International Academy


The Summer University for International Students in Hauts‑de‑France


Website currently in development


Website currently in development

2020 Pre-University Programmes
2020 France Excellence Summer Schools

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What is the International Academy?

The International Academy is the summer university for international students in Hauts-de-France. It fosters integration and interactive exchange between students worldwide from various disciplines, offering not only exciting teachings but also welcome services, administrative support and insight into educational integration.



We offer quality training in various disciplines. We recruit experienced teachers and researchers from excellent institutions, universities, labs and companies in Hauts-de-France and beyond.

Welcome Services


Sit back and relax, for we provide high-standard welcome services. Depending on your programme, you may get catering, accommodation, transportation or administrative tutoring.


partner universities


hours of training


teachers & tutors overall


programmes all summer long

Ingénierie de services for higher education institutions of the Hauts-de-France region.

Le Monde.

A Frenchie experience… humbly called « the World ».

Pre-University Programmes (PreU)

Pre-university sessions aiming at French language acquisition, cultural adaptation and academic acculturation: General French, Academic French/English for Specific Purposes, Culture and Intercultural Communication

Outlined principles of the PreU programmes

We’ve had 9 sessions of satisfied students since 2012!

We’ll run 3 pre-university programmes next summer… Make your choice!


The Academy.240 programme, which was meant to start on 8th July 2020, has been cancelled due to international mobilities being postponed.

Registrations are open for Academy.120 and Academy.60 on this address:  contact@international‑!

Academy.240 pre-university programme: (cancelled)


  • 240-hour training
  • Dates: 8 July – 26 August 2020 (cancelled)
  • Fees: 2,400 €
  • Registration deadline: 15th May 2020

Academy.120 pre-university programme:


  • 120-hour training
  • Dates: 29 July – 26 August 2020
  • Fees: 1,200 €
  • Registration deadline: 15th June 2020

Academy.60 pre-university programme:


  • 60-hour training
  • Dates: 12 – 26 August 2020
  • Fees: 600 €
  • Registration deadline: 1st July 2020

France Excellence Summer Schools (EeFE)

Specialist Summer Schools: covering specific subjects to learning, discovering and networking into PhD studies in France, taught in English: ½ specialist subjects & guided practical work, training modules to introduction to research, ½ French language and culture

High standard pre-PhD Summer Schools:

– Cutting-edge scientific programmes in specific domains;
– French language and culture programme;
– Inclusive welcome services (accommodation, transportation in France and even every day catering).

Depending on the countries, you may apply for a scholarship.

We’ll run 3 France Excellence Summer Schools next summer… Make your choice!


Due to the global health crisis, no France Excellence Summer School will run in July 2020. However, they will be postponed to 2021 for your utmost pleasure!
In the meantime, feel free to have a peek at our delightful programmes… 😉

For the detailed contents, application process, informations on the fees and potential scholarship offers, please click on the corresponding images below.

Pre-Doctoral France Excellence Summer School on 3D Building for (Peri)Urban Design.

5th-25th July 2020 (postponed!)

Pre-Doctoral France Excellence Summer School on Automatic Control & Electrical Systems.

5th-25th July 2020 (postponed)

Pre-Doctoral France Excellence Summer School on Impact of Food Processing on Human Health.

1st-25th July 2020 (postponed)

The International Academy is partner to the Summer School of the University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV).

Former students are happy and they say it!

The International Acadmy has also run other Summer Schools in the past:

Contact us

We are at your disposal should you need any more information.

Where to find us during the summer?
Hauts-de-France University of Lille

& our partners!
(list available soon)