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  • Locations: Tours, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: French GPA: 2.5
Housing Option: Student Arranged, Student Residence Hall Areas of Study: English, French, Geography, History, International Relations, Psychology
Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Michelle Ploeger
Program Description:
The University of Tours is a decisively European university that has established a campaign of actions within the Europe 2020 strategy, aiming to develop “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. Through its higher education and research missions, the University of Tours plays a key role in research, development, and in raising the scientific, cultural and professional capacities of as many individuals as possible.

Take a look at the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE & Welcome booklet for lots of helpful information about the program. 

Combining the sophisticated style of Paris with the conservative sturdiness of central France, Tours makes an ideal staging post for exploring the castles of the Touraine.

To read more about life in Tours click this LINK. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

Exchange students will live in on-campus housing.

To learn about your choices and more housing details visit this LINK and refer to "Stage 2: Accommodation". 

This program is language intensive. Students who wish to study at UFR should be prepared to take the majority of their coursework in French, if not in French entirely.

To learn about course options at this university click on this LINK. 

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad.

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser
If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad. For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.  

BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE.

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) Tuition & Fees can be found on the Bursar's WEBSITE (undergraduate, instate/out of state).
Education Abroad Fee  $50.00
Excess Credit Fee 19+ $200 per credit
International Health Insurance  BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare  $1200
Books, Materials and Supplies $400
Meals $700
Personal Expenses $1000
Housing €220 - €440 per month
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 

UFR recommends that students should be prepared to spend €700 - 800 per month on general expenses altogether (housing, food, and recreation). 


**We will follow the university payment/refund policies and schedules

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall