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University of Science and Technology - Lille
Lille, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Language of Instruction:||English, French||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
The university is situated in the north of France, within easy access of the ports of France and the main motorway system which runs through Europe. Located in the heart of Northern Europe, Villeneuve d'Ascq has all the assets to become a technological center for Europe. Exchange students will become part of a particularly cosmopolitan French population situated less than 300 kilometers from five European countries. Although there are no official housing facilities, there are over 60 clubs and societies on the university campus. Thanks to these associations, you can have contact with other French students.
Lille is the forth largest city in all of France with a population of around 1 million and is home to the youngest population of the country with 35% of the people living in Lille being 25 and younger. Lille can be found in the French Flanders along the Deûle river and only miles away from the Belguim border. Lille has a strong industrial history but after several hard years, the city has shifted away from industry, and has since become focused on being a cultural hub known for its beautiful city center and its many festivals and events. La Braderie is an annual street fair held every September, for which millions of people come to Lille. You will find everything: paintings, antiques, ornaments, furniture. Inhabitants are partying, eating mussels with French fries and drinking, in a very fun atmosphere. Lille is the perfect college town because there are over 110,000 students from 14 universitites.
September - January
January - May
Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website.
Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU.
Few undergraduate courses taught in English are available. Students studying at USTL can take courses in business. Click here for more information on the courses. Master's level students and those fluent in French can choose from many more options.
Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.
For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure.
Like many other universities in France, the University of Lille I does not have dormitory or student housing, however, the international office may assist you in locating and securing private accommodations. Click here for more information.
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information. The French Consulate in Houston has a very helpful guide to student visas.
International Relations Office Booklet (In English)
International Students Survival Guide (In French)
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