Study Abroad in Grenoble, France

Study Abroad in Grenoble and Chamonix: Academics

Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises, University of Grenoble

The University of Grenoble was founded in 1339 and during the academic year welcomes more than 60,000 students. Grenoble is one of the most sought-after universities in France and has an international reputation for excellence. The University occupies a splendid campus on the outskirts of Grenoble at Saint-Martin-d’Hères. Grenoble is regularly voted the most student-friendly city in France. The University of Grenoble Stendhal specializes in languages and letters. Foreign students at the University are enrolled in the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises which also has a partner campus in Chamonix.

Academic Overview

Earn 3 credits studying at the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises.

Admissions requirements Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA (lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis).

Attendance is required. In accordance with University of Grenoble regulations, students absent from classes without prior authorization may not be eligible to take exams or may be awarded lower or failing grades. Total hours attended in language classes are recorded on the University transcript in addition to continual assessment grades awarded during the program.

Course Selection You will be able to study one of four different levels of French language. Please note that the course level is determined by a placement test given on arrival in Grenoble regardless of previous experience. Courses taken for transfer credit should be approved by your advisor or appropriate person at your home school prior to registration.

Credit Hours Credits for each course are equal to American credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. Classes are taught Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

No “D” grade is recorded on the University of Grenoble transcript.

Transcripts are issued by the University of Grenoble. Upon completion of your program, one official copy of the transcript (including English translation) will be sent to your home college or university. It details courses, class hours and grades, but does not indicate the recommended units of credit. The home institution must approve the number of credits to transfer.