University of Lyon

Welcome to the Université de Lyon!

Université de Lyon is the most important French University site outside the Paris region. Université de Lyon brings together in a unifying structure 11 higher education institutions and CNRS.                

Created in 21 March 2007, the Université de Lyon in the form of a "public scientific cooperation organization" (EPCS). This "Research and Higher Education Cluster" (PRES) then underwent a further evolution with the Act of 22 July 2014 relative to Higher Education and Research, by becoming a "Community of Universities and Higher-Education Establishments" (COMUE), a public professional confederation dedicated to science and culture. 


News and events

  • Université de Lyon Master’s Scholarships: apply now! 

    You are a foreign student and look for a high-level Master’s degree programme, innovative and internationally-oriented for Research and private sectors?
    You wish to benefit from the cutting-edge research and innovative potential in France and in the Rhône-Alpes Region?

  • PhD Student Guide... Read me! 

    "Congratulations, you are beginning your doctoral studies at the Université de Lyon! By choosing the Lyon-Saint-Étienne site, you have opted to pursue a fascinating and demanding avenue dedicated to knowledge and learning and benefitting from a particularly rich research environment of the highest quality."

  • Signature of a framework agreement between the Université de Lyon and the Université de Sherbrooke 

    On 6 October 2014, the President of Université de Lyon, Khaled Bouabdallah and the Chancellor of the Université de Sherbrooke, Luce Samoisette, signed a framework agreement . This agreement is the second signed in Canada and the first in the Province of Québec by the Université de Lyon as part of its International Alliance policy. 


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