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With DU (university diploma) Passerelle (level B1) / University Paris Dauphine - PSL

Target audience

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

Price

Free of charge

Availability requested

Duration of commitmentExactly 2 semesters
Frequency of participationExactly 12 hours per week
Days of attendanceMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Learn French at university in Paris (16th arrondissement)

Updated on il y a 9 jours

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...
The training lasts two semesters (8 months), from September to December, then from January to March.

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.

If you are a beneficiary of international or temporary protection and under 35, you can apply for financial aid (scholarships based on social criteria or specific annual grants) and accommodation for the year.

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?

After sending the application, if your application is accepted, you will receive an email with an invitation for a French test. If you are selected after the French test, you will receive an invitation to an admission interview.

French test: June 17 or 18

Interviews: between June 24 and 28

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