3 Fulbright-Université Grenoble Alpes Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length8-10 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Two to three awards of 8 to 10 months each are offered to pursue a Master's degree or doctoral research at the Université Grenoble Alpes in any of the disciplines represented at the university.
The Université Grenoble Alpes is ranked among the top ten universities in France, and the top 150 universities in the world. It brings together 59,000 students, of whom 10,500 are international. The university has 30 departments and schools, representing a wide variety of fields, from literature to particle physics to engineering to architecture to political science to sociology to biology. The Université Grenoble Alpes is well-known for its strong research infrastructure, with 13 doctoral schools, 70 laboratories, 6 research clusters, 13 laboratories of excellence, and many international collaborative projects.
Grenoble is located at the foot of the Alps, and is home to a thriving high tech research network and international community, and is well-known for its commitment to environmental sustainability.
For master’s students, grants will generally begin on September 1 through June 30 for university attendance. They may be renewed for a second year of studies, conditional upon results. For doctoral candidates, grants are a minimum of 8 months and a maximum of 10 months in duration.
Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).
• Graduating college seniors, recent graduates, and current holders of bachelor’s or master’s degrees interested in a master’s degree offered through the Université Grenoble Alpes
• Students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States interested in pursuing research for their thesis at the Université Grenoble Alpes
Doctoral candidates must not have obtained their PhD before completing the proposed Fulbright grant period in France. Otherwise, they should plan on applying to the Scholar program.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, please select Université Grenoble Alpes Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. In the Fulbright online application, applicants should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
For doctoral candidates, it is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an institution or research unit attached to the Université Grenoble Alpes. A letter of affiliation should be submitted with the application.
A full tuition waiver to the degree program is provided for master’s students. Please note that, according to French law, all students are required to pay student fees ("contribution de vie étudiante et de campus" or CVEC) as part of enrollment. In 2022-2023, these fees were 95 euros.
Grantees are responsible for finding housing in France.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
Information on degree programs offered at the Université Grenoble Alpes:: https://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/education/programs/degree-programs/
Degree programs taught in English:: https://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/education/programs/programs-in-english/programs-in-english-786070.kjsp?RH=1580399976832
Information on research centers:: https://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/research/research-organization/
Directory of doctoral schools at UGA:: https://doctorat.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/english/the-doctoral-schools-of-the-universite-grenoble-alpes-838517.kjsp?RH=2407772490156449