Grenoble Institute of Technology- Grenoble INP

Program Details

Program Location Grenoble, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20155
Duration 2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
2023-24 Academic Year 08/28/23 to 06/28/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Grenoble Institute of Technology- Grenoble INP

Grenoble Institute of Technology- Grenoble INP:

  • is one of 250 Grandes Écoles, French institutions of higher education specializing in one or two fields
  • offers programs in engineering with research centers for nanotechnologies, energy distribution and renewable energy
  • is highly selective and small student body, approximately 5000 full-time students 
  • has strong links with industry
  • has significant research and development activities

Location: Grenoble, a city of 420,000, offers its inhabitants numerous museums, theaters, libraries and cinemas as well as incomparable sporting possibilities. Ski, snowboard, hiking, mountain-climbing and hang-gliding facilities are located within a half-hour's drive of the city and the area's many lakes allow for popular water sports. Grenoble is a European crossroads located just two hours from Switzerland and Italy and three hours from the Mediterranean.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Grenoble INP is open to engineering majors, but students will take primarily Nuclear Engineering courses. Applicants should be in good standing. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 4 Sem French

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: FR (CLA), SLC (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English, French

Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS (15 Purdue credits)

Students on this program typically complete a designated set of Nuclear Engineering courses and one French language course. 


Residence Halls or private accommodations are available options for students on the Grenoble Institute of Technology program. For more information on housing options for Grenoble exchange students, visit this link.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $250.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $200.00
Books and Supplies $150.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email