Exchange Students

The next recruitment campaign for exchange students coming Semester 2 (January-June 2022) will be open from September 13th, 2021.

In line with the French authorities, we are maintaining our inbound and outbound exchanges for 2021-2022. 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 INSA Lyon

Admission process

  • Complete and submit your application on the Move On application - next time available from September 13th, 2021.

Course selection

Housing on campus


  • Exchange students coming from Semester 1 in September 2021 : April 25th, 2021
  • FITEC, Tohoku University (Japan) and CSC (China) candidates : April 4th, 2021
  • Exchange students coming from Semester 2 in January 2022 : October 17th, 2021


  • Selection commitee for exchange candidates coming from Semester 1 : May 20th, 2021
  • FITEC, Tohoku University (Japan) and CSC (China) candidates : April 29th, 2021
  • Selection commitee for exchange students coming from Semester 2 : November 4th, 2021

Academic Advisors in the Departments