Université Catholique de Lille - Exchange

City: Lille Country: France

Université Catholique de Lille Website


What Lille has to offer:

  • France's largest not-for-profit private university with 30,000 students and more than 200 degree programs
  • An extensive academic framework; with 5 Faculties, 18 schools, institutes and Grandes Ecoles (graduate schools in engineering and business),17 units and research institutes, and a hospital group with 1,000 beds
  • Five major fields of study:1) Law, Economics, Business & Management, 2) Innovation and Design Thinking, 3) Science and Technologies, 4) Health and Social Care, and 5) Arts, Humanities, Theology, Ethics & Education.
  • Comprehensive training and personalized mentoring
  • A living laboratory for sustainability innovation and energy transition
  • Strong links with the local community. Located in Lille, the "City of Art, Culture and History", where students can visit the Palais des Beaux-Arts (2nd largest fine arts collection in France after the Louvre), Charles de Gaulle's House (Lille is his birthplace), and Louvre-Lens Museum, which opened in 2013 to supplement the Louvre in Paris.
  • Is at the crossroads of Europe - just 35 minutes from Brussels, 1 hour from Paris, 1h 20 from London and 2h 30 from Amsterdam.
  • Check out the "Lille International Student Experience" video

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Fall term equivalent:  August - December but courses in Faculties of Law and Theology and in the Institute of Social Work will end sometime in January.

Winter term equivalent: January - June

Please note: Business courses at the Master level are year-long.

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

Students need a cumulative 2.8 GPA to be considered for an exchange to the Université Catholique de Lille.

Students with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.8 will still be considered for an exchange there provided that they submit an academic recommendation letter with the Lille part of the exchange application.

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English, French

Students wanting to take French-taught courses will need to submit a letter of recommendation, along with the rest of the documentation that Lille requires with their part of the exchange application, from one of their French professors / instructors at UAlberta. It is recommended that students wanting to take French-taught courses in Lille's Faculty of Law have at least a B2 level in French.

Field of Study: All with the exception of Midwifery, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Chiropody

ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

Université Catholique de Lille Course Information

Université Catholique de Lille Credit Information


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Program Contact

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,400-$2,000 in funding.

Over 80% of students who apply get funding.

Education Abroad Awards