Studying in Chambéry

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Studies in Chambéry

Are you planning to study in Chambéry, France ? Find the answers to all your questions in this guide.

Why study in Chambéry ?

Chambéry is one of the top 3 cities in France in which to study. This student city owes its success primarily to the various universities located here and the courses they offer.

Chambéry is also a city with a constantly growing economy. Thanks to this, students and graduates can easily find professional opportunities on site.

What studies can be done in Chambéry?

The city’s universities offer students a variety of courses , including:

  • company management
  • communication
  • design
  • IT

These are the most popular programs for students, but there are many more.

Nestled in the green heart of the Alps, Chambéry’s quality of life sets it apart from other French cities. Surrounded by several lakes, including France’s largest, the Lac du Bourget. For mountain lovers, there are regional parks and a national park not far from Chambéry, and the town is only an hour from the ski resorts. Aix-les-Bains, a spa town with a tradition of thermal baths, and a number of beaches that are very popular with students is 30 minutes away from Chambéry. Numerous sports facilities and clubs mean that everyone can find the right activity to add a sporty aspect to their studies.

discover the campus!

Chambéry and Aix-les-Bains are great places to study, with their green surroundings between lakes and mountains, their festive events and their multicultural and international outlook. In the heart of Savoie, OMNES Education’s 5,000 m² campus offers its INSEEC Bachelor and MSc students a welcoming hall where they can meet. All the conditions are gathered for optimal studies: modern classrooms, a Cohub coworking space, multiple workspaces, an amphitheater for conferences and events, a Data room, offices dedicated to student associations, a summer kiosk that can be uses for barbecues, outdoor facilities for lunch, a beach volleyball court, ping-pong tables and a cafeteria-restaurant.

The international outlook of the Savoie region allows OMNES Education students to build a solid network and add significant experience to their CV. The location of our campus in the heart of Savoie Technolac means that our students are highly sought after for apprenticeships and internships.

Chambéry and Aix-les-Bains are also rich in cultural events: concerts and festivals are organized by the city throughout the year, of which Musilac in July facing the Lac du Bourget is a festival appreciated by young people.

Chambéry is also an international city. Every year, more than a thousand students pursue their higher education in the multicultural city. This is highlighted with the World Tour at the Manège, a moment of sharing between different cultures and a must-see event that has been going on for 20 years.

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is the 2nd largest host region for foreign students in France (more than 40,000 international students).

To find out more about the city, consult the Campus France fact sheet.

Our schools

Does Omnes Education offer programs in its schools in Chambéry?

In Chambéry, you will have the opportunity to join the INSEEC management school.
INSEEC specializes in business, management and marketing and offers four different courses:

Come and study at the INSEEC Bachelor!

Come and study at INSEEC MSc!

Conditions of admission

Female student glancing back while going for a class in college. Girl walking with friends going for class in high school.

What are the specific criteria for studying in Chambéry?

Generally speaking, the criteria for studying in Chambéry are the same as those for studying in France. in other cities. These are fairly basic criteria such as :

  • mastery of the French language ;
  • living in a home in or near the city;
  • possession of a student visa for foreign students;
  • having the financial resources to meet day-to-day needs.

Schools can also lay down specific conditions. These are set out in the prerequisites and admission requirements, which can be viewed on the schools’ websites.

Do I need a visa to study in Chambéry?

Before foreign students can come to Chambéry to enroll in a school, they must obtain a student visa. For students living outside France, this is a mandatory condition for entry into the country.

The student visa is the equivalent of a residence permit, valid for 1 year.

It also enables foreign students to work legally, while retaining theirstudent status.

How do I enroll in a top school in Chambéry?

The procedure can vary considerably, depending on the school and the diploma in question. Before taking any steps, it is essential to find out more about the school.

Foreign students can register in two different ways:

  • or directly online on the school’s website ;
  • via a dedicated international admissions platform
    International students may also be asked to send physical documents by post to the schools.

How to apply to an Omnes Education Group school to study in Chambéry?

First, you need to find out about the school and the course you’re interested in. The next step is to read the general terms and conditions of registration.

Don’t hesitate to contact the International Admissions Department if you have any questions!

find out all you need to know about studying in chambéry

Accommodation

Where to stay in Chambéry during your studies?

Student residences and campuses are the most popular housing solutions. They have the advantage of allowing students to save money, while still offering sufficient comfort. Accommodation in a student residence costs between 300 and 550 euros per month.

However, getting a place in a student residence can be complicated. Selection is based on applications, and priority is often given to students with scholarships.

