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Chemin la Censive du Tertre BP 81227
44312 Nantes Cedex 3


Registration 2021-2022

The DUEF application procedure for January is closed
The application for 2022/2023 will open in March


French version

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). The DUEF includes 20 hours of training per week with optional activities offered by the Language Resource Centre.

DUEF Parcours Plus

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 for Languages ​​(CEF) : 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. In order to ensure a high quality of teaching that encourages exchange and communication, our centre welcomes a maximum of 25 participants per group.

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 As part of our process of constant improvement, we collect the opinions and feedback of all our participants regarding the quality of our training.








Prerequisites training

The candidate must be 18 years old and have a High School Diploma. The course is selective and subject to application. Applications are examined by a pedagogical commission which decides on the admission of the candidate to the DUEF.

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)
  1. A Secondary school diploma and translation
  2. 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)
  3. CV/Resume
  4. Letter of motivation in French, English or Spanish (cover letter)

>>> find a list of certified translators



*Subject to changes in the schedule and course offer, and approval by the Commission for Education and University Life

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

Students who choose the Parcours + then follow an internship in a company, an association or a school (intercultural ambassador in primary, secondary or high school), 140 hours over 4 weeks (after the 13th week).

What's next ?

Further studies

Student can choose to continue their studies in one of the Nantes University 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 Nantes Université

Student can take courses in one of Nantes University  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.

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

No refunds will be made even if the visa is refused. 

General terms and sales conditions

Conditions of submission

 Application for French semester courses will be open online from 4 October to 19 november 2021: Apply here to the DUEF courses

Application steps

  • If you are selected, you will receive a registration agreement
  • 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
Reception of applications Admission Jury  Registration agreement sent to applicants
du 04 au 14 octobre 2021 (14h00)  Mardi 19 octobre 2021  Jeudi 21 octobre 2021
du  14 au 28 octobre  2021 (14h00)  Jeudi 4 novembre 2021  Jeudi 4 novembre 2021
du 28 octobre au 10 novembre 2021 (14h00)  Mardi 16 novembre 2021  Jeudi 18 novembre 2021
du 10 au 19 novembre 2021 (14h00)  Mercredi 24 novembre 2021  Jeudi 25 novembre 2021