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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

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

>>> Apply here for full-time semester course Parcours Plus

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



Download the Student Guide 
Schedule 2019-2020

Livret DUEF*

*Subject to changes in the schedule and course content.

What's next ?

Further studies

Students can choose to register in one of the Université de Nantes courses, or in one of our partner higher education schools: School of Architecture, School of Wood, School of Design. Consult the registration procedure at the Université de Nantes



Conditions of submission

The application process for 2020-2021 will be open from 4 March to 5 July 2020