Centrale Lille

Centrale Lille

Four engineering schools, 16 master's courses, six of which are taught entirely in English, a PhD, seven research laboratories: for more than 160 years, Centrale Lille has been training high-level engineers and researchers. Centrale Lille plays an important role in innovation and research, at a local, national and international level.

Top reasons to study here

  • 12 000 engineers within the alumni network
  • Centrale Lille trains multidisciplinary engineers and doctors, a force for progress, through international openness and innovation.
  • Developing skills and supporting the emergence of the talents of each of its students, students and staff is the ambition of Centrale Lille.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Founded in 1854, Centrale Lille is a public institution of higher education that trains top engineers and researchers, and has a network of more than 12,000 graduates.


Our ambition is developing skills and supporting the emergence of talents of each of its students and staff.

The institution first trains engineers thanks to its four internal schools: the Ecole Centrale de Lille for general training, the ENSCL for the training of chemical engineers, the ITEEM for the training of engineers managers entrepreneurs and the IG2I, for the training of engineers in computer and industrial engineering. Centrale Lille aims to meet the needs of companies by training future engineers capable of working in a wide variety of environments and contributing to their economic development.


Centrale Lille plays an important role in innovation and research, at a local, national and international level. Our seven research laboratories carry out innovative projects, enriching scientific knowledge a little more every day and contributing to innovation within companies.

We base our research and industrial services namely on 4 equipment of excellence and 11 technology centers and experimental platforms. As a natural result, a range of masters and a PhD training are closely built along our research axes. 

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Housing services

Each student may apply to student hosting: a furnished room with Wi‐Fi access, a private shower, restroom, kitchen, a fridge. 

Student Life

Campus life

Classes are held in Lille within the University Campus ‘Cité scientifique’ in Villeneuve d’Ascq (Lille). Lille is in the North of France and North West European region, only one hour from Paris center by train, 50 minutes from CDG airport, 1 hour 20 minutes from London, 40 minutes from Brussels, and 2 hours 40 minutes from Amsterdam. 

Lille is also located in the Flandre region, which is a cultural metropolis, very attractive for studies inside an appropriate environment, offering a wide range of local services. 

Student Reviews

Path towards your research dream
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It gives me a more exposure to new thing in the prospective of research. This course is totally oriented towards research.

Go for it !
Robin PEYROUSE rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a great experience. The fact that the cursus is a generalist one is good, but sometimes it is not fitting my interests. The project activity that lasts 2 years is a big experience.


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