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Two students looking at a laptop.
GINSEN, Grenoble International Smart Engineering Summer School
Two students looking at a laptop.
This summer of 2022, Grenoble INP-UGA’s Graduate schools of Engineering and Management is offering its two summer programs, one in Micro & Nanotechnology and one in Smart Energies.

Both courses are taught by highly-qualified teaching staff in Grenoble INP-UGA’s fields of expertise. This year, GINSEN Summer Schools are offering a new option to students! They can design their summer programme by getting:

  •   Our “discover GINSEN” pack: 2 weeks of scientific lectures, lab sessions and visits to high-tech R&D facilities (from June 27th to July 8th, 2022 and 2 ECTS credits)
  • And adding the “discover France” pack: 1 extra week of French, Management and Interculturality classes for a fully immersive experience (from June 20th to June 27th, 2022 and 1 ECTS credit)

As well as the usual social program with daily excursions, escape games and loads more!

The nanotechnology program specializes in nano functional materials and microsystems and is tailored for students in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Telecommunication, Material Science, Electrical Engineering (preferably at 3rd year of bachelor's or 1st year master’s level).

The smart energy program capitalizes on Grenoble's expertise on energy and sustainable development and is tailored at students from IT or Energy (preferably at 2nd or 3rd year of bachelor's or 1st year master’s level).


Key dates

  • Online applications will open on Monday, December 13th, 2021 and close on Friday, March 11th, 2022
  • The admission period takes place between Monday, March 14th, 2022 and Friday, April 8th, 2022
  • Program dates: June 20th – July 8th, 2022

                     Or June 27th – July 8th, 2022



  • Program description: scientific lectures, lab sessions and visits to high-tech R&D facilities, as well as Management, French Language and Interculturality classes for those who pick the “Discover France” pack.
  • Teaching method: in-person *
  • Attribution of credits: 2 ECTS for 2 weeks, 3 ECTS for 3 weeks **
  • Extracurricular activities: daily excursions, boardgame nights, nights out with the international student’s association, escape games, etc.



Because we want to see Unite! Students participate and collaborate in maintaining a strong alliance and in furthering scientific knowledge, they will be given priority in the selection process, but also have the chance to get a special offer!


« Discover GINSEN » pack

« Discover France » pack

Regular Fees: 1 000 € for 2 weeks

Regular Fees: 500 € for 1 week

Unite! Offer: 500 € for 2 weeks

(50% off for the first few applicants from each of our partners ***)

Unite! Offer: 250 € for 2 weeks

(50% off for the first few applicants from each of our partners ***)


Fees include:

  • All lectures and practical sessions
  • Accommodation in Grenoble, 1 private room per student
  • Visits to high-tech scientific facilities
  • Planned extracurricular activities
  • Administrative registration fees
  • Medical insurance (covering medical expenses and bills for the entire duration of the summer program)
  • Civil liability


Scientific partnerships and collaborations

Grenoble INP - Phelma, UGA // Grenoble INP - Ense3, UGA // Grenoble INP - Ensimag, UGA //

CEA - French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission //

Minatec - Micro and Nanotechnology innovation campus //

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility //

CUEF - University Centre for French Studies





Please note:

* We would like to inform everyone coming to France for our program that, even though there are still restrictions in place, we will make sure every accepted student finds a way to come study at Grenoble INP-UGA.

** For the credits attributed in the GINSEN Summer Schools to be accepted by the home institution, we advise all students to check with their teachers and/or program director beforehand.

*** For students to be eligible for this discount, they must provide proof of enrollment in one of our Unite! partner universities by being formally nominated by them (via email or nomination letter, as long as it has the student’s name, year and field of studies). This offer will only be attributed to the first chosen few (please note however that we are opening an equal number of spots on each of the institutions) on a basis of “first come, first served”.