The other solution for finding accommodation in Chambéry during your studies is to rent a studio in the city. While this solution offers greater privacy and comfort, it can also be more expensive. On average, it costs around 600 euros a month to rent a decent apartment.

Activities

Explore Chambéry! We’ve listed all the places to see and visit that Chambéry has to offer in terms of leisure, culture, sport and well-being.

Museum

Musée des beaux-arts de Chambéry – Place du Palais de Justice, 73000 Chambéry

Faure Museum – 10 Bd des Côtes, 73100 Aix-les-Bains

Musée de la Vigne et du Vin de Savoie – 46 rue du Dr Veyrat, 73800 Montmélian

House of the Winter Olympics – 15 avenue de Winnenden, 73200 Albertville

Musée Gallo-Romain de Chanaz – 15 rue du Moulin 73310 CHANAZ

Aqualis – 52 esplanade Jean-Murguet, 73100 Aix-les-Bains, France

movies & theaters

Malraux, scène nationale Chambéry Savoie – 67 place Président Mitterand, 73000 Chambéry Telephone: 04 79 85 55 43

Théâtre Charles Dullin – Place du Théatre, 73000 Chambéry – Telephone: 04 79 85 55 43

Cinéma Pathé Chambéry – 4 rue Derrière les Murs, 73000 Chambéry – Telephone: 0 892 69 66 96

Forum Cinéma – 28 place du Forum, 73000 Chambéry – Telephone: 04 79 72 38 71

CinéMalraux (Curial Cinéma) – 58 place des Brigades de Savoie, 73000 Chambéry – Telephone: 04 79 85 55 43

Cinéma les Toiles du Lac – 14 avenue Daniel Rops, 73100 Aix-les-Bains – Telephone: 04 79 61 10 00

Find the complete list of cinemas and theaters in the Chambéry area here :

Music

Le Phare esplanade Grégory Lemarchal, 73000 Chambéry – Telephone: 04 79 60 13 13

Maison des jeunes et de la culture (MJC) 311 fbg Montmélian, 73000 Chambéry – Telephone: 04 79 85 05 84

Pharaonic Festival (electro music festival)

Musical Festival

Sport

Sports clubs in Chambéry and around the campus

Fitness park

86 rue du Marocaz, 73230 Saint-Alban-Leysse – Phone : 09 50 33 63 76

Blue orange

543 avenue de Villarcher, 73000 Chambéry – Phone : 04 56 29 56 54

Keep Cool

8 rue Bonivard, 73000 Chambéry – Phone : 04 79 60 70 80

Basic-fit

24 boulevard de la Colonne, 73000 Chambéry – Phone : 03 66 33 33 44

Pool

Stade aqualudic pool

111 avenue Alsace Lorraine, 73000 Chambéry – Phone : 04 79 70 93 20

Aqualac – Grand Lac

18 avenue Daniel Rops, 73100 Aix-les-Bains – Phone : 04 79 61 48 80

Parks & Gardens

As Chambéry is located in the heart of the Savoie region, there are countless green spaces, from urban parks to garden and mountain trails.

Parc floral des Thermes – Avenue Lord Revelstoke, 73100 Aix-les-Bains

Jardin du Verney – Allée d’Ouahigouya73000 Chambéry

Jardin des charmettes – 890 chemin des Charmettes 73000 Chambéry

Flea markets

If you want to find furniture, used clothes or anything else you need without spending a lot of money, flea markets are perfect!

Here are the different flea markets that Chambéry offers:

La Brocante du Faubourg – 65 rue Fodéré, 73000 Chambéry – Telephone: 04 79 54 46 39

Weekend Brocante – 47 rue Reignier, 73190 Challes-les-Eaux – Telephone: 06 10 13 96 30

If you want to know more about the cultural agenda of Chambéry, please visit the following websites

The city of Chambéry

Chambéry Tourist Office

To discover the nearest ski resorts, click here.

Costs

Please note that these prices are indicative and may vary greatly, and that the cost of living differs from city to city.

You can compare your hometown with the following website https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/

Housing 200 – 600€
Public transportation 55 €
Power supply 50 – 200 €
Other expenses (leisure, shopping…) 50 – 200 €
Total 800 – 1700 €

Opening a bank account in France is one of the first steps to take when you arrive in Paris.

The documents required to open a French bank account are :

  • A copy of your passport or European identity card
  • A document proving your residence in France – a certificate of accommodation from your landlord for example
  • A copy of your certificate of studies attesting to your registration.
  • A copy of your visa or residence permit

Currently, our main banking partner is the Caisse d’Epargne, and very soon new partnerships with local banks will be available with special offers for students.

