International Student

5 good reasons to study at INSA Lyon :

International Outreach


High Quality Teaching Programs

  • Convey international openess, humanist and social values
  • Study abroad or exchange student can choose from 9 engineering departments. Find out what to study on the Education Catalog
  • Associated laboratory to each department
  • Project-based learning (PBL) method
  • Many internships opportunities and strong links to industry
  • Member of Université de Lyon which is a higher-education and research consortium


Great Student Services and Support

  • Each department has an international academic advisor and the International Relations Office is there to help too.
  • French lessons are provided all year, on summer and winter schools.
  • Every student coming to INSA Lyon can take advantage of university housing on campus : 3200 accomodation available


Vibrant Campus Life

  • On Campus Lyon Tech-la Doua : Technopolis of 100 ha, 25 000 students, 80 laboratories
  • INSA Lyon is a great place to study, make new friends, enjoy sporting an many cultural activities
  • Over 130 student associations
  • 24h de l'INSA biggest student festival in France


Idyllic Location

  • Lyon, 1st City where it feels good to study - L' 2017, reputed French media for Education
  • 2nd most dynamic digital sector (robotics, programming, big data, etc.). Over 7000 companies in the digital sector are based in the Lyon area. The city supports start-ups in the digital sector via growth accelerators such as Lyon French Tech. -
  • 2nd largest City in France and 1sr Industrial Region
  • Major cultural events : Nuits Sonores (electro music festival - 140 000 people), Nuits de Fourvière (performing art festival -130 000 people)
  • Old city of Lyon listed as UNESCO World Heritage


    • Top ‘city break destination’ 2016, Lyon receives over 5.5 million tourists per year (MKG). Lyon has become a must-see destination in Europe. - The Guardian, 2015.
    • 10th most attractive city in Europe, according to 500 property specialists - Emerging Trend in real Estate in Europe, PwC & Urban Land Institute, 2017
    • 15th most innovative city in Europe, 30th in the World - Innovation Cities Global Index 2015 », 2ThinkNow
    • Largest urban hub outside of Paris, Lyon has a wide range of industries with first-rate competitive clusters: numérique, Cleantech, Biotech etc.