International PhD Student Welcome

ISSO - Accueil doctorants internationaux

You will soon complete your PhD at the Université Grenoble Alpes, welcome!

Going abroad is an adventure, and you surely have a lot of questions regarding the preparation of your future stay. Our international portal and the ISSO team are here to help you!

On this website you will find:

Thematic Sections

Presenting the main aspects of your future life in France:

A welcome guide to download

Guide accueil doctorant

It will give you an overview of the steps you will have to go through, from admission to obtaining your student card.


What you need to know

If you are coming with your family, the ISSO service can also help them with their installation procedures (visa validation, schooling of children, etc.). Consult our Family section for more information.
Logo EuraxessWithin the framework of our partnership with the Euraxess France network, PhD students and researchers can benefit from privileged services, such as access to a private housing base. To benefit from it, simply register (free of charge) to ISSO's International Researcher Support Database.

Once on site


In Grenoble, the International Students & Scholars Office - ISSO is at your disposal to answer all your questions and accompany you in your efforts.

Welcome Information – Welcome Center
1025 avenue Centrale - Domaine Universitaire
38402 Saint-Martin-d’Hères

Tram B ou C – Station « Bibliothèques Universitaires »
Opening : Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (6pm in September)


In Valence: the Maison de l'Étudiant Drôme-Ardèche brings together services and associations dedicated to student life.

Maison étudiante à Valence

Learning French

The Collège doctoral, in collaboration with the CUEF, has set up a French language learning program to help you make the most of your stay in France.
Consult the offer
Published on  January 28, 2021
Updated on February 20, 2024