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Start of the new academic year for international students: 100% distance administrative procedures and support

On The August 24, 2021

The Université de Lyon and its partners are committed to welcoming and supporting international students from the moment they arrive in Lyon and Saint-Étienne, enabling them to start the academic year on the right foot and helping them settle into the region. All residence permit formalities became fully paperless in 2020.

The Université de Lyon provides a number of tools to help international students better understand, prepare for and anticipate these administrative procedures:

This section describes the procedures to follow depending on each student’s situation:
Residence permits, visas and procedures

FAQ sheet for residence permits and special situations:
Students Welcome Desk FAQ


100% DISTANCE SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN LYON

If you have any questions or need advice on any procedures, please call the SWD multilingual hotline at +33 (0)4 37 28 07 07.
Advisers will be available by phone only, from Monday through Friday, between September 6 and October 29, 2021 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON MEETINGS AT THE UNIVERSITÉ DE LYON SWD OR AT THE PREFECTURE.

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GET HELP AT THE SAINT-ÉTIENNE SITE AND AT THE YOUTH INFORMATION CENTER

The Saint-Étienne Students Welcome Desk will be back from Thursday, August 26 to Thursday, October 7, 2021.

The SWD team will be available at the Youth Information Center (Espace Info Jeune), la Comète, at 7 avenue du président Emile Loubet, 42000 Saint-Étienne, on Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 1 PM and Thursdays from 11 AM to 6:30 PM.
You can also meet with the SWD team at your institution (please contact your institution for more information).