The CEF procedure (Centre pour les Etudes en France) offers guidance and support at every step in the admission process, from application to enrollment. It is effective in 35 countries (see the list at the bottom of the page). If you are from one of these 35 countries, please follow the guidelines below.
Applicants to the first year of an undergraduate degree must fill out a preliminary admission request (DAP - Demande d'Admission Préalable):
- If you are not French, don't hold the French baccalauréat but you currently live in France: fill out a form entitled dossier vert and send it to your first choice of university, along with the required supporting documents.
- If you are currently living abroad, find out more about admission procedures on the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research or contact your country's French Embassy's Department for Cooperation and Cultural Action.
What is the DAP and who does it apply to?
- The DAP (Demande d'Admission Préalable) has to be made before applying to university
- It concerns Non-EU applicants who do not hold a French or European Baccalaureate and who are entering the first year of a Bachelor's degree
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- If French is not your country's official language, you will be required to take a French Language Proficiency Test
- Applications are made via the ARIA online application portal or through a specific application process, according to each department of studies' procedure. In all cases, please contact your department of studies for further details.