Getting organized

Getting organized

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This section is entirely dedicated to international students, PhD students and researchers hosted by one of the institutions of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA).
You will find here all the information you need to settle in well and for your everyday life, to help you make the most of your study or research stay at UGA.

In this section

The steps of your stay
Prepare for your stay and settling in, practical guides, ...

Service centers on campus
ISSO, University Health Center, Information and documentation centers, PhD house, ...

Visas and residence permits
Conditions of entry into France, apply for or collect a residence permit, right to work, ...

Advice on finding accommodation, finding a guarantor, settling in procedures, ...

Register for French health insurance, complementary health insurance, home insurance, personal civil liability, ...

Cost of living in France, opening a bank account, taxes, student jobs, financial assistance, ...

Daily life
Seeing a doctor, help and support, learning French, children's schooling, on-campus catering, ...


Infos sessions - ISSO
Because some subjects require more detailed information, the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) of Université Grenoble Alpes organizes information webinars on various topics: accommodation, residence permits, steps to take upon arrival, healthcare, etc.
Consult the programme of information sessions
Support for international researchers
The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is an accredited Euraxess Service Center.
In the context of this accreditation, ISSO offers personalized assistance to UGA international doctoral students and researchers for their settling in process and throughout their stay.
Register to the international researcher support database to benefit from individualized services
Need help? Contact us
International students, PhD students and researchers: the teams at the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) are here to help and guide you with all your administrative procedures and everyday life in Grenoble and Valence.
Contact us or come and meet us