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, ...


  • "Managing your budget" workshops
    From October 24, 2023 to April 16, 2024
    Agglomération grenobloise, Valence
    Managing your student budget doesn't have to be boring! Come and learn how to understand how a budget works, how to manage it better and discover tips and tricks to avoid unpleasant surprises, and maybe even manage to sa...
    Find out more
  • Health insurance on campus in Grenoble
    From February 7, 2024 to June 5, 2024
    Students at Université Grenoble Alpes, the Health Insurance (Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie, or CPAM) is coming to meet you on the St-Martin-d'Hères campus to answer all of your questions!
    Find out more
  • Income tax annual return - 2024
    From April 11, 2024 to May 30, 2024
    International students, PhD students and researchers, you arrived or were already in France in 2023? You should know that a tax return campaign is carried out each year by the French tax authorities. The 2024 tax return ...
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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