Master’s students

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  • Master’s level exchange students

If you are an international student and your university insists that you must study at Master’s level, please read this carefully.

We run a number of MA programmes called « parcours ». Most only run in the fall semester (most students complete an internship in the spring). The ECTS for each class are indicated in the « programme » tab for each parcours

Only programmes available in Spring semester:

MMO (Middle Eastern and Mediterranean studies) 4th year (French taught)

GE (European Governance) 4th year (English taught) 18 ECTS (Jan-Feb) and 12 ECTS internship from March

Our master’s have a restricted number of spaces, so if you wish to study at graduate level, you (or your supervisor) must contact to formulate your request.  Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis as some Master’s programmes (GE…) are rapidly oversubscribed.

For the « parcours » Gouvernance Européenne, only the 4th year of the program is open to exchange students.

If you have very good level French (B2+), to avoid schedule clashes, you should join one year group (A4 or A5) of ONE Master’s programme (choose here  You will earn 30 ECTS if you complete the whole semester of study.  A sport option is possible (choose an FP – ungraded module), if it fits with your schedule.

If you DO NOT have very good level French, we have ONE Master’s programme taught in English: MA in European studies “master GE” (between 20-30 ECTS per semester).  To join it, you must have good knowledge of European law, economics, politics and excellent English (if this is not the case, you must join the undergraduate international tracks). A sport option is possible (choose an FP – ungraded module), if it fits with your schedule.

NB To avoid schedule clashes, you must not mix 2 different master’sprogrammes and not mix undergraduate and graduate level classes.


Example (indicative) term dates:

Master Gouvernance Européenne (in English or French)
1st year (A4):
Fall semester – mid-September – before Xmas
Spring semester – second week of January-end of February, then internship     
2nd year (A5):

Fall semester – mid-September – before Xmas
Spring semester – internship


Master PPOI
1st year (A4): end of September – February then internship
2nd year (A5): end of September – mid-January (internship in spring semester)


Master MMO
1st year (A4):
Fall semester: end of September – before Xmas
Spring semester: February after winter break – May
2nd year (A5):

Fall semester – last week of September – before Xmas

Spring semester – internship


Also, although term dates are a bit different for MA students, we do encourage you to join all the integration activities in September and/or January with the other international and French students.  Please contact  if you wish to do so.

DPC: The Master’s programme DPC is not open to international students as it is specific to French local and regional policy-making.


You will not be able to view course syllabuses until the start of term.

Admission Procedure (only for exchange students)

  • Your home institution selects and nominates you to Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA
  • As soon as your university informs us of your nomination, we will send you an e-mail about the online application procedure.
  • The application procedure : you will have to fill out the online registration form and to upload the documents listed in the application procedure to validate your registration
  • You need to have B2 in either French or English
  • You pay your tuition fees to your home university.
  • The stay is either for a whole year or for a semester (September to January or January to June).
  • The grades obtained at Sciences Po Grenoble – UGA will be sent by email to you and your university at the end of February or end of June by our IR office
  • For free movers admission procedure is here

Master’s students are welcome to join the undergraduate integration week of activities starting at the beginning of September each year.  To do so, please make a request to  Be aware that some of the study information provided in the initial welcome meeting will not pertain to you.  Your information will be provided by your masters coordinator in a meeting around mid-September.