Coming to study in France is embarking upon an exciting adventure. However, it requires some anticipation and formalities must be completed beforehand. As most lessons are conducted in French, understanding the French language is a requirement. French language requirements vary according to the level of studies you are targeting. Please check with the corresponding host schools for more details on the exact level of French language requirements per degree.
|L1 students||L3, Professional Bachelor, Master 1, Master 2||PhD students|
|French language requirements||B2 DELF for Bachelor students||Level 4 of the TCF or B2 DE||No requirements|
French-as-a-foreign-language courses are provided by the University of Montpellier during the academic year.
Enrolment procedures may vary if you wish to apply individually or via an exchange program. They also depend on your country of origin (within or outside of the European Union), your field of studies (science, law, medicine…) and the level of studies (Bachelor/Master/Doctorate).
Individual student application
Registering in L1 or L2 (1st and 2nd year of university)
A preliminary admission procedure DAP (Demande d’Admission Préalable) is mandatory if you wish to enroll in L1 (first year of studies) at a French University. The procedure will differ whether:
Registering in L3, Professional Bachelor, Master 1 or Master 2
In France, annual tuition fees vary from €180 to €700 depending on the degree level of education (Bachelor,,Master, Doctorate).
IMPORTANT NOTE: fees may be much higher (up to €6,400) for certain degrees; please contact the host-faculty directly before registering.
Health insurance costs need to be added to tuitions costs (compulsory for students over the age of 20). The annual cost is around €200 and covers most medical expenses.
Application via an exchange program
For students interested in Erasmus Mundus Action 1:
You need to go to the project’s website and follow the application procedure. The whole procedure is electronic and differs from one project to another; please refer to your own institution.
For students interested in Erasmus Mundus Action 2:
You need to go on the project’s website and follow the application procedure. The whole procedure is electronic.
List of documents needed:
- Cover letter
- Language certificate (minimum level in French: B2)
- Transcript of records
- Copies of diplomas (if not available, a certificate stating that you graduated)
PhDs, Post-doc and Staff needs to add a letter of acceptance mentioning your project, signed by a supervisor from a UM laboratory who will agree to host you and support your application.