Exchange experiences overview

Exchange experiences overview

Dear international students,

We are delighted to welcome you to Sciences Po Lille.
We do hope your stay with us will be a great experience.

Sciences Po Lille’s internationalization is deeply important to us and is reflected in our academic programs providing seminars in English and Spanish. Our staff pursues excellence in teaching and research.

A dynamic student life combined with a lot of academic interests make Sciences Po Lille an attractive place to come to.

Lille also benefits from its location with a vibrant city and student life culture and its proximity to Paris, Brussels, London and Amsterdam.

Sciences Po Lille values international exchange. At the international office we are happy to welcome students from all over the world.
With an enrollment of 1 850 French students and 250 international students from more than 50 countries on 5 continents, Sciences Po Lille offers a large variety of courses taught in English, Spanish and, of course, French.

As an international exchange student you will have the opportunity to have access to a huge range of courses (form the undergraduate as well as from the postgraduate programs + from the section “courses reserved to international students”)


Before your arrival

Once you have been selected by your home university, you will need to submit your online application to Sciences Po Lille’s International Office. You will be required to upload your CV and a nomination letter.

You will then receive an official letter of acceptance as well as information to prepare your arrival, such as the program calendar with important events and a list of the courses open to international students.


Your arrival

Orientation and Registration

The first days of your semester will be dedicated to an introductive seminar during which students will have an intensive class of methodology as well as intensive French language courses.

The administrative registration will take place during this introductive seminar.

The documents you will need are:

  • 2 ID pictures.
  • Insurance: EU students must bring the European health card. Students coming from countries outside the European Union have to pay the French social insurance (217€). The international or personal insurance will not be accepted. While applying for your visa, it is not necessary for you to ask for an insurance policy covering health costs during your stay in France.
  • Copy of identity Card or passport (with VISA) for students outside European Union.
  • Birth certificate (languages accepted: French, English, Spanish, German and Italian; preferably in French for non EU students).

Once your file is processed, you will get your student ID.

During the first days of your semester, the students from the Bureau des Internationaux (association in charge of integrating the international exchange students) will organize lots of events, like lunches, visits, parties, games and so on. You will meet your other classmates and will start to live your own international experience.

Student Life

Sciences Po Lille is a real student community…we hope you will find what you like or what you are looking for to integrate in one our the many student clubs and organizations.

 

Courses 


International students have access to a huge variety of courses during their stay at Sciences Po Lille.
Although most of them are taught in French, Sciences Po Lille offers a wide range of courses taught in English. Other courses are also taught in Spanish and German.

These courses are opened to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and cover several fields of specialization at Sciences Po Lille.

For any questions about courses (registration, classes or evaluation) please contact the International Programs and Services: international.students@sciencespo-lille.eu