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

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

Humanities and Arts

Courses at Master’s level

Yes (Master only)

Language of instruction


Housing assistance
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

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

3 places per year. 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to