Coming to theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc

Welcome to France

For international students

The USMB has been awarded 2 stars in the "Welcome to France" label, thanks to the high quality of its welcome for international students.

In an exchange program

For international students

Exchange programs allow you to come and study at the USMB in partnership with your home university.

Free Mover" candidate

For international students

You have the possibility to come to the USMB with the same status as French students, without going through a partnership with an institution in your country.

Double degrees

For international students

Double degrees allow you to do part of your studies at the USMB, and the other part in your home institution. At the end of your course, you will receive diplomas from both universities.

Training in English

For international and French students

The USMB offers degree courses entirely in English, and international semesters in English more particularly intended for foreign students.

Learning French (ACCENTS)

For international students and outsiders

The center of academics ACCENTS offers French language training for international students and for people who want to learn French in addition to their main activity.

Summer schools

For international students

A summer school is an international university program offered, generally and as its name suggests, during the summer period.

Practical information: Preparing your arrival

For international students

Before coming to the USMB, prepare your stay by consulting our practical information.


For international students

Chaque année, la Direction des Relations Internationales organise des événements d’intégration pour les étudiants entrants.  

Précédents événements d’intégration

Programme of integration events for the year 2021-2022

Une visite guidée en français et en anglais du château d’Avully à Brenthonne et la découverte du village d’Yvoire avec sa belle vue sur le Lac Léman !



An evening dedicated to newcomers!

Savoyard cocktail party, dances from Burkina Faso, dance party and fun games: THE evening not to be missed to celebrate the arrival of international students at the USMB.

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Welcome of new international students

The integration seminar took place in La Féclaz. Between French courses, unusual activities (Via Ferrata, paragliding...), visits and hikes, the students discovered the region and shared unforgettable moments!

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On Thursday 7 April 2022, the Young Ambassadors (JA) Gala evening was held at the Manège in Chambéry, during which the awards of the Trophies Competition were presented.

For the occasion, Young Ambassadors, sponsors and partners came from all the branches of the association in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (Chambéry, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble and Valence), to attend the prize-giving ceremony and celebrate this wonderful adventure together.

We would like to congratulate all the young ambassadors for their great projects and especially the winners of the competition:

  • Category Citizen Project : Paula ROSCHEL and Matheus Vinicius PIACENTINI, Brazilian students, for their project of cultural development of underprivileged Brazilian youth through art.
  • Category Promising Project: Anja DINIC, Serbian student for her Case Study Community project.
  • Category Attractiveness Project: Ismène KPEDJO, a student from Benin, for her project Sharing red gold between the AURA region and the Atlantic in Benin.

Special congratulations to our Burkinabe student from Polytech Chambéry, Ragnagnéwedé David KOLOGO, who won the innovation project trophy with his Solar Electrifying Vehicle (SEV) project.

International students from the USMB discover Savoyard crafts

Aix-les-Bians 2022

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, about sixty students accompanied by the USMB's international relations department took a cruise to visit Chanaz and Hautecombe Abbey.

After embarking at the large port of Aix-les-Bains, the students had the opportunity to sail on the largest natural lake of glacial origin entirely located in France, the Lac du Bourget. The weather conditions were not optimal, but the snow-covered mountains enhanced the landscape.

The cruise continued on the Savières canal to Chanaz. In the village of Chanaz, the students discovered the process of making walnut oil as in the 19th century in the small mill.

They then used their free time to visit village shops such as the beehive barge where they learned more about honey or a typical French brocante. Some also went to see the village church or explore the forest around the mill.

After lunch, the boat sailed back to the former princely necropolis of the House of Savoy, Hautecombe Abbey, where the students visited the abbey church to finish the day, which delighted many.

Local French crafts are a very interesting facet of our culture and it is important to make them known. Small villages are an integral part of many French people's lives so we think it is interesting to offer this kind of excursion to international students.

Aix-les-Bians 2022

USMB international students at the highest peak in the Alps

Chamonix 2022

On Saturday 19 February 2022, the USMB's international relations department organised a day at the Aiguille du Midi (Chamonix Mont-Blanc) for the university's international students.

The 60 students and the 3 chaperones (Nina Soufi, Séverine Quilliet and Amandine Bouchet) admired the beauty of the snow-covered Alpine landscapes (including Mont Blanc) at an altitude of 3,842 metres!

We were extremely lucky to be able to climb the Aiguille du Midi by cable car with a visit to the museum areas, the panorama and the step into the void. Indeed, all the week before the event, the highest cable car in France was closed due to bad weather, Saturday was the first day the Aiguille du Midi could open.

The scenery was breathtaking. The students loved it, it was well worth braving the cold (-14°C, felt -20°C) to see it. As the altitude can take its toll on the head, students were free to come down whenever they wanted to visit the town of Chamonix.

Chamonix and Mont Blanc are iconic places around the world, however it is sometimes difficult to access them without a car and the cost of activities can be high. Through us, students have the opportunity to see these places easily. Apart from that, the Alps have a lot to offer and so this outing achieves our goal of introducing them to the different facets of the Savoyard territory.

Chamonix 2022


The International Relations Department organised an integration seminar from 25 to 31 August 2021 for new international students at the USMB.

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Informations utiles pour bien s’intégrer

Rejoignez le groupe Facebook « Etudiants internationaux – Université Savoie Mont Blanc »  pour être informés des activités proposées sur le territoire.


Join the Alter-Culturality programme to be sponsored by a French-speaking student atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc.


This is a welcome programme for international students set up by the International Relations Department and run by students from the University with the aim of facilitating the process and integration into the UniversityUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc. Especially in this difficult period, this programme is there to help you. Your "USMB Angel" will be able to give you good addresses, tips and good plans when you arrive.

How does it work?

A student fromUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc called "USMB Angel" will be able to sponsor two or three international "Protégé" students who arrive atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc.

TheUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc encourages and supports student associations. You will certainly find what you are looking for among the associations, whether they are sporting, cultural, artistic, etc. Don't hesitate to participate and meet French students!

Directory of associations

Do some sport! Throughout the year, the Sports Department offers you more than 60 sports activities: skiing, swimming, dancing, athletics, water sports, excursions, climbing...

Sports Service

Virtual visit of our 3 campuses

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