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Welcome to the Institute of Technology Valence

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Life in Valence

ISSO Valence - International Students & Scholars Office

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

IUT Valence Key figures:

1 100 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 three years (BA/ BSc) or DUT = two-year undergraduate degree.
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 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.
Publié le  16 octobre 2017
Mis à jour le 13 mars 2024