French language proficiency

French is the language of teaching of most courses, which is why a satisfactory level of this language is required for most of the fields of study.

Proficiency in the French language is required in particular for:

  • Bachelor’s degrees (undergraduate courses)
  • Master’s for didactic purposes (graduate courses)
When enrolling for a program of study taught in French, the student must provide proof of a sufficient knowledge of the French language.

 

It may be necessary to pass a French language proficiency examination to enrol with certain programmes of study.

All information can be obtained from the enrolment services of the higher education institutions.

When enrolling for a programme of study taught in French, you must provide proof of a sufficient knowledge of the French language. It may be necessary to pass a language proficiency examination to enrol with certain programmes of study.
Sufficient knowledge = Competent user (FLE: B1-B2).
All information can be obtained from the enrolment services of the higher education institutions.
Some programmes and courses are also taught in another language (in particular in English). The students are informed upon their application for enrolment.

 

English-speaking students who have not had the opportunity to learn French can undertake a doctoral study program without difficulty as well as certain specialisation programmes. Once in the country, they can learn basic French.

During the school holidays or throughout the academic year, higher education institutions organise French language courses targeting foreign students who have difficulties learning this language.

The majority of universities have a language centre which organises courses in French as a foreign language. See Learn French.