University Diploma “Passerelle – Students in Exile”

The University Paris-Dauphine is opening a Passerelle Diploma (DU), intended for refugees or people awaiting protection, under 35 years old, who wish to resume their studies in France.

The program will take place over two semesters, from September 2021 to April 2022. It is intended for people who :

  • have an intermediate level in French (B1)
  • have already started higher education (in any country)
  • wish to enroll in a higher education program in France.

Classes will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, starting September 20, 2021. It is necessary to be present at the university on these three days throughout the year.

The program offers 12 hours of French classes per week, oriented towards the university objective. English classes, tutoring sessions, and methodology workshops are also offered.

Each participant will benefit from individual coaching, with a university teacher as a mentor and a student as a tutor. The coaching aims, in particular, to prepare orientation and applications for the courses.

There is no registration fee.

Students will be eligible for CROUS scholarships and accommodation based on social and age criteria.

Anyone interested is invited to fill in the questionnaire here before June 22, 2021. A level test in French will be organized at the university on June 28 et 29. Interviews will take place at the university on July 6, 7 and 8, 2021.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact