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You are an exchange or double-degree student

You are an exchange student, it means your home university has signed an interinstitutionnal agreement with Grenoble INP and you are coming in the framework of an exchange programme (Erasmus, ORA...).

You are a double degree student : you are considered as an exchange student and you will be graduated in your home university and Grenoble INP.
  • Once admitted, you will need to register in one of our 8 schools, based on the degree you attend.
  • In the framework of the exchange program, you are expected to participate in your host school classes and lectures, and to undertake its exams and projects according to school rules, as French students do. You may choose your classes through the learning agreement  a document you have to fill and that must be validated by both your home institution and your host school.
  • At the end of your stay, you will receive a course transcript of records, an ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grade and ECTS credits for followed classes.

Application procedure

Conditions :

Please, check with your local international office if your University and Grenoble, Institute of Engineering and Management, (Grenoble INP) have signed an exchange or doubledegree agreement.

You have to be nominated by your home university.

When to apply ?

  • Full academic year or Fall semester : beginning of March - end of April
  • Spring semester : MidSeptember  – midNovember
Beware : the School Esisar doesn’t accept students in Spring semester.

How to apply ?

Even you have already completed an application in your home university to study abroad you must also complete the Grenoble INP's application form (we do not accept any application sent by email)

The Application campaign for 2021 Spring semester is open now.

Deadline for submitting an application is 2020 November 10th.

NOTE: Applications for exchanges do not cover internships or end of study projects. Please refer to this page for more information on the matter "You are a prospective intern, PhD, researcher or teaching faculty"

Supporting documents to be uploaded

(please provide a translation in English or in French)

  • Curriculum Vitae Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of last degree obtained
  • List of past courses taken at Home University
  • List of courses currently taken in Home University
  • Academic transcript of records
  • Test (IELTS, TOEIC, etc…) or Language certificate
  • Recommendation letter from one of your Professor
  • Learning agreement
  • Letter from the Home University certifying that the student is allowed to study abroad through a mobility program.

Important information for non European students

You must apply as soon as possible to the CEF on-line procedure in order to obtain a student visa. It is compulsory for 44 countries (Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, the Republic of the Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam). We highly recommend starting the procedure very early.


Links and useful documents


  • FAQ concerning application as an exchange student

Date of update September 15, 2020

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Grenoble INP
Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering and Management
(Institut polytechnique de Grenoble)
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F38031 Grenoble Cedex 1 - France
Tel. : +33 4 76 57 45 00 - Fax. : +33 4 76 57 45 01
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