INSA Lyon, the oldest and largest school making up the INSA group, was founded in 1957 to train highly qualified engineers, support continuing education, and conduct research and testing. INSA is very interested in international exchange; about 600 foreign students from 35 countries study at the institute annually. INSA Lyon is known as the scientific and technological capital of France, with 22 research labs, more than 600 researchers and 650 PhD students. INSA has been repeatedly rated the number one engineering school in France.

INSA-Lyon focuses on engineering and technology, with a strong research emphasis for students as well as faculty. Degree programs include computer science (systems analysis and software engineering), biosciences (biochemistry and biotechnology), energy engineering (thermal systems, chemical engineering, environmental industrial problems), electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering and urban planning, materials physics and telecommunications. While the language of instruction is French, courses in English are also offered across allmost all degree fields. 

In keelping with the university's focus on research, for-credit research and development projectsin INSA-Lyon's research labs are open to ISEP students at the undergraduate and graduate level and are offered across all degree fields and in both English and French.

Semester courses in French as a Foreign Langauge are also available for international students, and are strongly recommended even for students choosing to take a full course load in English. 

See the ISEP France top-site planner for a focused summary of the best sites in France for a popular range of subject fields.

Course Description

To search for courses at INSA-Lyon, click the link below to go to the university's course catalog. To see individual courses offered, select "Recherce par cours." When searching for individual courses, make sure "Je suis étudiant d'échange" is selected as well as the semester during which you'll be studying abroad (semestre 1/fall or semestre 2/spring). To search by field of study, select "Recherche par formation." 

INSA-Lyon offers courses taught in English across almost all degree fields. A full list of courses taught in English can be found at this link.

During the fall semseter, INSA-Lyon also offers an Information Science & Technology Semester specifically designed for international students. More information about this program can be found here.

 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | jbechtel@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology

  • Computer and Information Sciences: Recommended!

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to INSA-Lyon must also include a CV or resume as well as the internal exchange application for INSA-Lyon. Students can locate the internal exchange application by using the International Student Page. these items should be uploaded to the "additional documents" section of their ISEP application. 

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in French)

Fields of Study

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to INSA-Lyon must also include a CV or resume as well as the internal exchange application for INSA-Lyon. Students can locate the internal exchange application by using the International Student Page. these items should be uploaded to the "additional documents" section of their ISEP application. 

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in French)

Fields of Study

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Engineering Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to INSA-Lyon must also include a CV or resume as well as the internal exchange application for INSA-Lyon. Students can locate the internal exchange application by using the International Student Page. these items should be uploaded to the "additional documents" section of their ISEP application. 

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students must have at least an intermediate French level (B1) to enroll in regular university courses in French at INSA-Lyon. 

Students planning to take a full course load in English should note that, while courses are offered in English, students should have a working knowledge of the French language in order to navigate daily life in France. ISEP recommends at least 2 semesters of French or an A2 French language level.

Non-native English speakers must have at least an upper-intermediate English level (B1) to enroll in courses in English. 

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