A number of single rooms, often located close to university campuses (CROUS residences), are available to degree students of Lille University, with priority given to incoming students. If you do not wish to stay in a university residence, you can find accommodation on the private rented market.
Having been awarded in 2019 the “Bienvenue en France” label, which aims to improve the quality of the welcome and support given to international students, the International Mobility department at the University of Lille has developed ULillGO. ULillGO is the only PWA (progressive web application) of its kind in France which can be used via a web browser, on tablets and smartphones. It is designed for all students on mobility programmes at the University of Lille, offering them high-quality support for administrative (accomodation, Visa application, Health Insurance) and academic procedures and a wide range of communicational tools and information dedicated to international mobility.
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Metro, tramway, bus lines, self-service bicycles… The city of Lille has a very complete and multimodal public transport network, please visit the Ilévia’s website.
Good to know! Each campus has dedicated bicycle parking facilities and our international relations office on the health campus provides international students with free bicycle rental for the duration of their stay! Just contact us at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culture and leisure
Lille University hosts 112 student associations. They provide a wealth of opportunities for cultural, sports, recreational and charitable activities, enabling newcomers to rapidly build ties in the community.
Major annual events in Lille: