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With DU FlaViC - University Paris Cité (IUT de Paris - Rives de Seine)

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

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


Free of charge

Availability requested

Days of attendanceMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday


Have a end of high school level

Learn French at the university in Paris (16th arrondissement)

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What is it?

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

This 380-hours DU Paserelle French Living Language and Culture (FlaViC) course offers:

  • French courses,
  • A presentation of the French economic, legal and social context
  • Activities,
  • Theater,
  • Support to build your academic and career plans in France...
The training lasts 1 semester (6 months), from January to June.

There are around 40 similar training courses in France. This sheet presents the training at Paris Cité Rives de Seine University.

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

Why is it interesting?

In DU FlaViC, there are 170 hours of French courses.
You will have classes 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., from January to June.

You will take exams to obtain a University Degree.

It is also possible to take the DELF B2 for free at the end of the training.

If you are a beneficiary of the international protection or a beneficiary of the temporary protection and you are under 35 years old, you have the possibility of having financial assistance (grants based on social criteria or specific annual aid) every month during the training period as well as an accommodation during the training.

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

  • Pairs with students and teachers
  • Pairs with students
  • Lunches shared with university members and students.

The French higher education system is complex.

During the training, professionals individually accompany each student to reflect on the academic and professional project, depending on the possibilities.

The professionals also help you write your CV and cover letters, and register for the courses that interest you.

  • Individual guidance and advice on continuing your studies or finding a job
  • Visits from professionals to find out about sectors of activity or professions
  • Opportunities to do an internship or find out about a course of study by contacting students and teachers.

You will have access to different activities during the training:

  • Cultural visits (museums, parks, monuments, etc.)
  • Sports activities (pilates, partnership with a Kabubu sports association...)
  • Workshops with a geographer, with screenwriters or directors
  • Theater (oral language activity + 1 or 2 theater trips per year)
  • the university library
  • the university health service
  • the university sports service
  • the university information and orientation service
  • the culture department
  • meals at the university restaurant (one free meal on class days)

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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