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IESEG School of Management
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IESEG, 3 rue de la Digue, 59800 Lille, France
4.03 / 5 based on 48 reviews.
IÉSEG is a private institution founded in 1964 a member of the Catholic University of Lille and authorised by the French Ministry of Higher Education & Research to deliver academic qualifications.
The city of Lille is at the strategic cross-roads of Northern Europe with 6 European capitals within a 250 kilometre radius. The high speed train link puts Paris at 55 minutes, London at 2 hours and Brussels at 40 minutes from the traditional capital of Flanders. The University itself is situated in the "quartier Vauban" about twenty minutes walk from the Grande Place.
The school has approximately 550 full time students and about 25 international students, taught by 20 full time facu... Read more

90% of students recommend
48 reviews
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Lille is a great student city in itself but even better is its central location that allows to pick up and travel very easily, with easy access to Paris and Brussels airports. Read Review
cmg05, Canada

48 reviews of IESEG

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by Natalie, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Business Studies, outside-erasmus
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Type of housing: a student residence
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: the same residence
Why? It was small compared to the price but it was very close to school and we had good contact with other students (French+ exchange).
Personal comments:
expensive (370€ a month) but nice
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by clari, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Latina Café, Snooker Palace, Highlander, and Café Oz were popular choices for bars among the international students at IESEG. Le Faso is a great African restaurant in Vieux Lille. And Flam's and 400 Coups are some pretty good restaurants on Rue de Pas near Grand Place.
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by Natalie, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Business Studies, outside-erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
A lot of work! Presentations, group work, papers to write ... you will be busy! But most of the time no exam or only open book exams.

My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Personal comments:
Too much work during the course ...

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by Claudia, York University, Toronto, Canada
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
Granted, I did not succeed the way I wanted to, partly because everyone there spoke English to some degree. I'd say, immerse yourself in the language by whatever means you can if you want to learn.
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by Emily, ,
Business Studies, Masters of International Business program
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other sources of funding:
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Lille is less than three hours away from several metropolitan cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxemborg. There are also numerous charming villages that are worthy of exploration as well. Travelling on the train is inexpensive with the carte 12-25. This is different from the U.s. where everything is so spread out and traveling is quite expensive.
Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Food, Telephone, Overall: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
If you travel with student organizations, it becomes extremely cheap to travel.
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by ANNA, Akademia Ekonomiczna Im. Karola Adamieckiego, Katowice, Poland
Business Studies, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known it is so difficult to find an accomodation for less than one year and that I need a guarantor cause if I am not from th European Union.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
The choice of the courses is very flexible, you can choose intensive courses within International Managemnet Programme, that last one week (usually-pesentation, essey, exam) and you can follow French regular courses (whole semester). The social life is really well organised, a lot of events, group going-outs and so on.Local Frecnch people very friendly.


Costs of living for students from Eastern Europe are very high. Try to apply for carte de sejour as soon as possible cause you need it to receive financial support to your accomodation cost from French government (so-called CAF. Travel - you can travel within the depratment Nord Pas de Calais with reduction card -Grand Ter. International travels- Eurolines or Rayanair
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