Exchange Students

The recruitment campaign for exchange students coming Semester 2 (January-June 2022) is now open!

In line with the French authorities, we are maintaining our inbound and outbound exchanges for 2022. More information about the situation at INSA Lyon can be find on our website's home page and our FAQ.

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 Study at INSA Lyon.

Admission process

Course selection

Housing and catering on campus

  • Complete the application forms for housing and catering on the left side of this page
  • Attach the forms in your Move On application


  • Submit your application before October 17th, 2021

  • Selection commitee in November

French Winter School 2022

Taking part in the French Winter School is the best way to quickly integrate at INSA Lyon before starting the spring semester. This program is tailored and reserved for exchange students. It includes 40 hours distributed from January 19th to 27th 2022 - 5 hours /day. More information in the French Winter School 2022 flyer. Choose this program in your Move On application.


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