International Students


Taking part in the French Summer School is the best way to quickly integrate at INSA Lyon before starting your semester. Over 3 weeks, from end of August to mid-September, it includes 85 hours of classes and cultural activities. Registration via exchange students or double-degree admission processes.


Why you should attend the French Summer School

  • Improve your French and your understanding of French culture
  • Facilitate your studies, your student and social life at INSA Lyon
  • Get 4 ECTS before you even start courses!

How ?

  • You will take part in various activities and projects
  • You will be taught how to be autonomous in your everyday life and your studies at INSA Lyon
  • You will meet other students from many different countries and create an active social life


  • From A1 to C1
  • Small level group class (up to 16 students per class)

Skills and Contents

1. Improve your French language skills

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking

2. Get well-organized for your studies at INSA

  • Finding your way around the campus
  • Presentation of the organisation of studies in the specialised departments

3. Learning to live in a multi-cultural context

  • Getting to know each other
  • Connecting with the community

4. Discover the city of Lyon

5. Better understand French culture and society: teachers will give you an overview of current events, cinema, history...



For exchange students and double-degree students: €600

This fee includes :

  • French language courses for the duration of the program;
  • social and cultural activities organized by the student associations;
  • full board until August 31st;
  • on-campus housing August 31st. 

You will need to subscribe to a meal plan effective September 1 if you wish to continue to use the INSA restaurants. A wide range of dining options are available on campus for all diets and budgets -  

You will need to sign a lease as of September 1st if you wish to remain housed on campus. -