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New academic year 2020: Practical information

International students, PhD students & researchers

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Whether you are already in France, or a newcomer, you will find below all the arrangements that we have been setting up to welcome you the best possible way despite the particular sanitary situation.


FAQ about the new academic year 2020

Do you have questions about the entry conditions into France? The quarantine measures upon arrival? The renewal of your residence permit?

Find your answers in the FAQ for international students & scholars

A "Welcome Pack" to download

Practical guides for students and PhD students, a checklist of your steps to take upon arrival, an info-sheet about your health coverage in France, and also maps of the campuses.

UGA "spécial rentrée 2020" website

Université Grenoble Alpes has created a website entirely dedicated to the start of the academic year for students, where you can find all the information that you need for a good start of this academic year, and know more about the sanitary measures.

On site

Info sessions for new students

Everything you need to know to get settled: visa validation, healthcare system, mandatory insurances, opening of a bank account, etc.
New: ISSO also organizes live webinars throughout September.

See the planning for info sessions, in Grenoble and Valence

Partner’s office

Agents are there to welcome and help you with some of the different online procedures you need to follow upon arrival :
  • Applying for CAF housing allowance
  • Registering with the health insurance
  • Applying for the Visale guarantor
  • Activating your iZly account…
From September 2 to October 23, 2020, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
On the ground floor of the tour Irma, on the St-Martin-d’Hères campus.
10 persons maximum at a time, agents included.
In order to avoid to wait if there were already 10 persons, you can make an appointment online.

Welcome centers in Grenoble and Valence

And all through your stay, multilingual teams are there to inform and help you :

Updated on September 21, 2020

Wearing a face mask

Wearing a face mask is mandatory both inside university buildings AND outside on the Saint-Martin-d’Hères campus, as well as in the city centers of Grenoble and Valence.
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