How to take part in an exchange programme?
You can rest assured that your period of mobility will be fully recognised towards your University of Lille diploma at the end of your course.
Choose your exchange programme
- In Europe: Erasmus+
- the University of Lille's bilateral agreements and university networks
- diplomas through international partnerships
Find you host university
To learn about our partner universities that host visiting students, check the map of destinations and agreements:
- For study trips in Europe, candidates must have successfully completed at least their first year of higher education
For study trips outside Europe, candidates must have successfully completed at least their first and second years of higher education
- Candidates must be registered at the University of Lille at the time of applying
The course heads, international relations representatives from the faculty/school/institute and the International Relations department together select students for all study trips abroad based on the number of available places at each destination.
The following are the most widely used selection criteria for each faculty:
- university results
- proficiency in the language of study or work required by the host institute
- the student’s motivation/project
- the student’s level of maturity
- any previous periods of mobility completed
For mobility schemes outside Europe, the Central University committee convenes each year in February to take into account the rankings drawn up by the faculties/schools/institutes and the limited number of places available for each establishment/programme.
Whatever the circumstances, for study trips both in and outside Europe, the host university reserves the right to accept or reject mobility requests.
Get the information you need and prepare your application
To prepare your study trip abroad in optimal conditions, you are strongly advised to start looking for information at least one year ahead of your planned departure date.
Throughout the academic year, events are organised to promote mobility schemes on the various campuses of the University of Lille, including:
- in September as part of the JIVE (student life immersion days)
- and in November as part of International Student Week
The deadlines and application procedures for study trips as part of an exchange programme vary depending on the destination and your faculty/school/institute. To find all the information you need for your application, please contact your international relations representative and/or the International Relations department at your faculty/school/institute.
Apply for a mobility scheme
On the University of Lille's ENT platform, you can access the Travel abroad application:
Complete step 1 - international mobility request in accordance with the application procedure and deadlines set down by your faculty/school/institute.
PTo help you complete the application form, follow the method described in the "Travel abroad" section!
Once you have completed step 1, your mobility request will be considered by your faculty/school/institute.
If you have any questions regarding this step, please contact your international relations representative and/or the International Relations department at your faculty/school/institute.
Check your eligibility for an international mobility grant
While you wait for the decision regarding your mobility request, you can begin to learn about the criteria and conditions of eligibility for international mobility grants.
You will only be able to apply for grants once your mobility request has been validated (step 1 in the Travel abroad application) by your international relations representative and/or the International Relations department at your faculty/school/institute.
Mobility candidates notified
For mobility schemes in Europe, you will be informed of the decision by your international relations representative and/or the International Relations department at your faculty/school/institute.
For mobility schemes outside Europe, you will be informed of the decision by email following the meeting of the University of Lille International Relations committee. You will be required to confirm that you wish to proceed. Depending on the partner university, you may be asked to complete an additional dossier which will be sent to the host institute.
Whatever the circumstances, once the host institute has agreed, it will send confirmation of your participation directly to you along with other information relating to your trip abroad (registration procedures at the host institute, accommodation, insurance, arrival, assistance obtaining a visa if necessary, etc.).
NB: to avoid any unpleasant surprises, you are advised to wait for the acceptance letter from the host institute before committing financially to certain aspects (travel bookings, housing deposit, insurance policy, etc.).
Prepare for your trip abroad
Follow the advice contained in the section Prepare and fund your mobility.