Study Abroad

IUL welcomes many foreign students and encourages student’s motilities. Exchanges are in university's strategy as they aim to confirm the excellence of its courses. IUL students wishing to go abroad for further study are invited to contact International Relations Office.

Study abroad, To Do list:

To pursue studies abroad requires a good preparation in order to put all the chances on one's side. For this purpose, it is advisable to follow the following steps:

Step 1: Why do I want to leave?

It is important to clearly define the reason for its mobility. Here are some examples of questions you must answer:

  • Why do I want to leave?
  • For which specialty, which university level, in which language?
  • For how long?
  • What financial means do I have?

Step 2: Where to go?

When you have targeted your mobility project, you need to start contacting the institutions that may be hosting you. Here are some examples of questions you must answer:

  • Which country do I want to target?
  • Which universities offer the specialty I wish to follow?
  • Do these universities have agreements with IUL?


Step 3: Prepare a visa application

Depending on your host country, visa procedures are more or less long and more or less complex: it is therefore important to prepare in advance.

For example, for stays longer than 3 months in France, it is mandatory to go through Campus France.

–  Links Campus-France for studies in second and third leave, and the first and second master’s degrees

– Link Campus France for doctoral studies:

Step 4: Prepare your stay

Your arrival in your host country must be prepared at best. Tips: 

  • Find accommodation
  • Learn about the cost of living
  • Etc.

Additional steps:

Find a scholarship: Some organizations offer scholarships, but it is important to note that the majority of these scholarships are awarded on the criterion of excellence. The international relations office can help you find out about the offers.|

Perfecting your languages: Mobility requires a very good level of the language of the host country. To this end, the IUL can offer you a framework for learning and improving languages.