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Université Grenoble Alpes

3.9 out of 5 (78 reviews) Grenoble, France
The Université Grenoble Alpes is a major player in higher education and research in France. As the world is becoming more and more competitive, our institution aims to better respond to the challenges the world poses universities today and in the future, and to be more visible and attractive internationally.

Short Courses

Humanities (2)
Education & Training (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Creation of a university in Grenoble, in 1339, bringing together four areas: medicine, liberal arts (sciences and literature), canon law and civil law. Set up by the Dauphin Humbert II in the Tour de l'Isle, attached to the present-day art museum, the Université de Grenoble has tried, since its creation, to imitate the Sorbonne and rival the Université de Lyon.


The Université Grenoble Alpes already features in the top 100 and top 200 universities in major international rankings (Reuters, Shanghai, Times Higher Education and QS for example) for some of its scientific fields. The UGA rivals the best universities in the world thanks to the strength of its research and the numerous educational innovations it has implemented.


Covering all disciplinary fields, the Université Grenoble Alpes has 106 research departments spread out in six centres bringing together different types of organisations (joint research departments, host teams, platforms, etc.) in the same scientific field.

Research centers:

  • Humanities and Social Science Centre (Pôle SHS)
  • Chemistry, Biology and Health Centre (Pôle CBS)
  • Mathematics, Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies Centre (Pôle MSTIC)
  • Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Geosciences, the Environment and Ecology Centre (Pôle PAGE)
  • Physics, Engineering and Materials Centre (Pôle PEM)
  • Social Sciences Centre (Pôle SS)


The Université Grenoble Alpes is committed to helping you choose and progress along the right learning pathway to ensure success.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.


Student services

The university and its students, faculty, and staff are deeply tied to the world around us. We believe these local and global ties make our research, our teaching, and our communities rich and strong, and you will see them reflected in all of our key activities. 

International relations have pride of place in our global university, which is open to the world and part of a diverse and growing network of partnerships. 

Housing services

35 halls of residence managed by the regional student service agency, CROUS Grenoble Alpes, are available to students at the Université Grenoble Alpes. Annual accommodation, temporary accommodation, students with reduced mobility or international students: make sure you apply for your place using the student social form by the closing date (30 April).

Library services

All year round, a network of university libraries of the INP Grenoble and UGA inter-establishment documentation service (SID) offers to support you in your studies and research by sharing its extensive catalogue of documentary resources.

In paper, digital or electronic journal format, the network of libraries covers the full spectrum of subjects taught at the Université Grenoble Alpes.

ICT services

WiFi access on campusWiFi terminals are installed throughout the campus. You can connect to one of them using your ID and password given to you during your administrative enrolment to the Université Grenoble Alpes.

Medical services

A team of health workers is available to students at the Michel Zorman health centre on the Université Grenoble Alpes campus and at the health centre in the city centre, with a ready ear, for appointments and to carry out prevention actions.

Student Life

Campus life

Grenoble campusGrenoble: one of the most beautiful campuses in France.

Grenoble, dubbed the capital of the Alps, is a city renowned for its outdoor activities, technological flair, ecological aspirations and sports and culture facilities. Surrounded by three mountain ranges (Belledonne, Chartreuse and Vercors), its breathtaking scenery is a treat for the eyes of all who set foot here.

The Drôme-Ardèche campus

The Drôme-Ardèche campus, the first branch outside the main university campus in France, is neither too large nor too small: it's just right for enjoying life while studying at the gateway of the south of France.

Sports facilities

Nestling amidst spectacular surroundings and boasting a whole host of facilities as well as an active sports scene at the top of its game, the Université Grenoble Alpes gives you ample opportunity for getting in on the action too.To find out all about what sports you can take up at the UGA, check out the website of the university sports and physical exercise service (SUAPS).

Student clubs

The UGA and its departments/faculties are positively brimming with student clubs & societies – one of the keys to a thriving university life in the way they provide a varied wealth of student activities all year round.

The full breadth and depth of associations at the UGA reflect the sheer diversity of its students’ interests and concerns:

  • culture, sport, citizenship, international outlook, solidarity
  • course-based
  • representative


The Université Grenoble Alpes is committed to helping you choose and progress along the right learning pathway to ensure success.