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With DU FLE (French as a Foreign Language) Sorbonne Alliance - Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

AudienceStatutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Beneficiaries of temporary protection, Stateless people, Asylum seekers
Level of FrenchA1


Free of charge

Availability requested

Duration of commitmentExactly 9 months
Frequency of participationExactly 3.5 hours per day
Days of attendanceMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Have a end of high school level

Learn French at university in Paris (5th arrondissement)

Updated on il y a 8 jours

What is it?

The DU FLE Sorbonne Alliance is a Passerelle University Diploma which allows asylum seekers, beneficiaries of subsidiary or temporary protection, refugees and stateless people, to have a better level of French in order to study in France.

This DU FLE SA (French as a Foreign Language Sorbonne Alliance) training of approximately 450 hours offers:

  • French courses,
  • Cultural activities,
  • Support in building your academic and career plans in France.
The training lasts two semesters (9 months), from September to December then from January to May.

There are around 40 similar training courses in France. This sheet presents the training at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

> Find out more about the DU Passerelle: see the Réfugié sheet

Why is it interesting?

In the DU FLE SA at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, there are approximately 450 hours of French lessons from September to May with :

- 17.5 hours of classes per week

- 40 hours of TCF and DELF preparation courses (January and May).

French classes take place from 9am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday, at one of the university's centres in Paris. Attendance is compulsory.

You will take exams throughout the year to obtain a Passerelle University Diploma and the official DELF/TCF exam at the end of the course in May (paid for by the university).

If you are a beneficiary of international protection or a beneficiary of temporary protection and you are under 35 years old, you can request financial assistance (grants based on social criteria or specific annual aid) every month and accommodation to follow the training.

During the course, you will discover university in France: what it is like to be a student, how courses and exams are organized, what diplomas and courses are available, learn how to take notes during classes and how to study outside of lectures, make presentations, prepare for exams.

Each student has a student card which give them access:
- to the libraries of the University of Paris 1
- to the university health department
- to the university sports department
- to the university information and orientation department
- to the culture department.

The French higher education system is complex.

During the course, professionals individually support each student to reflect on the academic and professional project, depending on their possibilities.

Professionals also help you write your CVs and cover letters, and register for the training courses that interest you:

  • collective and individual workshops and sessions organized by the UniR association (Universities and Refugees) thanks to a partnership between UniR and Paris 1 University.
  • meetings with students to put together an application and help you get into a Bachelor's or Master's degree at Paris 1 (or another university) after the DU.

In addition to French lessons, you will be able to take part in different activities during the training:

  • drama classes (2 hours per week);
  • cultural outings (museums, cinema, end-of-year school trip);
  • sports activities with the sports department.

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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