With DU (university diploma) Passerelle (level B1) / University Paris Dauphine - PSL
What is it?
A Diplôme Universitaire (DU) Passerelle enables asylum seekers, beneficiaries of subsidiary or temporary protection, refugees and stateless persons to improve their French to study in France.
This training course offers:
- French language courses
- Activities (outings, various workshops)
- Support in building your academic and professional project in France...
There are around 40 similar training courses in France. This sheet deals with the one offered by the University of Paris Dauphine - PSL.
> To find out more about the DU Passerelle, see the Réfugees.info sheet.
Why is it interesting?
In the DU Passerelle program at Université Paris Dauphine PSL, there are 288 hours of French lessons. You will take classes 12 hours a week, from Monday to Wednesday.
You will sit exams to get a University Diploma. In particular, you'll take the TCF at the end of each semester (once in December, once at the end of March). The aim is to achieve level B2 by the end of the course.
During the training course, you will discover the university system in France: what it means to be a student, how courses and exams are organised, what diplomas and courses exist... You will also learn how to take notes during class, revise outside class, make presentations, prepare for exams...
Building your academic project takes time and commitment.
During the training course, a member of the DU team, a teacher and a graduate provide individual support for each student as they reflect on their academic and professional project. The university's career guidance and integration service can also help you apply for jobs, write CVs and cover letters, find an internship or work-study company, and register for training courses to which you have been admitted.
The program includes :
- orientation workshops: presentation of higher education in France, getting to grips with the different application platforms, CV and cover letter workshops...
- mentoring by a teacher
- mentoring by a student
- follow-up and coordination of guidance by a member of the DU team
You will have access to various activities during your training:
- cultural outings
- podcast production
- theater workshop with filming of scenes written by students
- writing and conversation workshops
- free access to university library resources and PSL sports facilities
How to do it?
How to apply: fill in the form on this page.
Application dates: from 1 to 21 May
Email contact: email@example.com
Once you have submitted your application, if it is accepted, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to a French test. If you are selected after the French test, you will receive an invitation to an admission interview.
French test: 7 or 8 June
Interviews: between 20 and 23 June
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