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European School of Political and Social Sciences (Espol)

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The history of the Catholic University of Lille began in 1875 with its five founding faculties, which have since provided instruction to many generations of students to guide them through social, political and economic changes at regional, national and international levels.


ESPOL's bilingual French-English courses provide an original and innovative platform for teaching political science.The Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees give ESPOL graduates the keys to succeed in an increasingly competitive job market: theoretical knowledge and creativity, professionalism and intellectual curiosity, competences and sense of initiative.European, multilingual and in step with its time, ESPOL provides you with the requisite skill set to successfully enter the job market in Europe and beyond!


  • The ESPOL research centre, ESPOL-LAB is composed of a team of University lecturers-researchers who actively contribute to the development of knowledge in political science. 
  • Their research focuses in particular on questioning contemporary transformations in the political sphere and analysing public decision-making processes.


ESPOL, the European School of Political and Social Sciences, provides interdisciplinary training directed towards political and European careers.


Student services

The Student Union, known as the “BDE” (French for Bureau des Étudiants), represents students in relation to the school administration. The role of the BDE is also to participate in the life of the school, through various initiatives and activities (parties, lectures, travel and leisure, humanitarian actions and so on).

Housing services

You need a housing solution for next semester or even during the school year ? The AEU, namely the Student Service Association offers about 15 students residences within the campus, but also out of it, depending on you wish.

Library services

The Campus has its own University Library, which covers all the study fields of ESPOL, with more than 400,000 books, accessible especially online thanks to our libraries network.

ICT services

  • Every student has access to a Network Digital Library.
  • There are 6 computer rooms in the basement of the academic buildings at 60, Boulevard Vauban. To access to them, bring your student card bearing your personal identification code and password, which are required to open every session.

Medical services

The university support service is developing general medical consultations, gynaecological examinations, nursing healthcare and psychological support in its healthcare centre (CPSU) at the heart of the campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is situated at the heart of the city of Lille. You will find here all the convenient services necessary to you daily activities, your hobbies and many more.

Sports facilities

The AEU offers many sports activities, in group (team sports, classes…) or alone (gym)

Student clubs

ESPOL strongly encourages innovative and vocationally-oriented student initiatives (creating a school newspaper, organisation of round tables on recent political events, training in public speaking, meetings and debates on current topics) by giving students its support to develop their ideas and design their projects.


  • ESPOL has an accreditation of the French Ministry of Higher Education
  • ESPOL delivers ECTS among the EU Higher Education policy

Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

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