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Université Grenoble Alpes

Program Location Grenoble, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20158
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Université Grenoble Alpes

Grenoble, a university town of about 400,000 located in the French Alps, offers numerous cultural activities with its museums, theatres and cinemas. A former winter olympics site, the region offers incomparable sporting possibilities such as ice skating, snowboarding and snow skiing. The area's many lakes allow the practice of popular water sports in spring and summer. Grenoble is less than two hours from the Swiss and Italian borders and three hours from the Mediterranean Sea. Train service from Grenoble to Paris and other European destinations is excellent.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Purdue undergraduates who have reached at least junior standing by the start of the program
  • completion of at least SIX semesters of college-level French by the time of application
  • academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture
GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 6 Sem French

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Science]

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

This program would be of interest to students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics.

The academic system in France has been one of the toughest for Purdue students. Be prepared! Get as much information as you can about how you can be reasonably successful academically. Get used to the academic system of not having periodic assessments, final grades being determined by one exam at the end of the term; no grade inflation, supplementing course work with your own readings.

Undergraduate courses are in French.  UGA does offer two programs taught in English:  the International Biology Program and the International Chemistry and Biology Program.


Accommodations are available in student residence halls.  Students apply for housing at the same time they apply for admission to UJF because the number of student rooms is very limited.

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: Spring 2017

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.
Round-trip Airfare$1,200.00
Books and Supplies$400.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,500.00 -$5,000.00
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 before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure 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
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Université Grenoble Alpes

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

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