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

No requirements. Do note, however, that undergraduate (licence) programs are taught in French. A sufficient level of French is therefore recommended. 

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

Admitted exchange students who meet the application deadline are guaranteed a place in univeristy housing. International relations staff will ensure that you receive an email with information and password for your online housing application. It is not necessary to contact the housing office directly in order to make an application for student housing.

Exchange student housing application deadlines:

  • in June for students on first semester and full-year exchanges
  • in November for students on second semester exchanges

Once your online housing resquest is complete and received, you will be sent an attestation de logement, which you may need for your visa application. Final housing decisions are generally made the month before your arrival in Grenoble.
Students making late housing requests may be assigned a room if places are still available.

Estimated living costs per month

About €900 per month. See: The cost of living.


Normal study load per term:
in credits: 30 ECTS per semester
in courses: 4 courses (regular courses are worth 7,5 ECTS)

Number of places available

2 places per year of each 10 months.