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.

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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)