Schedule for the start of the 2023 academic year

  • From 28 August 2023 to 6 October 2023
  • Ecole Centrale de Lyon

International students

The start of the academic year is set on 28 August 2023, with a specific and compulsory physical welcome for international students. A week is dedicated to this before the official arrival of the other students on campus. This week is dedicated to administrative activities organised by the International Relations Development Department, as well as more fun activities organised by the International Office (the school's student association) to introduce you to the campus and its environment, to deal with the administrative formalities required on arrival in France and to get to know each other by sharing common activities.

French students

General engineers, auditors

  • 1st year : Tuesday 5 September 2023
  • 2nd et 3rd years : Monday 4 September 2023

Precise information and timetables will be sent to you by the day before the start of the school year at the latest. It is essential to be on campus from 8:00 in the morning.

Engineers specialisation in Energy

  • 1st year : Wednesday 6 September 2023
  • 2nd year : Monday 4 September 2023
  • 3rd year : Monday 2 October 2023

Masters taught in the Lyon/Ecully campuses

MasterDate de rentrée
Acoustics4 september 
Aerospace Engineering
   Master 125 september 2023
   Master 2 Aerostructures track15 september 2023
   Master 2 Propulsion track 25 september 2023
Chemistry and materials science7 september 2023
Econometrics, statistics

5 september 2023

Electronics, electrical energy, automation

  Automated system engineering4 september 2023
  Electronics and embedded systems7 september 2023
  Electrical engineering4 september 2023
Civil engineering11 september 2023
Industrial engineeringduring week of 4 september
Computer science4 september 2023
Health engineering5 september 2023
Applied mathematics, Statistics5 september 2023
Mechanical engineering
 Biomechanics1st september 2023
 Other tracks4 september 2023

Nanoscale Engineering

14 september 2023

Risks and the environment
  Gouvernance des Risques track11 september 2023
  Water and Wind Engineering track5 september 2023
Public Healthpending
Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Science4 september 

Materials Science and Engineering (BIOSURF)

4 september 

Centrale Digital Lab

Monday 4 September 2023.

Any student who confirmed his or her acceptance at École Centrale de Lyon and who does not show up on the first day of the academic year will be considered to have withdrawn. In the event of a major reason justifying a possible delay, please inform École Centrale Lyon Registrar's Office.