Top reasons to study here

  • It annually welcomes a diversity of profiles among the best Baccalauréat graduates throughout France.
  • It starts with the rich student life on campus, thanks to the action of more than 130 clubs and societies.
  • More than 100 nationalities are represented among our students, who spend five years on our campus studying various engineering courses.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)



  • Created in 1957 by philosopher Gaston Berger and Rector Jean Capelle, INSA Lyon is the oldest and largest of the six schools making up the INSA Group.
  • INSA engineers lead careers built around a logic of high adaptability, a pioneering approach to science and technology, and a strong sense of social responsibility.


INSA Lyon is a leader in science education, as well as a pioneer in terms of its policies concerning accessibility and diversity. INSA Lyon stands out from the crowd. For example, it is one of the few engineering schools that houses a High Level Sports Section (SSHN) recognised by the Ministry for Sport.


With its 23 laboratories, INSA Lyon applies a multi disciplinary scientific policy aimed at excellence in partnership with three other science oriented higher education establishments of the Lyon region (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecole Normale Supérieure-Sciences, Université Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3,  Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne).


The recruitment of teachers - researchers at INSA Lyon: 

  • Higher education : University Professor (PR), Assistant Professor (MCF), Assistant (ASS), Lecturers or Master of language; Temporary employee in Education and Research (ATER), Part Time Associate Professor (PAST).
  • Secondary education: 2nd Level Teachers (PRCE / PRAG): Certified Professor / Accredited Professor.

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Student services

The Student Counselling and Support Service offers a warm welcome with personal advice and support by psychologists for all students throughout their education at INSA Lyon, with the aim of helping them succeed. Individual counselling sessions can be on a regular or as-needed basis depending on the students' preferences, and take place in an understanding, non-judgemental and strictly confidential setting.

Medical services

The Student Health Centre provides medical care, counselling, support and prevention for students who have or develop health problems of any kind whatsoever (physiological or psychological, temporary or permanent disability).

Student Life

Campus life

On the edge of the Lyon-Villeurbanne conurbation, in an area that is rich in open spaces (Tête d'Or park, Feyssine pedestrian area), with an international outlook (International Residence, Interpol Head Quarters), the LyonTech campus (la Doua) benefits from a dense network of communication routes.

Student clubs

INSA Lyon has a tradition of a particularly rich association life on campus LyonTech-La Doua and Oyonnax. Close to a hundred student associations and clubs have been recorded. The establishment offers them direct support providing sixty or so associations with premises, with a total area reserved for association life of about 3,500 m2, including the Student Centre, the departments and the residences.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's great for finding a job in France. For abroad, it's slightly limited.

What to expect in Aerospace Bachelor?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

INSA Lyon is an excellent institution with highly skilled staff. Usually highly demanding, but very enjoyable experience. There are opportunities to learn outside the bare curriculum, which is always welcomed. Furthermore, in this course in particular, there is a real sense of teamwork. A number of projects are done in groups and a real support system is present. Classes...

Great experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm currently studying in the International Bachelor of Insa specialized in Mechanics, Materials and Aerospace. People are from all over the world so you get to discover many different cultures. Third semester takes place in Scotland in the university of Strathclyde. This course is fully taught in English and it gives solid basis in general engineering. You have many...