National School of Chemistry of Lille

With more than 4,000 graduates since 1894, the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille is a public engineering school that offers multidisciplinary training in the field of chemistry.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Social Sciences (1)



  • Initially intended to train engineers for the industrial development of the North of France, the School has never ceased to adapt its teaching to new economic, societal and environmental challenges.
  • 1894 : birth of the Institute of Chemistry in the Faculty of Sciences; he competes for the License, and delivers a Certificate of Applied Chemistry open to free auditors


The ENSCL offers 3 areas of study in the 3rd year of the engineering cycle: chemistry and sustainable processes for industry, formulation chemistry, optimization and reliability of materials.

  • Sustainable Chemistry And Processes For Industry
  • Formulation Chemistry
  • Optimization And Reliability Of Materials


The ENSCL supervises two research laboratories associated with the CNRS: UCCS (Solid Catalysis and Chemistry Unit) and UMET (Materials and Transformation Unit).

  • materials for the energies of the future
  • materials with advanced and durable functions
  • formulations respectful of man and the environment


The activity of the ENSCL engineer covers all branches of industry.

  • If chemistry , parachemistry , cosmetics and pharmaceuticals remain the first hiring sectors, many other fields offer career possibilities to our engineers: energy, environment, water, agrifood, metallurgy etc.
  • The skills of our graduates, their ability to innovate and build a sustainable future lead them to exercise a wide range of professions: research and development, quality , production , but also safety, marketing, advice, regulation, management, etc.

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Student services

  • The international relations office proposes, defines and implements the international policy fixed in the establishment contract.
  • The Student Office is made up of a Council and several Poles which manage the associative life of the school.

Places of initiatives and exchanges, the associative poles of the school organize numerous sporting, cultural and festive events. Sports tournaments, trips, choir, music group, parties, games…: everyone can find the field of expression that suits them!

Housing services

Accommodation in a university residence or with a private owner, on the campus or in the city center of Lille: the Lille metropolis offers many accommodation possibilities.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Lille is at the heart of a triangle connecting three European capitals: London, Paris and Brussels.
  • Thanks to the TGV, Lille is only 35 minutes from Brussels, 1 hour from Paris and 1 hour and 20 minutes from London.

Student clubs

  •  The welcome club welcomes foreign students and integrates them into school life, while providing them with support with administrative procedures.
  • The “Chimie Lille Études” junior-enterprise is an association operating like a small enterprise. Composed of engineering students, it offers companies the opportunity to carry out studies in the field of chemistry.
  • Ingénieur Sans Frontières Nord is a humanitarian association bringing together students from ENSCL and École Centrale de Lille. Its members make students aware of international solidarity and set up projects to help developing countries.

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Studying in France has been a quite interesting experience so far, especially living in Lille, one of the most welcoming and intercultural cities in France and Europe. The tutors are professional, yet friendly, and the students’ backgrounds are so diverse. The atmosphere is welcoming as an overall.

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France


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