A dynamic institution connected with some of the world’s highest-ranking foreign universities, students studying abroad at the Université de Lille benefit from excellent studying conditions at a large public research university.  

At Université de Lille students have the opportunity to take regular university courses in French and English alongside local French students. This program is ideal for students with a strong command of the French language who wish to improve their language level. There is also coursework available in English, particularly in the fields of business and economics, English literature, and the social sciences. 

As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes below to help you find which courses are available in your area of study.  

In 2018 Lille 1, 2 and 3 merged to become the Université de Lille, and the university opened its course offerings for exchange students on all three campuses: 

- The ST campus is for students interested in Science & Technology, and students can find classes  classes in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics. They can also find programs in Economics, statistics and management, as well as in sociology.

- Courses on the DS campuses are mostly available at the Licence level in the “Droit” faculty (law, economics and business administration). The “santé” fields are generally state-exam oriented and few are accessible to international students. 

- The Lille SHS program is known for their Department of Humanities, with a strong curriculum in the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Languages. Lille SHS is a popular program for students interested in fine arts, offering theater, cinema, art history and dance. For additional language learning, Lille SHS offers a "Tandem" course where two students (one native French speaker and one non-native French speaker) are paired up to share intercultural communication and language exchange. Students can also register at the self-monitored Language Resource Center. 

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

Program Website

Course Description

To find courses in French:

- Use this link and select "Notre offre de formation"

- Depending on your field select: "Arts, lettres, langues" or "Sciences humaines et sociales" for Arts and Humanities students (Lille SHS), "Droit, économie, gestion" for students wishing to take law, economics and business classes (Lille DS), or "sciences et technologies" (Lille ST) for students who wish to enroll in science classes.

- From the page for your specific field, click on the corresponding link for programs at the "Licence"(Undergraduate) or "Master" level. 

- Click on "Contacts" and then the given link to reach the departmental website. 

- Once on the departmental website, click on "Offre de Formation." You may need to again select your area and/or level (Licence or Master) of study to reach your particular program. 

- Click on the "Guide des études" link to download a PDF of the course descriptions. 

NOTES:

- Remember to search for courses offered in odd-numbered semesters (1,3,5...) if you are a fall semester student, and even-numbered courses (2,4,6...) if you are a spring semester student. 

- There may be multiple "modules" of a course within a particular unit of study, or "Unité d’Enseignement" (UE). It is expected that students take all modules if they register for the UE. 

To find courses in English:

- Université de Lille offers a selection of degree programs and regular university courses in English. Click on the links below to view PDFs listing the courses offered in English by degree and academic area. Once you have the name and course numbers for the classes you might want to take while in Lille, use the steps listed above to find specific course descriptions. 

List of degree programs in English

List of courses taught in English by Faculty:

Arts, literature and languages

Law, economics and management

Human & social sciences

Science & technology

University Institute of Technology (IUT)

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

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance Marketing

  • Communication

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Linguistics

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

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 Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in French)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    Chinese Studies European Studies French Studies German Studies Irish Studies Italian Studies Japanese Studies Latin American Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies Scandinavian Studies United States Studies Women’s Studies

  • Business

  • Communication

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature Recommended!

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures: Recommended!

    Arabic Language and Literature Chinese Language and Literature Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Hebrew Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Linguistics Polish Language and Literature Portuguese Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature

  • History Recommended!

  • International/Global Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Recommended!

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Acting Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Cinematography and Film Production Dance Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Music Performance Music Theory and Composition Photography Printmaking Studio Arts

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
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • English Language and Literature Recommended!

  • Mathematics Recommended!

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Recommended!

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Social Sciences:

    Geography Urban Studies

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 Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Learning

Graduate
(in French)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies Recommended!

  • Business Recommended!

  • Communication

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature Recommended!

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

  • History Recommended!

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Mathematics Recommended!

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Recommended!

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

  • Visual and Performing Arts Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • 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 Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Language Requirements 

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

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 for students pursuing this option.

Non-native English speakers mus have at least an intermediate English level (B1) to enroll in regular university courses in English. 

Academic Notes

Upper-level undergraduate students may be able to enroll in Masters-level coursework, provided they meet course pre-requisites and obtain departmental approval.  

Students should note that courses in English from the English department at Lille SHS are often designed for non-native English speakers and some of them may not necessarily be appropriate for native English speakers. The English studies department offers a variety of courses in English-speaking literature, culture and history. The MA seminars in literature, culture and history, for a higher number of credits, are also popular. 

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