Université de Lille is perfectly situated for the avid traveler — only one hour by train to Paris, 40 minutes to Brussels and two hours to London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Université de Lille is recommended to students with a good command of the French language who want to fully immerse themselves in the culture of northern France.
Originally founded in 1562, the current Université de Lille is the result of a 2018 merger of the three universities Lille 1 University of Science and Technology, Lille 2 University of Health and Law, and Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle University of humanities, social sciences, literature and arts. With more than 67,000 students it is the largest university in France, and one of the largest French-speaking universities in the world. The Université de Lille welcomes over 8,000 international students each year.See All 19 Photos
Université de LilleLille, France Campus Website20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in LilleLanguage(s) spoken on campus: French
One hour away from Paris by train, Lille is strategically located between Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Lille Métropole (Lille and neighboring cities) is an urban area of more than one million inhabitants. Located near the Dutch-speaking Belgian border, Lille was originally part of Flanders and still retains a Flemish atmosphere.
The university offers many opportunities for international students to get involved in local student life. There is an on-campus association with the specific goal to welcome exchange students, help them discover French culture and to help them integrate into everyday life in France. The association organizes trips across Europe and various group activities. It also runs Café Ulysse where students can meet up with friends and interact with other students. Previous students have called the café their second home while in Lille.