A multidisciplinary institution unique in France
Founded in 1875, the Université Catholique de Lille is a multidisciplinary institution unique in France. From its very beginnings, what is now France’s largest private, not-for-profit university has distinguished itself within the fields of higher education, research, and health, through its commitment to mutual care as a central value. The institution both supports and is supported by the local region and community, and is open to diversity, and to the world.
217 degree programs
15units and research institutes
More than 5,476 international students on our campus in 2018-19 !
- 15 June 2020COVID-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: email@example.com Tel: 03.28.02.02.40 daytime hours Monday through FridayRecommendations 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.
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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
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
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- 08 June 2020
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
- 15 May 2020
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 email@example.com Thank you for your understanding.
- 30 March 2020To students at Université Catholique de Lille during the COVID-19 situation:
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Dear Université Catholique de Lille Student Community,
We hope each of you is staying home and staying safe. Our students’ well-being and safety is one of our greatest responsibilities and we are taking it very seriously during this global pandemic.
We understand that confinement in small student dorms or residences can be difficult; however, it is essential that each of us does our part to help slow the progression of the COVID-19 disease in Lille, in France, and around the world.
Each of you should have information from your particular faculty or school relating to your academic studies and how to complete your semester online.
This webpage is intended to provide you with important information and some ideas on how to make the most of your time during the mandatory government confinement. We have put together a number of internet resources that will provide you with updates from the French government, the City of Lille, and the University, as well as a wide variety of things to help keep you occupied during the next few weeks, from virtual museum visits to online workouts, and from easy cooking recipes to free e-books and films. We hope you find the information pertinent and useful.
If you are in need of any assistance, please contact the international student office of your school or faculty.
We continue to persevere as a community and thank each of you in advance for your cooperation.
The International Relations and Communications Office Université Catholique de Lille
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- 16 December 2019
Professors from University of Sarajevo came to teach at ISA about pleaded uranium contamination in the Balkans and air pollution in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina, looking for solutions and public health information, thanks to our Erasmus+ ICM project
- 09 December 2019
In a similar scheme as « LILLE, EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE » in 2004, Lille will be the « WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL » in 2020.
This nomination is the result of a competition between cities all around the world, and more particulary, of a final between Lille and Sydney. The aim of being a World design capital for Lille is to be able to transform and to galvanize the metropolitan territory through the use of design.
In order to achieve this goal, any structure of the MEL (European Metropolis of Lille) can submit a project, called « Proof of Concept » (POC). So far, The Université Catholique de Lille has submitted 13 files, concerning various projects in progress.
The themes of these POCs contribute to create « the codesign dynamics of a desirable future » within the Université Catholique de Lille.
They concern the educational innovation, the relationship with the territory, the energy and societal transition, the artistic dimension…
Synergy is encouraged between POCs of the University as well as links with others POC of the territory.
In 2020, these projects will be promoted through a program, in the same form as the one for « LILLE 3000 » : communication, exhibitions, visits, courses around different themes).
The Université Catholique de Lille will actively participate in the program established by Lille World Design Captial, and will also provide a specific program concerning the University. This will promote the outcomes of the POCs, but also integrate events offered by the establishments.
- 03 December 2019Welcome to Université Catholique de Lille
We welcomed this week a delegation from the Institut UCAC-ICAM (Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale, Cameroon): Father Epiphane KINH, Vice-Rector of the UCAC, Father Mathieu NDOMBA, representative of the Jesuit Province of Western Africa, M. Alain Brice BOUMPOUTOU, administrator of UCAC-ICAM.
They discovered our historical campus, and our innovations in term of pedagogy, entrepreneurship & sustainable development.
The main mission of the Ucac-Icam Institute is to train, in Africa and for Africa, technicians and engineers who are professionally competent and humanly responsible.