Les Facultés de l'Université Catholique de Lille strongly encourage their students to be active members of student clubs and societies throughout the year, so as to get to know other enthusiastic student volunteers.

Find out all the ways you can get involved by visiting the student life pages available on each Faculty website.

Make the most of your student life with more than 35 student clubs and societies.

The "Fédé" (Student Federation of the Catho) represents and promotes all the different clubs and societies : 




At the centre of the  Paris-London-Brussels triangle, Lille is a major metropolitan area of the Euroregion, with 2.2 million inhabitants. Its strategic location puts Lille in a position conducive to exchange, creativity and innovation. Its students therefore enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere, encouraging cultural and professional openness.



The influence of Lille, as a financial and administrative region, goes much further than the French Nord Pas de Calais region; its students live at the heart of a dynamic metropolitan area that attracts a huge number of businesses, which are all ready to assist students with their career projects.

Les Facultés de l'Université Catholique de Lille enjoy partnerships with major national and international groups such as Auchan, AG2R la Mondiale, Caisse d’Epargne, Rabot Dutilleul, GDF Suez, etc.


Ranked France’s 4th  best student city in terms of course quality (student numbers, number of higher education courses, proportion of postgraduate students, bachelor degree success rate, best “prep” classes, etc.)1, Lille is one of the largest French cities : in 2014, more than 160,000 young people decided to study here.

1 2013-2014 ‘’ ranking of the best cities to study in


LILLE also provides...

  • A youthful population: 36 % of the population is aged under 25 (youngest population in France).
  • An economy focusing on innovation, a region that hosts competitiveness clusters* in various sectors (transport, plastics, chemicals, health, biotechnology, eco-activity, technical textiles, imagery, etc.)

*A "pôle de compétitivité" (competitiveness cluster) brings together large and small firms, research bodies and educational establishments, all working together in a specific region to develop synergies and cooperative efforts around a shared theme. ("French "pôles de compétitivité". Clusters serving business and job growth.

  • Culture for all : 20 museums, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille (2nd largest museum in France), LAM(museum of modern art), the Louvre-Lens and la Piscine in Roubaix, ONL, Orchestre National de Lille, an internationally renowned symphony orchestra, an opera house, free shows and concerts, music festivals, a wide range of sports clubs, a professional football club, LOSC, and a major international stadium.
  • rich heritage : protected monuments such as the Hospice Comtesse, the Vauban Citadelle, the Vieille Bourse, etc.



Right in the heart of the Campus, at 48 bd Vauban, a gym and fitness room is available to all.
Classes in abs and buttocks toning, body-sculpting, step, jazz, Zumba, etc. are all available !

The sports centres :

  • Vauban sports centre (48 bd Vauban) : gym equipped with cardio training equipment/ fitness classes, weight training, etc. Monday to Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., and Saturday, 7.30 a.m. to noon
  • Salle Norbert Segard (10 rue Colson) : open to sports clubs and schools for team sports.
  • St Martin d’Ennetières-en-Weppes Sports Complex located just outside Lille : covering more than 7 hectares, it has facilities for a huge range of indoor and outdoor sports : football, table tennis, handball, fitness, weight training, boules, rugby, etc. Available to sports clubs from Monday to Friday from 6.30 to 10.30 p.m. Student sports committees may book the complex at the weekend.

Association d’Entraide Universitaire – AEU 47 bd Vauban – (+33) 3 20 15 97 70 –


Les Facultés de l'Université Catholique de Lille pay particular attention to welcoming disabled people and students : accessibility, support, specialised study equipment (braille photocopier), modified conditions for examinations, etc. 

Welcome Mission for the Disabled has been set up to assist disabled students or those requiring special assistance.

Do not hesitate to contact us: (+33) 3 20 13 40 00 –


The store combines a supermarket at low prices for students in need and a place to meet others who defend the principles of sharing, mutual aid and solidarity.

L’AGORAÉ is a solidarity supermarket right at the heart of our campus! It has been helping students to cope with everyday living since 2012. It offers students food and hygiene products at 80-90% below high street prices.

It is also a student meeting place, where you can get to know other students from Monday to Thursday, 11.00 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide range of events are organised to develop student life : cookery workshops, sale of organic food baskets, solidarity events, etc.




The Chapel located at 2 rue Norbert Segard, provides you with an environment for getting to know other students, for discussion and for reflection.

Spend a quiet moment in the St-Albert-Le-Grand Chapel, located at 48 bd Vauban, which is open all day. 

And why not try :

  • The friendly get-together every lunchtime. Bring your packed lunch or just have a coffee… 
  • The “Ch’ti” meal every Thursday lunchtime at 12.30 : simple but fun ! 
  • Every Wednesday at the chaplaincy

7.30 p.m. : Talk
8.00 p.m. : Mass in the St-Albert-Le-Grand Chapel
9.00 p.m. : Meal 

For more information, check out the Facebook page !