Université Catholique de Lille: Lille European Summer Program (ESP)

The European Summer Program is a four-week academic course for international students who want to discover France and Europe. It has taken place in June and July every year since 2001, in Lille, in the north of France, welcoming students (and instructors) from around the world to the Université Catholique de Lille, at the heart of Europe.


A true academic experience at the heart of Europe

UCL ESP 2018 9The LILLE European Summer Program (ESP) is your chance to experience French culture firsthand and be part of an international, multicultural student community. Our LILLE ESP is tailored to suit your objectives and challenges, while balancing educational and social activities. Students can choose from a large variety of electives, most including an important Intercultural Communication component.

Whatever options you choose, get ready for an academic challenge and a human experience thanks to interactive and diversified teaching methods, hands-on activities and site visits.

We’ve got you covered! The program has been designed as a full package including a large variety of academic courses, accommodation, meal and transportation passes, extra-curricular activities, and 24/7 personalized assistance and support.

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ESP 1: 24 May to 22 June 2018 // ESP2: 25 June to 21 July 2018

Arts, Business, Social and Health Sciences (link)
88 hours / 10 ECTS Credits
Intensive French (beginner to advanced– 16 students max. per group)
One elective taught in English

Check our online listing and pick your elective from a wide range of subject areas such as Sustainability, Communication, Spirituality, French Cinema, European studies, or Nursing

Science and Engineering (link)
Intensive French 48 hours / 4 ECTS Credits
Elective taught in English - 40 hours / 3 ECTS Credits

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ESP1 electives
Intensive French (beginner to advanced– 16 students max. per group)
Project Management for Everyone
Molecular Biology
Introduction to Renewable Energies: A Focus on Solar Energy
French Gastronomy and Food Science

ESP2 electives
Intensive French (beginner to advanced– 16 students max. per group)
Project Management for Everyone
Current Practices in Renewable Energy
Mathematical Tools for the Digital Age
Health and medical engineering

French Only Program (link)
88 hours / 10 ECTS credits
Open to students with a French Level from A2- to B2+.
Intensive French (group levels – 16 students max. per group)
One elective taught in French
Check our online listing of electives

European and International Law (link)

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ESP1: Transatlantic Summer School in Comparative US/EU Law

Undergraduate level - 86 hours – 10 ECTS credits
Intensive French (beginner to advanced – 16 students max. per group)
EU/US Comparative Law
EU/US Business & Human Rights

Graduate Level - 76 hours 12 ECTS credits
EU/US Comparative Law
EU/US Comparative Law on Competition
EU/US Business & Human Rights
EU/US Comparative Law on Contracts and Sales Law

ESP2 : European Union Policy Making
Undergraduate level - 88 hours – 10 ECTS credits
Intensive French (beginner to advanced – 16 students max. per group)
European Integration: Borders in Turmoil

French Conversation (link)
Earn more credits and improve your French language skills!
French Conversation module (15 hours / 2 ECTS credits / 10 students max. per group)
Highly recommended by previous students, and only 125€!
Note: this option is required by some institutions for French course credit transfer.


1 session: 2,950€
10% discount for students from partner universities
Reduced fees for students attending both sessions

In your ESP package: Tuition and administration fees + Accommodation in single rooms in fully equipped residence halls + Orientation program + Meal pass for our cafeteria + Public transportation pass + Access to university facilities + Fieldtrips to Bruges and Brussels + 5 group dinners including an international soirée + Movie nights + Information kit on cultural, sport, and social activities.

Health and Travel Insurance coverage is mandatory. Students under 25 can have coverage through the Université Catholique de Lille. + 75€.

UCL ESP optional visits

Optional fieldtrips and weekends
We want you to make the most of your time in Lille, and have designed a series of fieldtrips and extra-curricular activities that will take you to some of the most emblematic cultural and historic places in France and Europe.

- Visit World War I trenches, battlefields, and memorials on the Western Front (transportation, dinner and museums admission fees) + 75€
- Weekend in Normandy (D-Day Beaches) and Brittany’s famous Mont-Saint-Michel (transportation, 1 night in a hotel, breakfast and dinner) + 250€
- Weekend in Paris (transportation, 1 night in a hotel in a central location, breakfast, boat cruise on the Seine, metro pass) + 200 €
- Amiens and its medieval Cathedral (transportation and guided tour) + 50€

Available in ESP2 only
- Weekend in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (transportation, 1 night in a hostel or in a 4**** hotel and breakfast, access to public transportation) +250€ to +350€

Application Deadline: ESP1: April 1 2018 // ESP 2: May 1 2018 (see website for further details)

Here is the ESP information sheet.

These dates don’t fit your academic schedule? UCLille also offers Short Terms Programs all year long! Make sure to check our LILLE Programs Booklet for further details.




Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // www.univ-catholille.fr/european-summer-program/esp.asp
Université Catholique de Lille, 60 Boulevard Vauban, CS 40109, 59016 Lille Cedex France

For some further impressions about the Lille European Summer Program, please have look at the videos below:

Last modified onTuesday, 05 December 2017 13:12

Additional Info

  • Country: France
  • City: Lille
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Language Courses: French
  • Level: Bachelor, Master, Executive
  • Program Language: English
  • Program start: Thursday, 24 May 2018

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