ESTRI welcomes international students who want to study in France.
- Students from ESTRI's partner universities can come to France on the university exchange programme. They should contact their home university's international relations office and do not have to follow the procedure described below. More information on partner universities
- Exchange students can also apply independently. In this case, they should follow the procedure below.
ESTRI's admission procedure and requirements for international students who do not belong to one of ESTRI's partner universities are as follows:
Applicants must be aged 18
or over on 1 January following admission to ESTRI.
Applicants must hold a qualification that is recognised as equivalent to the level of admission that they are requesting.
For example, to enter first year you must hold a recognised equivalent of a French baccalauréat.
If you want to enter a higher year, your qualification will only be recognised if the syllabus corresponds to the content and level of the ESTRI programme.
Any certificate included with the application form must be provided as follows:
- original version in the foreign language
- photocopy of the original version
- translation into French certified by a sworn/certified translator or by a competent foreign or French body.
One of the following foreign language pairs is required:
- English and German
- English and Spanish
- English and Italian
- English and Chinese
Level C1 minimum in French
Official confirmation in writing of this must be provided.
Minimum level of B1 or over depending on the year into which admission is sought in
- English (obligatory)
- German, Chinese, Spanish or Italian
Depending on the level of admission sought, the University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) may be required.
The School may also ask students to sit language test if it feels this is necessary.
Submission of a Preliminary Application for Admission (Demande d'Admission Préalable) for entrance as an undergraduate student
International students who want to enter the School at undergraduate level to obtain a Bachelor's degree must complete a Preliminary Application for Admission. Only students wishing to enter first, second or third year need to do this. Students wishing to join the fourth or fifth year do not need to fill in the Preliminary Application for Admission.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO DO NOT LIVE IN FRANCE
These forms can be obtained from the cultural department of the French Embassy in the applicant's home country. Applicants can also download the forms from www.campusfrance.org, but they must submit them to the Embassy (to be stamped and dispatched). Applicants must follow the instructions given by the web site for their country of origin.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS LIVING IN FRANCE
Students living in France can get the Preliminary Application for Admission (Demande d'Admission Préalable) from their first-choice university by showing a residence permit with a minimum validity period of one year.
Enrolment procedures for different years of admission
A Preliminary Application for Admission does not need to be filled in by students who have already officially enrolled in a French university in the previous year. This application is not necessary for admission at postgraduate level (fourth or fifth year).
Complete and send the application form
Completing the application procedure
You will be sent an invitation to come to the Catholic University of Lyon to complete the final steps in the application procedure.
Agreeing to the School's Academic Rules
These are given to applicants at the meeting on the first day of the autumn term. They primarily stipulate that attendance at classes, lectures, practical courses, lab sessions and tutorials is compulsory. The course is full-time and runs from Monday to Saturday. Refusal to sign these rules is considered as resignation from the course.
Attendance at a compulsory interview
After the applicant has submitted the application form, s/he must telephone the ESTRI secretariat a fortnight later to find out if his/her application has been deemed admissible. If so, s/he then arranges a time for the compulsory interview. The applicant should bring to the interview any grade transcript or copy of a certificate that s/he had been unable to supply previously.
Agreeing to the School's Academic Rules
These are given to applicants on the day of the interview. They primarily stipulate that attendance at classes, lectures, practical courses, lab sessions and tutorials is compulsory. The course is full-time and runs from Monday to Saturday. Refusal to sign these rules is considered as resignation from the course.
Closing date for applications
30 June of the current year