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Université de Lyon

4.0 out of 5 (10 ratings / 8 reviews) Lyon, France
The University of Lyon is an academic site of excellence with a global vocation. Labeled IDEX in 2017, it is located in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region on the Lyon Saint-Étienne basin.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)



Created in 21 March 2007, the Université de Lyon in the form of a "public scientific cooperation organization" (EPCS). 


The study programs on offer in health sciences give access to the totality of the medical professions (doctor of medicine, pharmacist, dentist and midwife) and paramedical professions (audioprothesist, ergotherapist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, orthoptist, physiotherapist specialised in psychomotor integration). 


Lyon 1 is a multidisciplinary university specializing in both fundamental and applied research and as such it can boast more than 4300 internationally published articles and 40 patents per year. 


Lyon 1 is proud to have a large proportion of foreign students (10.5% of its students and 134 nationalities). Choosing  the  Claude  Bernard  Lyon  1  University  means  opting  for excellent opportunities in terms of training and research in a warm environment.

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Student services

  • The International Offices act as a relay for the International Relations Department (DRI) in each of the 13 university departments.
  • They are led by a teacher, named “International Mobility Correspondent” (CMI), whose mission is to guide educationally the foreign students and answer any questions concerning their mobility, and an administrative agent named “International Mobility Administrative Assistant” (AMI) who is in charge of all practical formalities for the foreign students reception and stay.

Housing services

Explore our 12 sites in Rhône-Alpes dedicated to the Sciences, Health and Technology. Three of the University campuses are in the centre of Lyon, the second largest research hub and job market in France. 

Library services

The Claude Bernard University Library, Common Service of Documentation, develops and implements the University's documentary policy. 

The Library has 9 documentary units, including three major centers:

  • Health BU (Domaine Rockefeller - Lyon 8th)
  • the Science BU (Domaine de la Doua- Villeurbanne)
  • the Education BU (BU Education Lyon Croix-Rousse, Saint-Etienne and Bourg-en-Bresse) 

Student Life

Campus life

Explore our 12 sites in Rhône-Alpes dedicated to the Sciences, Health and Technology. Three of the University campuses are in the centre of Lyon, the second largest research hub and job market in France.

Sports facilities

Enjoy playing your favourite sport in the largest University Sports Association in France. Over 30 activities are on offer year-round through our Sports & Physical Activity University Department. 

Student clubs

Enjoy the thriving cultural environment provided by the Astrée Theatre, featuring a company that combines both arts and science. A number of exhibitions and activities open to the general public are also organised throughout the year.

Student Reviews

Fluid mechanics applications
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

very good level of instruction in: turbulence, aerodynamics, two phase flow, thermodynamics of irreversible flows, flow stability, river hydraulics...

motivated, enthusiastic and adaptive
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a great experience. I learned and experienced a lot in a short period of time. The integration into another educational system was challenging but if I was given a chance to choose all over again I would definitely choose the same experience again.

ISFA Lyon1
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied at ISFA, the faculty of actuarial and financial sciences of the universities of Lyon "Lyon 1". I would say that the overall experience was very good. In fact I really enjoyed the courses I followed and the organization of the university (libraries, labs, restaurants, etc.). They also provided me an apartment at a residence near my faculty. One thing that I found...