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University Diploma in French Studies : DUEF

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. They are taught by teachers with university diplomas in French as a foreign language (FLE). Students at the levels take an exam at the end of the semester to obtain a University Diploma in French Studies.

The objectives of the DUEF are to master the French language orally and in writing, to discover French culture, but also to prepare for entrance at university.

  • Prerequisite

    This course is aimed at anyone (non French-speaking) who wishes to improve their French skills and who holds a French baccalaureate diploma (secondary school diploma or equivalent).

  • Course period

    • 2 sessions each academic term (session 1: from September to January; session 2: from February to June),
    • 204 hours of class per session
    • Part of the training takes place remotely. Due to the health crisis, training can take place entirely remotely.
  • Prices

    Non exchange students (freemovers):

    • For one session: 1500 €
    • For the academic term: 3000 €
    • University fees (set by ministerial order): 170 € whereof 34 € are for the university library

    Exchange students:

    • 1000 € per session
  • Application process

    To apply for session 2 of the year 2020/2021, click here. Applications are open from Tuesday November 10 to Sunday December 6, 2020.

    Please note, however, that we can only open a level group if we have enough registrants for that level.

    For further information, please contact: celfe @

    The following supporting documents will be requested of you:

    • A copy of your ID
    • A copy of your birth certificate and the French translation of it
    • A copy of your secondary school diploma as well as the translation into French
    • A CV
    • Your motivation for applying


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