Tuition and scholarships


University studies in France are relatively inexpensive compared to most european and north american countries, as higher education is highly subsidized by the french government.

The registration fee is revised annually by the french ministry of education. For 2019, the national tuition the following:

  • EU Students: approx 260 euros /per year
  • Non-EU students: 3770 euros /per year. But, provided that the applicants explicitely ask for it, this will not be applied by UGA in 2021, all students will pay the same tuition as EU students.
In addition to the registration fee students have to pay 90€ of contribution to the cost of student life (CVEC, compulsory).
Students are also required to subscribe to the national health insurance program (free of charge).
Students more than 28 who have interrupted their studies for more than 2 years, should contact the service of continuing education of adult students which will determine the tuition that they have to pay.


  • CampusBourse website
    will quickly give you information about available grants for foreign students.
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  • Eiffel scholarships
    The Eiffel excellence scholarship program is operated by Campus France and supports foreign students. Very few scholarships are available through this channel, typically one every year for the whole UGA. Applications are submitted through universities. At UGA, the deadline for applying is by november of the year before you start the program. You must fill the application file available on UGA website and send it to the master N2 coordinator.
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  • IDEX Scholarship
    The « Initiative d’excellence » (IDEX in short) Université Grenoble Alpes is opening the 2021 Master Scholarship program. Applications to this program are open to foreign students (i.e. students currently enrolled in a University outside France) who apply to one of the Masters of Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA).
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  • Scholarships GRAL
    The cluster of excellence Grenoble Alliance for Integrated Structural Cell Biology (GRAL) offers scholarships covering the 2nd year of master studies at UGA, of students enrolling in one of the master thesis project selected by the cluster. Students following the M2 Nanobioscience are eligible.
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  • Scholarships Tec21
    The cluster of excellence TEC21 has an excellence scholarship program covering the 2nd year of master's studies at UGA. Students of all tracks of the master N2 are eligible.
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  • Thematic Program Soft Nanosciences of GS@UGA
    The Graduate School of UGA offers Master scholarships on a competitive basis to students who have obtained their high-school degree outside from France and are enrolled in one of the Thematic Program of the GS. See here how to apply for a scholarship of the thematic program in Soft Nanosciences of GS@UGA
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Other support

According to French law, during their research internship students receive a minimum gratification payed by the institute hosting the project.
The minimum legal amount is at least 560€/month for a full time internship.
The maximum legal length of an internship is 6 months per school year.

Published on  April 6, 2019
Updated onFebruary 8, 2021