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University of Lyon

Address: 92 Rue Pasteur, 69007 Lyon, France

Description University of Lyon

  • Established: 1809
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Number of students: 127,000
  • Language of instruction: French
  • Type: state.

The University of Lyon originates in 1809 with the formation of the faculties of natural sciences and theology. In 1960, the University of Lyon was divided into 2 educational institutions: the University of Lyon I and the University of Lyon II.

The University of Lyon is among the Top 20 universities in France and the 400 best universities in the world in terms of the quality of education.

  1. Claude Bernard University of Lyon I is one of the top ten French universities. The university is named after the famous French medical endocrinologist.
  2. The Lyon Brothers University of Lyon II is the largest university in Lyon with the number of students, where about 30 thousand people study. The educational institution is named after the famous brothers who presented the world of cinema.

At the University of Lyon I Claude Bernard, applicants can receive education in the following specialties:

  • Tropical Disease Medicine
  • Social medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Audiophonology
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Industrial Pharmacology
  • Medical genetics
  • Natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, biodynamics, psycho-pedagogy, nuclear physics, etc.).

At the University of Lyon II named after the Lumiere brothers, the following specialties are available for training:

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • History and Geography
  • Tourism
  • Art history
  • French
  • Control
  • Right
  • Political science.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Lyon

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  • Duration of study: 3 years
  • Language: French.
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  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Language: French.

In addition, continuing education courses and a continuing education system are available.


  • The teaching staff, consisting of 2,000 people, including academics, Nobel laureates, doctors of sciences
  • Availability of continuing education programs and continuing education courses
  • Honorary Doctors of the University include Russian Scientists
  • Training programs are designed in accordance with all modern requirements.
  • Quality vocational training for students
  • Students from 125 countries study at the university.

Equipment University of Lyon

Students of an educational institution can conduct research in:

  • Institute of Technology
  • Astronomical Observatory
  • Institute of Finance
  • Graduate School of Chemistry
  • Marine Biological Station
  • Research Center of Mathematics and Physics.

For high-quality self-education of students on the territory of both universities, there are 7 libraries in which you can find rare publications and documents, textbooks from the time of the founding of the educational institution, periodicals, etc.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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