Overview

Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III

City: Lyon
Language of instruction: English, French
  • Lyon is a university city with 30+ establishments
  • Jean Moulin is Lyon's youngest university
  • 23 000 students
  • Specializes in Law, Modern Languages and Social Sciences
  • Students may take classes in English or French
  • The English program, SELF, is designed to improve the student's level of proficiency in the French language (featuring classes in Business, Law and Humanities)
  • Historical site of Lyon is home to an exceptional architectural and urban heritage
  • The Rhone-Alps Region is the second economic region in France and is one of the most important economic regions in Europe
  • Rhone-Alps has a remarkable, and protected, natural heritage
  • Contains the following natural sites: the Massif Central to the west, the Rhone valley in the centre, and the Alps to the east.

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Land and Food SystemsLawManagement (UBCO)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Limited course selection in English along with French language instruction through SELF program
  • Students must have at least an B1 level in French for the DEUF program (To determine your level, please self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
    • SELF program is appropriate for French beginners and intermediate (up to a B2 level)
    • DEUF program is appropriate for students with intermediate to advanced French (minimum B1)
  • The LLM program for Law students is in English

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
Information for Law students

Law students have the option of doing either the SELF, DEUF programs or one semester of the International LLM program. The full LLM program is not available to UBC Law students.

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early September to Mid January (regular/DEUF program) OR to Mid December (SELF program)
  • Semester 2: Mid January to End May (regular/DEUF program) OR to End April (SELF program)

Timing

  • SELF program ends in late December allowing term 1 students to return to UBC for January term
  • DEUF Program has Term 1 exams that end in mid-January
  • When applying to Go Global, Commerce students must select Lyon III-COMM and Law students must choose Lyon III-LAW
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

10 or E

Grading scheme

  • Grading in France is on a scale of 0 to 20
  • Each class is graded separately, and a minimum grade of 10 is required to pass a course
  • In addition to the grades obtained in the courses, students receive another grade according to the ECTS:
    • A = Excellent (the highest 10% of a class)
    • B = Very Good (the following 25%)
    • C = Good (the following 30%)
    • D = Satisfactory (the following 25%)
    • E = Sufficient (the last 10% of a class)
    • FX = Fail (passing level not obtained)
    • F = Fail (level considerably below passing)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Please research applicable course restrictions on the Lyon III exchange website
  • SELF Program - Compulsory courses:
    • French as foreign languages: 50 hours 6 credits
    • Introduction to French Culture and Civilization: 20 hours 2 credits
    • Optional courses: 4 courses to be chosen from around 20 courses in business and arts
  • DEUF Program - Compulsory courses:
    • French as a foreign language : 20 hours per semester: 5 credits per semester
    • Introduction to French Culture and Civilization: 10 hours per semester: 3 credits per semester
    • Choice of courses in all faculties: 36 credits including 21 credits in French language

