ISEP international student exchange program

ISEP: a network of partner institutes in higher education

ISEP gives students from the University of Lille the chance to travel abroad beginning in their 3rd year at bachelor’s level (applications to be submitted in 2nd year). 

Presentation and how it works

The ISEP network is made up of some 300 higher education institutes. These are selected by ISEP based on the quality of their teaching and facilities. At the University of Lille, ISEP mainly involves mobility trips to and from North America.

As part of this network, an overseas student who arrives here gives a student from the University of Lille the chance to spend time at an overseas institute of their choosing. The Lille student can choose from the 145 partner universities in the United States, but also, if their project justifies it, one of the universities in Canada, Mexico or even Japan.

The complete list is available on the official ISEP website:


Periods of mobility last one semester (first or second) or a full academic year. Outgoing students draw up an academic contract with the help of a member of teaching staff from their department/faculty and the ISEP coordinator, Lucie De Carvalho (

ISEP then takes care of the academic transcript and grades transfer, which enables the student to validate their semester or year abroad as part of their French course.

ISEP mobility schemes are based on the value of intercultural exchanges and offer participants the chance to experience university life abroad.

Apply for an ISEP programme

If you are interested and motivated to take part in a programme, you will need to complete an application form and provide various documents. A decision will be made based on your academic file and level of motivation.

The following informative meetings will provide a presentation of the programme and explain how to apply:
- Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 5:30 PM, via Zoom, Pont-de-Bois campus
- Thursday 1st October 2020 at 5:30 PM, via Zoom, Moulins campus
- Monday 5 October 2020 at 5:30 PM, via Zoom, Roubaix-Tourcoing campus

Putting together your dossier

The application form is available:

On the student ENT platform, go to the “Travel abroad” application and create a MoveON account. Complete the online mobility request form and upload the documents required:

  • a copy of your academic records from the previous two semesters (with your grade in English highlighted for non-English students requesting to travel to an Anglophone country)

  • level of linguistic proficiency (official certificate or language test validated by the CRL)

  • letter of application (in English for applications to Anglophone countries, otherwise in French)

  • 2020-2021 academic certificate

  • list of planned classes in partner universities

Save the PDF file and send it by email along with all of the necessary documents to the International Mobility Department: isepuniv-lillefr

NO LATER than 5 PM on Thursday 22 October 2020