The Lille European Summer Program (Session 2) is a four-week academic course for students who want to discover France and Europe.

The program combines a variety of innovative, student-centred academic programs at the Université Catholique de Lille, tailored to suit different academic needs and schedules, and to provide a welcoming environment and an excellent study/life balance. 

Fields of study

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Contemporary Society
  • French Language and Culture
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Leadership and Management
  • Political Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Sustainability

UQ Students are able to participate in Lille's European Summer Program 2 (ESP2). Find more information regarding specific courses on the host university website. 

Credit Equivalent

12 ECTS = 4 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). Students are required to undertake one morning and one afternoon class within this program.

Visa Information

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

Please review the Lille University website for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the ESP entry requirements.

This experience impacts UQ semester 2 teaching dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates. 

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is approximately $5,400 AUD and includes tuition, administration fees, accommodation, and some social activities.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university page. Discounts may be available for UQ students. 


Accommodation is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

Georgia - 2022

"I very much enjoyed studying with a group of international students. It was very interesting to gain a different perspective when it came to subjects inline with my degree (Town Planning). I was able to form a professional network of people, which I continue to stay in touch with. This now allows me to have a reference point if and when I want to gain an international working experience upon graduation or further down my career path." 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 21 April 2023
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: 27 June 2023
End: 26 July 2023*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Lille, France (in-person)
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.