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Lille

University of Lille

French fluency required. They offer some housing assistance (no on campus housing).

Lille 1 is one of the leading science universities in France. Here you will learn how to sharpen your critical thinking and begin to look at things from a different perspective, both academically and socially. Furthermore, you will become part of a particularly cosmopolitan French population situated less than 300 kilometers from five European countries. 

The region is famous for its wonderful landscapes with its typical windmills, its paved streets, the huge beaches of the Opal Coast, its countryside, and its Flemish architecture. Not only is the standard of teaching extremely high in the Nord-Pas de Calais but the region is also great fun to live in.

· Lille is the 4th largest metropolitan area in France after Paris, Lyon, and Marseille.
· Lille was the European cultural capital in 2004.
· Nord-Pas de Calais counts 4 million inhabitants.
· The youngest population in France: 35% of the inhabitants are under 25.
Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/15 no limit
Contact person for incoming students Carole BOURLEY (Ms)
Study Abroad Adviser
University of Lille 1 - International Relations Office
Cité Scientifique
59655 VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ CEDEX - France
Ph. +33 320 33 70 46
Fax. +33 320 43 40 03
carole.bourley@univ-lille1.fr
Contact person for outgoing students Carole BOURLEY (Ms)
Study Abroad Adviser
University of Lille 1 - International Relations Office
Cité Scientifique
59655 VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ CEDEX - France
Ph. +33 320 33 70 46
Fax. +33 320 43 40 03
carole.bourley@univ-lille1.fr
General University Website http://www.univ-lille1.fr/
International Office/Website for Incoming Students http://ci.univ-lille1.fr/english_version/index.htm
General university web site http://www.univ-lille1.fr/
International office web site http://ci.univ-lille1.fr/english_version/index.htm
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students Campus Lille 1 :Chemistry, Electronics, Electrotechnics, Automation, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Biology, Geology, Life Science, Earth and Environment, Biochemistry, Mathematics applied to Social Science, Natural Sciences, Applied Economics, Economics and Management, Management Science, Marketing, Geography and Urban Planning, Sociology-Ethnology, Economics, Management, Business, Communication, Human Resources, Education Science and Lifelong learning
Campus Lille 2 : Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Technology, Law, Public Law, Business Law, European and International Law, Social Law, Civil Law, Criminology, Political Science, Social Science, Sport Science, Physical Education, Finance, Account
Campus Lille 3 : History, Archeology, Philosophy, Litterature, Languages, Linguistics, Arts, History of Arts, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Cinematography, Music and Musicology, Communication and Information Science, Social Development, International Relations, Psychology and Behavioural Science, Teacher training, Adult Education, Tourism, Business studies with languages
Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
Business - Business Administration
Are graduate areas open for exchange? Yes
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students Campus Lille 1 :Chemistry, Electronics, Electrotechnics, Automation, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Biology, Geology, Life Science, Earth and Environment, Biochemistry, Mathematics applied to Social Science, Natural Sciences, Applied Economics, Economics and Management, Management Science, Marketing, Geography and Urban Planning, Sociology-Ethnology, Economics, Management, Business, Communication, Human Resources, Education Science and Lifelong learning
Campus Lille 2 : Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Technology, Law, Public Law, Business Law, European and International Law, Social Law, Civil Law, Criminology, Political Science, Social Science, Sport Science, Physical Education, Finance, Account
Campus Lille 3 : History, Archeology, Philosophy, Litterature, Languages, Linguistics, Arts, History of Arts, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Cinematography, Music and Musicology, Communication and Information Science, Social Development, International Relations, Psychology and Behavioural Science, Teacher training, Adult Education, Tourism, Business studies with languages
Open graduate areas of study taught in English

Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry; Electrical Engineering and Sustainable Development; Urban Engineering and Habitat; Mathematical Engineering, Advanced Scientific Computing; Micro and Nanotechnology (exchange students cannot choose Law and Management Unit); Biology and Biotechnology, Genomics and Proteomics, speciality Proteomics; Past and Current Geoenvironnments; Atmospheric Environment, Physics-Chemistry; Executive International Management; Economics of Globalisation and European Integration (Erasmus Mundus); Global E-Business; Management of European Affairs (exchange students accepted under conditions); EuroStudies - European Studies for Territorial and Urban Development

Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses? Yes (depending on courses, previous agreement from the Faculty needed)
Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses? Yes
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students None – To avoid schedule conflicts, students can only choose courses in the same field of studies (taught in the same Faculty)
Websites for course offerings Courses taught in French : http://formations.univ-lille1.fr/ws?_pageIG=accueil&_redirect=&_recherche=
Courses taught in English : http://www.univ-lille1.fr/home/International
Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)? No
Orientation session(s) for incoming students Mandatory for non French-Speaking students.
One week before the beginning of semester. Free for exchange students.
Academic Calendar 1st Semester : Second week of September to end of December
2nd Semester : Third week of January to end of May.
Examination period(s) First two weeks of January.
Last week of May and first week of June
If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early? Yes, sometimes possible but on a case by case basis
Application deadline for each term 01 June for 1st semester.
15 November for 2nd semester.
Application website Online application form: http://ci.univ-lille1.fr/english_version/studying_at_lille_1/enrolment.htm
How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates? no difference (except for graduate courses with specific recruitment)
Course registration deadline Upon arrival
Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival? Upon arrival
Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country? Yes. Students should bring the OFII form (Immigration Office Form) delivered by the French Consulate
Language Requirements Good knowledge of French language
Some programmes are taught in English but survival French can be useful
Language test certificate required? Official certificate of French proficiency (DELF, DALF, TCF…) or a certificate of French proficiency issued by home institution
Preparatory language course for incoming students? Yes
Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

To avoid schedule conflicts, students can only choose courses in the same field of studies (taught in the same Faculty).

Students can contact Ms Carole Bourley, carole.bourley@univ-lille1.fr, at the International Relations Office for any assistance.

Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange 30 ECTS for one semester
Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed? Yes; Students should fill in the accommodation form (for late application after the deadline, accommodation will not be guaranteed)
Housing options Halls of reference
Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

Application for accommodation: http://ci.univ-lille1.fr/english_version/studying_at_lille_1/accommodation.htm

Contact: Mrs Fabienne DERNONCOURT (Fabienne.dernoncourt@univ-lille1.fr)

Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate? Students should fill in the accommodation form (available with application documents)
Deadlines : 01 June for winter semester.
15 November for spring semester.
Is housing available between breaks in the term? Yes (from September to June, for summer break, a specific request has to be made)
Is there a campus meal plan? Yes
Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)
 
-Housing from 205 euro (halls) to 650 (private)
-Meals 3.10 euro per meal
-Books 150 euro
-Local Transportation 27 euro (for students aged under 26) or 48 euro
-Health Insurance 211 euro per year (non refundable for a semester stay)
-Other Deposit for accommodation: 183.15 to 650 Euros (once) The deposit will be given back after inventory of fixtures at the end of the year. Medicare: 85 to 320 Euros Liability Insurance: 25 Euros
Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed? No
Are health facilities available at the university? Yes
Are internships available? Yes
Are student jobs available/allowed? Yes, part-time
Other important notes We advise students to take an insurance covering their trip and their first month in France
Last update of this information December 2013