Université de Lille is one of the foremost scientific universities in France, and also boasts a school of Health and Law, offering Sports Management courses. This first-rate institute located to the southeast of Lille. The campus is fairly well-contained and easily accessed by public transport.
With a combined over 40,000 students, it is very appealing to international students, due to its numerous courses taught in the English language. There are programs in the faculties of Dental Surgery, Medicine, Pharmacological, Humanities, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Civilizations, Sports Sciences and Physical Education, Economics and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Historical, Artistic and Political Sciences, Legal, Political and Social Sciences, Engineering and Health Management, Financing, Banking, Accounting and Marketing.
There are also UFR programs in Geography and Planning, Psychology, Applied Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Computer Science, Management, Economics, Social Development, Education, Culture, Information, Communication and Documentation.
The website has a comprehensive course list, which you can use to search for your specific course, or at least a related one you could persuade your course director to let you study!
Sciences Po Lille is one of the most selective academic institutions in all of France, whose entrance exams have a pass rate of between 5-15%, depending on the exam. Fortunately, they do still welcome international students, and offer a bunch of international courses, as long as you’re able to meet the demanded academic level.
There are 9 other Sciences Po universities across the country, each of which has a high level of distinction. However, there is also a bit of rivalry and discord between institutions! As you’d expect from a fairly prestigious, small university, the campus is located right in the heart of the city! The school specializes in the political sciences.
With several campuses in capitals around Europe, EDHEC Business School’s main location is Lille. They are generally considered top 4-5 in France for programmes like business administration and financial economics. As a private school, it is harder to gain attendance here than Lille’s public school, but there’s a prestige associated with EDHEC which puts its graduates ahead of the curve.
It is located about 17km north-east of Lille itself, but is easily reachable by public transport or by car.
Despite its name, the Université Catholique de Lille is an extremely welcoming and diverse university, including the 6,500 internationals students who come to study here every year. Of course it’s a private university, so you need to meet their higher tuition fees as well! Their mission is to not only bring enlightening education to as many students as possible, but also to encourage sports, socialising and environmental consideration.
There’s a list of university courses to choose from, and if you are competent in French then you’ll find you can cast the net even wider! A potential bonus for students at Catho is the 2,000 student rooms which are available on campus. As always, this will be the least stressful accommodation to sort and manage, since your rent cost will usually include heating, internet and any other bills.