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Exchange programs: general information

Each year Grenoble Ecole de Management welcomes 300 international students on its exchange programs. You may wish to be part of the community.

Admission requirements

Mandatory Requirements

Your home university must hold an agreement with GEM. All the students need to be nominated by the partner university.
Depending on your home institution’s requirements, you may choose between 9 different programs (from Bachelor level year 2 to Master level year 2).

The courses are taught in French or in English: detailed programs.

According to the conditions proposed/mandated by your home university, you may choose: 

  • one semester (Fall or Spring)
  • a full academic year
  • a double degree scheme (where such an agreement has been signed with your university)

Degree and Curriculum

Your home university is linked with our institution through an academic or Erasmus+ exchange agreement, the exchange will therefore be an integral part of your studies. GEM hold the Erasmus+ Charter and adheres to its rules & regulations.

One semester requires 30 ECTS credits or 12 US credits or equivalent, while one year requires 60 ECTS credits, or 24 US credits or equivalent.

A double degree is only available where GEM has signed such an agreement with the sending institution.

The different programs cannot be mixed & matched; you need to choose your classes from a sole program. Advice to choose the classes shall be given by your home academic coordinator as well as by the GEM academic coordinator once you have been nominated to GEM by your home institution. Syllabi are available by program.

Internships are only available to the students enrolled on the Master double degree scheme.

The exams & resits (when available) need to be taken at GEM.

No late no early departures are authorized. The orientation is mandatory.

Health Care and other insurances

There are compulsory insurances in France. Be aware that Grenoble Ecole de Management does not have any partnership with any insurance company, nor with the French HealthCare System. 

You are fully responsible of the insurance arrangements before and upon your arrival in France:

  • Bring the required insurances from home according to your situation, or
  • subscribe to the required insurances in France according to your situation,
  • in all cases, you should know how to use your insurance coverages and what they exactly cover.

You need to make sure you are covered for the following insurances, according to your situation, while you are studying in Grenoble. These insurances must be valid for your whole stay at GEM.

Exchange students:

Remember to check with your home university whether they can provide you with a study abroad insurance and check the guarantees covered.


UK nationals should monitor the dedicated official website for further information about health coverage measures.

You need to make sure you are covered for the following insurances, according to your situation, while you are studying in France. These insurances must be valid for your whole stay at GEM:

  • Temporary travel and health insurance. According to your health coverage and/or if not applicable for French healthcare.
  • Health Insurance (Basic coverage) + Top up Insurance (optional). Under certain conditions.
  • Repatriation insurance.
  • Housing insurance.
  • Civil liability insurance


Please note that international students who are eligible for French Healthcare must be covered by their own health insurance until they may benefit from the French healthcare system.  This is very important and compulsory in case of serious illnesses or diseases, treatments and/or pregnancy.  Students under this situation should take out a health coverage for the at least the first 4 to 6 months in France. Arrangements should be made before arrival in France.  It will be extremely difficult to arrange this on arrival as not all French insurance brokers can offer the right coverage.

You can find further information about insurances in the guide for international students, which is updated regularly.  Information is subject to change.

Student Life 

Are you into athletics or a music lover? An organizer-type or entrepreneur-type person? Do you thirst for adventure or are you already serious about business? Well, just do it! There must be a student association for you among the 25 students associations that GEM shelters:

  • On average 300 students involved each year
  • More than 400 associative projects per year
  • 1200 m² of school space dedicated to associations

More information here

Updated on 26 October 2022 at 11h08 am