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One year intensive French Course

The Diploma in French as a Foreign Language (DU de FLE) - One year intensive French course- is a French preparation course only for students whose aim is to be accepted on a Master’s courses or the 3rd year of a Bachelor's degree at the University Paris-Saclay, but who do not have the required level of French.

Students follow a year's course of intensive French lessons before then integrating the university course they have been accepted for.

The objective of the course is to make sure that students are not only able to adapt easily to the French university system, but are also able to integrate well into French society.

Classes are from Monday to Saturday and some cultural activities are organised on Saturdays and Sundays. During the university year, students also follow the lectures and tutorials of the Bachelor's or Master's course that they wish to join the following academic year.

All teaching and activities are organised and taught by a team of qualified, specialised FLE teachers.

Minimum level requirement: A2/B1 according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The final objective level is B2/C1; the minimum level necessary to follow a course at a French university.

Location: Centre de langues, Eiffel Building, 3rd floor.

In-person teaching (depending on the COVID situation): 15-20 hours of lessons per week.

Number of students per group: 10-16 students

Evaluation and assessment: continuous assessment - presence is obligatory at every class.

Tuition fees: €4,150 euros + University registration fees

Course supervisors: Hélène TUBIANA and Roselyne DEBRICK

For more information, you can download the information brochure here:

Or contact:

Office: LC 350 Bâtiment Eiffel.

Tel : 01 75 31 69 24 / 01 75 31 69 21

Enrolment procedure 2024-2025

Applications for 2024-2025 will start on the 15th of January 2024 (until the 15th of May 2024).

As the number of places is limited, the earlier you send your application the better.

If you wish to apply, please send your application by email (in ZIP file format) to:

Write the official name of the university course you wish to study clearly in the subject line of your email (which must be written in French):

Objet : Candidature au DU de FLE Paris-Saclay 2024-2025 suivi de l'ANNEE ET NOM EXACT DU DIPLOME VISE en 2025-26

For example: DU de FLE- Paris-Saclay -UFR des Sciences d'Orsay en 2024-2025 suivi de M1 Physiques et Applications en 2025-26

Your application must include the following documents:

  • CV in French
  • Cover letter in French. The letter must indicates the exact title of the Master's course you wish to join respecting this format: Objet : Candidature au DU de FLE UFR Sciences en 2024-2025 suivi du l'ANNEE ET NOM EXACT DU DIPLOME VISE en 2025-2026For example : DU de FLE UFR Sciences d'Orsay en 2024-2025 suivi du M1 Physiques et Applications en 2025-2026
  • Copies of all your qualifications/degrees with an official French translation
  • Copies of all your grades obtained for these qualifications with an official French translation (if the official university document presents the grades in English, no French translation is necessary)
  • Copy of an official certificate to attest your level in French
  • Copy of your Birth certificate with an official French translation
  • Copy of your passport

 Each file that you send must be clearly labelled with your name and the type of document.

For example: "FAMILY NAME First name CV" and the files should preferably be sent in ZIP format.


Your application will first be examined by the DU de FLE team and then sent to the head of the Master's or Bachelor's degree programme that you wish to join, for their recommendation. If the head of the Master's or Bachelor's degree programme accepts you on their course, we will then inform you of the next procedures to be carried out. Please do not contact the head of the Master's/Bachelor's programme directly.