Study in Lyon

Lyon: a buzzing city, land of opportunities

Study in Lyon, France

Since the Renaissance, the banks of the two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, that flow through the city, the Fourvière basilica that dominates the city centre, and the Old Lyon, are sights that make Lyon an extremely pleasant place to live in.

Indeed, Lyon is :

  • The 6th largest region in Europe: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
  • France's leading host region for international companies: 900 foreign-owned companies (with more than 50 employees) employing around 165,000 people.
  • A major European university hub, with around 180,000 students. Lyon has been recognised as the best city in France in which to study (Palmarès des villes étudiantes 2018-2019 - L'Etudiant)
  • Lyon, ranked in the top 20 “best cities in the world” – Time out Index 2022

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Key figures for emlyon business school

  • 7th Master in Management worldwide, Financial Times 2023
  • 2nd French business school for employability, Times Higher Education 2024
  • 100% of students employed within 6 months of graduating
  • 53% work in auditing, consulting, finance, banking & insurance

Student life at emlyon business school, France



Support, inclusion and well-being for students are one of emlyon priorities. Our student support services help incoming international students prior their arrival until their departure. We have dedicated resources to help students with accommodation, transportation, financing, bank partners, visa process, health insurance, and counselling during their studies and time on campus. emlyon business school received the “Welcome to France” label awarded by Campus France to French institutions that demonstrate the highest standards in international student support services. This label ensures quality of our support and engagement towards the incoming international students, and is based on the following criteria:


  • The quality and accessibility of information designed for international students
  • Support services (orientation, integration, advising, etc.)
  • Academic programs
  • Housing
  • Campus life

Housing in France

When living in France, you will have to find an apartment on your own.

Searching for accommodation?

Use our dedicated housing platform With our partner Studapart, access hundreds of exclusive offers: studios, flatshares, homestays… and benefit from personalized support throughout your rent!


From applying to booking, take all your steps online on the platform. To get started, click on “Tenant space” and sign up using your school’s login credentials or your personal email address.


Book accommodation online to benefit from the Studapart Guarantee and support from a team of multilingual experts available 6/7d. 


You don’t have a guarantor living in France? Studapart can replace your guarantor over the whole duration of your stay. 


A guarantor is a person bringing financial security and attesting you are creditworthy. It’s difficult to rent a place in France without a French guarantor. In most cases, student residences and landlords require that your guarantor earns income in France.

You can get the Studapart Guarantee directly on the platform and add it to your rental application to find accommodation on the Studapart platform or anywhere else!


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Cost of living in Lyon

Tentative monthly budget in Lyon: around €1,200


  • Rent: €600 (approximately)
  • Transportation: €32.50 (at student price)
  • Food: €300
  • Books, photocopies…: €40
  • Miscellaneous: €100
  • Mobile Phone: prepaid phone cards start at €5*
  • Leisure: €100


*Available in newsstands and supermarkets.


Please note: these are tentative budgets which may be subject to change depending on the type of accommodation you find, the transport card you buy etc.