Exchange Students

The recruitment campaign for exchange students coming next academic year 2020-2021, is open!

Despite cirumstances related to Covid-19, we remain positive about the improvement of the situation before September 2020. Unless otherwise stated by their home institution, international students are invited to apply to INSA Lyon following the instructions below. Our teams will do their best to review applications in due time.

During your studies, you can come to INSA Lyon for an exchange of one semester or a full academic year. Your stay is governed by an agreement between INSA Lyon and your home university which is either :

  • a bilateral agreement
  • an Erasmus agreement
  • a FITEC agreement (students from Argentinian, Brazilian and Mexican partner universities) 
  • a specific program (ISEP, CREPUQ, GE3, ORA...)

Terms of admission

  • Your mobility project must be approved and confirmed by your home university.
  • You must send your complete application file in due time.
  • Language requirements: level B1 (according to the CEFR) in French is strongly recommended (Europass).
  • You application must be accepted by a Department of INSA Lyon

Admission process

Course selection

Housing on campus


  • Exchange students : April 24th, 2020
  • FITEC, Tohoku University (Japan) and CSC (China) candidates : March 22nd, 2020


  • International selection commitee for exchange candidates : May 28th, 2020
  • FITEC and Tohoku University (Japan) candidates : April 2nd, 2020
  • CSC (China) candidates : early April 2020

Academic Advisors in the Departments