Here are some of the expenses you may encounter during your stay in France. Planning your budget in advance will help you study with peace of mind. Remember to take variable expenses into account, such as basic furnishings, books, entertainment, etc…
Annual tuition fees
In French public institutions of higher education, the State assumes most of the training fees (an average of €10,000 per student per year).
- €184 per year for a Bachelor's degree
- €256 per year for a Master’s degree
- €391 per year in doctoral studies
Tuition fee exoneration for exchange students enrolled via bilateral agreements, Erasmus, CREPUQ or ORA programs.
Initial one-off costs
When you first begin university life there will be some one-off costs to consider.
|Deposit for accommodation||usually equivalent to one months’ rent|
|Health and medicine service contribution||around €5|
|Insurance (accomodation and third-party liability) valid for the duration of your stay in France (if you don’t have already one)||
|Student health coverage expenses||around €211|
|Stamp ANAEM (stay permit)||€58|
Estimated living costs in Lyon
€200 / €400 for a room on campus (student residences)
€400 / €550 € for private housing
|Food||around €300 a month|
|A meal at one of the university restaurants||€3.15|
|A 250 g stick of French bread||€0.90 on average|
|Rhônexpress Express Tram between Saint-Exupery airport and Lyon city center||
Single Ticket: €14.90
More information on Rhônexpress
|Public transport fares (metro, bus)||
Monthly travelcard: €31.90
More information on TCL website
Housing benefit (CAF)
Students of all nationalities may apply for government housing assistance. Assistance amounts are computed case by case, based on the rental amount and the student's resources. Get more information at your arrival.