International, Student Life, New academic year

International students, this year again the Students Welcome Desk supports you 100% remotely!

From September 5, 2022 to November 30, 2022

Every year at the start of the academic year in September, the Université de Lyon sets up its Students Welcome Desk, a service for welcoming and supporting international students upon their arrival in Lyon and Saint-Étienne. In Lyon, the 2022 edition will be held from September 5 to November 30.

The Université de Lyon and its partners join forces each year to support international students upon their arrival in Lyon and Saint-Étienne, in order to get the university year off to a good start and facilitate their integration into the region.

Since 2020, all procedures relating to visa applications and renewals of residence permits have been fully dematerialized for international students.
This year again, the SWD system is therefore entirely remote to respond to the dematerialization of procedures relating to the residence permit.

Visit the ANEF platform

The dedicated hotline, led by multilingual advisors -
+33 (0)4 37 28 07 07
- is open from September 5 to November 30, 2022, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM without interruption.

You are facing a complex situation upon arrival and need hands-on help:

The Students Welcome Desk offers individual meetings for students who need specific support - by appointment only. To benefit from it, just contact our team of advisers via our hotline to make an appointment!


To find out more on the steps you need to complete:
Visit our dedicated SWD web portal

For questions regarding specific situations:
Consult our F.A.Q

The SWD in Saint-Étienne

The Students Welcome Desk is also in Saint-Étienne!
Meet the dedicated team from August 25, to October 6, 2022, duty period in September only, Tuesdays from 9 AM to 1 PM and Thursdays from 1 PM to 5 PM.
→ More information on the dedicated Facebook page