International Student

© Thierry Fournier // Métropole de Lyon

5 good reasons to study at INSA Lyon

International Outreach

  • An international campus : 30% of foreign students & 92 nationalities represented

QS Ranking 2017 :

  • Graduate Employability #101-150
  • Civil Engineering #151-200 / #2 France
  • Materials Sciences #201-250 / #1 France #5 Europe
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering #201-250 / #4 France

Times Higher Education 2018 :

  • Engineering and Technology #301-400
  • #5 France for International Outlook and General Engineering
  • #4 France for Research
  • #3 France for Industry income


High Quality Teaching Programs

  • An engineering curriculum integrating a multidisciplinary approach, including humanities
  • 9 engineering departments. Find out what to study on the Education Catalog
  • Strong links to industry, including internship opportunities
  • Project-based pedagogy
  • Synergy between Education and Research


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, including Summer and Winter schools.
  • Halls of residence available for all international students


Vibrant Campus Life

  • Over 130 student associations : INSA Lyon encourages students to actively take part in community life on campus. A good way to make friends but also foster leadership and project management skills.
  • Great place to study, enjoy sporting and many cultural activities
  • Located on Campus Lyon Tech-la Doua : Technopolis of 100 ha, 25 000 students, 80 laboratories
  • 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 1st Industrial Region
  • Major cultural events : Les Nuits Sonores (electro music festival - 140 000 people), Les Nuits de Fourvière (performing art festival -130 000 people)
  • Old city of Lyon listed as UNESCO World Heritage