Welcome to Lille, a student city at the crossroads of Europe, the capital of the Flanders region! Lille’s exceptional location is ideal to enable you to travel from… but even without travelling, there are plenty of things to discover within the city!


The university is located in the green and cosmopolitan Vauban district in the heart of Lille.

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 one hour 20 minutes and to Amsterdam in under three hours!


Lille enjoys all of the conveniences of being at the centre of an urban zone with a population of 2 million, yet remains a “human-sized” university city with 250,000 inhabitants. Visitors can get around easily on foot or by bicycle. Public transport also offers the metro, the tramway and many bus lines running frequently and late into the night.

Lille is a city of history, art and culture which is more dynamic than ever!


  • 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 students clubs and associations
  • A digital campus providing innovative pedagogy
  • Academic and digital libraries
  • A Career Center to support you for your professional projects

Some more information about Lille

15 15th biggest european city with 2 millions inhabitants
3 3rd city in France with the most students (100.000 students)
36% of the population is under 25 (the youngest in France)


The university offers rooms in student residences. They are managed by ALL services, the organisation focused on student services at La Catho

As an international student, you can find accommodation and specific support via “All Association” and “LivinFrance” which are organisations focused on student services at Université Catholique de Lille:

  • ALL Association

“All Association” is the internal service dedicated to students’ services at Université Catholique de Lille. ALL Association manages, among other services, the University Residences.

All procedures are carried out on their website:

You can also find the attached accommodation guide in below which can help you to find your suitable accommodation in Lille.

English Accomodation Guide
French Accomodation Guide
  • LivinFrance

“LivinFrance” is an external service provider used by FGES able to help out international students with all administrative aspects of their future coming to France, including accommodation. After creating an account on LivinFrance platform you can choose the service you would like support with.


Do you wish to come to our faculty and are looking for specific information regarding transportation?

Public transport

Frome Lille Flandres station       From the République Beaux Arts Station        City Bike stations

Take the M2 Metro at Gare Lille Flandres station (Lille) towards St. Philibert (Lille) 

Get off at Cormontaigne station (Lille) 

Take Bus 12 at the Cormontaigne stop (Lille) towards Ferme Aux Oies (Marcq-en-Baroeul) 

Get off at the Catholique University of Lille stop 


Take Bus 12 at the Gare Lille Flandres stop (Lille) in the direction of Le Parc (Haubourdin) 

Get off at the Catholique University of Lille stop 


Take the CITL Bus at the Gare Lille Flandres stop (Lille) in the direction of Porte Des Postes (Lille) 

Get off at the Rue Du Port stop (Lille) 


The are 6 V’Lille stations less than 500 meters from the campus

By Car

From Paris (A1), Ghent (A22), Brussels (A27):

  • Ring road towards Dunkirk via the motorway, exit 4 Lille
  • Faubourg de Béthune, Loos Hospital Center.

Coming from Dunkirk (A25)

  • exit 5 Lille-Centre
  • Lille- Vauban – Lambersart River Port.

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