Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Lyon, France.

Student experiences

Student experiences


General information for exchange students

Course information

Courses taught in English. Please note: All Bachelor's and master's programs in social and human sicences are taught in French.

Welcome guide

Academic calendar

Semester I: September - January
Semester II: January - May

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of C1 (CEFR) in French is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Subject area: Arts & Humanities. Department of Lettres et Arts. Courses taught here include:

History of Art
Literary Studies

Students can only choose courses within the Department of Lettres et Arts.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes (Master only)

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

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Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Accomodation: €200 / €400 for a room on campus (student residences), €400 / €550 € for private housing

Food: around €300 a month. A meal at one of the university restaurants €3.15. A 250 g stick of French bread €0.90 on average.
Rhônexpress Express Tram between Saint-Exupery airport and Lyon city center. Single Ticket: €14.90

Public transport fares (metro, bus): Monthly travelcard: €31.90. 10-ticket book: €14.50

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

3 places per year. 

Additional information


Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!