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Doctoral students

It’s all set - You're coming to study for your PhD at 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.). Go to our Family page for more information.

Good to know - Guest Researchers Database

EuraxessThrough our partnership with the EURAXESS France network, doctoral students and researchers can benefit from personalized 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 our Guest Researchers Database

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.


In Valence: ISSO Valence is located in the Maison de l’Étudiant Drôme-Ardèchewhere 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 July 31, 2020

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