The application process for the 2022/2023 academic year concerning students holding a foreign qualification will begin on october the first.

1st year undergraduates (Licence): Preliminary Admission Request (DAP)

The Preliminary Admission Request procedure concerns all foreign students from outside the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation with foreign upper secondary school qualifications, applying for the first time as a first year undergraduate (Licence) or to a Specific Medical Access Programme (PASS) in a French university.

Applicants may choose up to three degree programs offered by the same university or different universities (in which case, the candidate must submit all 3 applications to all 3 institutions at the same time). Candidates must, however, ensure their study plans are consistent. The candidate's application is examined by a special commission. We are unable to provide the candidate with any information regarding the acceptance of their application or otherwise before this commission has met.

Important: the institution's response to the preliminary admission request is only valid for the academic year indicated in the application.

Two types of DAP forms exist:
  • the "green form" if you are a resident in France,
  • the "white form" if you are a resident abroad.
As part of this procedure, all candidates without exception must pass a paid language test, the "Test of French for the DAP" (TCF-DAP), in order to assess their ability to pursue their studies in French. The price of the TCF-DAP is €73 for the 2022campaign.

Important: the DAP procedure is subject to a very strict timetable: the application form must be obtained from 1 October onwards and submitted by 15 December 2021 at the latest.


You are a resident in France

You must download the "green form" from the website of the Ministry for National Education, Higher Learning, Research and Innovation at the following address:

The application must be sent to:
Pôle 1 de la Direction de la Formation de l’université Clermont-Auvergne
Scolarité Centrale
49 bd François Mitterrand, CS 60032
accompanied by the following documents:
  • foreign upper secondary school certificate and its translation into French;
  • certificate of successful admission to university in the candidate's home country and its translation (e.g. the GAOKAO for China), if the foreign upper secondary school certificate is not sufficient.
The candidate will be issued with a receipt certifying that their application has been submitted in full.

You are a resident abroad


For countries applying the Études en France procedure

You must complete the process online on the Études en France platform (100% dematerialised procedure).
  Create your personal electronic application and follow the instructions. If necessary, contact Espace Campus France in your country of residence for more information.


For other countries

This application form can be obtained from the Cooperation and Cultural Action Section (SCAC) of the French Embassy, or downloaded from the website of the Ministry for Higher Learning, Research and Innovation at the following address:

Exceptions to the DAP procedure

  • students from the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation;
  • foreign candidates holding the French baccalaureate, a French qualification accepted in place of the baccalauréat by a national regulation or the European baccalaureate;
  • foreign candidates coming to study in France as part of a scheme set up under an agreement between governments or defined by an interuniversity agreement;
  • foreign candidates able to prove their admission to a post-baccalaureate course at a French teaching institution for the year prior to the academic year for which they are submitting their admission request (as is the case for students enrolled on the French University Diploma course (DUEF) at the Centre FLEURA);
  • foreign students receiving a grant from the French government, international bodies or foreign governments whose grants are managed by an accredited French body;
  • stateless candidates, refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection;
  • the children of diplomates posted to France and themselves French residents
If one of these exceptions applies to you, the unversity reserves the right to verify your qualifications providing access to higher education obtained in your home country and to ensure that your level of French is compatible with the course you wish to take. You are therefore strongly recommended to contact the institution to find out what is required in terms of your language skills.

BUT, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates (Licence), professional degrees, masters

For admission to the BUT, 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate course or to a higher-level course:

For countries applying the Études en France procedure:

Candidates must follow the Études en France procedure: Create your personal electronic application and follow the instructions. If necessary, contact Espace Campus France in your country of residence for more information.

Applications open on 1 October 2021 and close on 1 January 2022.


For other countries:

Candidates must apply via the university's E-candidat application:
AND apply for your long-stay visa for France.

Members of Campus France

The University of Clermont Auvergne is a partner of Campus France, which manages applications from foreign students from member countries (51 countries).
Thanks to this system, you can submit a single file for all your applications to different universities.
The online application procedure ensures you will receive a response by end march which, if you are accepted, enables you to properly plan your year in France and carry out the necessary formalities.