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Welcome refugees : beginning or continuing your studies in France

You are a refugee or asylum seeker and would like to begin or continue your studies in France?

Where do I find my university curriculum?

In France, there is a large choice of curricula. Click HERE to explore them.

> For more information about the French higher education system


Your physical information point in the nearby university:

  • Le service commun universitaire d'information et d'orientation (SCUIO) 



How do I enroll at a higher education institution?

Your information point in the higher education institutions:
> The Direction de la scolarité (department responsible for students) and/or the department of international relations.

In order to enroll at a French higher education institution, you will need to provide:



1. A certification of your French level

You are exempted from this certification...

  • If you come from one of these countries :Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Mali,  Monaco, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, , Senegal, Togo.
  • If you meet the three following criteria :

> You are from one of these countries: Belgium, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, The Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Rwanda, The Republic of Seychelles, Switzerland, Chad, Vanuatu AND

> You mostly received secondary education in French AND

> You can prove your enrolment at a higher education institution

  • If you had a French education in one of the institutions on this list
  • If you have a diploma proving that your French level is equal or superior to B2 (DELF/ DALF/ TCF)

WARNING: In any case, it is strongly recommended to check with the institution if a certification of your French level is needed. 



2. A diploma that allows to study in higher education in the country of issue



Enrollment process

  • Please note that if you are citizen of the European Union, you must use the platform Parcoursup.
  • If you are not a citizen of the European Union...



Your targeted curriculum

Your education background

Enrollment process

1st year of Bachelor

You have a French Baccalaureate

Parcoursup

 

You have a diploma that allows you to enroll at a higher education institution in another country than France

Please contact the higher education institution where you wish to enroll

Selective courses outside of the universities

You have a diploma that allows you to enroll at a higher education institution in another country than France

Parcoursup

Selective courses in the universities (DUT, DEUST, DU) 1

You have a diploma that allows you to enroll at a higher education institution in another country than France

Parcoursup

Bachelor (from 2nd year onwards, Master's Degree or Doctorate

 

You can find information about getting the recognition of foreign qualifications HERE (insérer lien vers la rubrique reconnaissance de diplôme)  

Please contact the higher education institution where you wish to enroll



¹ Apprenticeships (BTS/DUT/DEUST/licence professionnelle) are short training courses (2 or 3 years after the Baccalaureate or equivalent) and associate theoretical classes, professional practices and internships. Access conditions: you must have been studying for one year in a French university before applying for it.

> For further information, click here
> For further information about Parcoursup, click here



Registration fees

People with the status of refugee or subsidiary protection do not need to pay the "student and campus life contribution" (CVEC : Contribution à la Vie Etudiante et de Campus) (90 euros). 

Recognition of foreign qualifications

The Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) can provide you a comparability statement for your diploma. This statement can help the employer, the higher education institution or any other administrative institution to compare your diploma with the level demanded by the position or the course to which you will apply.

This document is not compulsory and the final decision belongs to the employer/higher education institution.

  • For refugees or subsidiary protected people, the application to get a comparability statement is adaptable and free.

To apply, you need to show your diplomas. If you do not have them, you can provide your academic transcript or enrolment certificate.


> More information about comparability statement
> To apply for a comparability statement

1ère publication : 5.09.2018 - Mise à jour : 24.10.2018