Exchange Students

The next recruitment campaign for exchange students, coming for the 1st Semester (September 2019-February 2020) or the full academic year (September 2019-June 2020) is now open!

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

First download your application form on the left-side of this page and fill it out. Then join the following documents :

  • Official transcript of records from the last two years
  • Curriculum vitae in English or French
  • Copy of your passport
  • Cover Letter in French
  • Language Level Certificate in French or English (if you have one)

Course selection

In order to help you complete your learning agreement, you can try different courses options and make your selection on :
When you have completed your selection, download it in PDF and enclose it with your application form.

Finally, send your complete application file by e-mail to your INSA Lyon contact according to your geographic area (check contact on the left-side of this page). Please constitute a single PDF-file.


  • FITEC - Tohoku - CSC exchange applicants : March 24th 2019
  • Regular applicants : April 22nd 2019

Applications that are incomplete or sent after the deadline will not be considered.


The selection committee gathers after the recruitment campaign to review the applications.

  • FITEC applicants : April 4th 2019
  • Regular applicants : May 23rd 2019


For exchange students coming in the second half of the academic year (February-June 2020), the application period is scheduled from September 9th to October 20th 2019. The application form will be available on this page on September 9th 2019.