Lyon, the place to succeed in your studies
Deciding where to study is an important strategic choice. Lyon has many clear advantages to offer with its internationally renowned schools backed by strong business clusters. The many students in Lyon recognize this: a total of 150 000 students, 12% of them from overseas. A well-recognized high quality of life and a rich fabric of cultural activities with more than 9 200 associations further strengthen the appeal of the city!
Lyon, a great place to live
Lyon extends a special welcome to foreign students by offering them services adapted to their needs: welcoming structures, information, help to find accommodation etc.
The 1 500 corporate decision makers established in and around Lyon are all potential employers for young Lyon graduates. The chemical, environmental, digital and biotech sectors are particularly well represented in what is the second largest employment pool in France, after Paris. This is clearly an advantage in the search for internships and qualified posts.
Lyon also offers a well-recognized high quality of life. It has all the advantages of a city but maintains a local atmosphere that encourages communication and exchange. Lyon has everything you need to make your studies unforgettable: sporting activities, cultural events, many possibilities for visits, outings and thousands of world-renowned restaurants.
A European city of human dimensions, Lyon is regularly quoted as being one of the best places to live both in France and in Europe.
Classified a UNESCO world Heritage site in 1998, Lyon has a remarkable historical heritage: the Gallo-Roman site on the Fourvière Hill and the Notre Dame Basilica; the Medieval and Renaissance Old Town district; the Croix-Rousse Hill famous for its silk industry heritage; the “Presqu’ile” (meaning peninsula) in the heart of the city; the 19th century shopping district and last but not least, the new Confluence area.
Lyon’s incredible energy and countless activities will amaze you: museums, guided neighborhood walks, gastronomy, shopping, theaters, the opera, monuments, cinemas, parks and many more. Many notable cultural and artistic events take place in Lyon throughout the year: the Festival of Lights, the Biennial of Dance, the “Nuits Sonores” music festival, the Biennial of Modern Art and the “Nuits de Fourvière” music festival.
A connected City
It is just two hours from Paris on the TGV and one hour to the Mediterranean coast and the ski resorts in the Alps. Lyon-Saint Exupery airport makes Lyon easily accessible from all the world’s major cities.