Université Lumière - Lyon II is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Lyon, France.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: September – January
Semester II: January - June


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in English is required.
The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

The Université Lumière Lyon 2 is a French-speaking institution. At this time, they do not require any official certificate of French level for exchange students, however incoming exchange students must be sufficiently proficient in French to be able to follow classes and complete coursework. Very few courses are offered in English.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Agreements for Arts and Humanities and Music and Performing arts.

Exchange students are free to choose each class they want from any regular undergraduate programme (L1 to L3) and first-year master’s programme classes (M1). Students may not enrol in professionalizing undergraduate programme classes (L2 & L3 pro), university technical degree programme classes (DUT), in second year master’s classes (M2) or in DU programme classes.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

Arts and Humanities: 3 places per year
Music and Performing: 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 internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.