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  • Locations: Lyon, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Universite Jean Moulin - Lyon III (FICE: 920422) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, French
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Homestay Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Art, Business Administration, Economics, French, General Business, International Affairs, Law, Political Science Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon III

Studying at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University is choosing a quality education centered on innovative research, in a welcoming environment right in the heart of the historic city of Lyon.
Jean Moulin University is a member of the University of Lyon Association (UdL), which brings together universities and institutions from COMUE: Community of Universities and Institutions (Communauté d’Universités et d’Établissements).

With more than 26,000 students enrolled each year, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University offers a number of degrees (vocational courses, Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs) in the humanities and social sciences. Students can choose from disciplines belonging to our six faculties and schools, including: law, political science, philosophy, management, economy, business administration, languages, literature, information & communication, history and geography-planning. 

Program Location

lyonLyon is the second largest city in France and has a history dating back over more than 20 centuries. Established by the Roman Emperor Augustus in 1BC as the capital city of the Gauls, it rapidly became one of the major economic, military, religious and political centres in France over the following centuries. Its location at the confluence of Rhone and Saone rivers enabled the town to develop major trading activities. As a result Lyon became the birthplace of the French silk industry, producing refined pieces of this precious fabric for the court of Louis XIV.

As for culture, the National Opera, one of the 20 most prestigious ballets in the world, and the Célestins Theatre offer an ambitious programme all year round. Furthermore, the city has museums that exist nowhere else in the world, such as the Lumière Institute, the Fabric Museum, the Lyon History Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and the Puppets of the World Museum.

Year-round concerts, theatre, cinema, events and exhibitions on campus. Various excursions giving students an opportunity to discover the heritage and cultural highlights of the city of Lyon, including the Opera House, the Célestins theatre and the Fine Arts museum etc. These visits are often free of charge, or at drastically reduced prices. Organisation of national events, such as Lire en fête (a literary festival) and Le Printemps des Poètes (a poetry festival). 

ONLYLYON Press Kit.pdf
International Student Welcome Guide

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Lyon offers 2 program/study options ("diplomas") for UGA Exchange Students:

1 - SELF, Program in English:  Study in English in Lyon France.  Students who are not at an advanced level of French take:
--French Language for Foreigners Class (6 ECTS)
--AND Intro to French Culture in English (2 ECTS) 
--PLUS 4 subjects taught in English (business, economics, political science/international relations, law, arts, etc.)   

See SELF information.   
SELF program course descriptions are available in the Study abroad Library and may be downloaded from the Lyon website. 

2 - CEUF & DEUF, Program in French: Students with an advanced level of French proficiency (FREN 3010+) take classes (taught in French) with local Lyon students.
 CEUF & DEUF students enroll in 2 required courese plus enroll with local Lyon 3 students in standard academic courses.  Comparing SELF & DEUF/CEUF

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Min. FREN 1002 for those taking full courses in English
  • Min. FREN 3010 for those seeking to take courses taught in French

Program Dates

2016/2017 Academic Calendar


Exchange students receive Housing assignment assistance from the Association Lyon 3 International.
Private Residences, CROUS student residences and home stays are options.

Additional Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III Accommodations

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Program Reviews:
John Gerard Irwin, Academic Year 2015 Participant
A total cultural immersion. The city has so much to offer and Lyon's location in Europe makes it easy to explore the entire continent.

Jan Andersen Berland, Spring 2018 Participant
Campus always felt very safe. There were guards checking large bags that people brought in and on occasion, there would be police patrolling the grounds. I lived near the campus and the neighborhood was filled with students and young families. Never had any problems on public transit and Lyon as a whole felt very safe on my entire voyage; there were isolated areas of the city that could be considered less safe.

John Gerard Irwin, Academic Year 2015 Participant
You'll have a lot of free time during the semester, but don't forget to study for the final exams!

It was very interesting to learn about a different culture and travel Europe.
     — Kelly Russo, Fall 2016
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