1. My home university does not have
an agreement with the University of Lille 1. Can I still join
In theory no, but you could enrol as a free-moving student.
Contact the admission service for enrolment details
My home university has selected me to join a student exchange
programme in Lille. Who should I contact first?
-› The professor responsible for this
exchange who works with your home university.
-› If you don’t know who to contact, you can write
to the International Relations Service and request an application.
3. Administrative enrolments
There is a specific procedure required for enrolment in this situation. The International Relations Service sees
each student individually
and enrols them with the admission service.
4. As well as participating in the exchange programme,
I would like to receive the official diploma from my host
What must I do?
Usually, students who join an exchange programme
do not receive the diploma from the host institution (except
in the case of
double diploma agreements).
If a student really wants to be awarded the Université Lille 1 diploma, he
or she must go back to the Validations Commission and follow
the normal French enrolment process like any other French student.
Applications are normally examined in June or September at the
5. Enrolment, choice of courses
You should know which programme you are enrolled in and have
signed the study contract with your professor before arriving
If you can’t find all the information you want on the courses
offered at Université Lille 1, you should meet your Lille contact professor
as soon as you arrive, who will help you choose from the courses
available in accordance with your track at your home institution. You
should then sign your study contract as soon as possible for
validation with your home institution.
6. Transferring record transcripts
At the end of your stay, the registrar's office in Lille will
compile your grades. The professor responsible for the International
Relations of your section will then send your transcript to your home institution.
In some cases, incoming students prefer to get their grades after
each module. A transcript of records may be filled in to this
effect (European ECTS system). In case of difficulty, contact
the International Relations Service.
It is often important to know a student’s ranking in relation
to the rest of his or her class. The European credit transfer
system (ECTS) allows this positioning to be assessed in accordance
with a grading scale.
|A (best grade)
|E (bare pass)
some more work required to pass
considerable further work required
Example: an Italian student gets a grade of 15/20 for an exam.
In relation to the other students in France he or she has obtained
one of the best marks. The student would therefore get an A grade
in the ECTS system.
Back in Italy, the student’s professor would compare this
with the other Italians and might then decide to award the student
a grade more in line with the local system.
The ECTS system does not replace the local system but provides
information regarding the relative quality of the student.
7. Language of instruction
The language of instruction for the majority of courses is French.
To learn French, you can join a language class in a local language
For more information
Download our booklet
Download the International Student Survival Guide
Download the Lille 1 campus guide