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  • - 15 June 2020

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Communication

    COVID-19 INFORMATION

    Latest updates in the situation at Université Catholique de Lille

     

    Monday 15 June 2020

    Concerning the upcoming academic year and the re-opening of the borders by July 1, we are pleased to confirm that we will be able to welcome all international students at the planned semester dates. Even though government regulations for the start of the academic year are still to be confirmed, we believe it is our duty to inform you as well as possible to allow students to make the decision that fits them best.  Degree seeking students should apply on Etude en France and rely on Campusfrance’s notifications.

    For our exchange students, below are the various points we would like to share:

       •    Application process for Fall Semester: Applications are closed for the Fall Semester. Students have or will receive their acceptance letters in the coming days. For students who have not filled our online application yet, we informed their home university. For any late application, please contact us as soon as possible.   •    Deferral to Spring Semester: If they wish, it is possible for students who planned to come for the Fall semester 2020 to postpone their mobility to the Spring semester 2021. Please email us a new nomination email. If the students have already applied online, they don’t need to do it again. Otherwise, they have to submit it before September 15th. Once we have the new nominations, we can contact students individually to make sure they are aware of the next steps.   •    Teaching modalities in the Fall: The courses for the Fall semester will be a mix of face-to-face and online courses. We recommend students to consult their host department for more details. The teaching modalities are subject to change. New learning agreements with updated list of courses will be edited at a later stage. Our university has decided not to allow students to follow only online classes for the whole Fall semester. This will only be an option for a few weeks in case there is a delay in visa delivery.   •    Dates of arrival: Academic calendars for next semester are still to confirm. We will email them to you in a few days. In any case, we will try to be as flexible as possible if a student does not manage to be present for the current start date of semester. Students may expect to have a 2-week quarantine period to respect after their arrival in France before being allowed on campus. We will send more information later about this possibility.   •    Preparation of the stay: More information is expected regarding international border opening in the coming weeks. We strongly advise students not to purchase their flight ticket before that.  Students can book their accommodation for the Fall semester through the university service ALL before June 30. There will be a full refund if they cancel before July 15th. After this date, the refund will be decided on a case by case basis.    

    Wednesday 15 April 2020

    Following the speech of the President of France on 13 April 2020, we confirm that the Université Catholique de Lille will remain closed to students until the next academic year, like all other French higher education institutions.  

    The CPSU (the student health center of the Université Catholique de Lille) remains open to all students for general medical consultations during its normal business hours.  The office is also available for any psychological needs during the confinement.  

    Email: cpsu@all-lacatho.fr          Tel: 03.28.02.02.40 daytime hours Monday through Friday

    Recommendations and information from the Government

    Official French government website in English: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19

    Toll-free number (0 800 130 000), open from 9am to 7pm seven days a week, to answer all questions that are not related to medical care.

    WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

    16 March 2020

    Moreover, the recommendations below were broadcasted to the whole university community in order to limit the virus from spreading. To stop propagation, and preserve your health and others, take simple actions:

    Wash your Hand Regularly or use an hydro alcoholic solution Cough or sneeze in your elbow. When you say Hello, do not make physical contacts such as shaking hands or giving hugs. Use your tissues only once. Wear a mask when you are sick Be careful of any symptoms leading to respiratory infection like cough, difficulties breathing etc…

    If you come from a viral spread zone or if you have had any contacts with someone who is infected, it is important to check for any symptoms and to take your temperatures regularly for 14 days afterward. In case of fever, coughing and difficulties to breath:

    Please contact the emergency number: 15 and report your travel, Avoid any contact with your acquaintances and wear a mask, Do not go to the local doctors, or the Hospital emergencies (the emergency response teams will deal with Medical Assistance).    

    In accordance with the measures announced by the French government, access to the campus has been closed since Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. The educational process continues in the form of distance learning courses and other methods.  

    As the COVID-19 virus is now actively circulating on French territory, measures of confinement and strict limitation of movement have been put in place on Tuesday, March 17. The population is called upon not to leave their homes under penalty of sanctions, again until further notice.

    The only authorized movements are these:

    Shopping for food and hygiene goods, going to the pharmacy and to the bank. Some fast food shops should still be open Visiting the doctor Taking care of a person in need Going to work (including for internships) when teleworking is not possible Getting physical exercise alone, near the residence

    Movements will be subject to controls. A derogatory travel declaration form, available here (attestation) can be printed or written by hand, available for smartphone or downloadable here.  An English translation can be found here.

    All non essential places (libraries, sport facilities, shops, etc) remain closed. The objective is to limit contact and travel as much as possible. Unnecessary travel may be fined between 135 to 375 euros, with an increase to 1,500 euros for two violations within 15 days, and 3,750 euros and imprisonment for three violations within 30 days. The French Minister of Interior (MOI) and French police have issued warnings regarding fake police checkpoints and individuals impersonating police officers attempting to fraudulently collect a “fine” for not possessing a travel attestation document or for improper documentation. French police always write a report and the requirement to pay a fine is sent to your home of record. Do not pay any “fine” on the scene. All students were informed about these and other changes.  see link

    Our dorms will remain open for students who cannot go back home.  We are aware that the situation can be very stressful for the students and are available by email or phone should they need anything during the time of the confinement period.

    Adresse mail international@univ-catholille.fr 

    Academic and administrative staff remain available via e-mail or phone. We have identified a list of contacts per faculty/school that students can contact any time in case of a medical emergency. 

  • - 08 June 2020

    LILLE ESP Online Mini-Courses

    Since the French government has instructed all higher educational institutions to remain closed to students through the end of the 2109/20 academic year, including summer sessions, we have had to postpone the 2020 European Summer Program until next year.

    However, the educational process is continuing in the form of distance learning courses, self-study, video lectures and/or other methods. With this in mind, the LILLE Programs have developed several free educational modules for anyone interested in learning more about the history, culture, art, and innovation of Lille, France. See the full list of courses below for module descriptions.

    Registration deadline:  15 June 2020

    Find out more !

  • - 08 June 2020

    French as a foreign language - Online course

    In addition to the mini-courses of our LILLE European Summer Program, our Faculty of Modern Languages (CLARIFE) is offering online French language courses this summer.  These courses will be more traditional in the sense that there are scheduled video class times, homework assignments, and transferable ECTS credits.  These courses are fee-paying and available for all levels of French skills.  

    Dates - 1st session: 8th June to 26th June 2020 - 2nd session: 29th June to 17th July 2020

    Number of hours: 24 hours of videoconference classes + 12 hours (approx.) independent on-line work with teacher supervision and guidance

    More information

     

  • - 15 May 2020

    Information - Life at university

    The Université Catholique de Lille is beginning a gradual reopening of its administrative activity beginning Monday, May 11th, 2020. However, the campus remains closed to students and visitors and specific security measures in place. Nevertheless, some visitors are allowed by appointment only. 

    Online registration will take place in the beginning of June. You can find all the necessary information on the institution's websites: https://www.univ-catholille.fr/nos-etablissements-de-formation  We look forward to seeing the students in the new 2020-2021 academic year. 

    The university staff, which continues to work remotely, is at your disposal.  For more information, please call the university switchboard +33 3 20 13 40 00 or contact the university by email at saio@univ-catholille.fr  Thank you for your understanding.