Exchange Students

The recruitment campaign for 2021-2022 exchange students is now open!

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

Course selection

Housing on campus


  • Exchange students : April 25th, 2021
  • FITEC, Tohoku University (Japan) and CSC (China) candidates : April 4th, 2021


  • International selection commitee for exchange candidates : May 20th, 2021
  • FITEC, Tohoku University (Japan) and CSC (China) candidates : April 29th, 2021

Academic Advisors in the Departments