The “Nuit des Étudiants du Monde”

This international evening event is free of charge and welcomes foreign students to the start of the university year. Be sure to attend The “Nuit des Étudiants du Monde” (World Students Night), which is organized each year by Lyon Métropole and its partners!

Info COVID-19

The 2020/2021 "Nuit des étudiants du monde" (World Students Night) did not take place in October 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic context. More information to come about the next edition of the event on LyonCampus website: stay tuned!

A not-to-miss event for back-to-school!

Every year in October, Lyon Métropole and the City of Lyon, in partnership with Villeurbanne, organize a convivial and entertaining event that is free of charge (by invitation) and welcomes international students!

The "NEM"(“Nuit des Étudiants du Monde”, or World Students Night) is:

  • An evening of concerts and dancing

  • A village of student associations to welcome you

  • International games, a photo booth and surprises and gifts to win all night long!

  • There’s room for over 2,000 students at the Transbordeur, the emblematic Lyon Métropole concert hall.

Find out more about the 2019 edition of the “Nuit des Étudiants du Monde” on LyonCampus (french)


The “Nuit des Étudiants du Monde”: a success throughout France

Created at Lyon in 2002, The “Nuit des Étudiants du Monde” is now celebrated in 23 university cities throughout France! Similar welcome events are now organized everywhere in France in cities with the AVUF label.


attendees in 2018



participating student associations



concerts and 2 DJ sets