The Diploma in French as a Foreign Language (DU de FLE) 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-Sud/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.

The initial minimum level requirement is level A2 according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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

The course is over two semesters, from the beginning of September to the end of June. There are 15-20 hours of lessons per week in small groups.

Classes are from Monday to Saturday and some cultural activites 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.

Cost: € 4,150 + University registration fees.

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

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Enrolment procedure 2020-2021

 The 2020-2021 recruitment campaign for the Diploma in French as a Foreign Language (DU de FLE) will start on 10th February 2020 for the academic year 2020-2021.

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for applications is now the beginning of September 2020.

Classes will begin on 12th October 2020 to allow students enough time to sort out any administrative procedures at the start of the university year.

Online classes will be offered to students, delayed by administrative procedures, and who are unable to be present during the first week(s).

 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: 

dudefle.langues @universite-paris-saclay.fr

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-Sud 2020-2021 suivi de l'ANNEE ET NOM EXACT DU DIPLOME VISE en 2021-22

For example: DU de FLE-Paris-Sud-UFR Sciences en 2019-2020/M1 Physiques et Applications en 2020-2021

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 Paris-Sud-UFR Sciences en 2020-2021 suivi de l'ANNEE ET NOM EXACT DU DIPLOME VISE en 2021-2022For example : DU de FLE-Paris-Sud-UFR Sciences en 2020-2021/M1 Physiques et Applications en 2021-2022
  • 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 univeristy 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.

Tuition fees (in 2019-2020): € 4,150 euros + University registration fees

If you require any further information, please contact: 


Secretary: Cécile PELTIER


Office: LC 353 Bâtiment Eiffel.

Tel : 01 75 31 69 24

Course supervisor: Céline DULAC 


Office: LC 301, Bâtiment Eiffel. 

Tel : 01 75 31 69 23