Studying in France

The excellence of the French higher education is largely recognised around the world. Whatever your sector of study is, there exist in France a suitable high level undergraduate or postgraduate course that is often taught partially or fully in English.

The Campus France agency regroups the information on French universities, the application procedures and many advices and information for foreign students who wish to study in France.

To help you find the French university which is the most adapted to your specialty, please consult Campus France’s website.

Applying for the first time in first year

If you are a foreigner (outside of the European Economic Area) and that you want to apply for the first time in first year of higher education, you need to follow a specific application process called DAP (Demande d’Admission Préalable).

You will need to fill in an application form, attach to it some justification documents and take a language exam, the TCF. Following your preference order, your application will be processed by the 3 universities of your choice. You will receive an answer directly from the universities.

The opening of the DAP application process usually happens mid-November each year. The applications have to be sent to the French Embassy to Tanzania before a specific deadline, usually fixed at the beginning of January.

As soon as the 2017 application period starts, you can ask for your DAP application file at this address: or download it from the Campus France website.

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The Embassy of France is likely to offer scholarships for students wishing to study in France at the Master or PhD level. For more information on the scholarships offered by the French government, please follow this link.

Dernière modification : 26/05/2016

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