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University Diploma in French Studies : Exile

The semester courses of the Diplôme Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises (DUEF) are general French language courses. The courses are full-time and include several levels of instruction. 

The objectives of this DU are to master the French language orally and in writing, to discover French culture, but also to prepare for enrolment at university for subsequent academic studies.

FAQ CeLFE DU Passerelle

  • Prerequisites

    • Have completed at least a Baccalaureate or equivalent (secondary school diploma)
    • Be a non-French speaker
    • Have at least an A2 level of French language proficiency (validated)
    • Have refugee, subsidiary protection or asylum seeker status
    • Prior to enrolment, a placement test must be carried out at the Celfe


    Please note: The number of places is limited, not all applications will be accepted.

  • Course period

    The courses are taught by teachers with university degrees in French as a foreign language (FLE). Students at each level take an exam at the end of the semester to obtain a University Diploma in French Studies.

    • 2 sessions each academic term
      session 1: from September to December
      session 2: from February to May
    • 222 hours of class per session
    •  Part of the training is done by distance learning.
  • Price

    Students who are accepted into the Diplôme d'Université Passerelle are exempt from any registration fees.

  • Application process

    For the September - December 2024 session, applications will be made on the e-candidat platform between March 15 and June 30, 2024.

    To help you submit your application, please consult the E-candidat guide:

    E-candidate tutorial

    You will be asked to provide the following supporting documents:

    • A copy of your secondary school diploma (diploma giving access to higher education in your country, equivalent to the French baccalauréat) with its translation into French,
    • A copy of your transcripts of your secondary school diploma with its translation into French,
    • A copy of your identity papers
    • A copy of your birth certificate with its translation into French,
    • A passport photo
    • A detailed CV
    • A cover letter (rexpaining your motivation)
    • If you have one, a copy of your French proficiency test (TCF, DELF-DALF)

    For more information, please contact: celfe @

    Please note: Seats are limited
    If your application is accepted, your registration will only be possible if a group of your level is open.

Need help?

For further information or help with your application, contact the CeLFE.


celfe @
+33(0)2 44 68 86 45 (DUEF / DUP)

+33(0)2 44 68 86 53 (DELF / DALF)

Postal address
Direction de l'International
La Passerelle
2 rue Lakanal
49045 Angers Cedex 01