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.
320 degree programs
15units and research institutes
VHD unit - Violence, Harassment, and Discrimination unit
The well-being and safety of students on our campuses is a priority shared by all. In order to preserve this quality of life, we mobilize specific resources to combat violence, harassment and discrimination through a dedicated unit.
Erasmus+ Training Week at Université Catholique de Lille
Did you know?
On top of student exchange and internship opportunities, Erasmus+ also encourages international training for administratives and teachers.
Every year, the Université Catholique de Lille is pleased to receive dozens of international colleagues from different nationalities through the organisation of international Erasmus+ training weeks.
See images of the last training week, organized as part of the ECOPOSS Biennale in October 2022:
Live the experience of commitment in 2023
Hope, Energy, Humanity – let us advance together to build a sustainable world of freedom and fellowship.The University Community and its President-Rector, Patrick SCAUFLAIRE.
Listen to Patrick SCAUFLAIRE – President Rector of the Université Catholique de Lille (English subtitles available)
UNIVERSITY CLIMATE CONVENTION
The University Climate Convention is an “active learning” program aligned with the Paris Agreement and the Convention for the Transition of Higher Education Institutions. As a signatory to the Grenoble Agreement and, with the European Metropolis of Lille (MEL), committed to the goal of zero carbon by 2050, the Université Catholique de Lille offers training and education regarding climate issues
Joining the University Climate Convention means:Acting on behalf of the climate Learning about the ecological and climate transition and take ownership of the issues Participating in the development and implementation of solutions
For three months, 100 students and 50 staff members from across the University and its varied establishments are taking part in an unprecedented program of training and collective workshops aimed at reducing carbon impact and personal lifestyle reconsiderations. articipants learn about global climate and energy issues, examine the University's carbon footprint and its various emission sources, and imagine solutions for the future. These will be presented to a jury of experts and decision-makers at the concluding session to be held on 6 December 2022 at the regional council office. Program dates: 13 and 20 October, 10, 17 and 24 November, 1 and 6 December, from 3 pm to 6 pm.
An International Erasmus+ Training Week as part of the ECOPOSS Biennale
From 24 to 28 October 2022, the Université Catholique de Lille organized an International Erasmus+ Training Week.
We had the pleasure of welcoming 30 colleagues from partners Universities from more than 17 different nationalities.
The week was devoted to our various universities' commitment to sustainable development - a theme that finds a particular echo in this year of mobilization #ClimateItIsTime.
The week included many activities such as conferences, a campus visit on the theme of sustainable development, and a "Climate Fresk", as well as times of sharing and other interactive workshops.
Webinar & health information for international students - 4th November 2022 at 2pm
If you are an international student in France you may already know that you’re entitled to be refunded for your medical expenses!
In order to get the coverage of your medical expenses in France, you must register for the French health system also called « Assurance Maladie ». The registration is free. You should necessarily apply on the dedicated website etudiant-etranger.ameli.fr As soon as you receive your social security number a part of your medical expenses can be refunded if you reach some conditions.
To help you along this process, Assurance Maladie is organizing an international Webinar on Friday the 4th of November at 2 PM (Paris Time, GMT+2).
This webinar will allow you to get all the relevant information regarding the application to be covered for your medical expenses in France and the medical pathway.
To join you only have to connect on Zoom by following this link :
Join the meeting
Meeting ID : 979 9437 0435 Password : 959525
CELEBRATE THE ERASMUS DAYS ON 13 and 14 OCTOBER
With more than 440 Erasmus partners in Europe, the Université Catholique de Lille is one of the most internationalized French universities, with the desire to contribute to the European construction! For 35 years and many more to come, our commitment to Erasmus+ encourages students and employees' intercultural experience around european values. Celebrate the Erasmus Days on the 13th & 14th october by participating to events organized by the University's schools and institutions, online and on campus !
This year's Erasmus Days also mark Erasmus+ 35th anniversary.
See Erasmus Days program
International Newsletter #1
We have the pleasure to share with you the first edition of our new International Newsletter.
This newsletter aims to keep you informed about the University's strategic projects and initiatives from its member institutions.
READ THE NEWSLETTER HERE
Masterclass Global Actors for Peace : Reassessing Europe’s Ambition - 19-23 september from 1.45pm to 7pm
The annual Masterclass ‘Global Actors for Peace’ focuses on the non-state actors’ potential role in building a long-lasting interstate peace from an original global perspective.
How does Europe perceive itself as a global actor for peace and what is its role in an increasingly fragmented international system? The theme of this 6th edition – ‘Reassessing Europe’s Ambition’ – intends to investigate this set of questions.
At a time when war has returned to European territory, we question European ambitions to (re)-building a peaceful model of cooperation among peoples and states. For an entire week, international guests and speakers will meet and exchange with students and members of civil society in a series of open and hybrid conferences.
Are you an international student studying at Université Catholique de Lille this year ?
Make sure you are covered for a safe and successful school year!
Membership in the French social security system (Sécurité Sociale) is free and compulsory. It entitles you to coverage of your health care expenses for the duration of your studies.
All information available here
"Sustainable Development Goals for Universities" event
On the 27th of June, the University had the pleasure of organizing a dissemination event in the form of a workshop dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals.
It was a great opportunity to present the SDGs4u (Sustainable Development Goals for Universities) project to our colleagues from different establishments and gather their opinion about environmental actions and their level of involvment, on campus as well as in their life in general.
End of Year Concert
On Thursday 23 June, the Université Catholique de Lille choir and a choir of female students from Bangladesh, the land of a thousand rivers, joined forces with the European Symphony Orchestra for a unique concert event, in the University Chapel, 60 Boulevard Vauban.
Gabriel Fauré and André Messager, Messe des pêcheurs de Villerville Charles Gounod, Messe brève No. 7 "Aux chapelles" Francis Poulenc, Litanies à la Vierge Noire Camille Saint-Saens, Ave Verum