Estimating Costs

Tuition Fees

ISA Lille’s tuition fees for 2018-2019 are € 6,500 per year.

This amount does NOT include living expenses, accommodation, additional administrative, equipment or organizational fees relating to particular programs. To help students prepare, we have provided an estimated budget based on the average experience of our international students.

As each student is different, the table below is for information purposes only and does not guarantee the real cost of living in Lille.

Estimated Student Budget – ISA Lille


Monthly rent

350-500 €

Monthly Living Expenses




0 € to 45 €

Personal expenses

50 €

Some expenses are to be paid once for the whole year, no matter how long the students stay:

Annual One-Time Expenses

French National Health insurance (Sécurité Sociale), required for non European students

217 €

Health insurance (complementary insurance) – OPTIONAL

100 €

Personal liability insurance

20 €

OMI fiscal stamp for the resident permit (for non-European students)

79 €

Other (visa application fees, etc…)

100 €

Books and equipment

180 €

Extra fees if housed in an AEU residence hall

Accommodation booking fees

235 €

Accommodation security deposit (refunded at the end of the stay)

1 month rent

Accommodation tax

96 €

Accommodation insurance

45 € to 60 €

Financial Aid

International Student Scholarships

The French government offers many scholarship opportunities for international students. Check Campus Bourse for a list of grants, or contact your local Campus France office for more information. Many of these grants have early deadlines, so get informed as soon as possible.

Some examples of our students’ scholarships:

You may also check for funding opportunities with your home country’s Foreign Affairs or Education Ministry.

Some examples:

CAF - French Government Housing Assistance

While living in France, all students may benefit from a monthly housing assistance payment which varies according to each student’s situation. This benefit is paid by CAF (Caisse des Allocations Familiales) and students can only apply once they arrive in Lille. We will provide guidance and assistance to students interested in applying for this program. More information is available on the CAF website.

Interest-Free Loans

ISA’s Alumni Association and Board of Directors has set up a fund for an interest-free loan open to all ISA engineering students, at both the Undergraduate and Graduate level. This loan is based on the solidarity and generosity of our alumni.

This interest-free loan, up to € 1,000 per year, is repayable in the three years following graduation. This loan is granted following a case-by-case administrative decision based on financial  and academic criteria. Students who are enrolled and have already begun their studies at ISA Lille may apply at the beginning of the academic year.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, this scholarship will be awarded in October 2018 to select students who have been studying at ISA Lille for at least one year.

Contact :

Vincent Bufquin
Tél : 03 28 38 48 11
Email :

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Students who show outstanding academic achievement during their studies at ISA Lille may be eligible for a scholarship. The amount and duration of these scholarships varies and is based on income. Students will be informed of these opportunities during the academic year.

Student Jobs & Paid Internships

European students and international students with a titre de séjour étudiant are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week, giving students the opportunity to earn money while studying.

In addition, all students doing an internship in France for 2 months or more must be paid a minimum of €551.25 per month(conditions may apply), giving students the possibility to save money during their internship periods.

International Mobility Grants

ISA Lille students who choose to study abroad or complete an internship period outside of France may be eligible for one of several international mobility grants. Contact the International Relations Office for more information.