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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 attend between 16 and 20 hours of classes per week.
  • 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? 6 European levels (A1-C2)

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.

Class calendar

  • Semester 1 2018-2019: classes commence 10th of September 2018


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

Level Number of hours Tution fees in euros
A1 238 1 400 €
A2 210 1 300 €
B1 252 1 500 €
B2 252 1 500 €
C1 210 1 300 €
C2 210 1 300 €

Depending on your personal situation, you may also have to take out French social security cover.



Pre-enrollment is done on-line.

On-line pre-enrollment only concerns students wishing to enroll for the first time. It is compulsory for long-term study D-Visa.

The application document for semester 1 2017-2018 must be downloaded before 10 July 2017 and must be returned by 12 July 2017 at the latest, either by regular mail (CLM / Centre FLEURA - 34, avenue Carnot BP 185 - 63006 Clermont-Ferrand cedex 1) or by email (

You can follow your application through the web-link. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application, and you will be able to download the necessary attestations for your D-Visa application (non EU only). These attestations will also enable you to finalise your enrollment once you arrive in France.

Administrative enrollment 2018-2019

Administrative enrollment is compulsory for first-time enrollments and for repeat enrollments. They must be made at the Language and Multimedia Centre (CLM) – Centre FLEURA (room 002 and from September 2017, room 003.
  • Semester 1 2018/2019: 20 August to 7 September 2018
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.