Overview

Sciences Po Grenoble

City: Grenoble
Language of instruction: English, French
  • Sciences Po Grenoble is also known as Institut d’Études Politiques de Grenoble
  • Provides different fields of social sciences including Political Science, Public Law, Economics, History, International Relations, and Sociology
  • Grenoble is the old capital of the Dauphiné
  • Situated in a basin in the Isère valley, surrounded by mountains
  • To the north is the Chartreuse, to the south and west the Vercors, and to the east the Belledonne range
  • For the French it is the “capital of the Alps”
  • Chief town of the département of Isère, an important industrial center and a university town with a comprehensive and modern tramway system

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsLand and Food Systems

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Most coursework is offered in French, however English-speaking exchange students have the option to enroll in an English Track set of courses, as well as English courses at the Masters level when pre-requisites have been met
  • Students must have at least a B2 level to study in French (please self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
  • CUEF (Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Françaises) offers French courses from A1 to C2 level as well as tests and DELFDALF exams

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Only ARTS students are eligible to apply to this partner university

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early September to Early January
  • Semester 2: Mid January to Mid May

Timing

  • Students who wish to attend only Term 1 may be able to arrange to take all exams before the December break and return for Term 2 at UBC
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

10 or E

Grading scheme

  • Grading in France is on a scale of 0 to 20
  • Each class is graded separately, and a minimum grade of 10 is required to pass a course
  • In addition to the grades obtained in the courses, students receive another grade according to the ECTS:
    • A = Excellent (the highest 10% of a class)
    • B = Very Good (the following 25%)
    • C = Good (the following 30%)
    • D = Satisfactory (the following 25%)
    • E = Sufficient (the last 10% of a class)
    • FX = Fail (passing level not obtained)
    • F = Fail (level considerably below passing)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Exchange students may create their own course of study or follow the English Track for either a Term or Full Year exchange

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: FIST 3rd
Title: Cinema and Culture in Post-War UK and US
Partner course code: CMINTS 1-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: French Language - A2/B1
Partner course code: CMFLE 10
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: French Language Tutorat
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-05-28
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: French language for international students
Partner course code: FLE N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-23
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of British Colonisation and de-colonisation
Partner course code: CS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of North Africa under French Rule
Partner course code: CMINTS 2-4
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-09
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: French Civilisation Course
Partner course code: CIVI S2
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 375
Title: Environmental Politics
Partner course code: CSS 2-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Change in Global Politics
Partner course code: CMINT
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Corruption: Causes, Consequences, and Control
Partner course code: CS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Law and Social Sciences
Partner course code: CM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political support in European societies. Setting the institutional framework and beyond.
Partner course code: CMINT S2-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: France and Europe facing new global challenges
Partner course code: CIVI S2-5
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Corruption: Causes, Consequences, and Control
Partner course code: CS S2
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Australia/New Zealand-UK Foreign Relations
Partner course code: CSS 1-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The populist radical right in Europe: an authoritarian voice in the global economic crisis
Partner course code: CS 2-4
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Economic Globalization: Successes and Pitfalls
Partner course code: CSS 2-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: France, State, Institution and Society
Partner course code: FEIS 2-5
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Multiculturalism in Modern France
Partner course code: CSS 2-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Politics
Partner course code: CF 3S2-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Changing Media Landscapes
Partner course code: CS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-12
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Introduction to European Public Health and Risk Issues
Partner course code: CMINTS 1-5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Consumer Marketing and Brand Management
Partner course code: CSS 1-4
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-10
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • Using the Campus France website, it is possible to carry out comprehensive multi-criteria searches on the quasi-totality of grants for foreign students and young researchers
  • Candidates are recommended to apply for a grant at least one year before their registration at a French institution (more information here)

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • There are two main forms of accommodation: the public-sector university residences and the private rental sector
  • If need be, you can also consider a temporary lodgings solution

Partner Housing Information

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