CEF PROCEDURE FOR FIRST-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
PRELIMINARY ADMISSION APPLICATION
[Demande d’Application Prélable: DAP]
DAP: WHO IS IT FOR?
- students applying for first-year Bachelor's degree programs [Licence 1]
- students in the first year of health studies [première année commune aux études de santé (PACES)]
Reminder: the CEF [Centre pour les Études en France] procedure applies to you if you are a resident in one of the 32 countries in the CEF system.
DAP: HOW DOES IT WORK?
International students holding the proper credentials to access higher education in the country in which they were delivered, must fill in a preliminary admission application on their country's Campus France website.
If you do not follow this on-line procedure, Université de Bretagne Occidentale will be unable to accept your application.
Important! You may only apply to three different universities.
You must complete the process between November 15 and January 22 of the academic year preceding your registration at the university.
The CEF scheme provides support and advice for completing all procedures up to and including the visa application. You can also follow the progress of your application via the Internet.
You must follow several different steps to complete your online application:
- 1. You must fill out a pre-registration form on the Campus France website. Please go to www.campusfrance.org, then click on "Sign In".
- Important! Make sure that you consult the schedule of deadlines for each step of the application process. For practical reasons, it is strongly recommended that you begin your application well in advance.
- 2. Once your application has been created, you will be given an ID number. Write this number down and keep it in a safe place, as you will need it to access your application later.
- 3. Campus France will set up an interview in which you will discuss your study plans.
- 4. If you are from a non-French speaking country (where French is not the official language), you must take a French competency test [Test de connaissance du français (TCF)] organized by Campus France. Click here to see the list of French-speaking countries.
- 5. If your application is accepted at a French institution of higher education, Campus France will inform you of the procedures to follow to obtain a long-stay visa.
FRENCH COMPETENCY TEST [TEST DE CONNAISSANCE DU FRANÇAIS (TCF)]
If you are from a non-French speaking country (where French is not the official language) you must take the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) which costs EUR 69. Please note that your application will be rejected by Université de Bretagne Occidentale if your French language skill level is below B2.
EXEMPTIONS FROM THE TCF AND DAP
You may be exempt from the TCF and DAP requirements if:
- you are a national of a country in which French is the official language;
- you are a non-French student and have taken one of the bilingual French courses included on the list drawn up by the French Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- you have passed the DALF [Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française] (advanced diploma in the French language) level C1 or C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or the DELF [Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française] (diploma in the French language) level B2;
- you have taken the test organized by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and obtained a grade of at least 14/20 in the written exams.