First year French university admission procedures [fr]
Applications for the 2019-2020 procedures are now open.
A number of different procedures exist, depending on the student’s nationality and high-school leaving certificate, and what study program they intend to undertake:
This procedure applies to:
French Candidates: All French candidates, regardless of their secondary education degree (French Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, Australian equivalent of the Baccalaureate, etc.),
Australian candidates who have obtained / are preparing for the French or European Baccalaureate.
Australian candidates who are applying for a selective non-university undergraduate course (CPGE, BTS, Ecoles, etc.),
Australian candidates who are applying for a selective undergraduate course at a French university (DUT, DEUST, D.U.),
Enrolments must be completed through the Parcoursup website . The Parcoursup platform will open on December 20 2018. Candidates must submit their preferences between January 22 and 3 April 2019.
This procedure applies to:
Australian candidates who are applying for a non-selective undergraduate degree at a French university.
To enrol in the first year of a French undergraduate degree, you must complete the Dossier Blanc procedure. In order to apply through this procedure please complete the following:
Read through the Notice Explicative Demande d’Admission Préalable 2019-2020.
Complete the Formulaire Demande d’Admission Préalable 2019-2020.
Applicants are required to have the following high school diploma, according to their State of residence:
ACT and NSW : Higher School Certificate (HSC)
WA : Tertiary Entrance Examination
SA : South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
QLD : Senior Certificate
VIC : Victorian Certificate of Education
TAS : Tasmanian Certificate of Education
International Baccalaureate (IB) students should provide their IB certificate.
This is a basic requirement. Each university may apply additional entry requirements.
You will be required to provide proof of your French language skills. Candidates are required to be in possession of the DELF (level B2) or the DALF (levels C1/C2). Those who do not have the DELF or DALF will be required to contact their local Alliance Française to obtain the TCF DAP.
If you have not yet passed one of these exams, registration for the TCF DAP must be done prior to submitting your application to the Embassy. You must send confirmation of your registration to take the test, including the date and place. You must forward the diploma to us one you receive it.
If you have recently succeded in passing one of these exams but have not yet received your dimploma, you may provide your attestation de réussite (confirmation of accomplishment) in the meantime, and forward the diploma to us one you receive it.
You must provide official translations of your birth certificate and school grades, unless these are already written in French. For a list of ceritified translators, please consult 1165
Please send your application to:
Higher Education Office - Dossiers Blancs
Embassy of France
6 Perth Avenue
This procedure applies to :
All candidates who are applying for courses in art, music, fashion, design or architecture
Please visit the CampusArt website to apply.
Candidates who do not reside in Australia may have to undertake the "Studiyng in France" (CEF) procedure.
For more information regarding the application procedures, please visit the following pages:
Venir étudier en France.
If you have any questions, please consult the FAQ before sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that the Dossiers Blancs and the ParcourSup are not the only methods of entry into first year university courses in France- it is possible to gain entry in January/ February at certain universities/ schools. If you require information on alternate entrance pathways into first year university courses outside the Dossiers Blancs and Plan Étudiants systems, please be sure to contact the admissions office of the specific university or school you are interested.