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: French Civilization
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Comparative Literature
Partner course code: 10200001
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-01-16
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Japanese Language and Affaire
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: ECON 2nd
Title: European Economics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ENGL 464
Title: Politics, Society and the Individual in 20th Century Literature
Partner course code: ENGL
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-13
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Introduction to French Culture and Civilization
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-01
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: French Foreign Language B1+
Partner course code: CEUF 09210021
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-10-07
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: French as Foreign Language - SELF B1
Partner course code: SELF 09210024
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-10-07
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Course of Initiation into French Culture
Partner course code: 09230004
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Français Langue Étrangère B2+
Partner course code: FLE
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: FREN 360
Title: Elements of Medieval French
Partner course code: Lettres 09220000
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-06-10
UBC course: FREN 371
Title: What is Literature?
Partner course code: 09300077
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-12-03
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Magisterial Course: Initiation to French Culture
Partner course code: None
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-02-19
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: History of Literature
Partner course code: 09220013
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-12-03
UBC course: FREN 413
Title: 19th Century French Literature
Partner course code: 09350002
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: FREN 4th
Title: Literature, Arts and Culture of the 16th Century
Partner course code: 09230018
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-02-19
UBC course: FREN 4th
Title: Literature, Art, and Culture: Seventeenth Century
Partner course code: 09230020
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: FREN 4th
Title: Culture in moderne and contemporary literature
Partner course code: Lettres 09300007
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-06-10
UBC course: FREN 4th
Title: French Literature: Middle Ages
Partner course code: 09310007
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: FREN 4th
Title: French Literature: Eighteenth Century
Partner course code: 09340014
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: French Environmentalism
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: HIST 331
Title: GILDED AGE AMERICA AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN WORLD
Partner course code: HIST 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: English Literature and Culture
Partner course code: 11110361
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Greece: texts and civilization
Partner course code: 08210108
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Introduction to extra-European worlds: Contemporary Middle-East History
Partner course code: Histoire 22210017
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Controlling the Narrative in the Age of "Alternative Facts"
Partner course code: HIST 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The European Revolutionary Tide since 1789
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: JAPN 3rd
Title: Japanese Grammar
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Japanese
Evaluated date: 2016-12-09
UBC course: POLI 327
Title: European Union:Integration and External Prospectives
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 364
Title: International Organizations
Partner course code: 04210011
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 369
Title: Counter Terrorism
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 369
Title: COUNTER-TERRORISM
Partner course code: POLI-SCI
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 376
Title: Introduction to Human Rights
Partner course code: POLI 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Commercial Law
Partner course code: Law
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Legal Traditions
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Trade Law: Comparative Business Law and the Law of Free Trade
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Paradox and Conflict in European Union Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Globalization
Partner course code: HUMA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Law and International Organizations
Partner course code: 01260049
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Geopolitics: a critical approach
Partner course code: 04210016 3
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Globalization
Partner course code: POLI 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Science: globalization and deregulation
Partner course code: 04210017 POLI
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Trade Law: Comparative Business Law and the Law of Free Trade
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Philosophy of International Relations
Partner course code: 04220000
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Tocqueville and Democracy in the Internet Age
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Relations & The EU: The Neighbourhood and Its Challenges
Partner course code: SELF
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-16
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: European Business Law
Partner course code: Law
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Constitutional Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-25
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Psychosociology of Communication
Partner course code: 71200004
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Organisational behaviour
Partner course code: 601290
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Aspects of Doing Business in Europe
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Marketing In A Flat World
Partner course code: BUSI 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-25

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Legal Methology
Partner course code: DROIT 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: FREN 104
Title: French as a foreign language
Partner course code: FLE
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-03-20
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Introduction to French Culture and Civilization
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-02
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Introduction to the Study of Language
Partner course code: 07000103
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-19
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Language and Text
Partner course code: 11100275
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-19
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Cours initiation a la culture francaise (deuf gratuit) Semester 5
Partner course code: 9230002
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-10-22
UBC course: HIST 1st
Title: Introduction to Medieval History
Partner course code: HIST 1st
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Contemporary Indian Society
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-08
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The European Revolutionary Tide since 1789
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: French History in Film
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-08
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Paradox & Conflict in European Union Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-08
UBC course: POLI 391
Title: Alternative dispute resolution in the UK legal system
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Trade Law: Comparative Business Law and the Law of Free Trade
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-15
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Legal Traditions
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Relations & the EU: The neighbourhood and its challenges
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Concepts of Law in the European Union
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Liberties of the European Union
Partner course code: POLI 02280005
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: European Union: Integration and External Perspectives
Partner course code: SELF 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Politics and the Defense of France
Partner course code: POLI 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Judicial Order of the EU
Partner course code: DROIT 4eme
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: POLI 465
Title: Introduction to French Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: SOCI 450
Title: India and The World
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-11
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Spanish Grammar
Partner course code: 14120001
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Staging the Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth & A Midsummer Night's Dream
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Expression and Comprehension (English)
Partner course code: 11140149
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-19
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: French as a Foreign Language
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-06
UBC course: POLI 313
Title: Globalization
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-22
Management
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Cross Cultural Management
Partner course code: CCM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-09
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: European Marketing
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-23
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Aspects of Doing Business in Europe
Partner course code: 6200633 ADB
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-20
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Cross Cultural Management
Partner course code: 6260011 CCM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-20
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Multinational Business Finance
Partner course code: 06300585 MBF
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-20
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • Using the Campus France website, it is possible to carry out comprehensive multi-criteria searches on the quasi-totality of grants for foreign students and young researchers
  • Candidates are recommended to apply for a grant at least one year before their registration at a French institution

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

HomestayOff-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • The Lyon III International Association can help students to find accommodation for their exchange in a private or public student residence, or with a host family

Information on Accommodation

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