Université de Savoie Overview

Savoie Mont Blanc is a university in the region of Savoy, with one campus in Annecy-le-Vieux and two around Chambéry. The university was officially founded in 1979 from several colleges founded in the 1960s and 1970s. To avoid a straight choice between the two biggest towns of the Savoie/Haute-Savoie region, the authorities decided to set up a campus in each city for different areas of study. The university has three campuses:

- Annecy-le-Vieux – Business, Engineering and Technology 
- Jacob-Bellecombette – Languages, Social Sciences, Law and Economics 
- Technolac – Science

Savoie has the fourth-highest number of Erasmus exchange students in France. The school of international relations has signed 228 conventions with universities in 82 countries, and the university takes more than 1,000 foreign students per year overall.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Université de Savoie for the College of Arts and Humanities and the department of French.

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Semester 1 Semester 2
 1st September 2015 - 31st December 2015  1st January 2016 - 31st May 2016

Erasmus+ Grant - approx 280-430€

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2017-18 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 380 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.