International welcome office

A shared academic service affiliated to the European service centers Euraxess, ISSO provides support and assistance all year long for international students, PhD students, researchers and their families.


  • Help in finding accommodation
  • Assistance with residence permit and visa administrative procedures
  • Information on the French health system, housing support, insurances, taxes etc.
  • Social events
  • Specific support for families: spouses network, help with schooling

Key figures

In 2016: 

  • 11207 requests answered
  • 1150 accommodation offers for students selected by the institutions
  • 95% of the people surveyed satisfied with service and answers

You are a student

You have chosen to study abroad within or outside of a formal mobility scheme.

Find all information to plan your stay and live in Grenoble or in Savoie.

You are a PhD student

Every year, more than 1,500 international PhD students prepare their doctoral thesis in Grenoble, a fantastic place to succeed during the final step of your academic studies.

You are a professor-researcher

With an active scientific life, excellent laboratories, an exceptional economic environment, and international outlook, Univ. Grenoble Alpes offers a unique setting for your career.