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French language semester classes

These are French language classes held throughout the academic year.

There are two semesters per academic year and students attendan 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 (A2-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 (34, avenue Carnot, 63000 Clermont Ferrand, France).

Tuition fees 2018/2019

1 550 euros per semester per level (on indicative bases, to be confirmed)


Pre-enrollment is done on-line :
For the 1st semester pre-enrollment will be open untill the 12th of july 2019
Explanatory document for the DUEF or DULFS pre-registrations

More information :

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

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.