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With DU Passerelle / Paris Est Créteil University

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

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


Free of charge

Learn French at Créteil University

Updated on il y a 10 mois

What is it?

A Diplome Universitaire (DU) Passerelle gives the opportunity to asylum seekers, beneficiaries of subsidiary or temporary protection, as well as refugees and stateless persons, to improve their level of French in order to study in France.

This training offers:

  • French courses
  • Cultural activities
  • Support to build an academic and professional project in France.
The training lasts two semesters , from September to December and from February to May.

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

> Find out more about the DU Passerelle: sheet

Why is it interesting?

In the DU Passerelle of the University Paris Est Créteil, there are 20 hours of French lessons per week.

You will have to sit exams to obtain a University Diploma.

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 for training.

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

  • University methodology
  • University orientation workshop

The French higher education system is complex.

During the training, professionals accompany the students individually and in groups to reflect on their academic and professional project, according to their possibilities.

The professionals also help you write your CV and cover letters, and register for the courses that seem interesting to you

You will have access to different activities during the training:

  • Cultural outings
  • Sporting activities

How to do it?

  • How to register: go to the university website to find out how to register
  • Application dates: June / July
  • Email contact:

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

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