Student Life

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You have chosen to enrich yourself and gain the experience of living in another country by becoming a student at one of the institutions of higher education making up the Université de Grenoble and you can do this either as part of an exchange programme or as an independent student. UGA’s Website can help you in many ways concerning programs, registrations, extracurricular activities, etc…

You can find on the UGA’s website (Université Grenoble Alpes) all the information for preparing your trip and your stay in Grenoble or in Savoie.

Coming to study at Université Grenoble Alpes

  • Choosing your course program
  • University registration
  • Financing your trip
  • Travelling to Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Checklist

Visa and residence permits

  • The French visas
  • Applying for a residence permit
  • Renewing a residence permit


Health (student)

  • Insurance
  • How the French healthcare system operates
  • Health care
  • Emergency phone numbers

Practical Matters (student)

  • Managing your budget
  • Moving around
  • Eating
  • Learning French
  • Finding a job
  • Keeping in touch
  • Press, radio and TV

Culture and Leisures (student)

  • Sports
  • Out and about’
  • Getting involved in community life
  • Libraries


  • Baby sitting
  • Schooling of children
  • Loisirs