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Université Lumière Lyon II

Lyon is located in east-central France and is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region. It is the third-largest French city (with a population of approximately 1,783,400), it is a major centre of business and fashion and it has a reputation as being the French capital of gastronomy and having a significant role in the history of cinema. The city is also known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The University of Lyon is a hub for higher education and research and comprises three main campuses and three grand ecoles. Universite Lumiere Lyon II is a 19th-century neoclassical campus, located along the Rhone in central Lyon and boasting some 30,000 students.

Its affiliate, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP), is located next to the Musee de la Resistance in Bron, which is served directly by tram from the city centre. 

Note: Most lectures are at Portes des Alpes at Licence/BA Level, although some "electives" may be taken at Berges du Rhone. IEP students will be near the Berges du Rhone Campus, right in the centre of town.

Eligibility for King's students

Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.

King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.

Estimated living costs

Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.

Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.



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