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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

Founded in 1957 by Gaston Berger and the rector Capelle, INSA was at first a school meant for senior engineers and technicians, but it quickly became an engineering school only.
INSA is no more a single school but a group of five schools located in Lyon, Strasbourg, Rennes and Rouen. However, Lyon is not only the oldest, but also the largest and is organised around 9 departements.

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.