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Doctoral students

Vous êtes étudiant

It’s all set - You're coming to study for your PhD at the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes. Welcome!

Studying abroad is an adventure, and you must have a number of questions on how to prepare for your future stay with us. Look no further - the ISSO team and our international website are here to help!

On the website, you will find:

A downloadable welcome guide

Un guide d’accueil à télécharger

It will give you an overview of the different steps you will need to take, from completing your admission to getting your student card.

Videos to help you prepare for your future stay

Good to know

If you are bringing your family with you, the ISSO office can also help them with the moving process (validating visas, enrolling children in schools, etc.). ISSO has also set up an integration network for spouses, the Spouses’ Network. Go to our Family page for more information.

Good to know

EuraxessThrough our partnership with the EURAXESS France network, doctoral students and researchers can benefit from preferential assistance, such as access to a database of private housing. To take advantage of these services, all you need to do is register (free of charge) to join our database of invited researchers

Once you've arrived


In Grenoble, the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) is at your disposal to answer all of your questions and help you complete the arrival process

Espace d'accueil international ISSO

Accueil Information – Welcome Center
1025 avenue Centrale - Domaine Universitaire
38402 Saint-Martin-d’Hères

Tram B or C –  « Bibliothèques Universitaires » stop
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (6 p.m. in September)

Chambery & Valence

In Chambéry and Annecy, the service of international relations of the USMB helps students prepare for their mobility.

Guichet Unique des Etudiants

In Valence: The Maison de l’Étudiant Drôme-Ardèche  is where you'll find all of the departments and associations dedicated to student life
Maison de l'étudiant Valence

Contact us

You can't find the information you're looking for on our website or in our student guide?
Ask the ISSO team!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Updated on September 28, 2018

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