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.)
Universite Grenoble Alpes
- In 2016, Grenoble’s 3 universities merged to become the new Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
- Comprehensive university with a wide array of international projects and partners
- Departments in Science and Technology, Health Sciences, Law, Economics and Business, the Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts, Literature and Languages
- Located in the French Alps
- City has one of the highest populations of students in France
- Major scientific centre in France
- City has a population of 420 000
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Some coursework is offered in English
- Students must have at least a B2 level to study in French (To determine your level, please self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
- Term 1: September to mid January
- Term 2: Mid January to mid June
- Students who wish to attend Term 1 only, will not be back to UBC in time for the January term
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Passing grade10 or E
- The Grading System 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
* 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
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.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
- Predoc Scholarship Programme: an award dedicated to outstanding foreign students wishing to apply for a second-year research Master (M2R - complete academic year) or for a research internship (2nd semester only)
- 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
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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
Types of accommodation available
- After you have been accepted into the university, the International Relations office will assist with housing
- The Blue University Exchange Student Accommodation Bureau also assists with helping exchange students find housing:
- Room in a conventional university Hall: 160 to 250 Euros/month (very basic accommodation)
- Room in a renovated university Hall: 300 to 550 Euros/month
- Room in a private home: 300 to 500 Euros/month
- Studio flat (one room) or small flat (one room and a kitchen): 400 to 550 Euros/month
- Other housing resources include: Guide Etudiant; Club Etudiant