Student Welcome Desk : a reception area for foreign students


For three months every year from September to November, the University of Lyon offers a reception area for foreign students to help them with various official procedures and with their integration.

A multilingual team welcomes students and provides them with information and advice to ensure that their arrival in France and their university studies get off to a good start.


  • Renewing residence permits
  • OFII file (French Office for Immigration and Integration)
  • Health: social security, private insurance, nutrition, etc.
  • Accommodation: finding an apartment, tenants’ rights, housing assistance, etc.
  • Transport
  • Culture
  • Jobs & entrepreneurship
  • Sport
In parallel and throughout the academic year, the Student Welcome Desk organises friendly and themed “Meet & Greet” cycles. Held during the day or after work, they help students to meet, to exchange with people involved in student life and to successfully integrate in the city.