Exchange Students

The next recruitment campaign for semester 2 (January-June 2023) will open in late September 2022.

Covid-19: In line with the French authorities, we are maintaining our inbound and outbound exchanges. More information about the situation at INSA Lyon can be found in our FAQ on the homepage.

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).
  • Your application must be accepted by the Department of Study at INSA Lyon.

Admission process

  • Complete and submit your application in the Move On application. The URL link of the form will be available in September.

Course selection

Housing and catering on campus

  • To benefit from on-campus accommodation, complete the "Housing Application for Exchange Students" and submit it with your Move On application.
  • To benefit from our catering services, you will need to complete and submit the "Catering Registration Form" on arrival (available soon).


  • Application to be submitted before the end of October (exact date available in September)


French Summer and Winter Schools

Taking part in the French Summer or Winter School is the best way to quickly integrate at INSA Lyon before starting your semester. This program is designed and reserved for exchange students.

The winter school includes 40 hours of French classes spread over a week, as well as social activities with a student association. 

The summer school is organized over 3 weeks between August and September and includes 85 hours of classes and cultural activities. 

Registration to this program in your Move On application.

More information: 


    Academic Advisors in the Departments