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In Grenoble

International Students & Scholars Office - ISSO, Université Grenoble Alpes

The International Students & Scholars Office aims at facilitating the arrival in Grenoble - and helping with the settling' in process - of international students, doctoral students, and researchers.

The welcome team is there to help you throughout the year, particularly with the following:
  • Searching for suitable accommodation,
  • Steps to take in obtaining and validating your visa and residence permit,
  • Health coverage,
  • Everyday life in Grenoble.

ISSO is a member of the EURAXESS network of service centres, set up by the European Commission. Researchers and PhD students can thus benefit from personalised help with their settling in process.
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International Students & Scholars Office - ISSO

1 025 avenue centrale
Domaine universitaire
38 402 St-Martin-d'Hères
Getting to ISSO

Located at the heart of the campus, ISSO welcomes you Monday to Friday, from 9am till 5pm (6pm in September)
- ISSO’s visas/residence permits dpt: closing at 4pm on Fridays
- ISSO’s scholars accommodation dpt: open Monday to Wednesday noon

For all administrative and practical advice :
For information about students accommodation :
For information about scholars accommodation :

Information on visas / residence permits:
+33 (0)4 56 52 97 89

Information on health insurance, insurances, bank, CAF, taxes, practical matters:
+33 (0)4 76 82 84 90 or +33 (0)4 56 52 97 94

On-campus Prefecture office

By appointment only
Wednesday from 9am to 12noon and 1pm to 4pm.

Welcome desk for students in exile - Colibri
Tour Irma – 51 rue de la Chimie –Saint Martin d’Hères Campus
Office number 9 (on the ground floor)
Tram : B or C – ‘Bibliothèques Universitaires’
Monday : 1pm till 4pm
Tuesday : 12noon till 2pm
Wednesday : 9am till 12noon
Thursday : 1pm till 4pm
+33 (0)4 76 51 46 38


In Valence

International Students & Scholars Office - ISSO, Université Grenoble Alpes

The International Students and Scholars Office aims at facilitating the settling’ in process of international students, doctoral students and researchers in Valence.
Here, you will find information and assistance on how to obtain or renew your residence permit, as well as assistance to help you settle: accommodation, health insurance, CAF (Caisse d’allocations familiales), bank, taxes, practical matters, integration…


Monday : 9:00-12:30 13:30-17:00
Thursday : 9:00-12:30 
Maison de l’Etudiant Drôme-Ardèche
9 place Latour-Maubourg - 26000 Valence
Tuesday : 9:00-12:30 13:30-17:00
Site Briffaut - Grenoble INP - Esisar, Building D, 2nd floor (UK), D204 office
50 Rue Barthélémy de Laffemas - 26000 Valence

Friday : 9:00-12:30
Site Briffaut - DSDA Building 1, first floor, to the left of the library
38 rue Barthélémy de Laffemas - Valence

In Chambéry, Annecy and le Bourget-du-Lac

The Student life and campus service (Service vie étudiante et de campus)

Welcome and information centers to facilitate your integration, help you find the right contacts at university and in the city, for your everyday and community life.


Campus scientifique du Bourget-du-Lac
Ground floor, Building n°17 Hautecombe',
73 376 Le Bourget-du-Lac
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 75 94 15

Domaine universitaire de Jacob-Bellecombette
Building 13 - Bureau 007
B.P 1104
73 011 Chambéry Cedex
Tél.+33 (0)4 79 75 91 35

Domaine universitaire d'Annecy-Le-Vieux
Building H
IUT Annecy
74 942 Annecy
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 09 24 33
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Updated on January 13, 2020

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