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).

Attention: many elements have changed at the national level in the registration process (school fees, CVEC, social security...)

Cost of the rentrée for the 2018/2019 academic year (indicative only)


DescriptionWithout a scholarshipScholarship holderInternational Double Degree Students
Enrolment fee for general Engineering students in 1st year2500 €0See home university
Enrolment fee for general Engineering students in 2d and 3d year601 €0See home university
Cotisation Vie Étudiante et Campus (CVEC)90 €00
Specific Fees1200 €100 €200 €
Social security000

* Only international engineering students, admitted by the CEU within the framework of a double-degree exchange agreement between the École Centrale de Lyon and their institution, are concerned.

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) 2018-2019185 €
Annual contribution to USE ECL (sportive association) 2017-1881 €
Enrolment for the induction week-end (Week-End d'Intégration - WEI) 2017-18140 €
Fees for printing polycopiés (course notes) (SDEC)2 (estimation)125 €
Life membership to the Centraliens de Lyon association (Alumni)1 800 €

Living costs

DescriptionCost without aids
Accommodation (per month, including the price of telephone and TV outlets)3Centrale Lyon residence340 €
ADOMA residence (price revaluation: 01/01/2017)468,08 to 612,64 €
Restaurant universitaire (per meal)3,25 €
Laundry (per load)2,20 €
Transport: bus/métro ticket (student price)1,45 €

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)

1 Details of specific fees:

  • Access to sports facilities outside mandatory sports slots.
  • Access to self-service computer rooms.
  • Workshops and complementary personal development activities.
  • Access to the courses on pedagogical platform outside the training followed.

Students enrolled in engineering, master's, research project and research certificate courses are concerned. (For international Master students, this does not apply to those who pay specific fees for this course, nor to those who are covered by a special agreement such as NSE).

2 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. The amounts shown in this table may decrease by a few euros. Please do not provide pre-filled cheques for the re-entry chain.

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