Incoming students

International Students

Getting to know us

Welcome to the IUT of Chambéry !

The IUT of Chambery has 900 students. We offer 3-year technological Bachelor degrees and vocational Bachelor degrees. There are also combined courses for students who wish to continue external activities in sport, music and arts. The IUT of Chambery is a small-scale school in a medium-sized university. This means teachers will be available and will get to know you quickly in a friendly atmosphere.

Go for the international experience offered by the IUT of Chambéry : join our international semester starting in September 2023 !

Our environment

The IUT is located on Le Bourget campus close to the lake of the same name. Chambéry is a small valley city (about 60,000 people) by the French Alps. Coming here, you can fully enjoy the ski resorts, the lake and stunning sightseeing. We are only one hour from Lyon, Geneva, Grenoble and Italy. Isn’t this the perfect destination?



The GACO International Business Management semester is aimed at students who have already acquired 60 ECTS in Business studies. It is available only in the autumn semester (end of August – end of December). Courses take place at the IUT de Chambéry, on Le Bourget campus, in the GACO department.


All subjects are taught fully in English. Some will be attended with French students following their second-year courses in the BUT GACO (Bachelor degree in business administration and management – Gestion Administrative et Commerciale des Organisations). Others will be held specifically for the international group. Some classes are conducted by professionals who take some time out of their work to teach to our students. Very few lectures take place as a lot of classes are conducted in small groups and offer a lot of practical and team work.


The GACO department has been receiving international students since 2014. The student association ELYRIA is dedicated to international relations and ensures international students feel welcome and integrated.  They regularly organise events for them. Moreover, we are a small school and teachers and staff are easy-to-reach and (hopefully) friendly!


This semester is pursuing various objectives:

  • acquiring an international mindset in key business fields (HR, finance, marketing, trade…)
  • developing cross-cultural work environment skills
  • strengthening professional communication skills

The mix with French students in half the courses will improve the integration of international students in local student life and French culture. Our French students also take advantage of their international experience thanks to common work and exchanges in English.

Student profile

  • Good level of English (B1 minimum, B2 recommended)
  • Open-minded, especially as regards adapting to other cultures.
  • One year of Higher Education business studies (60 ECTS)


At the end of your studies, you will have developed your ability to work in English in an international environment and you will also achieve 33 ECTS.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees depending on situation :
French students, Erasmus students or Non Erasmus / non students.
Contact us for further information.


Non EU citizens – Applicants living in the countries listed below :
Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chili, China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Czech Republic, Gabon, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, United States of America must then register with the local CampusFrance office in order to be able to apply for admission and obtain your student visa. This is a mandatory procedure.

They came

In autumn 2021, Anna, Anja, Ioannis, Giulia, Evgeniia and Dasha were with us. Will you be one of us next September?

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    If I had to describe the IUT in 3 words : practical, useful (about study), and sociable (about students)
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    I remember our first European Institutions class where we had to put in a table all the things we knew about the others nationalities and about what we think others know about ours. It was an interesting game that changed the way we percieved others.
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    I was always impressed by the beauty of Savoie region
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    I became more confident in English and more successful in team-work. Thank you, French people for this nice atmosphere. Thank you, France for being my home. I hope, I will come back

Our full programme

Creativity has no limit.

Our students, creative all around the world ! Promoting Savoie cheese and wine in Romania and Croatia, producing a promotional short film on Baïkal lake in Siberia and so many other adventures ! Discover our students’ projects.

Practical information


You can apply for housing in a student residence while submitting your application on MoveOnLine.


Le bugey residence
Les bornes I & II Residence
Djinn Residence


The University of « Savoie Mont Blanc » offers a wide choice of sports. Each sport is offered at a different time and for different levels. You can practice sports for less than € 20.

Elyria : the students’ association dedicated to international experiences

The student club Elyria will welcome you and will be there to answer your questions. When you arrive, we provide help with administrative procedures and getting to know other students. You can also take part in other student clubs of the IUT.

Contact :


Need information ?

We are at your disposal for all request or questions.