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With DU Passerelle (DUPEX) / Caen Normandie University

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

AudienceStatutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Beneficiaries of temporary protection, Stateless people
Level of FrenchB1, B2, C1


Free of charge

Availability requested

Duration of commitmentBetween 1 and 4 semesters
Frequency of participationAbout 5 hours per day
Days of attendanceMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Be in possession of a residence permit or a receipt
Have a end of high school level

Where is it?

Learn French at university in Caen

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What is it?

A Passerelle University Diploma (DU) allows asylum seekers, beneficiaries of subsidiary or temporary protection, refugees and stateless persons, to start or resume studies academics in France.

This training offers:

  • French courses,
  • English classes,
  • Cultural workshops,
  • Support to continue your studies in France or to find a job after training...
The training lasts a minimum of one semester (4 months): from September to December or from January to May.

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

> Find out more about the DU Passerelle: Réfugié sheet

Why is it interesting?

In this training, there are 278 hours of French lessons. You will have classes 23 hours per week, for 12 weeks per semester. Classes can take place from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

You will take exams at the end of each semester to obtain a University Diploma.

It is possible to take the DELF/TCF 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, you can receive financial aid (scholarships based on social criteria or specific annual aid) every month and accommodation to do the training.

During the training, you will discover university in France: what it is to be a student, how the courses and exams are organized, what diplomas and training exist, learn to take notes during the courses and revise outside of the courses, make presentations, prepare for exams...

The French higher education system is complex.

During the training, you will get support to build your university and professional project, depending on the possibilities.

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

This training also offers:

  • weekly availability for administrative and academic support,
  • workshops presenting higher education sectors in France,
  • workshops to get started with the different orientation platforms (Parcoursup, Find My Master, E-Candidat, etc.) and help with applications
  • participation in the student fair and the orientation and career fair...

You will have access to different activities during this training:

  • participation in the Normandy For Peace forum
  • visits to exhibitions
  • cinema outings
  • visits to tourist sites in Normandy,
  • university sports activities
  • participation in the creation of various projects (creation of a photo exhibition, creation of a radio programme, creation and promotion of a concert)

How to do it?

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

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