Study in Lyon

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Key facts

  • Summer/winter temperature
    71/38°F
  • Population
    510,000
  • Universities
    34
  • Country
    France

Why study in Lyon?

Lyon is the third largest city in France, and is an important center for banking and industry. It’s also home to a large number of universities and other higher education institutions, lending the city a strong student culture. The city offers all the amenities of a large city, with lots of restaurants, shops and a vibrant nightlife that students can enjoy.

The city also has plenty of cultural attractions, including museums and festivals, and the Historic Site of Lyon has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. The city has an international airport which makes travel to other countries or back home easy for international students.

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Universities in Lyon

Lyon is home to more than 30 universities in Lyon, including institutions that specialize in popular fields such as business and engineering.

What to study in Lyon

With such a large number of universities in the city, Lyon can offer most subjects at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD / doctorate level.

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What is the cost of study in Lyon?

Your tuition fees will be higher in Lyon, and France in general, if you are not an EU/EEA citizen and are attending a private university. Tuition fees can be as high as $16,000 a year.

Lyon is of a similar cost to studying in other French cities such as Montpellier. It will be cheaper than Paris especially for living costs and accommodation.

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How to study in Lyon

Find a university program you want to study in Lyon, and apply through the university’s chosen platform. When you’ve accepted a place at a university, you will need to make sure you apply for a student visa for France, then obtain a residence permit when you start your degree.

Each university will have their own entry requirements for a specific program, including English language requirements.

Student reviews for Lyon

Chaimaa El Anssari
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Studied Aeronautical Engineering at ITECH Lyon
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about Lyon

The city is convenient for students, so charming and I participated in many events that help foreign students to integrate.

Eylul Eroglu
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Studied Biochemistry at ITECH Lyon
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    3
  • Accommodation
    2
  • University facilities
    3
Tell us about Lyon

Lyon is a very nice city with lots of international students. You have so many activities to do and as it is located near mountains or lakes, you can take the opportunity to go for summer or winter vacations. There are some neighborhoods that don't feel safe but globally it's okay to be outside after 12pm.