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DUEF applications 2022-2023

The application process for the 2nd semester will be open from October 4 to November 30, 2022


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.

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 of the levels can obtain a University Diploma in French as a Foreign Language by continuous assessment.

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.




Entry requirement

Academic requirement

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.


Application procedure

>>> 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).

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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


Tuition fee

  • 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

Registration procedures

Application for French 1st semester courses is closed
Reopening of the procedure in October for second semester 

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 03 au 13 octobre 2022 (15h00)  Jeudi 20 octobre 2022  Vendredi 21 octobre 2022
du  14 au 23 octobre 2022 (15h00)  Jeudi 27 octobre 2022 Vendredi 28 octobre 2022
du 24 octobre au 06 novembre 2022 (15h00) Jeudi 10 novembre 2022  Jeudi 10 novembre 2022
du 07 au 17 novembre  2022 (15h00)  Jeudi 24 novembre 2022 Vendredi 25 novembre 2022
du 18 au  30 novembre 2022 (23h59) Lundi 05 décembre 2022 Mardi 6 décembre 2022


Phone number +33253487701

More information
Teaching secretary - Submission
Service Universitaire des Langues - i-FLE
Chemin la Censive du Tertre BP 81227
44312 Nantes Cedex 3
Registration, certificates
Service de la Scolarité i-FLE

Chemin la Censive du Tertre BP 81227
44312 Nantes Cedex 3