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With DU Passerelle - Étudiants en exil (Students in exile) / IEFE - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

Proposed byRÉSEAU MEnS

Target audience

AudienceStatutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Beneficiaries of temporary protection, Stateless people
Level of FrenchA1, A2, B1, B2, C1


Free of charge

Where is it?

Learn French at university in Montpellier

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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 DU Passerelle - Students in Exile training offers:

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

There are around 40 similar training courses in France. This sheet presents the training of the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.

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

Why is it interesting?

In the DU Passerelle - Students in exile of the IEFE (University Institute for the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language) - Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 University, there are 200 hours of French lessons. You will have lessons from 15 to 18 hours per week, from September to December and/or from January to May.

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

It is also possible to take the DELF or DALF 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, learn to take notes during the courses and revise outside of the courses, make presentations, prepare for exams...

  • Free auditor courses,
  • French courses for university objectives (from B2-level on)
  • University teachers course (from B2-level on)
  • ...

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.

  • group workshop,
  • individual interview...

You will have access to different activities during the training:

  • cultural outings,
  • sporting activities,
  • integration weekend...

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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