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With DU Passerelle B1 / Paris Nanterre University

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

AudienceAsylum seekers, Statutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Beneficiaries of temporary protection
Level of FrenchB1


Free of charge

Availability requested

Duration of commitmentAbout 4 months
Frequency of participationExactly 20 hours per week


Have a end of high school level

Learn French at the University of Nanterre (B1 level)

Updated on il y a 9 mois

What is it?

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

This B1 level training offers:

  • French courses,
  • Activities,
  • Support to build your academic and professional project in France...
The training lasts one semester (4 months), from September to December.
It is important to have a B1 level to start training. The objective is to be able to enroll in the DU B2 in the second semester (from January to May), in order to validate a B2 level at the end of the training.

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

> To find out more about the DU Passerelle: see the file

Why is it interesting?

In the DU Passerelle B1 level of the University of Paris Nanterre, there are 240 hours of French lessons. You will have lessons 20 hours per week, between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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

It is also possible to take the 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 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…

The French higher education system is complex.

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.

  • collective workshops
  • individual interviews

You will have access to different activities during the training:

  • cultural outings
  • sporting activities

How to do it?

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

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