Services for international students

Alan Guerrero

Julie Pontvianne
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Assistance with visa application

As an international student and depending on your citizenship, you might need to apply for a visa before coming to study at ITECH Lyon and in France. The International Relations Office at ITECH Lyon accompanies each international student with their visa application. We are always available to help our international students and answer every question they might have. For further information regarding the student visa in France, please click here.

Accommodation service

As an international student, finding accommodation and signing a lease can be very complicated if you don’t have a guarantor in France. For this reason, ITECH Lyon offers an accommodation service thanks to the agreement signed between the Lyon Polytechnic Institute and the Crous de Lyon. This agreement enables us to reserve an accommodation in student residences for international students (free mover or exchange programs) enrolling at ITECH Lyon.

To access this service, please contact us as soon as you have confirmed your enrollment.

Welcome Day

Once you’ve arrived in France, you’ll need to take a number of steps to ensure that you settle in smoothly, such as validating your visa, registering for social security, opening a bank account, applying for housing allowance (APL), and so on. That’s why we organize a welcome day for international students, to help them integrate quickly and effectively in France.

Students Welcome Desk

Every year, ComUE Université and its partners offer the Students Welcome Desk service to international students. Thanks to this service, all international students receive information and support throughout the administrative procedures involved in starting the new academic year. They receive help with their residence permit, as well as support services in Lyon and Roanne.

The ComUE Université de Lyon provides them with a number of tools to help them understand and carry out these administrative formalities:

  • A multilingual hotline to advise students and answer all their questions
  • A procedure sheet to have all the information at your fingertips
  • A reception and support area tailored to the needs of international students

Banking partners

ITECH Lyon is partnered with the Écully branch of BNP Paribas. Thanks to this partnership, all our students can get €80 paid into their account when they open it, plus 3 years free service. Moreover, a bank representative is on hand to help you open your account.

Useful information

Why study in Lyon?

Lyon is a cosmopolitan and welcoming student city that never ceases to surprise!

Why study in Lyon?

Lyon is a cosmopolitan and welcoming student city that never ceases to surprise!