French at universities

General information

If you want to plunge into the student atmosphere in France, make new acquaintances and visit universities there, French courses at French universities will probably suit you.

These are specialized courses for foreigners studying French and their key feature is their accessibility. Almost anyone can enroll in these courses, you only need the minimum language proficiency (level A1). In addition, education there is somewhat cheaper than at language schools.

Perhaps, the main disadvantage of these programs is the lack of flexible scheduling, unlike language schools. But such is the student life: you should be at the university according to your schedule, but for the rest of the time, you are free, and can walk around the city or travel further afield.

Enrollment in these courses is similar to getting into university. In fact, you become a fully-fledged student, go to classes, do homework, hang out with other students. Besides, in order to participate in the program, you must pass entrance exams.

Language studies last from one year. Next, you decide whether you want to continue the program or you are satisfied with your level.

Over this time, you can discover all the delights of life in Europe: travel, entertainment, local attractions, museums and the unique charm of the local culture that you can only understand only by being here and seeing it firsthand. However, you should take into account that these programs are somewhat more complicated and demanding than courses at language schools. But if you are ready for the difficulties of the student life, it is definitely worth a try!

Our Company will help you collect all the necessary documents for admission, put together a visa dossier and choose the program. In terms of the documents and the preparation, enrollment in these courses is, in fact, the same as getting into university. We will help you to make this step with ease and confidence.


  • Enrolling in language courses is possible even with the minimum level of French;
  • You meet teachers, students, make lots of acquaintances outside the university;
  • Courses at the university are somewhat cheaper than at language schools and summer camps;
  • Courses lasting from one year allow you to fully enjoy the French culture and feel like its fully-fledged resident.

Requirements and deadlines

  •  A scan of the first page of your international passport;
  • A completed application form;
  • A CV in French with a photo.
  • A motivation letter.
  • A language certificate (DELF, DALF, TCF ...);
  • A notarized copy of your school-leaving certificate including the annex and their notarized translation into French. Quartier Latin can order notarized translation in France for you;
  • A notarized copy of your diploma with the annex and their notarized translation into French (if you already have your diploma) and/or statement from your university report. It must cover your education from the first year and include the number of hours of study. It must also be translated and notarized;