How to apply

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering how to apply to SCAN at INSA de Lyon, and this post is here to help you. First of all, what is SCAN? It’s the most awesome section of all times. Here, you’ll have all your courses dispensed in English; but don’t worry, even if it may fry your brain the first week, you’ll get used to it. The most difficult things to understand are the engineering stuff anyway!

To join the SCAN section in the first year :
For French students, when you apply to INSA de Lyon on Admission Post Bac (now Parcoursup), you have the possibility to choose and rank options for the INSA group. Put SCAN as your one and only wish (you can rank other ones, but it makes your level of awesomeness drop). If you are accepted at INSA, you may receive a mail from Mr Velex, head of SCAN section, telling you to send a motivation letter and a CV, and informing you that he will call you along with Mrs Wegeler to pass an interview of 10 minutes by phone at the beginning of July. And as your English level is over 9000, you’re in! If you’re a foreigner, just email Siobhan, she’ll tell you what to do.

To join the SCAN section in the second year :
As you may know, 25 first-year students are accepted in the SCAN section in the second year. Here is a short summary to let you know how to apply.
All first-year students in the general first cycle may attend a meeting. This meeting will provide general information about studying in SCAN.  First-year students will have the opportunity to speak to SCAN students after the Easter holidays during a short presentation of the SCAN section which will be scheduled in 1st year English classes.
To sign up, students should go to the CIPCnet site to register. (The registration process is normally active as of early May).
Elements which are taken into account in the selection of applicants are: attendance (several non-authorised absences don’t look good), the opinion of the candidate’s English teacher (commitment to speaking English – not your actual level), date at which the candidate registered on CIPCnet (first come, first served); Please note, you do not need to write a letter!


Official webpage
Contacts: Mrs Siobhan Wegeler:
Mr Philippe Velex, Head of SCAN section: