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ENGR Exchange Global E3: INSA Lyon Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, Lyon (France)

Lyon, France
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English,French

Host Institution
Located on the premises of the Science and Technological Park of la Doua in Villeurbanne, INSA Lyon is ranked among the top universities of Science and Technology in Europe, pluri-disciplinary and international, at the heart of the European Higher Education Area.

Over a 5 year curriculum it trains humanist multi-competent engineers who are both innovative and entrepreneurial. INSA Lyon applies a policy of excellence implemented at all levels. INSA Lyon was the first INSA to be created in 1957 and has always had a strong ambition in terms of social awareness. It graduates over 800 engineers each year in 12 fields of specialisation. International perspective has always been a priority for the establishment which has progressively set up international options such as EURINSA, ASINSA and AMERINSA.

Today INSA Lyon sets a new challenge for itself: consolidate its position as one of the best Technological Higher Education Establishments in Europe. The University places pedagogical innovation at the core of its training programme in order to produce engineers who possess qualities of innovation and entrepreneurship.

INSA Lyon: Institut National des Sciences Apliquees is a member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E3), an exchange program for engineering students with partner universities in 21 countries. Students pay University of Maryland tuition. Visit the Global E3 website at http://globale3.studioabroad.com/ for information on the Global E3 partner universities and application procedures.

Host City
Lyon, a city in France’s historical Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its center reflects 2,000 years of history, with the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), and the modern Confluence district on the Presqu'île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Students studying at INSA Lyon: Institut National des Sciences Apliquees enroll for engineering courses. Review the Global E3 website for details including the availability of courses taught in English and the course options for the various engineering majors. For a listing of course offerings please click here.

Disciplines available:
Biochemistry and Biotechnologies
Bioinformatics and Modelling
Civil Engineering and Urbanism
Electrical Engineering
Energetics and Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology & Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Plasturgy Processes
Mechanical Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering Development

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

[Enter University Name] Credit UMD Credit
__ credit __ credit
__ credit __ credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on ____

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

FOR ENGR: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university. You can also refer to the full list of ENGR course equivalencies.To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide.

FOR UMD: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university.

FOR BMGT: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents by viewing the BMGT course list for this university.


Exchange students can apply for on-campus accommodation. For more information about housing options, please visit the university's website.


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017