Diplôme d'Université Diploma in legal studies


Présentation et objectifs

A full-time law programme entirely taught in English, dedicated to international students from Europe and all around the world.

About the Diploma in Legal Studies

  • The Diploma offers a substantive knowledge and legal skills in the main fields of French Law (French Public Law, French Private Law), in History of Law as well as in European Law, International Law and Comparative law.
  • English courses are specific to the Diploma, they are given by French Professors mainly from Grenoble Law Faculty but also by visiting international Professors who come from various countries to teach in their legal specialisation and by legal practitioners.
  • The Diploma gathers international students of the Faculty of Law in small-group seminars, where interactive teaching methods are promoted by the academic team.
  • The Diploma encourages intercultural relations with French students in shared courses taught in English, in different academic and extra-curricular activities.
  • The Diploma gives the opportunity to learn or to improve French Language by attending, in small groups, courses of French as a Foreign Language (FFL).

Why should you study in Grenoble ?

  • Be awarded a quality Law Degree from Université Grenoble Alpes, one of the major French Universities (around 59 000 students and more than 10 000 international students representing 150 nationalities).
  • In 2022, Université Grenoble Alpes ranks in the top 150 of the Shanghai global ranking, which compares the research productivity of the world’s top 1000 Universities and at the national level, it ranks 5th among the best French Universities.
  • Enjoy a life experience in Grenoble, a city just 1 hour from Lyon, 2hours from Geneva, 2 hours 30 from Marseille, 3 hours from Paris (by train). The proximity with major airports (Lyon and Geneva) also gives the opportunity to discover other major French cities (such as Bordeaux, Strasbourg or Lille), as well as Europe.
  • Discover the French student’s way of life, in the first French “ville étudiante” (magazine “L’Étudiant”, annual ranking, 2016).
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Objectives of the Diploma                                                  

  • To acquire and develop knowledge but also legal skills and expertise in French Public, Private and History Laws, as well as in European, International and Comparative Laws.
  • To help students’ integration into the professional world at domestic level but also at European and international levels.
  • To enhance graduates’ applications for admission to other exchange programme and graduate level French degrees.



Informations complémentaires


On the margins of the Diploma, you will be invited to discover the cultural, environmental or artistic heritage of Grenoble and its surroundings.

This can take the form of a commented visit to the Museum of Modern Art, the former Parliament of the Dauphiné (used for a long time as a Court), a ski trip or a hiking in the mountains around Grenoble, etc.

Dimension internationale :

Formation tournée vers l’international




Condition d'accès

Exchange anglophone students

The Diploma can be part of your exchange programme, and can be recognised by your home institution as part of your degree.

You will come through the exchange agreement between your University and our University (one semester or two semesters).

  • You will be selected by your home institution.
  • The Diploma is free of charge (you will pay regular fees in your home institution).
  • Fill out the application in your university to be an exchange student.
  • Fill out the Diploma’s application form to be downloaded from: https://droit.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/en/

Non-exchange anglophone students

The Diploma is meant to be completed in one year of full-time study.

Your acceptance into the Diploma depends on the strength of your application.

  • If English is not your native language, please provide proof of your English proficiency: B2 is required, IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (100), TOEIC (900).
  • At least you must have completed two years of a Law Degree.
  • Please note that your application can be taken into consideration if you have studied two years or more in another Degree but you can show a special interest in Law.
  • Please provide a Personal Statement where you explain why you are interested in the Diploma in Legal Studies.
  • The total tuition fees of the Diploma cost 1500 Euros per the academic year.
    Fill out the Diploma’s application form to be downloaded from: https://droit.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/en/


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Public cible

1. Public en formation initiale

2. Public en formation continue

Vous relevez de la formation continue :si vous reprenez vos études après 2 ans d'interruption d'études,

  • ou si vous suiviez une formation sous le régime formation continue l’une des 2 années précédentes
  • ou si vous êtes salarié, demandeur d'emploi, travailleur indépendant.

Si vous n'avez pas le diplôme requis pour intégrer la formation, vous pouvez entreprendre une démarche de validation des acquis personnels et professionnels (VAPP).

Pour plus d'informations, consultez la page web de la Direction de la formation continue et de l’apprentissage.

Consultez les tarifs s’appliquant aux publics de la formation continue