A university open to the world

Univ. Grenoble Alpes enjoys a wide network of international partners, with more than 650 academic partnerships in 150 countries, in Africa, South America and Asia, and strategic partnerships in Europe for sustainable innovation, for example with Switzerland and major innovation universities in the UK, Spain and Germany.

Univ. Grenoble Alpes hosts 9,000 international students; almost 50% of PhD students are internationals students, with 180 nationalities present on campus. Thanks to the large European research infrastructures ESRF (synchrotron), ILL (neutrons), EMBL (molecular biology), IRAM (millimetric radioastronomy), EMFL (intense magnetic fields), Grenoble is visited by many researchers from all around the world.

At the heart of the Alps, close to Italy and Switzerland, Grenoble hosts many international companies, which represent 39% of its industrial jobs. Established in the 5th most innovative city in the world (Forbes 2013 rankings), Grenoble startups contribute to the “French Tech in the Alps” brand, supporting the international visibility of digital companies.

International students, PhD students and researchers are supported by the International Students and Scholars Office, which provides a unique entry point for issues related to housing, visas, residence permits, and other aspects of daily life. The Academic Centre for French Studies (Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Françaises) provides language and culture courses to facilitate integration.

Internationalization on campus also benefits from an extensive language training offer of 20 languages, and about 30 degrees taught in a foreign language. These curricula are offered by the pluridisciplinary university Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Sciences Po School of Political Studies Univ. Grenoble Alpes and ENSAG School of Architecture Univ. Grenoble Alpes. Every year, the best students and researchers from all over the world meet to attend international thematic schools, within a unique scientific environment.

Portail d'information des publics internationaux de la Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes

Services for international students and researchers

Want to join this world-class innovation university? You will find here all information related to administrative procedures, as well as tips to make the best of your stay.

International Labs

International Labs

Univ. Grenoble Alpes have a partnership with 28 labs in 14 countries all over the world

Partenariats Internationaux

International partners

Univ. Grenoble Alpes has a long-standing tradition of building, maintaining and enhancing international relations across the globe. Its international partnerships cover 5 continents and total more than 650 partner universities in 150 countries.

Summer Schools

Summer schools


Targeting both an academic and industrial audience, international schools host each year hundreds of researchers and engineers from all over the world, who meet and exchange around the most recent scientific progress.