Non-EU students: tuition fees

The decree of 19 April 2019 determines the tuition fees applicable to international students enrolled in a public higher education institution 

Who is subject to the differentiated tuition fees?

Non-EU international students who enrol for the 1st time on a higher education course for the 2020/2021 academic year

Who is not concerned by the differentiated tuition fees?

  • Students holding the nationality of a Member State of the European Union, the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), Monaco, Andorra, Switzerland or Quebec
  • Students who are family members of a citizen of the EU/EEA/Switzerland (residency permit)
  • Students awarded a grant from the French government
  • Non-EU students admitted to UCA prior to September 2019, until the end of their studies, provided they are carried out continuously
  • Students enrolled on a graduate school preparatory course (CPGE) and also enrolling on a university undergraduate course (Licence) in parallel
  • Students enrolled on a doctoral degree, seeking accreditation to supervise research (HDR), doctoral medical students (DES) or students on a university diploma course
  • Students benefiting from refugee status or subsidiary protection, or the children of such beneficiaries
  • Non-EU students who have had French resident status for at least 2 years or who have been part of a French household for tax purposes for at least 2 years
  • International students already enrolled in UCA during the 2019-2020 academic year (any level) until the end of their degree (Licence, for example).
  • Students coming to France in the framework of a partnership or exchange programme between universities that provides for exemption from tuition fees

These students will pay the same tuition fees as French students throughout the entire duration of their studies in a public higher education institution governed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Fees applicable to non-EU students enrolled for the first time on a UCA course in 2020-2021


Tuition fees

1st and 2nd year undergraduate degree (L1 and L2)


Third year undergraduate degree (L3)


Professional Degree (Licence Professionnelle)


Certificate of aptitude for legal studies (Certificat de capacité en droit)


University access diploma (DAEU)


Scientific and technical university diploma (DEUST)


University technical diploma (DUT)


Master's degree (M1 and M2)


Students on an integrated or assimilated engineering preparatory course


Students on the engineering programme


Bachelor-level medical degrees (DFGS, orthoptics, occupational therapy)


Master-level medical degrees (DFAS, midwifery, speech therapy)


Doctoral and specialised medical degrees (DESC)


For more information, please view the application procedures.