The partner agency
Caisse d’Epargne la motte servolex branch, 350 avenue Costa De Beauregard 73290 la motte servolex
Caisse d’Epargne Chambéry Jean Jaures branch, 22 avenue Jean Jaures 73000 CHAMBERY

transportations

Chambéry

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Chambéry airport apart from daily connections to Paris and special ski flights during the winter season.

Some airlines may include a connection from Paris, but there are only 2 flights per day.

From one of the following international airports, Lyon St Exupéry airport or Geneva international airport (Switzerland), you can also land in Paris.

Lyon St Exupéry Airport

Many international airlines offer flights to and from Lyon.

To get to or from Lyon airport, a direct shuttle bus runs to downtown Chambéry five times a day. The journey takes one hour. The price of a single trip is about €20.

More information on altibus.com

Geneva International Airport

You can reach this airport by train in 2 hours for about €20.

However, if you arrive in Geneva in the evening, you may miss the last connection to Chambéry.

Check TGV-LYRIA before you book your flight!

There is also a shuttle from the airport five times a day.

Single trip: €26

Round trip: €39 (It takes one hour)

More information on omio.com

You can also take a regional Blablabus or Flixbus bus to Chambéry directly from Lyon or Geneva airport.

Travel time between cities:

Lyon – Chambéry : 1 h – about €13

Geneva – Chambéry : 1 h 50 – about €10

By train

Getting to Chambéry from Paris:

Chambéry is well connected to Paris by TGV.
You can :

  • Take a direct TGV from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport to Lyon Part Dieu station (about 2.5 hours) and then a local train to Chambéry (1.5 hours)
  • Or go to the Gare de Lyon (located in the center of Paris) to take a direct train to Chambéry (3 hours)

The cost in both cases is about €70 for a one-way trip.

For train timetables, visit the SNCF website.

By bus

You can get to Chambéry from most European cities with Flixbus.

By car

Travelling to Chambéry with one person or a group of people will save you money on transport costs. You can sign up for a carpool on the Blablacar website, looking for a driver who will be going in the same direction as you.

Carpooling area here: movici.auvergnerhonealpes.fr or on synchro.grandchambery.fr/voiture/

By cab

You can book a cab with these three companies:

Savoietaxi: 06 46 85 70 45

Allo Taxi Chambéry: +33 4 79 69 11 12

Cabs du chat: 04 84 81 03 34

The cost is about €25.

Public Transports

Chambéry’s public transport company is Synchro. Public transport in Chambéry is by bus and bicycle. You can use all public transport services with the Oùra card.

Be sure to download the app and check the website for prices and rates (link above).

Rates :

1 ticket : €1,40 – you can buy it on the bus with a driver

10 tickets : €12.

Annual subscription : between €18,70 and €36,20/per month

Chambéry Campus

From the Chambéry – Challes-Les-Eaux train station to the INSEEC campus in Chambéry

Travel time: 20 minutes

Price : €1.40 for a ticket

Directions:

  • Take bus line A towards “PLAGE/TECHNOLAC”.
  • Get off at the “Technolac” stop

The INSEEC campus in Chambéry is located opposite the bus stop.

From the Aix-les-Bains le Revard train station to the INSEEC campus in Chambéry.

Travel time: 30 minutes

Price : €1.50 for a ticket

Directions:

  • Take bus line 01 towards “ROND-POINT DES THERMES – PLAGE DU BOURGET “.
  • Get off at the “Technolac” stop

The INSEEC campus in Chambéry is located opposite the bus stop.

Restaurants

Restaurants CROUS 

La Chautagne restaurant / cafeteria

Rue du Lac de la Thuile 73370 Le Bourget-du-Lac

Open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Restaurant / cafeteria / café Jacob

17 rue du Chaney, 73000 Jacob-Bellecombette

Open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Restaurant / cafeteria l’Hélice

Avenue du Lac d’Annecy, 73370 Le Bourget-du-Lac

Open from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 10:45 and from 11:30 to 13:45

Restaurants on campus

Nostrum – eat-in or takeaway

12 bd de la Mer Caspienne, 73370 Le Bourget-du-Lac

Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

INSEEC Café – eat-in or takeaway

12 Avenue du Lac d’Annecy, 73370 Le Bourget-du-Lac

Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Plazza Express Sodexo – eat-in or takeaway

10 rue du Lac Majeur, 73370 Le Bourget-du-Lac

Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Le supernova – eat in or take away

3 rue Lac du Mont Cenis, 73290 La Motte-Servolex

Open Monday to Friday from 11:45 to 14:00

Afterwork from Wednesday to Friday from 6pm to 11pm

Updated 29 January 2024