Exchange Students

The next recruitment campaign will open from September, 7th 2020.

We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel both inbound and outbound exchanges outside Europe, for Academic Year 2020/2021, Semester 1 (Sept-Dec 2020). In line with the French authorities, we are maintaining our recruitment process for exchange students from our European partners, until further notice.
Unfortunately, the French Summer Schools scheduled in August are cancelled for logistical reasons relating to the local situation.

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 MoveOn (accessible from 07 September 2020)

Course selection

Housing on campus


  • Exchange students : April 24th, 2020 > postponed to May 15th, 2020
  • FITEC, Tohoku University (Japan) and CSC (China) candidates : March 22nd, 2020


  • International selection commitee for exchange candidates : May 28th, 2020
  • FITEC and Tohoku University (Japan) candidates : April 2nd, 2020
  • CSC (China) candidates : early April 2020

Academic Advisors in the Departments