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Université Grenoble Alpes- Summer School

Program Location Grenoble, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20158
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 05/31/17 to 07/13/17

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Université Grenoble Alpes- Summer School
Stunning setting for summer study abroad

Spend your summer in the French Alps earning credit toward your degree at home. The Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) offers summer programs which combine an academic experience with a rich cultural and outdoor environment. 

The Université Grenoble-Alpes (UGA) is a large, public university, enrolling about 45,000 students, and accredited by the French government. The UGA offers courses in all major disciplines: humanities and social sciences, science and medicine, engineering and technology, business and law. Particularly strong in the fields of science, technology, and health, the UGA is also committed to providing a high-quality education to the next generation of scientists and researchers.

Student surveys for the last ten years place Grenoble consistently in the top three cities in France for students. Combining the conveniences of a midsized city with a remarkable natural environment, Grenoble offers history, culture, nightlife, sports, and more. Surrounded by three Alpine ranges, the city is only 30 minutes from the closest ski slopes, and the region offers a range of outdoor activities all year round.

Today, Grenoble is a hub of innovation, employing thousands of people in research, technology, and international business. People from all over the world make Grenoble their home, and the city is lively, welcoming, and brimming with activity.


For more program information, please visit the program website.


Université Grenoble Alpes- Summer School

This program is open to any Purdue student in the College of Science or the College of Engineering who has completed at least four semesters of university study.


GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

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

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Taught in English, Science Summer School combines high-quality training in Engineering or Physics with French language and culture. 

Course Options:

Engineering - Introduction to Physical Computing

Physics - Introduction to Large-Scale Facilities: Probing Matter with Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation


Some excursions will be organized for the entire summer program and others will be part of the courses, to laboratories or corporations in the Grenoble vicinity.


Housing is organized by the host university.

Estimated Program Costs

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.

There is a program fee (approx. $650).

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2017

Costs per term 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 term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Local Transportation$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,000.00 -$1,500.00
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 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 on-line 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 Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information
Université Grenoble Alpes- Summer School
Learn and make international friends.

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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