Exchange Students

The recruitment campaign for 2018-2019 1st semester (september-january) or full academic year is now open.

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 can be :

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

Terms of admission

  • Your mobility project must be approved and confirmed by your home university.
  • Please send your complete application form in due time.
  • Language requirements: level B1 (according to the CEFR) in French is strongly recommended (Europass).
  • A department of INSA Lyon must accept your application.


  • Exchange candidates : April 22nd 2018
  • Exchange candidates also FITEC or CSC (China Scholarship Council) applicants : March 25th 2018

Applications that are incomplete or sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Admission process

First you need to download your application form on the left-side of this page and fill it out. Then join the following documents :

  • Official transcript of records from the last two years
  • Curriculum vitae in English or French
  • Copy of your passport
  • Cover Letter in French
  • Language Level Certificate in french or english (if any)

Finally, send your complete application by e-mail to your INSA Lyon contact according to your geographic area (left-side of this page). Please constitute a single .pdf file. 


The selection committee gathers to review the applications after the recruitment campaign.

  • Exchange candidates : commission at the end of May
  • Exchange candidates also FITEC or CSC scholarship applicants : commission in early April