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Université Catholique de Lille

Beyond the usual university mission: education, research and service to society, Lille Catholic University wants to be open to its environment and to the world and to be a catalyst for change. Universite Catholique de Lille is not only a centre of education, research and service; it is also full of life and offers numerous sporting and cultural opportunities.

Master's Programmes



Universite Catholique de Lille was founded in 1875 with the active support of the Catholic Church and a group of Christian businessmen.


As a comprehensive university, Universite Catholique de Lille offers 160 distinct degrees in several major fields of study.


Research in our university is part of a continuum that goes from the most basic research work to the more specialized, always seeking to respond to business needs. Its particularity is that it is carried out in an environment where Faculties and Schools meet and collaborate together through many different disciplines.

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Housing services

It is very difficult to find housing upon arrival in Lille, so we strongly recommend international students to make sure that they have housing before they arrive in France.

Student Life

Campus life

A beautiful neogothic Universite Catholique de Lille campus which is at the very heart of Lille metropolis .

On the campus, students have access to shops, pubs, and restaurants which are very convenient for daily life. Besides, the major tourist attractions (Vieux-Lille, Grand Place) are just a 15-minute-walk away from campus.

Sports facilities

Sport facilities run by Universite Catholique de Lille

  • Sport Centre Saint-Martin at Ennetières en Weppes (football - tennis, gym…).
  • About 10 km from Lille, by bus
  • Fitness (body-building, cardio-training, aerobics…)
  • Training grounds (football, volleyball, basket-ball)
  • Indoor team sports

Student clubs

There are more than 300 student associations connected to Universite Catholique de Lille including a university choir, orchestras, theatre clubs, and several sports clubs such as rugby, football, canoeing and sailing.


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