(Last Updated On: February 26, 2019)
SAO Programme Code FR6
SAO Programme Type G2*
Programme Period ESP1: 27 May to 26 June 2019
ESP2: 28 June to 26 July 2019
U Macau Application Deadline 15 February 2019
Quota No Limit
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(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
Courses Pick one elective for Morning session and one elective for afternoon session.

Morning Electives:
– French Language and Culture*
– Project Management for Everyone
– Comparative Law

Afternoon Electives:
– Liberal Arts
– Business
– Communication
– Engineering and Science
– Health
– Law

Programme Fee  

Cost of the ESP package: EUR2,950


  • Tuition fees: EUR1,400
  • Hospitality package: EUR1,250
  • Administration fees: EUR300

*10% discount for UM nominated students is upon confirmation of the host university

Brochure Link

*SAO reserves the right to change the programme type/amount of sponsorship based on the actual expenses spent during the trip.

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 3

Visa Application (Hong Kong)
– Procedure of the application: 2
– The length of the application: 3.3
– The attitude of the staff in consulate/embassy: 3

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 2.5
– Payment of programme fee: 3.3
– Course arrangement: 3.5
– Airport pick up service:  Yes and reservation required
– Buddies: Yes
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3

I took two courses which were “Intensive French” and “International Teamwork and Communication”. The class size was small and we had 10 students in one class. I appreciated the small classes because we got more chance to talk to the lecturer. This was especially good for a language class as we were able to practice our speaking skills.

The classes began at 9:00 and ended in 16:00. We have one hour’s lunch break during 12:00 to 13:00.

Accommodation (Off-campus)
– The price: 3
– The location: 3
– The cleanliness: 3.5
– The Facilities: 3.3
– The attitude of staff: 3.3

1. The apartment that I lived in was comfortable and just fifteen minutes to school, the building is near a big supermarket, a church (every day I could hear the sound came from the church) and a traditional market that only opens at Sunday morning. We can find many special goods and cheaper food in this traditional market. This apartment is a single room, I needed to cook, clean, and wash the cloths by myself. It was a good experience to let me take care my daily life independently!

2. The staff here picked us in the train station. The dormitory is near a subway station named Gambetta, it takes 15-minute-walk to go to school. You would be able to rent a shared bike in Lille. It costs 1 euro per day. My room is comfortable, it’s a single room with a bathroom and a kitchen. It also offered tableware, bedding, etc. What’s more, there was a supermarket named Carrefour next to the dorm. We can buy everything we want in it.

– The price: 3
– The taste: 3

University canteen will offer meals in noon, but they didn’t offer dinner, we needed to eat outside or cook ourselves.

Other comments:
The sceneries are beautiful and the professors are passionate. The museums and churches there impressed me a lot.