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The Université Grenoble Alpes renews its commitment to international education and its Erasmus+ Charter
The newly created Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is delighted to confirm its commitment to quality in higher education by submitting an application for the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
Grenoble’s three universities (Université Joseph Fourier, Université Pierre-Mendès-France and Université Stendhal) were all signatories to the ECHE beginning in 2014, and with this application, the UGA continues to support and develop its strong international education programs. The European Erasmus+ program provides funding for student mobility and international cooperative projects, and provides best practices for innovation and development.

The ECHE, which covers the period 2014-2020, guarantees quality standards for all universities and higher education institutions participating in its cooperative programs, including student exchanges. Signing this charter is a requirement for all universities participating in Erasmus+ programs.

As a holder of the Charter, the UGA commits to three fundamental ECHE principles :

  • All parties respect the principles of non-discrimination and equal access to all participants.
  • Students’ home universities commit to recognizing the work done while on exchange at the host university, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to make transfer credit decisions.
  • Erasmus+ exchange students pay no tuition at their host university.

The institution also pledges to implement the quality standards laid out in the charter before, during, and after student exchange periods. As a partner university engaged in international projects, we take steps to ensure positive, concrete results for all participants, by providing tailored support to participating students, faculty, and staff.
Published on December 16, 2015
Updated on December 16, 2015