INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS: WELCOME TO THE FGES!
Does your university have a partnership with the Université Catholique de Lille or our faculty and you would you like to come to study with us for a term or one-year exchange? We would be delighted to welcome you!
There is no registration fee if you come to study at Université Catholique de Lille in the frame of an exchange programme.
Please find below all the information you require to apply and to help you have a great experience in our university.
A CAMPUS IN A STUDENT CITY, AT THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE
The Université Catholique de Lille (UCL) was founded in 1875 and welcomes 30 000 students each year. The university is located in the heart of Lille, in the cosmopolitan and green Vauban district.
Lille is a large and dynamic metropolis at the crossroads of Europe. Thanks to the TGV (French high-speed rail service), the Channel Tunnel, and a dense highway network, you can get to Paris and Brussels in less than an hour, to London in 1 hour 20 minutes and to Amsterdam in under three hours!
A GREAT ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR STUDIES
- A ten-hectare university campus in the heart of Lille
- A campus surrounded by a multitude of accommodation and restaurants
- A very dynamic on-campus life with around 40 student clubs and associations
- A digital campus providing innovative pedagogy
- Academic and digital libraries
- A Career Center to support you with your professional project
Welcoming international students with disabilities
The FGES pays particular attention to welcoming and assisting students and others with disabilities or in need of specific care, including: accessibility and support on campus, learning and teaching supports (access to Braille printers, etc), special arrangements for exams, availability of advisers through MAH (Mission Accueil Handicap) and a doctor on campus.
THEY HAVE STUDIED AT THE FGES
I loved my Erasmus program because it gave me the possibility to approach to a culture that I really love: the French culture. Lost between « la fondue », « la carbonade flamande » and « le camembert ». I had the occasion to train my French, to make amazing friends that I’ll never forget, and unfortunately also to gain 5 kilos (but for a good reason). I’ll miss you so much la Catho!
My Erasmus Program is not over yet but for now it’s going great. I have met many people from both Spain and other countries in Europe and the world. The decision to go to la Catho was right, as there are very good teachers and the relationship with classmates is fun. Also thanks to clubs like BVI* they have helped me a lot.
My Erasmus program was amazing because of all the support and people I was surrounded with. I totally enjoyed my classes with both great professors and other international students. It was my best decision to come to La Catho out of all!
COURSE CATALOGUE & CREDITS SYSTEM
As an international student, you may choose any course at our faculty, regardless of the field or the academic year.
Courses are typically taught in French, but we also propose a large range of courses in English.
France, like all European Union member states, is using the ECTS grading system, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. Credits are called ECTS credits.
Find more information in our Course Catalogue – Courses taught in English or consult our Grading Scale.
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
If you wish to study at the FGES, please firstly contact your home university. Their International Office can then contact us to proceed with your “nomination”. Following this, we will send you the application procedure and all the information you require directly via email.
For any further questions regarding nominations and applications, please contact your home university directly.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US?
To allow you preparing smoothly your arrival and your stay in Lille and in our faculty, the FGES prepared a Welcome Kit gathering plenty of useful information.
You need to find an accommodation ? You need help for your visa application, or any other task to prepare your departure ? LivinFrance and FGES are joining forces to bring the best welcome to France for you! Find more info & contact in our Welcome Kit for International Exchange Students.
Mail: 60 Boulevard Vauban – CS 40109 – 59016 Lille Cedex
International Office address: 58 rue du Port – Lille – N° RS 118 – 1st floor
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9.30-11.30 am / 2.00-4.00 pm
Friday: 9.30-11.30 am