Life on campus

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The Université Catholique de Lille, via its various institutions, is present on several sites and campuses.

Studying in Lille

Ville de Lille

The crossroads of Europe

At the heart of the Paris-London-Brussels triangle, Lille is a major metropolitan city in the Euroregion, with a population of 1.2 million people. Its privileged geographical location offers its residents a favorable position within the context of exchanges, creativity, and innovation. Thus, the students benefit from a cosmopolitan atmosphere that promotes cultural and professional openness.  


Lille, a financial and administrative hub, extends beyond the Hauts-de-France region. Students are, therefore, located in the heart of a dynamic metropolis where numerous companies gravitate, ready to support them in their professional projects. The Université Catholique de Lille has partnered with major national and international groups such as Auchan, AG2R la Mondiale, la Caisse d’Epargne, Rabot Dutilleul, GDF Suez, and more.

Lille is ranked amongst the best cities to study thanks to its attractiveness (quality of life, academic program, student life, and employment) and is renowned for its “good student ambiance.” Lille is one of France’s most famous student cities: In 2023, 125,000 students chose to study here. (1)


  • Source: Agence de Développement et d’Urbanisme de Lille Métropole  (Lille Metropolis Development and Urban Agency).

Lille is also...

  • A young population: 36% of the population is under 25 years old (the youngest in France)
  • An economy centered on innovation, a region uniting a competitive array of diverse sectors (transport, plastic, chemistry, health, biotechnology, eco-activity, technical textile, image, etc.,)
  • Culture within everyone’s reach :
  • A rich heritage: classified monuments such as the Hospice Comtesse, the Vauban Citadel, the Vieille Bourse
Grand Place Lille

Discover Lille on video

Getting around Lille and its surrounding

With just one card, the Ilevia’s Pass Pass card, you may take the bus, subway, streetcar, V’lille (bike), and TER (train)!

To subscribe, use online procedures that are simple and fast without the inconvenience of standing in long lines at the start of the academic year. Discover the 4-25-year-old price offers.


This card allows you to load:


Other services and advantages:

  • Reload your card as much as you would like at any point of sale or online
  • Travel with your friends and family using your card on the same journey 
  • Use the “Contact Us” form in case of incidents or to restore subscriptions and tickets that were originally on your card.

To find out the route and schedule from your home to one of our institutions, you may check the routes on llévia’s interactive map.

Learn more about life on our campuses outside of the Lille Metropolitan area.