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Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Computer Science, Engineering Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):: Bioengineering, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Energy, Environmental, Industrial, Information Technology, Materials, Mechanical
Program Description:

Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study

Global E3: INSA Lyon-Institut National des Sciences Appliquées


What is Global E³?

Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.Check out the Global E3 brochure for INSA Lyon here.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if you:
  • Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
  • Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
  • Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
  • Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English. 

A bit about INSA Lyon:
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, pluridisciplinary 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 program in order to produce engineers who possess qualities of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Courses are available in the following fields:
  • Biochemical 
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science 
  • Mechanical Engineering



Where the Saône and the Rhône meet, Lyon has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Former capital of the Gauls, the city bears witness to 2000 years of continuous history. Its remarkable heritage is enriched with signature buildings by contemporary architects such as: Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava.

The city of Lyon - the second largest in France - numbers 1.2 million inhabitants, with more than 120,000  students. Situated at the heart of Europe, Lyon is steeped in history and culture. It has a rich industrial network which includes many large companies. Its international scope and exceptional cultural environment have made it a powerful centre of communication.

Lyon is easy to get to by car, train, bus or plane. Paris is only two hours from Lyon by train and many  international and high speed trains (TGV) come into the city daily. 49 international and 30 domestic airlines pass through the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport. Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport is also easy to reach, in 2 hours train from the centre of Lyon.

Lyon is also a great university center which attracts considerable numbers of students every year.

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Language of Instruction: French; Some courses are offered in English and to a minor extent, German.

Courses are available in the following fields:

  • 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
Semester Dates:
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
September - January February - June

For more details about the university, courses, academic calendar, accommodations and other important information, please see Global E3's profile of INSA Lyon.

How to apply 
Students apply in two or three phases. First, students apply via Missouri S&T's portal by creating profile and filling out questionnaires and summiting the required documents. Then, students apply to the chosen school via the Global E3 website. Detailed information on the Global E3 application process can be found here. If accepted, the student would complete the post decision materials via Please note that sometimes the host university would also require students to submit an application for the purposes of university processing. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
1 Year (Aug - June) 2019-2020 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA