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The Université Catholique de Lille, also commonly called “La Catho”, was founded in 1875 and is France’s largest private, not-for-profit university with over 34,000 students and 5,000 staff members. More than 2000 study in the Faculty of Management, Economics and Sciences. Our campus is located in a cosmopolitan and green area in the Vauban district in the heart of the city.

The Catho campus represents a unique architectural ensemble, combining neo-Gothic buildings with contemporary constructions.

Located in Rue du Port, the Vauban University Library is accessible to all students and teachers of the FGES and other faculties. Around 400,000 books, periodicals, graduation memoirs, CD-ROMs and DVDs are available on site and on line. The building also counts many dedicated working rooms for students.

Vauban Library – Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 9am – 7:30pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm


ALL is an organisation that focuses on student services at La Catho. ALL accompanies students through five units dedicated to student life: catering, housing, health, social activities and sports.

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Are you an exchange student  or a free mover who will soon be arriving at the FGES/ISEA and need to find accommodation? Do you need help for your visa application or any other task to prepare your departure? LivinFrance and our faculty have joined forces to ensure you the best welcome to France!


CLARIFE is the Language and Intercultural center of Université Catholique de Lille. CLARIFE specializes in language learning with courses in French as a foreign language (FLE) as well as 14 other languages. CLARIFE is an approved Exams Centre for Cambridge Assessment and students are also given the opportunity to attend intensive courses dedicated to preparing for official English certification exams.

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The FGES counts around 40 student associations based in the Village of Associations, a place dedicated to initiative, commitment and creativity. Each year, students create new projects that further enrich the associative network of our faculty.

More about student clubs