Average budget for one of our engineering students

To assist you in preparing your time at Centrale Lyon, we present you with some guidelines to give you an idea of the budget required.

Please, note that for international students coming within the framework of an international exchange agreement, fees may can be different (ask the International Relations Service).

Cost of the rentrée for the 2016/2017 academic year (indicative only)


DescriptionWithout a scholarshipScholarship holder
Enrolment fee for general Engineering courses (set by the Ministry) - please contact the Ecole for Master's.610 €0
Sécurité Sociale217 €0
Fees for additional benefits1 and preventative health care75,10 €75,10 €
Total for enrolment902,10 €75,10 €

Depending on activities, an overview of the participation to student life and various living costs

DescriptionWith or without a scholarship
Annual contribution to the Association des Élèves de Centrale Lyon (AEECL) 2016-2017164 €
Annual contribution to USE ECL (sportive association) 2016-1781 €
Enrolment for the induction week-end (Week-End d'Intégration - WEI) 2016-17130 €
Information Technology and Internet fees: ECLAIR (to access the Internet from the student rooms)16 €
Fees for printing polycopiés (course notes) (SDEC)* (estimation)100 €
Life membership to the Centraliens de Lyon association (Alumni) - only for news students arriving in 20171 800 €

* All printing of course notes is done by the Service Des Cours (SDEC), which is part of the Association des Élèves of École Centrale de Lyon (AEECL). This fee has been calculated based on the average requirements of a student over the course of a year).

Optional contributions

Mutuelle (complementary health insurance): LMDE (3 rates) / SMERRA (5 rates).

Living costs

DescriptionCost without aids
Accommodation (per month, including the price of telephone and TV outlets)Centrale Lyon residence340 €
ADOMA residence (price revaluation: 01/01/2017)468,08 to 606,88 €
Restaurant universitaire (per meal)3,25 €
Laundry (per load)2,20 €
Transport: bus/métro ticket (student price)1,43 €

Financial aids and resources

To learn more about financial aids and resources accessible to international students, please contact the International relations service.

Financial aids open to everyone

  • Housing aids offered by the CAF (see website)
    • 95 €/month for the Comparat residence
    • 140 €/month for the Adoma residence

1Details of additional benefits fees:

Digital support: 34 € (Secure wireless Internet access (VPN) - Master CD-ROM or a USB containing software programs required for use while at the School (Firefox, Thunderbird, Open Office) and unlimited access to scientific software resources – All loans of IT material)

Socio-cultural support: 22 € (Individual research support - Additional foreign language support - Conferences)

Well-being and personal development support: 14 € (Psychological counselling – Stress management workshops – Communication workshops)

2 Does not include the first month in a residence and optional contributions.