First year French university admission procedures [fr]

To enrol into first year of a French degree at the Bachelor (licence) level, a number of different procedures exist depending on the student’s nationality, high-school leaving certificate, and what study program they intend to undertake:

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Parcoursup Procedure

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 is open from December each year. Candidates must submit their preferences between January and April each year.

Aditionally, candidats who do not live in Australia may need to apply through "Etudes en France".

Dossier Blanc Procedure (DAP)

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 2020-2021.*
- Complete the Formulaire Demande d’Admission Préalable 2020-2021.*
*These links will expire after the submission deadline and will be replaced with the next year’s version when the next application period opens.
- For a list of universities concerned by the DAP application, please consult this site .

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
- NT : Northern Territory 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 must contact their local Alliance Française to undertake a TCF test.
- If you have not yet passed one of these exams, registration for the TCF 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 a copy of 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 a copy of the diploma to us one you receive it.

You must provide certified translations of any document which not already in French (ie birth certificate and school grades). For a list of ceritified translators, please consult 1165

Please send your application to:
Jason Bensen
Higher Education Office - Dossiers Blancs
Embassy of France
6 Perth Avenue
Yarralumla
ACT 2600

The deadline for submission of applications to the Embassy is 17 January 2021.
Following your submission, your application file is examined by all 3 universities you have requested at the same time. These universities will inform you of their acceptance proposal by 30 April 2020. You have one week to give your answer to the university that has made you a proposal. In case of several proposals, you will have to make a choice. Failure to respond by May 7 is considered a refusal.

If you have any questions, please consult the FAQ before sending an email to: education.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Dossier Jaune Procedure (DAP)

This procedure applies to:
- Australian candidates who are applying for a National Specialist School of Architecture.

In order to apply through this procedure please complete the following:
- Read through the Note aux Candidats Sollicitant Une Première Inscription Dans Une Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture.*
- Complete the Formulaire Demande d’Admission Préalable 2020-2021.*
*These links will expire after the submission deadline and will be replaced with the next year’s version when the next application period opens.

All other applicable conditions are the same as the Dossier Blanc Procedure (above).

Others Situations

The Dossier Blanc and 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. In most cases, applications are made directly to the university. 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 in.

Enrolling in a French institution at second/third year of an undergraduate course, or any postgraduate level course
- All applicants who wish to register for the second/third year of a Bachelor or a Master or Doctorate must enquire and apply directly with the institution concerned.

Returning to first-year study as a mature-age student
- People who have already held a high school diploma for several years and wish to undertake retraining of the basics in their field or changing professional activity are more likely to be directly supported by those involved in continuing education in the field. For answers specific to their needs, the "Parcours+" module, accessible from Parcoursup, allows access to the offers of continuing education in universities, or to a consultancy service for professional development. However, they can register on Parcoursup to express a wish in an undergraduate course.

Foreign nationals residing in Australia
- To check your situation please visit Venir étudier en France

CampusArt Procedure
This procedure applies to:
- All candidates who are applying for other courses in art, music, fashion, design or architecture at one of the CampusArt member schools and universities.
Please visit the CampusArt website for a list of the programs concerned and to submit your application.

For more information regarding the application procedures, please visit the following pages:
Venir étudier en France.
Dossier blanc
If you have any questions, please consult the FAQ before sending an email to: education.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Dernière modification : 12/08/2021

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