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SELF (Study in English in Lyon, France)

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program summary

Nature :
Program delivering a degree
Diplôme d'établissement homologué
Campus location :
Entry level :
Bac + 2
Program duration :
One semester or a year
Accessible as :
Initial Training

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Program overview


Study in English in Lyon, France (SELF)
Objectives of the program :
The SELF program is designed to encourage significant improvement in the student's level of proficiency in the French language, possible fulfilment of home university curriculum requirements and subsequent credit transfer.

Most of the courses are designed from a European or French perspective and emphasis is placed upon international comparison.
Students should be motivated by the international experience of studying in France, even if they do not master the French language (A2 level or below). The program is thus open to all university undergraduates.

Specific Features

The SELF program is a semester program or an annual program.
It usually starts at the end of August / in early January and ends mid-December/end of April

- Spring semester 2016/2017
Arrival in Lyon:
03 January
Program start:
04 January, 2pm, amphitheater O
Mid-term break:
18 February to 26 February
Exam period: 3 to 14 April
Program end: 14 April


At least 2 marks (see syllabi for details)

Exam period:
Spring semester 2016/2017: 03 April to 14 April included

Transcript of records:
Will be available online at the end of January/mid-June

Entry requirements


Admission conditions

Admission criteria:
The SELF program is available to students (exchange/non-exchange) who fulfil the following requirements:

Academic background:
Students should have completed a minimum of two years of university studies ; the academic level of SELF corresponds to upper-division undergraduate level

Level of French:
- The SELF program is designed for students with a basic French level (<A2)
- Students staying for two semesters who arrive with an A2 level in French and have attained a B1 level at the end of the semester are directed towards classes taught in French for the spring semester (DEUF program).

Level of English:
For students enrolled in a university where English is not the official language, one of the official tests listed below is required:
- TOEFL IBT:  overall score of 80 or higher with 20 at least for each section – only the official test will accepted (the local institutional version is not adequate)
- TOEFL ITP: overall score of 560 minimum and 50 at least for each section
- IELTS: overall score of 6,5 and 6 minimum at each section
- TOEIC including speaking, writing, listening and reading test: overall score of 1020
- Cambridge Advanced: A/B
- Cambridge Proficiency: C minimum

NB: The tests listed above must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to the commencement of the program at Lyon 3.

Enrolment procedures

Enrolment fees:
- Exchange students are exempt from enrolment fees

- Non-exchange students: 3,000 euros in 2016/2017 for one semester. They include access to many university facilities and services:
- Libraries and computer rooms
- A wide range of cultural, leisure and entertainment activities 

Additional fees: Social security (if applicable) : around Euros 220
Sports: around Euros 36

Application deadlines for fee-paying students:

  • 15 October for the spring semester.
  • 15 May for the fall semsester.
Application procedure
Exchange students: please revert to your home University

Application for fall semester 2016/2017: please contact sophie.veron@univ-lyon3.fr

Program description

Students can select up to 4 courses on top of French and Civilization

Please note that:
• The number of students in SELF classes is limited
• A minimum of 15 students is required to open a course
• The SELF classes all take place on the "Manufacture Campus" (6 cours Albert Thomas)
• Classes take place from Monday to Friday included

Credits*Except for the annual SELF students in the spring semester: 20 hours
  • The other classes represent 30 contact hours and 6 credits each
  • Number of credits for a full time students: 31 (4 content courses + French + civilization)

The SELF program 2016/2017 includes: - appr.15 hours of French as a Foreign Language (FLE) - 60hrs throughout the semester
- An 8 hour introductory course to Life in France and in Lyon
- Campus visits & library visits
The integration program is free of charge and is totally separate from DEUF orientation course.

  • The regular course offer*:
- French as a Foreign Language (FLE) - Compulsory for all SELF students
- Introduction to French Culture and Civilization - Compulsory for all SELF students

Aspects of Doing Business in Europe - fall semester
Cross Cultural Management - fall + spring semester
CSR & Risks Management - fall semester
Digital Marketing - fall semester
European Economics - fall semester
European Marketing - fall semester
Financial Analysis (IFRS) and Risk Management - spring semester
Global Leadership - spring semester 
Human Resource Management - fall semester
International Finance - fall semester 
Marketing of Innovation - spring semester
New Models of Marketing and Human Resources - spring semester
Responsible Marketing: Surfing the green wave - fall semester

Commercial Law - an English and international analysis- spring semester
Comparative Constitutional Law -fall semester
Comparative Legal Traditions - spring semester
Paradox & Conflict in European Union Law - fall semester
EU Data Protection Law - fall semester 
European Business Law - fall semester
European Union: Integration and European Perspectives - spring semester
International Relations & the EU: The neighbourhood and its challenges - fall semester 
Introduction to Human Rights Law - fall semester
Introduction to Public International Law and the Practice of International Organizations - spring semester
International Trade Law (NAFTA, TAFTA, WTO) - spring semester

Comparative Literature and Post-Colonialism - fall semester
Contemporary Indian Society - fall semester
Deciphering French Capitalism - fall semester
French History in Film - fall semester
India and the World - spring semester
The origins of Globalization- spring semester
Politics,Society and the Individual in 20th Century Literature -fall semester
Shakespeare and the Supernatural - spring semester
The European Revolutionary Tide since 1789 - spring semester

* Subject to change

Provisional timetable for the spring semester 2016/2017





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Last updated: January 10, 2017