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With DU TREMPLIN / Bordeaux Montaigne University

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

AudienceStatutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Beneficiaries of temporary protection, Stateless people, Asylum seekers
Level of FrenchA2, B1, B2


Free of charge


Have a end of high school level

Where is it?

Learn French at university in Bordeaux

Updated on il y a 8 mois

What is it?

A Passerelle University Diploma (DU) allows asylum seekers, beneficiaries of subsidiary or temporary protection, refugees and stateless people to have a better level of French to study in France.

The DU TREMPLIN offers:

  • French courses
  • Physical activities
  • Cultural activities
  • Support in developing your plans to return to education
The training lasts two semesters (8 months). Semester 1 begins in September and semester 2 in May.

There are around 40 similar training courses in France. This sheet presents the training at Bordeaux Montaigne University.

> Find out more about the DU Passerelle: Réfugié sheet

Why is it interesting?

In the DU TREMPLIN, there are 384 hours of French lessons.
You will have 20 hours of lessons per week.

You will sit exams in order to obtain a University Diploma.

It is possible to take the DELF at the end of the training.

If you are a beneficiary of international protection or a beneficiary of temporary protection and you are under 35 years old, you can have financial assistance (grants based on social criteria or specific annual aid) every month and accommodation to complete the training.

During the training, you will discover the university in France: what it is to be a student, how courses and exams are organized, what diplomas and training exist, how to take notes during classes and review them outside lectures, make presentations, prepare for exams…

DU TREMPLIN also offers:

  • university methodology courses,
  • immersion courses in other courses at the university.

The French higher education system is complex.

During the training, you will be able to have support to think about your university and professional project, depending on your possibilities.

The professionals also help you write your CVs and cover letters, and register for the training courses that interest you.

There are also collective workshops led by associations.

You will have access to different activities during DU TREMPLIN:

  • presentation and tour of the university campuses,,
  • tandem program with other students,
  • health workshop,
  • outings and visits,
  • university sports activities...

How to do it?

After sending the application, if yours is accepted, you will receive an email with an invitation for an interview.

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