International Student Application Process

Find here all the information to apply to Grenoble IAE - INP.
How to apply

The application platform and procedure to apply to Grenoble IAE - INP vary depending on your nationality, your country of residence and the level of study you wish to apply for.


Program \ Nationality and country of residence "EU" applicant (A) Non-EU applicant: countries subject to the Etudes en France procedure (B) Non-EU applicant: countries NOT subject to the Etudes en France procedure Non-EU applicant but resident in Europe
Bachelor in Management and Master 2 Full English Program e-candidat 1st step : Plateforme Etudes en France
2nd step: e-candidat
e-candidat e-candidat

Please refer to the Admission section of each program page for academic admission criteria.
A - List of "EU" countries

International students who are citizens of:
European Union (EU) countries
European Economic Area (EEA) countries: EU + Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
Swiss Confederation
Monaco or Andorra

B - List of countries subject to the Etudes en France procedure (PEF):

The "Etudes en France" procedure has been adopted as the reference procedure for non-EU countries, and only applies to students citizen and resident of 1 of the following 69 countries or territories:
Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea,Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.

Applying via the “Etudes en France” platform

Bachelor and Master 2 application:
The Etudes en France platform is an entirely online platform that enables you to complete all application and registration procedures after admission to a higher education establishment, up to the visa application.
Step 1 :submit your application on the Études en France platform
Application deadlines vary from embassy to embassy.
Step 2: pre-selection
Students whose applications are accepted by Grenoble IAE - INP receive a message in mid-March to submit their application on eCandidat.
Step 3: Eligibility Confirmation
If you are eligible, you must submit an application on eCandidat during the first week of April.
Step 4: Selection Interview
A personal interview will be conducted in April.
Step 5: Admission Results
Admission results will be available on the Études en France and eCandidat platforms at the end of April.
If you receive a positive admission result, you may start the process of obtaining a student visa from the French Consulate in your country of residence.

Applying via the « e-candidat » platform

How to apply?
Log on to the eCandidat platform
This platform enables you to enter your personal details with a valid e-mail address, to choose the programs you wish to apply for, and to create and track your application.
You can apply for a maximum of 4 programs throughout the Université Grenoble Alpes.
1. Create an eCandidat file:
a-First-time enrolment at Grenoble Alpes University: you have to create a new application file.
b - already a student at INP and/or UGA : enter your INE number.
2. Fill in your personal details: surname, first name, date of birth, etc.
3. Enter your curriculum, internships and professional experience.
4. Choose the program(s) you wish to apply for (4 maximum).
5. Download the supporting documents required for each program, to be sent to the admission panel. No paper applications will be considered.
6. Remember to scan the documents by heading. For example, scan n°1 will contain all diplomas, scan n°2 all post-bac transcripts etc…
7. Check the eCandidat site and your e-mail regularly to see how your application is progressing.

If you have been accepted into a program, please be sure to confirm your acceptance or withdrawal before the deadline.

Understanding how your application is processed
En attente / On standby: The application has not been yet received by the university – the application has not been sent/validated by the student/candidate.
Receptionné / Receipt: The candidate has uploaded his/her documents and clicked on the "send my application" button;
Incomplet / Incomplete: The application has been received, but is incomplete. Consult your application file to see the list of missing documents.
Complet / Complete: The application has been received as complete and will now be examined by the admission panel.

Results of your application
Présélection / Pre-selection: you are admitted to the pre-selection tests (interview).
Favorable: you are admitted to the program. You must confirm your wish to enroll before the date indicated on your admission letter. Welcome!
Liste d’attente / Waiting list: You have been added to the waiting list. You will be informed as soon as you can be offered admission..
Défavorable / Unfavorable: you have not been admitted.

The enrolment procedure will be coummicated via email in June.

Language proficiency

Pre-requisites in English and French are required depending on the study mode and the main teaching language of the chosen program.
Find below the levels required for each of these languages, the tests recognized by Grenoble IAE - INP, and the conditions for exemption.
These criteria apply to degree seeking students. If you are an exchange student, please refer to the dedicated page.


French level 

A minimum B2 level in French is required for all international students applying for a program taught in French.
No minimum level in French is required for students applying for a program taught in English.
Details regarding the programs involved, required certificates, and cases of exemption can be found on the French test page.

English level

English language prerequisites, required certifications, and applicable exemptions for the program are detailed on the “English Test” page.


Bachelor in Management
From 02/26/2024 to 04/24/2024 Apply here
05/07/2024 maximum Preselection results
From 05/13/2024 to 05/17/2024 Interviews
06/03/2024 maximum Admission results
From July Administrative enrollment
Master 2
From 02/26/2024 to 04/08/2024 Apply here
04/15/2024 maximum Preselection results
05/05/2024 maximum Interviews
21/05/2024  Admission results
From July Administrative enrollment