Université Grenoble Alpes

Université Grenoble Alpes (France) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Student experiences

No student experiences available yet.

Academic calendar

Academic Year

  • Semester I: beginning of September – January
  • Semester II: mid January – June

French, level B2 (see CEFR).

Areas of study open to exchange students

Geology and Geophysics,

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Most undergraduate courses are taught in French though you will find some undergraduate course offerings in English as well. Master's courses are taught in French or English. See Programmes in English.

Housing assistance

The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) helps students prepare for their stay, assists them upon arrival and throughout their mobility, in Grenoble and Valence: accommodation, immigration policies, practical matters, insurances, etc. On the website, you can download welcome guides and information sheets. Here, you will find the main steps to take to settle in.

Estimated living costs per month
  • Food 200€-300€/month: 3,25€-4,75€ /meal at University restaurant CROUS
  • Phone / Internet : from 2€ to 30€ /month
  • Transportation:
    • Grenoble: <25 years old: Tramway 15€/month (Grenoble metropolitan area); Bike rental: 15€-25€/month (+ deposit) + information video
    • Valence: from €10 to €20/month for a Citéa pass and from €10 to €15 a month for the Libélo bike subscription service
  • Housing: Student residence (CROUS): 200 to 500 €/month
  • In a private residence: 450 to 850 €/month
  • Health insurance and complementary health insurance: around 6 to 40€/month:
  • Civil liability Insurance : about 16-35€ per year

More information: Cost of living - International - Université Grenoble Alpes (univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)


30 ECTS per semester.

Number of places available

2 places per year of each 10 months.