Université d'Orléans

French language test

Test of command and understanding of the French language:

Since the courses are delivered in French, the educational commissions check that you possess a sufficiently strong command of the French language when they examine your application.
By decision of the Board of Directors of Orléans university, level 4 of the common European reference scale for languages is the minimum level required for your application to be assessed from an educational perspective. Applicants must have taken a written expression test and received a mark equivalent to B2.
The following organisations are accredited and recognised by Orléans University:

  • the "Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques", which organises the French language test (TCF)
  • Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which organizes the French language assessment test (TEF)

Irrespective of the course in question and the procedure followed, you must make arrangements now to enrol for one of these tests in order to assess your command of French. Information on enrolment procedures and exam centres in France and abroad:

http://www.ciep.fr/tcf/                     http://www.francais.cci-paris-idf.fr/

CAUTION: this document must be enclosed with your application. Otherwise, your application will be rejected.

The following categories do not have to enclose this certificate:

  • French nationals, upon presentation of their national identity card
  • foreign applicants who have the DELF B2, the DALF or a French higher education qualification
  • foreign applicants from countries where French is an official language: Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada (New Brunswick and Quebec), Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Chad, Togo, Vanuatu.

Foreign applicants from other countries who followed their secondary education in a French lycée (view the list) or in a foreign establishment with a French-speaking bi-lingual section (view list).