A pleasant and innovative city
Did you know that Grenoble is one of the cities with the highest rate of sunshine in France? Only 3 hours from Paris by TGV and located at the foot of ski resorts (Chamrousse is only 25 km away), the city of Isère attracts more than 60,000 students each year, 15% of whom are international. Both dynamic and on a human scale, the city of Grenoble has many strengths.
Sensitive to ecological issues, you will appreciate the city's efforts to create an ever more pleasant environment through the enhancement of green spaces (Quais de l'Isère, Parc Paul Mistral, etc.) or the deployment of “soft modes” transport. Moreover, the use of the bicycle is tending to become a real local culture.
Many advantages to attract students
Grenoble supports its student population by offering a particularly accessible transport subscription, at € 150 per year (75% cheaper than the classic subscription). Its 5 tram lines serve the main axes of the agglomeration, so it is very easy to get from one place to another in a short time. To find out all about Grenoble's public transport and plan your trips around the city, go to www.tag.fr
City of art, Grenoble encourages creation through its national center of arts and cultures at the forefront of contemporary creation, Le Magasin. The city also has some fifteen museums that students can visit at reduced rates and many cinemas and concert halls.
For your nightlife, go to the bars in the city center, Place Saint-André, Place Grenette or Boulevard Gambetta. Grenoble has the reputation of being a welcoming city where you will find all kinds of atmospheres to entertain you at affordable prices.
In France, as abroad, the city is renowned for its researchers and its cutting-edge industry. To train such an elite, it offers all types of courses: from classic university courses (from license to doctorate), to specialized schools.
You can go to the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), which offers training in the fields of economics, law, languages, health, etc.; the National Polytechnic Institute (INP), the engineering school of Grenoble; or the Grenoble School of Management (GEM), a partner of EM Lyon and one of the best business schools in France.
In terms of excellent training, note that the 30 students admitted each year to the Grenoble School of Journalism prepare for a double degree: master's degree in journalism from Stendhal University and the degree from Sciences Po Grenoble.
Each of these establishments provides training recognized for their very high level. It is therefore no coincidence that Grenoble stands out as the leading French research center, just behind Ile-de-France.
Grenoble in figures
Living, studying, airing in Grenoble
The 3 estudines residences of Grenoble are located in the city center or nearby, a few minutes walk from schools, universities and public transport.
Our student residences offer furnished and equipped accommodation, from studios to two-bedroom units. Among our à la carte services, you can take advantage of a parking space. Ask the reception team how to benefit.
High-level sport is a constant in the DNA of Grenoble, where 13 students represented France during the 2014 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Sochi.
The University of Grenoble-Alpes, Sciences Po Grenoble and INP (Institute of Engineering and Management) offer specific systems for carrying out sports and a university course simultaneously.
If you plan to benefit from the status of a high-level sports student, contact the CIUSHN, the Inter-University High-Level Sports Committee, which will assist you in your efforts.
Grenoble is part of a unique setting between the Alps, the Vercors massif and that of the Chartreuse. Located at the crossroads of major French axes, Grenoble is very well served and only 3 hours from Paris by TGV.
Its excellent training sets the city of Isère apart and attracts more than 15% of foreign students each year. Between its perfect location, its cutting-edge industry and its training courses, Grenoble offers the ideal combination to achieve full potential during your studies. It is a sure bet that we recommend!