Exchange experiences overview

Exchange experiences overview

Dear international students,

We are delighted to welcome you to Sciences Po Lille.
We do hope your stay with us will be a great experience.

Sciences Po Lille’s internationalization is deeply important to us and is reflected in our academic programs providing seminars in English and Spanish. Our staff pursues excellence in teaching and research.

A dynamic student life combined with a lot of academic interests make Sciences Po Lille an attractive place to come to.

Lille also benefits from its location with a vibrant city and student life culture and its proximity to Paris, Brussels, London and Amsterdam.

Sciences Po Lille values international exchange. At the international office we are happy to welcome students from all over the world.
With an enrollment of 1 850 French students and 300 international students from more than 50 countries on 5 continents, Sciences Po Lille offers a large variety of courses taught in English, Spanish and, of course, French.

As an international exchange student you will have the opportunity to have access to a huge range of courses (form the undergraduate as well as from the postgraduate programs + from the section “courses reserved to international students”)

Your arrival

Registration and Orientation

The administrative registration will take place before your arrival, all necesary documents will have to be uploaded using a personalized link that will be provided soon after the reception of your letter of admission.

The documents you will need are:

  • An ID picture
  • A filled registration form
  • Insurance: The EU students must bring the European health insurance card that will cover them during their full stay at Sciences Po Lille.
    Exchange students (including Turkish students) will have to prove that they are covered during their full stay in France. Thus, students will have to submit a certificate proving that their international insurance is valid in France
  • Identity Card or passport (with VISA for students outside European Union).
  • Birth certificate (languages accepted: French, English, Spanish, German and Italian; preferably in French for non EU students).

After your file is processed, you will receive your Sciences Po Lille credentials. You will also be able to register to classes before you arrive. A more detailed timeframe can be consulted here.

The first days of your semester will be dedicated to an introductive seminar during which students will have an intensive class of methodology as well as intensive French language courses.

During the first days of your semester, the students from the Bureau des Internationaux (association in charge of integrating the international exchange students) will organize lots of events, like lunches, visits, parties, games and so on. You will meet your other classmates and will start to live your own international experience.

Student Life

Sciences Po Lille is a real student community…we hope you will find what you like or what you are looking for to integrate in one our the many student clubs and organizations.



International students have access to a huge variety of courses during their stay at Sciences Po Lille.
Although most of them are taught in French, Sciences Po Lille offers a wide range of courses taught in English. Other courses are also taught in Spanish and German.

These courses are opened to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and cover several fields of specialization at Sciences Po Lille.

For any questions about courses (registration, classes or evaluation) please contact the International Programs and Services: