Universite Catholique de Lille (France)

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Universite Catholique de Lille was founded in 1875 with the active support of the Catholic Church and a group of Christian businessmen. Later, vocational colleges (paramedical and engineering) joined the five founding faculties (Law, Arts, Science, Medicine and Theology). Over the years, colleges and research centres were created around Universite Catholique de Lille. Nowadays, Universite Catholique de Lille is a major actor of French higher education system and boasts 25.500 students, 6 faculties, 20 colleges and institutes, and offerings in 4 main fields of study: Sciences and Technology, Health Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences; and Law, Economics, Management. Universite Catholique de Lille also combines in one visible, mutually supportive, interdisciplinary structure, 33 research teams, a hospital complex with 700 beds and a child guidance centre. These institutions share the same educational philosophy based on excellence, humanist values, achievement and solidarity and are open to students and staff of all cultures and beliefs. Even though Universite Catholique de Lille is a private university, we are a non-profit-making institution aiming to make our services available to everybody in order to make a contribution to progress, both economically and socially.

 Exchange Students

Admission Procedure :

– General agreements : you must fill in and provide a specific registration form for the International Office of Universite Catholique de Lille :

  • Before April 30th, if you come to France during the Fall Semester or the full academic year
  • Before October 15th, if you come to France during the Spring Semester

Please contact International Office to get the list of application documents and procedures

ERASMUS+ programme or other programme : please contact the International Office of the school or faculty in which you enroll. The admission process may vary according to the host department.


Available Programs

Faculties/Schools open to exchange students on Lille Campus :

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management, Economics & Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Medicine & Midwifery
  • Faculty of Theology
  • College of Communication
  • Institute of Social Work
  • European School of Political and Social Sciences
  • EDHEC Business School
  • EDHEC Business Administration
  • IESEG School of Management
  • ESTICE International Business School
  • Engineering School
  • Institute of Life Sciences
  • ISEN Engineering School


Semester Period:

Spring : February – June

Fall : September – January

Entry Requirements

Step 1: the home university sends an e-mail to nominate the student(s) to marieeve.bonnetlaborderie@univ-catholille.fr (UCL Student Exchange Coordinator) with the following information: Name – Surname – Gender – E-mail address – Major – Period of study exchange at Université Catholique de Lille.

Step 2: the home university sends the following link for application https://uclille.moveon4.com/form/554b6aeb0f9d301523000006/eng

Step 3 : the student creates his/her account, completes the Student Exchange Application and uploads the requested documents.

Step 4: Once the application is completed, the student receives an e-mail confirming the reception of the application form and can save it in pdf format.

Step 5: UCL Student Exchange Coordinator sends the complete application to the appropriate academic department(s) for approval.

Step 6: If the students are accepted, UCL Student Exchange Coordinator sends the original acceptance letter to the Exchange Coordinator of the student’s home university. It generally takes 3/4 weeks for an application to be processed and the acceptance letter to be mailed.

Step 7 : the student will be contacted directly by the host faculty/school to provide additional documents to finalize the application. Please note : If a student cancels his/her exchange application, please inform and send an e-mail to UCL Student Exchange Coordinator : marie-eve.bonnetlaborderie@univ-catholille.fr

We can’t accept exchange students less than 18 years old


Application Deadline

For a student exchange beginning :

End of August/September (our First semester/Fall semester or academic year) : April 30, 2016

Early January (our Second semester/Spring semester) : October 15, 2016


Estimated Living Cost

Rent in university dorm AEU from about 240 to 550/month

Charges in university dorm AEU : electricity – water About 40/month

Food (university restaurant AEU) About 300/month

Transport (bus/metro) About 80/month (rather leisure)

Phone & Internet About 30/month

Total From about 690 to 1,000/month

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