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Support for people affected by the war in Ukraine

The Université de Lyon is committed to supporting all efforts to address the serious political and humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. Several measures are thus implemented with our institutions, in order to allow Ukrainian professors, researchers and students to continue their activity in the best possible conditions: inventory of reception capacities and facilities on site; collection of material support for Ukrainians; rallying of student life and health services in Lyon and Saint-Étienne.
Find out more on our collective commitment


By phone: +33(0)

Information from the Rhône Préfecture

The actions of the Rhône Prefecture relate to the granting of temporary protection, the securing of housing, the restoration and support of "displaced" Ukrainians upon their arrival in the territory. The administrative formalities are taken care of by the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) according to the situation of the people arriving on the site. Rhône Préfecture website (in French, English, Ukrainian and Russian)

Leaflet Temporary protection Ukraine (FR) || Leaflet Temporary protection Ukraine (UKR) || Brochure from the French Government(FR/UKR)

Are you a researcher?
► PAUSE program

Since 2017, the PAUSE program has been supporting researchers forced into exile, and enabling them to continue their work. This emergency fund is granted by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and implemented by the Collège de France. A specific simplified procedure has been deployed to help the Ukrainian university community.
Visit the dedicated website


The French Académie des sciences is establishing a Committee of Scientists for Ukraine (CSU) to welcome, accompany and support the Ukrainian scientific community and their families in their exile, constitute a platform for the exchange of information with the Ukrainian institutions and to support the researchers, & to accompany the educational teams welcoming children from Ukraine in classes in France, with the collaboration of the Foundation La main à la pâte.

Find out more

Are you a student?
► Campus France platform for Ukrainians

Students eligible for temporary protection who wish to join a course in a French higher education establishment can write to Campus France at, specifying their surname, first name, nationality and describing their situation. Campus France will support them in their resumption of studies in France.
Campus France platform and webpage for displaced students from Ukraine


The website gathers all required information for displaced students from Ukraine related to higher education: asking for temporary protection, applying to an higher education institution, obtaining scholarships, etc.

Student website (FR)

Need to learn French?
► French courses for non-native speakers

In Lyon: at Université Lumière Lyon 2
The CIEF specializes in the linguistic and cultural training of a non-French-speaking public. In particular, it offers courses in FLE (French as a foreign language). Visit the website

In Villeurbanne: at INSA Lyon
The French as a Foreign Language Service is attached to the INSA Humanities Center. It offers courses from levels A1 to C1. Visit the website

In Saint-Étienne: at Université Jean Monnet
A team is available to facilitate your integration and support you during your learning of the French language and civilization. Visit the website

Need specific help?
► "Mes aides" web portal by UdL

The Université de Lyon, in partnership with the Académie de Lyon and the Crous de Lyon, lists in a single portal the help, support and useful contacts for all the needs of students in Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Bourg-en-Bresse and Roanne.

Food, managing your budget, housing, taking care of yourself, equipping yourself, getting around, are you looking for useful devices or contacts in these themes? Go to the new dedicated site: (FR only).

Students who are nationals of Ukraine are eligible for assistance schemes.

Visit the website (FR only)

Looking for emergency accommodation?

In Villeurbanne : Reception center for the temporary protection of displaced Ukrainians

• Location: 22 rue Decomberousse, Villeurbanne (accessible via tube, "La Soie" stop + 7-8 min. walk)

• Opening hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, open Monday-Friday. Reception is closed on weekends.

• Coordinated by Forum Réfugiés

• Capacity: 150

Important: civilians wishing to mobilize to offer accommodation can register on the platform