Lille (FR)


Université de Lille

Before arrival, visa application for non European students

You should make sure that your passport is valid for the whole duration of the programme.

Enquire about visa formalities at the nearest embassy or consulate: check here for addresses. Make sure you start your visa application as soon as possible since, in some cases, it may take a few months.

Visa: You will need a long-stay student visa, with residence permit (VLS-TS). You can contact the nearest Campus France Agency, where you will find useful help to get your visa ( You also have to contact the nearest French embassy or consulate. You will have to provide the ASC invitation letter to the competent authorities. When requested, the ASC Master Office in Lille will provide letters in French to the embassy in order to support your visa application and can also be contacted by the embassy in case further information is required to process your visa application. Upon arrival at the University of Lille, you will get help from administrative officers to register with the French Immigration and Integration Office (OFII) and obtain your residence permit.

More details are available in the website of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs :
getting a visa

For mobility within the ASC network during the 2-year programme:

  • When coming back to France from a European country for a stay of over 3 months, you will again need to obtain a visa before entering France. You will need an invitation letter from the ASC office in Lille.
  • For mobility from France to your next host university, see here the addresses of foreign embassassies and consulates in France and contact them for information. You will need an invitation letter from the next host university.
  • When going back to your home country before reaching your next host university (any one):
    • if you apply in Europe, make sure you start the process early enough to collect your visa before leaving to your home country;
    • if you plan to apply in your country, make sure it will be possible to obtain a visa within the possibly short time that you will spend there.

Living in Lille

For all practical information about life in Lille or on Lille campus,  please refer to ULille’s  International Relations Office webpage.

Housing Options

There are different type of halls of residence on campus. Refer to the student guide you receive upon admission to the programme.

Housing assistance

A room can be booked for you in a hall of residence. As soon as you are selected in the ASC master, you will receive all necessary information to apply for accommodation.

Housing application deadline(s)

Deadline for winter semester : May 15th
Deadline for spring semester: November 15th

Cost estimates per month (in EURO)

Housing : From 210 € / month (for a room in the halls) to 570 € (for a furnished studio flat)
Meal : 3.10 € per meal
Books : 70 €
Local Transportation : 30€/ month
Health insurance: more details
Student tax, CVEC: more details
Optional supplementary health insurance : from 85 € to 300 € / year

Registration fees: Click here

Fees should not deter you from applying: each year tuition fee waivers are awarded based on outstanding academic records and/or financial needs.

Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed

Students from outside Europe must take the French health insurance. No foreign insurance will be accepted by the French authorities, except the health insurance European card (to be requested by the Eu students to their national health insurance organism).

Health facilities at the university

Emergencies, vaccinations, various free healthcares
More details

Sport at the university

Many activities are available for students on campus: more details, in French

Summer courses

Learn French during summer: more details

Academic calendar

First week of September to end of January
First week of February to end of June or July

Examination period(s)

First and last week of January.
Last week of May and June.

Orientation session(s) for incoming students

2 First weeks of semester.

Application deadline(s) for admission

Please refer to Application/admission details

Course registration deadline(s)

Upon arrival

ASC Network Coordinator

Cédric Lion
Université de Lille
UFR de Chimie – Bâtiment C9
Boulevard Langevin
59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq CEDEX
Tel: +330 320 436 908

ASC Administrative Office

Université de Lille
Master ASC
Bâtiment C15
Boulevard Langevin
59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq CEDEX
Tel: +320 336 436 // +320 436 234

Website of the university (in French)

Website of the international office / information website for incoming students

English version :

Guide for incoming students

Starter box