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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté

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UBFC was created on April 1, 2015 by decree published in the Official Journal on March 11, 2015 . This decree was modified on February 14, 2018, leaving room for an update of the decree on the creation of the community of universities and establishments "Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté" and the approval of its statutes.


The founding members of UBFC are:

  • University of Burgundy (uB)
  • the University of Franche-Comté (UFC)
  • Belfort-Montbéliard University of Technology (UTBM)
  • the National School of Mechanics and Microtechnics of Besançon (ENSMM)
  • AgroSup Dijon
  • Burgundy School of Business (BSB, formerly ESC Dijon)
  • the National School of Arts and Crafts (ENSAM) - Campus de Cluny


Driven by the construction of a site dynamic for more than ten years, the ambition of UBFC is to develop a pole of higher education and research visible, readable, attractive, nourished by the whole of its community of personnel and students, turned towards partnership - socio-economic, international -, irrigating the territory, fully assuming its public service missions, aiming for student success, and which marks an efficient and sustainable development of ESR in Burgundy - Franche -County.

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Housing services

  • 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…)

Student Life

Campus life

With 13 university sites, the Burgundy - Franche-Comté region has three major university centers located in Dijon, Besançon and Belfort-Montbéliard, which carry major socio-economic challenges:

  • Auxerre
  • Belfort
  • Besançon
  • Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Cluny
  • Dijon
  • Le Creusot
  • Lons-le-Saunier
  • Mâcon
  • Montbéliard
  • Nevers
  • Sévenans
  • Vesoul

Sports facilities

Campus Sports is a service of the University of Franche-Comté which allows you to practice around forty leisure sports activities all week long at lunchtime and in the evening. The activities are open free of charge to all students of the University of Franche-Comté, to UFC staff for a fee of €15/year as well as to various other establishments having an agreement with Campus Sports. The activities are also suitable for people with disabilities.


All curriculum are accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Besançon, Franche-Comté, France


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