Welcome to the Institute of Technology Valence

IUT Valence is one of the 24 academic faculties of Grenoble Alpes University. 

IUT Valence Key figures:

1 200 students
70 professors and lecturers + 230 professional speakers
5 academic departments.

Sciences :
Computer Sciences
Networks and Telecommunications (Electronics and Industrial Computing)

Business Studies :
Business and Administration Management
Business & Marketing

Specifics of the IUT

IUT Valence is a part of a strong network of 115 Institutes of Technology throughout France, whose mission is to train young professionals in two years (DUT = two-year undergraduate degree) or three years (BA/ BSc).
The IUT has both a strong local foothold a global approach.

Valence is ideally located in the Rhône Valley between the Alps and the Mediterranean sea, it is a major North-South corridor in France:
  • only 2 hours from Paris by high-speed train and 35 minutes from Lyon
  • one hour away from the Mediterranean sea = The South starts at Valence!
  • and just one hour away from Grenoble and the ski resorts in the Alps.
An excellent location for hiking, climbing or cycling.
Valence is a student town which plays host to over 9,500 students for 128,000 inhabitants.
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Information relative à l’accueil des étudiants extracommunautaires sur le site universitaire

La Communauté université Grenoble Alpes (ComUE UGA), l’Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Grenoble INP, Sciences Po Grenoble et l’Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Grenoble (ENSAG) rappellent leur attachement aux valeurs d’ouverture au monde et d’accueil des étudiants internationaux. Conscients des inquiétudes et des réticences suscitées par les mesures récentes annoncées par le gouvernement concernant l’augmentation importante des frais d’inscription pour les étudiants extracommunautaires, ils soutiennent la demande de la CPU de suspension de la mesure et d’engagement d’une concertation globale. Les Présidents et directeurs des établissements de la ComUE UGA, de l’UGA, de Grenoble INP, de Science Po Grenoble et de l’ENSAG s’engagent à poursuivre l’accueil de tous les étudiants internationaux dans l’ensemble des cycles de formation sans surcoût supplémentaire par rapport à la situation actuelle. A cet égard, ils s’engagent à faire bénéficier de l’exonération de la hausse des frais d’inscription à tous ceux qui en exprimeront le besoin.  Les conditions d’inscription des étudiants extracommunautaires pour Sciences Po Grenoble et l’ENSAG restent également inchangées.

Information on the admission of non-EU students to Grenoble’s higher education institutions

The Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (ComUE UGA), the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP), Sciences Po Grenoble and the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Grenoble (ENSAG) reaffirm their commitment to international students, and to the values of openness and exchange.

We are well aware of the concerns raised by the French government’s recent announcement that France will significantly increase its tuition costs for non-EU students, and we support the French Council of University Presidents (CPU)'s request to suspend the measure in favor of a large-scale dialogue.

Grenoble’s higher education institutions will continue to welcome international students at all levels of study – undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral – at the same rates as French and EU students; any student who expresses the need for these lower tuition rates will be exempt from the new, higher fees.

The registration conditions for non-EU students at the Sciences Po Grenoble and the ENSAG also remain unchanged.