First year French university admission procedures [fr]
The application process for the 2016-2017 year is now closed. The application process for the 2017-2018 year will open late in 2016.
Please be aware that the documents contained on this page are for information only, and will be updated later this year for the 2017-2018 application process.
Please be aware that different procedures apply depending on the student’s nationality and high-school leaving certificate, and what study program they intend to undertake. For further information, please read this page carefully.
• French candidates:
All French candidates, regardless of their secondary education degree (French Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, Australian equivalent of the Baccalaureate, etc.), must enrol online through the following website: www.admission-postbac.fr.
• Australian candidates who have obtained / are preparing for the French or European Baccalaureate:
All Australian candidates who have obtained / are preparing for the French or European Baccalaureate must enrol online through the following website: www.admission-postbac.fr.
• Australian candidates who do not have the French or European Baccalaureate:
* If applying for a selective non-university undergraduate course (CPGE, BTS, Ecoles, etc.), you must enrol online through the following website: www.admission-postbac.fr.
* If applying for a selective undergraduate course at a French university (DUT, DEUST, D.U.), you must enrol online through the following website: www.admission-postbac.fr.
* If applying for a non-selective undergraduate degree at a French university, you are required to fill out the "Dossier Blanc".
Applicants are required to have the following high school leaving certificates, according to their State of residence:
HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (HSC) - ACT and NSW
TERTIARY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION - WA
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION - SA
SENIOR CERTIFICATE - QLD
VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION - VIC
TASMANIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION - TAS
This is a basic requirement. Each university may apply additional entry requirements.
You will have to demonstrate French language skills.
Candidates are required to be in possession of the DELF (level B2) or the DALF (levels C1/C2). Those who do not have the DELF or DALF will be required to contact their local Alliance Française to obtain the TCF DAP. Registration for the TCF DAP must be done prior to submitting your application to the Embassy.
Attention: Candidates who originate from certain countries must simultaneously request their Dossier and their Long Stay Visa for France via the internet, after opening an account with the Campus France website for their country of residence. To view these countries please visit this page: http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/page/a-partir-dun-pays-a-procedure-cef
For more information regarding the application procedure, please visit the following link:
To get started, download your information pack.
Download your application form.
Please send your application to:
Embassy of France
Higher Education Office - Dossiers Blancs
6 Perth Avenue
Applications should be sent to the Embassy by close of business on January 22 2016.
If you require the application form to be sent by post the request must be made no later than December 31 2015.
Please note that additional documents will not be accepted past the deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Please be aware that the Dossiers Blancs and the Admission Post-Bac are not the only methods of entry into first year university courses in France- it is possible to gain entry in January/ February at certain universities/ schools. If you require information on alternate entrance pathways into first year university courses outside the Dossiers Blancs and Admission Post-Bac systems, please be sure to contact the admissions office of the specific university or school you are interested.
If you have any questions, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org