Université Catholique de Lille

Lille
France

Language of instruction

Spanish
English
French
German

Université Catholique de Lille is a private not-for-profit university located in the heart of Lille. Its urban campus is an easy walk from the city's cultural and commercial centre. The University is full of life with its numerous sporting and cultural opportunities – Université Catholique de Lille is home to more than 300 student clubs and societies.

With 6 European capitals within a radius of 250 kilometres, Lille is situated at the very heart of Europe and has excellent transport links with Great Britain, the Benelux countries, Germany and Central Europe.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–​May/June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester August–January

Semester dates are dependant on the student's faculty.

View Université Catholique de Lille's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Université Catholique de Lille has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

20 ECTS credits per semester at Université Catholique de Lille is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Université Catholique de Lille.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Université Catholique de Lille course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

List of courses taught in English

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Communication, digital media and PR
English
English literature
History and ancient history
International relations
Political science
Public policy
French
German
Spanish
Postgraduate
Computer engineering
Information technology
Software engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
English literature
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy
French
Agriculture
Animal studies
Environmental studies
Food science

Course restrictions

Courses in the following programs are not available to exchange students:

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropody
  • Faculty of Law: 2nd year of Master (Master de Droit)

Exchange students are unable to study law and/or business-related programs at Université Catholique de Lille due to the difficulty of meeting the necessary requirements for UQ degrees.

Additional academic information

Université Catholique de Lille has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

As it is very difficult to find housing upon arrival in Lille, the Universite Catholique de Lille recommends organising accommodation prior to your arrival in France. Exchange students may apply for a room in a university dorm.

Cost of living

The student guide to living in Lille provides an estimated overview of expenses while studying and living in Lille.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students undertaking exchange studies in France can apply for the Nicolas Baudin Program through the French Embassy in Canberra.

If you plan to stay in the same accommodation for more than 3 months, it is possible to apply for a rent rebate called Allocation Lodgement Social (ALS). ALS is an allowance paid by the “Caisse d’Allocations Familiales” (CAF).

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Please read through this important information about Health Insurance for exchange students in France. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the French Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.