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With DU Passerelle Espoir - Université de Poitiers

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

AudienceStatutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Beneficiaries of temporary protection, Stateless people, Asylum seekers
Level of FrenchB1, B2, A2


Free of charge

Where is it?

Learn French at university in Poitiers

Updated on il y a 9 mois

What is it?

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

This 273-hour DU Passerelle ESPOIR (HOPE) training course offers:

  • French courses,
  • Activities,
  • Support to build your academic and professional project in France...
The training lasts a minimum of 1 semester (4 months), from September to December and then from January to May.

There are around 40 similar training courses in France. This sheet deals with the training of the University of Poitiers.

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

Why is it interesting?

In the DU Passerelle Espoir, there are between 272 and 274 hours of French lessons.
You will have classes approximately 18 hours per week from Monday to Friday.

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

It is also possible to take the DELF/TCF at the end of the training (extra charge).

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...

  • "French for university purpose" option (from B2-level on)
  • Language tutoring with university students
  • Outside course (at C1-level)

The French higher education system is complex.

During the training, professionals accompany each student individually 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.

  • Workshop "Building your professional project"
  • Group then individual meetings with the university's guidance counselors

You will have access to different activities during the training:

  • theater workshop
  • radio workshop
  • cultural outings (cinema, theatre, museum...)
  • sports activities offered by students of the university's Sports License
  • access to university sports 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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