French language semester classes

These are French language classes held throughout the academic year.

There are two semesters per academic year and students attend an average of 20 hours of French per week : classes, laboratory, conversation, cultural activities...)
  • When? From September to December (semester 1) or from February to June (semester 2)
  • How many hours? 16 to 20 hours per weeks
  • Which levels?  European levels (A1-C1)

Semester organisation

Upon arrival, a language placement test will determine your level. This is comprised of a written test and a discussion with a teacher.

At the end of the semester, you will sit an examination (university diploma in French studies). If successful, you will be able to gain admission into higher education and in certain cases, to studies at Université Clermont Auvergne.


Université Clermont Auvergne is located in the Auvergne region, right in the centre of France.

Classes are at the Language and Multimedia Centre (CLM) on campus in Clermont Ferrand (at the corner of Paul collomp street and D'amboise street).

Tuition fees 2019/2020

1 550 euros per semester per level.

Attention, no reimbursements will be made once classes for the semester have started.

Registration procedure

Step 1: online pre-registration (Only for foreign students who need to apply for a student VISA)

The online pre-registration of the French Language Semester Classes (DUEF) of the second semester 2019/2020 will be available from October 23rd to December 15th 2019 on the following link:

You can download the explanatory documents for the online pre-registration procedure in the language of your choice:

Document explicatif pour les pré-inscriptions du DUEF
Explanatory document for the DUEF pre-registrations
Documento explicativo para las preinscripciones del DUEF
Bản hướng dẫn đăng ký văn bằng DUEF

Step 2: Administrative registration

Administrative registration will take place from January 7th to January 30th 2020 by appointment at the reception.
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, from 9h to 12h and from 13h30 to 17h.

Please find the explanatory document for the administrative registration:
Explanatory document for DUEF administrative registration S2 2019 2020

ERASMUS students only

5 hours per week of advanced French language are available free of charge to Erasmus students during their stay at UCA. Preferential fees are available for additional classes.