Living on our three campuses

université Savoie Mont Blanc is located on three campuses: Annecy, Le Bourget-du-Lac and Jacob-Bellecombette. These human-sized campuses, anchored in an exceptional region between lakes and mountains, welcome you to a rewarding and reassuring student life. Particularly attractive study conditions, coupled with support in defining and developing your personal project, will help you successfully integrate into working life.


An exceptional region

Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, France's2nd-largest economic region and 1st-largest industrial region, Savoie Mont Blanc (Savoie and Haute-Savoie) is one of the most attractive regions in France. Its quality of life is unquestionable: magnificent natural landscapes between lakes and mountains, a rich cultural and intercultural heritage, a wealth of sporting opportunities, and a recognized economic and academic dynamism.

The towns ofAnnecy, Bourget-du-Lac, Chambéry and Jacob-Bellecombette boast an ideal setting for winter and summer sports and leisure activities, thanks to the nearby lakes and mountains. In addition to sporting activities, you can also take advantage of the many cultural and leisure activities on offer in the region. It's in this exceptional setting that USMB students have the chance to study.

University services at your service

University services work together to support and assist you throughout your studies. Staff dedicated to the library, sports, health, culture, help and information, guidance and entrepreneurship are there to help you make the most of your day. Student relays are also on hand to help you find answers quickly about student life, health and culture.

Student and Campus Life Service (SVEC): a service dedicated to improving campus life.

Present on each of the 3 campuses, this local service is dedicated to listening to students' concerns about their life at university. The SVEC answers students' questions on all aspects of practical, associative and cultural life on campus. A student and campus life coordinator is present on each of the USMB's three campuses. Don't hesitate to come and meet them!

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Practical campus life

As a USMB student, you benefit from a range of assistance to help you make the most of your studies.

Student PASS
As proof of your student status for the academic year, the PASS étudiant is your means of payment in the university restaurants, your access card to your university residence and allows you to borrow documents from the BU.

The Student PASS! How does it work? [pdf]

Digital tools
digitalAs a USMB student, you benefit from an e-mail address, internet access via wifi available on all our campuses, an intranet and an information area.

You also benefit from off-campus access to your personal space with a secure connection, a printing quota to print your documents in the various university libraries, a fee-paying reprography service to print your work, low-cost or free software for educational use in addition to courses.

Of course, this list is not exhaustive: other services are available within your academics structures (UFR, Fac de droit, IUT, IAE, Polytech).

The University Library
The university library (BU) is a place where you can work, learn and relax in complete tranquillity. The BU teams offer a wide range of services, including document borrowing, access to digital resources, workroom reservations and Moodle training.

Our 3 campuses each have their own library!

University residence or city apartment?
Find all the practical information you need about accommodation on our dedicated accommodation page..



Pizzas, grilled meats, daily specials, sandwiches, pastries, salads: a wide range of formulas is offered by the CROUS university restaurants and cafeterias which are still the best value for money close to your classrooms. 1 euro meals are still available under certain conditions.


By carpool, train, bus or bike, there are many ways to get to your campus ! As a student, you'll benefit from reduced fares at most public transport agencies. Different types of passes can be combined, for example train and bus or inter-city passes. The USMB is committed to sustainable development, which is why we encourage you to be an eco-citizen and favor certain modes of transport.

Do you have a health, social, housing or other problem? The student health service is available on all 3 USMB campuses. Depending on your needs, you can consult a nurse, doctor, psychologist or social worker free of charge.


Want to get moving? The Sports Department offers a wide range of activities all year round! You'll also have the chance to discover our region by taking part in outings such as outdoor (hiking, downhill skiing, via ferrata, climbing, etc.) and multi-day discovery courses (kayaking, sailing, tennis, etc.). And don't miss the sports nights (handball, volleyball, badminton) organized on campus!


Community life

The many student associations and student offices (BDE) actively contribute to the lively student life on the 3 USMB campuses. Cultural, sporting, civic or solidarity-based, there's something for everyone!

Every student can join an association... or set up their own project.

Cultural and civic life

With the ambition of supporting the entire university community in its cultural practices and discoveries, the USMB's cultural mission cannot exist without a policy of openness and partnerships with regional academic structures, local authorities, institutions and cultural structures in the Savoie Mont Blanc region.

The USMB offers you the chance to take part in cultural activities or attend performances at reduced prices:

Alongside your training courses, a number of conferences and debates on scientific, economic and social themes(Amphis pour tous, quart d'heure insolite, les entretiens du club entreprise-université...) will be offered.

Commitment doesn't just benefit others!

Students enrolled atuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc are entitled to apply for recognition of their skills, knowledge and aptitudes related to their degree and acquired through personal commitment.


Useful links and documents


Keeping up to date

Sports outings, activities and workshops, cultural events, tools, practical information: welcome to the Espace étudiant, THE website dedicated to USMB student life! And if you don't want to miss any campus news, subscribe to the USMB Instagram account!