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If you want to study in France, Lyon is a great choice. The city is well-known for the quality of student life. Here you can not only benefit from a first-class education, but also be part of one (or more) of the over 9200 student associations! In 2009, out of a total of 144,000 students enrolled, 12% came from other countries! Depending on the study program you’re interested in, there is a wide variety of courses you can choose from, whether it’s science (INSA, Ecole Centrale, ENS), business (EM) or arts (National Conservatory of Music and Dance, National School of Arts and Theater Techniques).(Visit ONLYLYON)


Institut National des Sciences Appliquées

INSA Lyon is one of the largest engineering graduate schools in Europe, and operates a fully integrated Education, Research and Innovation approach. Located on the LyonTech campus, INSA Lyon delivers every year more than 1000 engineering degrees equivalent to the Master degree, over 300 other master's degrees and around 150 PhDs. Since its creation in 1957, the international development has been essential, through more than 250 bilateral agreements for academic and research partnerships. Organised around 6 poles of competences involving 21 laboratories, research at INSA Lyon involves over 800 researchers and professors, 650 PhD students and carries over a thousand industrial contracts.

- Over 1,300 post-graduate degrees (Master or PhD level) every year
- 5,700 students (including 4,750 engineering students)
- International mobility for 78% of engineering students
- 30% foreign students
- over 100 nationalities represented
- over 200 partner universities
- 12 engineering sections
- 11 masters of science
- 8 doctoral schools
- 650 PhD students
- 140 theses defended per year
- 600 members of staff (engineers, administrative staff, technical staff)
- 800 teachers, teacher-researchers and researchers
- 134, 000 m2 total surface area
- 11 halls of residence (3,300 beds)
- 3 catering facilities (1,000,000 meals a year)
- 130 student clubs and societies.

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Founded in 1887, the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (also known as ENS Lyon, ENSL or Normale Sup' Lyon) is considered one of the three top engineering universities in France along with "École Normale Supérieure de Paris" and École Polytechnique.

Being a Grande Ecole, ENS Lyon has a tradition in training teachers and researchers in public service. Grande Ecole is a term used to depict higher education establishments different from the public French university system, where the enrollment of students is based on competitive oral and written exams.

Universités de Lyon

Université Lyon regroups the three French public universities of Lyon.
  • Université Lyon 1 (also known as Claude Bernard) was founded in 1833 and its main areas of study are natural sciences and public health.
  • Université Lyon 2 (or Lumière) and Université Lyon 3 (or Jean Moulin) offer a wide range of courses in Law, Literature, Foreign Languages, Business and Philosophy.

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique, also known as CPE Lyon, is a top school of engineering and it was founded in 1883. It is one of the few universities which has no less than 3 Nobel laureates! (2 Nobel Prizes for Chemistry in 1912 (Victor GRIGNARD) and 2005 (Yves CHAUVIN) and 1 Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 (Jean JOUZEL)).

CPE Lyon covers various chemistry fields (organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, process engineering), but also those of electronics, telecommunications and informatics.