When you have a disability, studying abroad requires more preparation. In this article, you will find the contacts of the differents handicap services of the main students structures in Lyon.

If your handicap requires an adjustment in your school years, you will first have to refer it to the Mission Handicap (the Handicap Service) of the university where you prepare your mobility.

Concerning housing, the CROUS offers appartments designed for disabled people.

Lyon 1 :

04 72 43 14 77

Lyon 2 : 

04 78 77 31 05

Lyon 3 : 

04 78 78 78 01


04 13 38 40 01

Website regarding th student file : http://www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr/

Ressources : https://www.crous-lyon.fr/international/etes-situation-de-handicap/

Contacts of every handicap services of the universities in the Lyon academy.

Disability is not always visible. If you suffer from a chronic illness, mental issues (depression, anxiety, bipolarity…) or dys problems, you also have the right to have a support.

Public transports :

The TCL network is for the most parts accessible for everyone. You can find live info of the network’s accessibility on their website (https://www.tcl.fr/se-deplacer/infos-trafic-accessibilite)

Good to know : All subways stations have disabled access, EXCEPT Croix-Paquet station (mĂ©tro C), which doesn’t have an elevator.

Regarding buses, most of them are accessible : 7 on 10 bus stops are equipped for wheelchairs.

At ESN CosmoLyon, our events are accessible and open to everyone !

Testimony :

Jasmine is in a wheelchair, and she studied for a semester at the Catholic University of Lyon.

“It went well, i lived in a CROUS apartment which had disabled access. University was also accessible in a wheelchair. I took part in a lot of events, and everyone was very inclined to let me participate.
The most important is to begin the organisation of your mobility soon, the worst part being finding a flat.”

Emma Petit

Hello, moi c’est Emma, j’ai dĂ©couvert ESN CosmoLyon dans le cadre de mon service civique. Je passe ma vie au Vieux Lyon ou en promenade avec mon chien ! Au plaisir de vous rencontrer!