon" national rail (SNCF) + metro station. The price varies between 40 and 70 euros and you should allow for an extra 10 euros for transportation from the airport to the train station.
Travel time: 1h30-1h45
click here to reserve your train tickets

TER local train: Trains depart from the "Gare de Lyon" national rail (SNCF) + metro station. The price is about 35 euros and you should allow for an extra 10 euros for transportation from the airport to the train station.
Travel time: 3 hours
click here to reserve your train tickets

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Dijon offers one of the most motivating environments for students in France. Complete information about life on campus is available on the uB-link website.

Also, there is an association to help exchange students to adapt to their new environment on campus. You can visit the Exchange Student Network Insidijon website (ESN) for all the details about their activities.

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The University of Burgundy is classed the "4th most Athletic University in France" thanks to its cutting edge installations and equipment. You can get involved by joining one of the nnumerous sports teams or activities at the school. To learn more about your choices, consult the Universitary service of physical fitness and sports activities website (SUAPS).

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There are also numerous clubs on campus. Pamphlets describing what the different clubs offer will be available at multiple locations once you arrive on campus. You will also learn more about clubs and activities during the Welcome Days organised for foreign students. Take a look at photos from last year's Welcome Days.

To learn more about living in Dijon, you can also refer to the PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN DIJON.

At the IUT, most classes are offered only in French. If you need or want to improve your skills in French, you can take supplementary classes at the University of Burgundy. For more information please consult the page on their website: http://en.u-bourgogne.fr/academics/learning-french-at-ub.html

exclamationDo not forget for your administrative registration:

Make sure you bring:

  • 5 passport photos, needed for several official documents (student card, residence, train card, etc)
  • Your visa
  • Your student ID card and a photocopy

Also do not forget these usefull items:

  • Kitchen ustensils 
  • Dishes
  • Hygiene products
  • Trash bags

Note that linens can be provided if you decide to stay in CROUS student housing.

Once you are settled in

After you have arrived in Dijon and disposed of your luggage, take care of a few things to make sure your stay goes as smoothly as possible:

phonePhone: You will probably need a cell phone while you are in France. There are many companies to provide service. For example the company Free mobile for international students is a good option, since they offer unlimited international calls in some countries for 19.99 euros/month. 

bankBank account: It could be useful to have a bank account in a French institution. The ESN Insidijon association offers foreign students a card allowing them to create an account free of charge with the "Société Générale" bank. The card costs 5 euros but it offers several advantages.

busBus passes: The Crous residence is very close to the IUT and you can easily walk the distance, but if you want to travel around town for a reduced price, a bus pass might be a good idea. You can get a student bus pass at the Divia office close to the Square Darcy tramway station. To consult the offers and prices, check out the Divia website.

Student discounts and promotions

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SNFC Carte 18-27: This card, valid for one year, offers to students train travel in France and neighbouring countries at a 25 to 50 % discount. You can get this card online. (You might want to take the card before/when arriving in Paris so you can make a use of the discount on your trip from Paris to Dijon).
Price: 50 euros
Sales points: Most SNFC train stations or the SNCF website.

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Divia PASS 18/25: The Divia card costs 5 euros and with it you can have an unlimited monthly pass for public transportation for 30 euros.
To learn more, visit the Divia website.

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ISIC card: This card offers exchange students many discounts all around the world for only 12 euros. To learn more about this card, visit the ISIC website.

Living expenses

Rent: expect to pay from 158 € to 250 € per month

Food: 3.25 € / meal at the student cafeterias on campus

Laundromat: 4 € to wash and dry

Also note that in France, most stores are closed on Sunday so plan accordingly.

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Contact

Responsable relations internationales :

Martine NUGUET-GALINDO

 

IUT Dijon-Auxerre Bd Docteur Petitjean BP 17867 - 21078 Dijon Cedex

Bureau des Relations Internationales R. 17 bâtiment central

 

Tél. 03 80 39 64 49

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