About SCAN

The SCAN section (namely SCiences en ANglais), is an international section at INSA Lyon. It covers the first two years of the Preparatory level (see About INSA page). SCAN offers a solid grounding in general scientific and technical education allowing the students to join, afterwards, one three-year graduate course to finally obtain the internationally recognized INSA MSc in Engineering diploma.

As a Science and English section, SCAN adds the intercultural experience to the scientific excellence provided at INSA Lyon. Indeed, SCAN students are both English-speaking foreign students and French students who have acquired an very good level in the language during high school. The intercultural experience is made possible by the SCAN life and events : integration weekends, trips, SCAN options … or even BBQs are the perfect recipe to benefit from this intercultural mix.

This international program welcomes three groups of 25 students each year. About 80% of the lessons are taught in English and 20% in French. French speakers can study another foreign language among Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.