Campus life

Campus life

The student life at JMU is a central factor in our students' personal development and success.  The campuses are brimming with initiatives by more than 60 student associations, aiming to promote equal opportunities, improve study conditions, provide entertainment, strengthen social ties or create study-related projects. They are fully integrated into the city of Saint-Étienne and Roanne, metropolis on a human scale.

Useful tools

  • The JMU app, to access useful informations and services during your studies and your daily life at JMU (courses planning, online courses, CROUS menus for lunch, student webmail, news...): dowload it on the App Store or Google Play
  • The "Bienvenue at JMU" website (FR) for new students: what to know when you arrive at JMU about your daily life at the University, your digital environment, culture, sport, students associations...
  • The Students Welcome Desk: the Universities Community of Lyon Saint-Étienne welcome and support international students from the moment they arrive in Lyon and Saint-Étienne, in order to start the academic year well settled into the region

Studying well means living well

Because Jean Monnet University understands that studying well means living well, it offers many advantages so students can live life to the full while at university: a rich cultural offer with the Carnet Culture discount booklet, workshops, conferences, events throughout the year, and to round off every academic year, the Fest'U, a major university summer festival which brings thousands of students together every year ! 

This year, discover the FESTIVE: a feast day to discover student life (food, culture, accommodation, budget...), on the 28th of September from 12pm to 7pm in the Tréfilerie park. More information to come!

Also, the Sexual Health Days will take place on each campus on the second half of October. More information to come!

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Saint-Étienne, a city just the right size for personal growth!

Jean Monnet University is located in Saint-Étienne, ideally positioned in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region of South-East France, 3 hours from Paris and 45 minutes from Lyon.  Renowned for its quality of life, Saint-Étienne has earned "UNESCO Creative City of Design" certification, making it one of the most attractive cities in France.

This metropolis on a human scale provides many services to welcome students and help them fit in. It offers a privileged living environment that will make it easy to build your professional network and develop on a personal level. Due to its size and public transport network, Saint-Étienne also makes “city living” and access to all its advantages very easy.

Beyond city living, it also offers direct access to nature. Indeed, you can enjoy a wonderful change of scene just 15 minutes drive from the city centre, or within jogging or mountain biking distance for the more athletic among you. The Pilat and the Forez mountains surrounding it form a wonderful green belt: that’s an ideal place for sport and outdoor pursuits, or just a breath of fresh air!

Jean Monnet University, member of the Universities Community of Lyon Saint-Étienne

Lastly, Jean Monnet University is also a key player in the Saint-Étienne - Lyon metropolitan area. JMU students benefit from this dynamic and all of the cultural and student activities offered by the Universities Community of Lyon Saint-Étienne. Travel between the two cities is easy thanks to a train running every quarter of an hour, with a journey time of 45 minutes.

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