University Diploma of French Studies (DUEF)

The DUEF is a university diploma (DU) that gives direct access to studies at UGA, for students with B2 level or higher, recognised by all members of ADCUEFE*. As a holder of this diploma, you are exempt from having to sit other exams (DELF-DALF, TCF) to be admitted to these universities.
At CUEF, we prepare students at four levels: B1, B2, C1 and C2, thanks to our semester-long courses.

*Université d’Angers, Université de Caen, Université de Franche-Comté, Université de Grenoble, Université de Lille, Université de Lyon Lumière 2, Université Catholique de Lyon, Université de Montpellier 3, Université de Paris Est-Créteil, Université de Pau et des pays de l’Adour, Université de Poitiers, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Université de Rennes 2, Université de Perpignan, Université de Saint-Etienne, Université de Strasbourg


Whether you are a student on an overseas trip, exchange semester, applying to a French university or simply an expat in Grenoble, this diploma is for you.
- Adult from 18 years old
- Minimum A2 level achieved


Through our classes, you have the opportunity to:
- Acquire a CEFR level of language (B1, B2, C1, C2) by having an intensive language class every morning.
- Prepare for future academic studies by taking university classes that will allow you to deepen your knowledge of French culture and society, politics, history, literature, etc.
- Immerse yourself in French language and culture in our region of the Alps, only 1 hour from Lyon and 3 hours from Paris by train. We offer many activities in the field in connection with your classes.
Assignment into groups
When you first enrol, you will sit an online positioning test, so that we can assign you to a suitable group for your level. If need be, we will ask you for an oral interview to supplement the test.

Pedagogical approach

Classes are provided by qualified teachers.
The teaching materials are varied, and the themes adapted to the level. The teaching materials used in class make students active participants in their own learning (see syllabus).


If you pass, you will obtain a University Diploma of French Studies, as well as an academic transcript of your exam grades. A certificate indicating your language grades (with the CEFR level) is provided to each student at the end of the semester.


Admission: foreign or French high school diploma required.
Duration: 13 weeks + 1 week of exams.
Hours: 18 hours per week, i.e. 234 hours total for the semester

General schedule:
- Mornings: language classes
- Afternoons: specialisation classes and vocabulary training
- Groups are composed of a maximum of 18 students
Updated on  October 10, 2023