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2020–2021 international mobility

These FAQs apply from November 2020 onwards. They will be revised depending how the public health crisis unfolds.

International students hosted at the University of Lille

In order to best prepare your arrival / return to Lille, we invite you to read the information relating to the conditions of entry, stay and movement in France:

https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A13995?lang=en

https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A14593?lang=en

In addition, we strongly advise you to do a PCR test before your departure in order to avoid a mandatory quarantine on your arrival in France. The quarantine to take place in a hotel designated by the state.

Students of the University of Lille in international mobility

Outgoing mobility depends on the opening of French borders. In case of closure of the French borders, mobility could not take place.

Please note: According to the new directives of the French government (01/14/2021): any international travel - from abroad to France and from France to abroad - is totally and strictly not recommended until further notice  (https: //www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/informations-pratiques/article/coronavirus-covid-19-14-janvier-2021

Lockdown and teaching continuity

The government’s decision to go back into lockdown on 29 October and the current public health crisis have forced us to change the way we host people.

All classes are being held remotely. Only classes in laboratories and others that require the handling of equipment are taking place in person, with respect for social distancing and masks made obligatory. (list of classes held in person)

Exams may take place remotely or in person, with respect for the necessary precautions.

The University’s libraries, computer rooms and administrative services remain accessible to students on an appointment basis, with respect for social distancing and masks made obligatory. Catering facilities are providing a takeaway service.

Mobility in Europe

“Europe” means the 27 EU member states, member states of the Schengen area that are not members of the EU (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein) and the United Kingdom.¹ A student’s nationality is not a criterion, for example a non-European student registered at the University of Lille can take part in a mobility scheme as part of the Erasmus programme.


¹The United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. It is nonetheless still bound by many European treaties until such time as the Brexit agreement has been signed and ratified. It is therefore still considered part of Europe for the year 2020, but the situation might change between now and the end of the year. You will find information, updated in real time, at the following address:

uk.ambafrance.org/COVID-19-Conditions-de-deplacement-entre-la-France-et-le-Royaume-Uni-28925

The University of Lille authorises outgoing study mobility trips and traineeships in Europe if they are accepted by the partner university/organization, whether in person or remotely.

In the event that a mobility trip is cancelled by a partner university, it is possible to postpone it subject to the approval of the pedagogic coordinator and the options made available by the partner university.

NB: Don’t forget to register on Ariane to facilitate communication with the French embassy in the country of your mobility trip.

The University authorises outgoing mobility trips for PhD students in Europe if the host institute will accept them, whether in person or remotely.

The University of Lille will continue to host students/PhD students on study mobility trips and traineeships coming from other countries in Europe.

For healthcare mobility trips, hosting students/PhD students is subject to approval by the relevant faculty where hospital training is planned, in cooperation with the CHU de Lille. Hosting participants on a traineeship in a healthcare laboratory or hospital service is subject to approval by the relevant faculty, in cooperation with the CHU de Lille.

Mobility outside Europe

The University of Lille is authorising study mobility trips and traineeships outside Europe during the second semester of 2020–21, provided public health regulations are respected and the mobility scheme is accepted by the partner university/host structure, whether in person or remotely.

International students have the option to do their traineeship in their home country, either in person or remotely.

NB: consult the guidelines and the list of low-risk countries (available at the end of the FAQs)

The University is authorising outgoing mobility trips for PhD students if the mobility scheme is accepted by the partner university/host structure, whether in person or remotely, and provided public health regulations are respected.

NB: consult the guidelines and the list of low-risk countries (available at the end of the FAQs)

Where possible, the University of Lille will continue to host students on study mobility trips coming from countries outside Europe.

For healthcare mobility trips, hosting students/PhD students is subject to approval by the relevant faculty/laboratory where hospital training or a traineeship is planned, in cooperation with the CHU de Lille.

The additional expenses incurred during the mobility trip (test, mandatory quarantine, etc.) will be neither arranged nor covered by the University of Lille.

Additional mobility costs

Will the University of Lille cover the additional costs incurred during the mobility trip as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

In the event that the destination country has put in place or may be required to put in place measures governing entry onto national soil that result in additional costs (tests, mandatory quarantine, etc.), these costs must be borne by the student, who is also required to obtain up-to-date information about the procedure to follow and steps to take.

If a mobility trip is cancelled or interrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the costs of repatriation and/or terminating the mobility trip, as well as medical expenses, must be borne by the student.

The additional expenses incurred during the mobility trip (test, mandatory quarantine, etc.) will be neither arranged nor covered by the University of Lille.

Recommendations while preparing for a mobility trip

  • Look for good health insurance that covers medical costs abroad
  • Buy plane tickets that can be exchanged or reimbursed
  • Keep informed and respect the rules of entry and residency in your destination country (tests, mandatory quarantine, etc.)
  • Mandatory registration on ARIANE





List of countries authorised/not recommended outside Europe

The list below may be modified or subject to last-minute changes, depending how the public health conditions in each country evolve.

REMINDER: Study mobility trips and traineeships are only authorised in countries or parts of countries marked as green or yellow zones; mobility trips to countries or parts of countries marked as orange or red zones are not authorised:

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination

EUROPE

(Non-EU)

AMERICAS

AFRICA

AFRICA (cont.)

ASIA

OCEANIA

Albania

Bolivia

Cameroon

Tanzania

china

Australia

Serbia

Nicaragua

Ivory Coast

Mozambique

South Korea

New Zealand

North Macedonia

Uruguay

Ghana

Sierra Leone

Japan

Papua New Guinea

Moldova

Surinam

Mauritania

Liberia

Taiwan

 

Russia

 

Benin

Angola

Kazakhstan

 

Ukraine

 

Togo

Gambia

Kyrgyzstan

 

Georgia

 

Gabon

Zimbabwe

Thailand

 

 

 

Guinea

Kenya

Indonesia

 

 

 

Guinea Bissau

Zambia

Vietnam

 

 

 

Uganda

Rwanda

Laos

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia

 

 

 

 

 

Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

 

Tajikistan

 

 

 

 

 

Turkmenistan

 

The University of Lille is currently advising against mobility trips to all other countries, considered “high-risk”.

This list of countries is subject to changes depending how the public health crisis unfolds.