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Application 2020-2021

Applications for the 2nd semester 2020-2021 are closed. The next application session for the 1st semester 2021/2022 will open in April 2021.


French version

Following this week's ministerial announcements,the DUEF's courses should take place face to face next semester. We would like to remind you that we remain dependent on government measures, therefore the date of return to campus will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

DUEF Semester Course

The semester courses of the Diplôme Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises are general French language courses. The courses are full-time and include six levels of instruction (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). Each semester includes 18 hours per week, over 12 weeks. Students can register for one or two semesters (from September to December - from January to May).

DUEF Parcours Plus

Due to the health context, the Parcours Plus course will not be open next semester 2021.

The DUEF Parcours Plus completes the semester courses of the Diplôme Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises . This option Parcours Plus is  only available from level B2 and aims at preparing students to the world of work. Students will attend the regular DUEF semester course in semester 1 and complete this training in semester 2 with a 140-hour internship and a 20-hour module of French for Specific Purposes. 

In order to determine their level, students who register for the first time take a test during the pre-entry week.

Check your level

  • Level A1: Basic level
  • Level A2: Advanced elementary level
  • Level B1: Intermediate level
  • Level B2: Upper Intermediate level
  • Level C1: Advanced level
  • Level C2: Advanced level


The language learning objectives are defined according to levels of the the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR) : general and communicative skills based on task based learning and the use of authentic language material. The activities differ according to level but also to the needs expressed by the groups.

Students at the levels take an exam at the end of the semester to obtain a University Diploma in French Studies.

The acamedic transcript can be downloaded from the Student Intranet. Upon successful completion, the University Diploma (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 )  is awarded at the end of the semester, and will be collected at the Registrar’s Office. Please contact for any question.

A certificate of attendance can also be provided by i-FLE. Please contact








Prerequisites training

The candidate must be 18 years old and have a High School Diploma.

Conditions of applications

>>> Apply here for full-time semester course

You must include copies of all the necessary documents with your application. (the originals will be requested in France)

- Secondary school diploma and translation
- A copy of your birth certificate and translation OR Passport (birth certificate: a certified translation by an official body or a sworn translator must be provided)
- CV/Resume + Letter of motivation in French, English or Spanish

>>> find a list of certified translators

Application steps

  • If you are selected, you will receive a registration agreement and a notification to attend (convocation)
  • In France, you will have to present yourself to the Registrar’s Office (Scolarité)
  • You must come to Nantes on the date indicated in your notification to attend
  • Make sure to take the necessary steps to obtain your student visa



Student Guide Welcome Université de Nantes 2020-2021
Schedule 2019-2020
Livret d'accueil de l'étudiant DUEF*
*Subject to changes in the schedule and course offer.

Students enrolled in DUEF will choose their optional PASS at the beginning of the school year. Registration will take place with their refrent group teacher.

What's next ?

Further studies

Student can choose to continue their studies in one of the University de Nantes faculties. The minimum level of French is B2 (C1 recommended). The university entrance preparation courses part of DUEF curriculum will help student to meet all the necessary conditions to succeed. Read the registration procedure at the Université de Nantes

Student can take courses in one of Université de Nantes Partner schools (School of Wood, School of Architecture, School of Design, Beaux Arts). Course content of the "PASS" can be consulted in the DUEF 2020 student booklet (PASS "Wood, Circular Economy", PASS "Visual Arts", etc.)".



  • 1 semester : 1400€ (Individuals) / 1950€ (Lifelong training*)
  • 1 year : 2800€ (Individuals) / 3900€ (Lifelong training*)
In any case, a 92€ participation for university services is asked on site.

*Financed by an organisation, company, public funds per semester and non-refundable. Please ask for a quotation byu e-mail at

General terms and sales conditions

Conditions of submission

Applications for the 2nd semester 2020-2021 are open from October 5 to November 26, 2020: Click here