Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon


General Information

Country France
City Lyon
Founding 1957
Number of Students 5 400

Intitute National of Sciences Appliquées de Lyon

International Office of INSA Lyon

Information Sheet




Type of Partnership ERASMUS+ (F LYON12)
Who can apply?

Bachelor students (as of the 3rd Semester)
Master students

Type of Stay Studies
Length of Stay 1 to 2 Semesters
Time of Stay Winter and/or Summer Semester
Number of Exchange Placements >5


Study Details

Semester Dates

1. Semester: Mid-September to January
2. Semester: End of January to June

Cooperating Faculty /
Civil Engineering
Study Possibilities

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Urban Planning

Please note that in general the majority of the courses taken must be chosen at the cooperating faculty. At INSA Lyon, 60% of the courses must be chosen at the cooperating faculty.

Course Offerings

Course Catalog

Course Selection for Exchange Students

It is possible that not all of the faculty's courses are open to exchange students. The partner university and exchange reports may provide further information.

Please inform yourself about the courses offered directly at the partner university. If you have any questions about the corresponding courses or the course offerings in general, please feel free to contact the partner university directly.

Language Courses Information about French language courses



Language Requirements

French B1
English B2

The language requirements depend on the language that the chosen courses are held in. Students who only choose courses taught in English do not need to prove French language proficiency.

Language certificate from RWTH Aachen Language Center

Application deadline at the International Exchange Office at the Faculty of Civil Engineering 31. January for 1 to 2 Semesters as of the Winter Semester of the Same Year
Application Deadline at Partner University

23. April for the Winter Semester of the Same Year

22. October for the Summer Semester of the Following Year

(Applying to the partner university takes place only after successful application at RWTH University.)

Application to Partner University

Information about the Application Process and Application Documents

(Applying to the partner university takes place only after successful applicaiton at RWTH University.)




Tuition Fees Fees Waived

Erasmus+ Scholarship

Schüßler Award

Pirlet Award

Scholarship Database


Practical Information

Accommodations Information about the student dorms
Health Insurance Health insurance for abroad and private liability insurance are required for the entire duration of the stay.
Experience Reports MoveOn
Further Information

Federal Foreign Office

General Country Information from the DAAD