Last updated on 24 nov. 2022
Published on June 19, 2020 Updated on November 24, 2022
The International Students' Office is available on the BDR and PDA campuses (except for exceptional closures) to assist you in the various procedures related to your life in France.
Opening hours
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  • Face-to-face reception on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. To book an appointment, click here.
  • Remotely (by videoconference) on Fridays at the same times. To book an appointment, contact us at
To better prepare your arrival in France:

Language integration modules for international students

As part of the Welcome to France label, the International Relations Department and the International Center for French Studies (CIEF) have produced interactive modules to help international students prepare for their arrival in France.


Whether you are an international exchange student, an individual student, or an international doctoral student, below you will find practical information to help you prepare for your arrival and your studies at the Université Lumière Lyon 2.


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The BEI assists international students throughout their studies in order to facilitate their administrative procedures within the University or when they settle in France.

Help with administrative procedures:
  • Related to university and academic life
  • Related to the settling in France (residence permit, housing, health, etc.)

Assistance according to the special needs of the students on both campuses (BDR and PDA):

➢Erasmus and Study abroad students (Practical information and academic procedures)
To make an appointment with the incoming mobility coordinators, use this link  aff

➢Non-exchange students
Contact us at or use this link aff to make an appointment. 

Alter Ego
Alter Ego's mission is to offer cultural activities to international students and to put them in touch with other students (French and international) in order to facilitate their integration in Lyon and in university life.

A rich and various program of intercultural activities:

  • Operation Binôme (Buddy System) : Matching and follow-up of two (or three) students (French and/or international) in order to create social links and a linguistic support network, for more information, click here 
  • Intercultural exchange workshops offered throughout the year
  • Guided tours of Lyon
  • Day trips to discover cities near Lyon
  • Cultural outings in connection with
  • Lyon's institutions Welcome events: Meetings and welcome parties (only if permitted)
  • Organization of international cafés: lively meetings in a foreign language in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Organization of meetings between French students wishing to go on an exchange program and students who have experienced international exchanges, in order to help them prepare for their stay

Mentoring Center

The International Mentoring Center offers resources for academic success to help international students master the subtleties of French academic language and methodology.


We offer three unique services :

  • Individual tutoring via videoconference to help you with your written and oral expression in the context of your academic work
  • Workshops on academic methodology, independently online and/or in small groups with a tutor via videoconference or in person
  • Individual meetings with our academic coordinator to explain the various French as a Foreign Language (FLE) programs at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and in Lyon

For more information about the International Mentoring Center in French, check out this page.

Contact us
To make an appointment with a BEI advisor, please use the Affluences service.  gdgdgdfg

Contact BEI:

The Office is open for face-to-face receptions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
Remotely (by videoconference) on Fridays. To request an appointment, please contact us at the above email address. 
Help with administrative procedures

For general questions:

04 78 77 31 75 

For specific needs : 
➢Erasmus+ exchange students

➢World exchange students

➢ Non-exchange students
Alter Ego

➢Social integration and cultural activities
06 25 33 14 87

➢Buddy system
International Mentoring Center

➢Academic integration
04 78 77 24 88 or 06 14 38 81 56
How to get to the BEI
On the Porte des Alpes campus:

5 avenue Pierre Mendès-France, 69500 Bron
Maison de l'Étudiant.e (MDE) 1st floor
Office MDE.107

Tram T2, stop: Europe Université
On the Berges du Rhône campus:

5 Rue Chevreul, 69007 Lyon 
Bélénos Building 2nd floor
Office BEL.224

Tram T2, stop: Centre Berthelot
Tram T1, stop: Quai Claude Bernard
Metro D, stop: Guillotière Gabriel Péri 
Metro B, stop: Jean Macé