Welcome and support

Every year, the University of Lille welcomes many international students and offers a rich and varied range of events throughout the year.

To have an overview of our latest and upcoming events, we invite you to visit the 'Activities and events' page.

Buddy system for international students

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) has put in place a buddy system to support international students. All international students who wish to do so can register to take part, and the ESN will find them a student from Lille who shares similar interests to serve as their buddy. The buddy’s role is to help them with administrative procedures and, if possible, meet them at the station.

For more information and registration, visit: http://esnlille.buddysystem.eu/

Student life immersion days (Jivé)

In the early weeks of September, staff at the University of Lille are on hand to help new arrivals start the academic year.

Specific presentations, as well as meetings in the relevant faculties/departments, are organised to guide new arrivals on campus. These also give students the chance to discover the services available: advice on accommodation, social security coverage for students, healthcare, transport, etc.

Various activities are also organised on campus: artistic workshops, games tournaments, sports activities and a chance to discover student associations.


Welcome days

The welcome days take place twice a year, in September and January on the various campuses of the university.

During this period, the university offers a program rich in discoveries and conviviality.

Students who come individually and on an exchange program will be able to take advantage of these days to discover the university, the city of Lille, and French culture.

Let's meet on 28,29 and 30 September 2021.

More information to come on the Welcome Days website.

International Student Week !

With 9,500 students coming from all over the world at the gates of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, the international openness of the University of Lille is much more than a specificity. This asset and this state of mind is what International Student Week celebrates and celebrates every year in November.

Information meetings, testimonials, conferences, café-languages, photo exhibitions, gastronomy ... For a week, let's take advantage of the many meetings, discuss and exchange together in a friendly atmosphere, get to know each other and discover the University's partner universities from Lille. Students, staff, teachers, researchers, all mobilized for the occasion and to enthusiastically propagate the dynamism and intellectual influence of the University of Lille!