The Campus has its own University Library, which covers all the study fields of ESPOL, with more than 400,000 books, accessible especially online thanks to our libraries network. For more information : https://lol.univ-catholille.fr/fr
Library On Line
You need a housing solution for next semester or even during the school year ? The All, namely the Student Service Association offers about 15 students residences both within and close to the campus, depending on your preference.
There are a lot of food options. Our campus offers 7 different cafeterias (self-catering, sit-down restaurants, sandwich shops, …) open for lunch and dinner.
For more information: ALL Catering
You will also be able to meet doctors, psychologists and gynaecologists on campus thanks to the CPSU, the Student Health Center. For more information:
Moreover, the All offers many sports activities, in group (team sports, classes…) or alone (gym). For more information: ALL Sports
You have questions about your career plans? Come visit the Career Centre in the main building of the University. They can help you hunt for a job or internship and advise you on options.
Finally, for students who are seeking for a place of spirituality, prayers and meetings, the Chaplaincy of the University (l’Aumônerie de la Catho) offers daily activities every week (mass, adoration, confessions, debates, conferences and meals) within the chaplaincy building. For more information : Aumonerie Universitaire
Our campus is in the middle of the quartier Vauban. With its 50 hectares of green spaces, it is the greenest district of Lille. The Catholic University is 5 minutes walk from the Citadelle park, the Bois de Boulogne (another park) and the Zoo. We are also 5 minutes away from the Palais Rameau (an historical monument and exhibition place), 10 minutes away from the Fine Arts museam (le Palais des Beaux Arts) and the Opera and 15 minutes away from the TGV and Eursotar train stations (Gare Lille Flandres and Gare Lille Europe)
To move in and around the city, Lille has a considerable transportation system that will facilitate all your trips, thanks to the 2 metro lines, 2 tramway lines, more than 90 bus lines and more than 5,500 V’Lille (self-service bikes). You will find 3 metro stations around the campus, running on both lines (Cormontaigne, Port de Lille and Gambetta) and several V’Lille stations, not mentioning the many bus stations just in front of the ESPOL building.
With more than 100,000 students, Lille is one of the youngest cities in France: 36% of its population is under 25. Morover, in the area around the Catholic University of Lille, the quartier Vauban, one inhabitant out of two is under 25.
As a cultural metropolis, Lille buzzes with artistic activity: Lille Opera, Lille National Orchestra, concert venues, the Ballet du Nord and many museums. In addidtion, Lille has over 20 theatres.
Virtually every evening, the city offers more than 100 different events.
Lille is only 1 hour far from Paris by TGV, 30 minutes from Brussels and 90 minutes from London. The city’s staunchly international outlook is reflected in the organisation of numerous events with an international scope, such as the World Forum, lille3000, the UEFA Europa League and the really famous Braderie de Lille in September that attracts around 3 million people from all around the world each year and dates all the way back to the 12th century!
Listed as a city of Art and History, Lille has preserved many buildings from its past that bear witness to wide-ranging artistic influences from the Middle Ages to 19th-century industrial development. From gothic to classical, Flemish Renaissance and Art Nouveau, its untypical out exciting architecture is a delight for the eyes!