Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.

About UCBL

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (UCBL) — public non-profit university. It is located in Villeurbanne, France. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1971 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country. As a part of European University Association (EUA), Coimbra Group, UCBL is actively building the academic environment in France.

According to QS International University Ranking, the institution is among the top-460 in the world.

UCBL conducts scientific activity in several areas. More information can be found on the official site.

LocationVilleurbanne, France
Establishment year1971
International students3,773
Acceptance rate100%

Place in ratings

Rating QS2024#455
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Natural Sciences188
Life Sciences & Medicine199
Engineering & Technology499
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UCBL tuition fees

At UCBL, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. French programs at UCBL start from 205 USD per year. Before admission, you should pass a language exam at least at a B2 level. English programs are about twice as expensive. On the official website of the university, you will find all the relevant information about tuition fees and scholarships.

Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendarSemesters

Bachelor degree at UCBL

Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the results of entrance examinations.

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UCBL campus

The university campus is located within Villeurbanne. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers.


What to do after graduation

It is possible to stay in France for an additional 18 months after graduation. To do this, you need to apply for a graduate visa, which allows you to work without providing an offer from an employer. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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