Last updated on 17 mars 2023
Since 2012, the Lumière Lyon 2 University has been supporting the reception of students in exile at the University, in particular for learning the French language. The CIEF, a recognised player in the field of French as a foreign language and French for academic purposes, participated in the working group that developed the DU Gateway - students in exile, at the initiative of the Mens network (Migrants in 'Higher Education). This University Diploma was accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research for granting CROUS scholarships in 2019, along with 18 other universities.

If you are a refugee, asylum seeker, or under subsidiary protection and you want to learn French, the CIEF offers you the Gateway University Diploma (DU PASSERELLE - DUP) :

DU Passerelle - UD Gateway (DUP)

The DU Passerelle UD Gateway – students in exile is a specific programme to acquire level B1 or B2 and prepare you for training in higher education or resuming your profession.

DU Passerelle - level A2

DU Passerelle - level B1

DU Passerelle - level B2

Online pre-registration : eCandidat platform

Duration  240h/semester
Rate  free
Prerequisites  language level A2 or B1

The applications will be studied by an educational committee that will take into account the applicant’s professional plans, motivation and the date of receipt of the application.

For any questions regarding your application contact us :
Union Européenne