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French university admission procedure

The application process for the 2017-2018 year is now open.

Please note that the documents and details 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 pursue. For further information, please read this page carefully:

http://www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/cid20200/etudiants-etrangers-inscriptions-dans-l-enseignement-superieur-francais.html.%20%3C/h4%3E%3Ch5%20class

  • Ugandan candidates who have obtained / are preparing for the French or European Baccalaureate:

All Ugandan candidates who have obtained / are preparing for the French or European Baccalaureate must enroll online through the following website: www.admission-postbac.fr.

  • Ugandan candidates who do not have the French or European Baccalaureate:

If you are a non-French citizen and you want to apply for a first year admission in France, you are required to fill out different documents.

If you want to continue your studies in France (second year, Master’s degree…) you need to directly register to the chosen University.

FIRST YEAR ADMISSION PROCEDURE :

- 1. Candidates have to choose the University that fits with their career requirement. To this end, they can find programs details in the following websites :
http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/rubrique/etudier-en-france
www.onisep.fr
Programs taught in English in France: http://taughtie.campusfrance.org/tiesearch/#/catalog

- 2. If applying for a course at a French university you must enroll online through the following website: www.admission-postbac.fr between the 20th of January and the 20th of March.

- 3. You are required to fill out the "Dossier Blanc" “DAP: Demande d’admission préalable” and drop it off before the 22th of January 2017 at the Cultural Action and Cooperation Service of the French Embassy in Kampala.
Please read carefully the “Notice explicative” before filling out the DAP: https://www.formulaires.modernisation.gouv.fr/gf/getNotice.do?cerfaNotice=50845&cerfaFormulaire=11443
DAP 2017-2018 form: https://www.formulaires.modernisation.gouv.fr/gf/cerfa_11443.do
The two documents are also available at the French Embassy in Kampala.

- 4. You will have to demonstrate French language skills.
Candidates are required to be in possession of the DELF (level B2) or DALF (levels C1/C2) certificates. 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. Alliance Francaise de Kampala is the institution that delivers these diplomas: http://afkampala.org/
Certain candidates can be exempted depending their situation (example : the candidate has obtained a degree in education and French, or he has studied in French in a French speaking country).

- 5. If applying for a scholarship sponsored by the Embassy of France, you need to wait scholarship calls that will start in January/ February.

- 6. When the candidate gets one’s admission at the University, he or she has to apply for a visa at the French Consulate located at the French Embassy in Kampala.
Admission at the University does not guarantee getting a visa.

Please be aware that the “Dossiers Blancs” (preliminary admission application to French Universities) and the ‘Admission Post-Bac’ (post ‘A’ level admission) are not the only methods of entry into first year higher education courses in France as it is possible to gain entry in January/ February at some 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 in.

If you have any questions, please send an email to: Clotilde Bruter.

You can find additional information on the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Please follow this link: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/fr...

Other useful links :

  • Agence EduFrance

    Agence chargée de la promotion de l’enseignement supérieur et facilitant l’accueil et le séjour des étudiants internationaux en France.

Scholarship opportunities

You want to study in France and you are looking for a financial support?
You want to study in Uganda and French language will be part of your syllabus?
You want to have a short stay in France for specialization or linguistic visit?

Find out all the scholarship offers that suit your profile!

Cooperation and Cultural Service scholarships

Opportunities to study in Uganda

Scholarship for young professionals

The Embassy of France in Uganda is offering scholarships for young Ugandan professionals active in the areas of environment, tourism, journalism, oil and gas and agriculture.
This scholarship concerns young people under 40 years old, who have a professional project linked to French language or for whom French could be a real asset and even a springboard to a better work.
It will involve enrolling eight of the successful candidates for French lessons at the Alliance Française de Kampala, for a total length of three sessions of forty hours each. At the end of this training in French, the ten selected persons who were awarded a scholarship will have attained a level in French allowing them to interact in a basic way in a professional or a personal context.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Ugandan citizen;
  • Work in the concerned professional areas/ have a business creation project;
  • Be under 40 years old;
  • Have a real interest in his/her professional project in learning French;
  • The complete application file must be submitted, by email/soft copy version to clotilde.bruter@diplomatie.gouv.fr or in hard copy (directly handed to the French Embassy, addressed to the Cooperation and Cultural Service), before June 13th 2017.

Selection procedure:
The applications will first be examined by the Cooperation and Cultural Service. The preselected candidates will then be contacted for a further interview in English at the French Embassy.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply, especially those that have already begun a partnership project in a French/French-related enterprise.
All candidates will be informed of the progress of the selection campaign by June 19th.

Documents needed:

  • Duly completed application form;
  • Written professional project;
  • Resume (1 page maximum);
  • Copy of an identity document;
  • (If applicable) Copy of any diploma you may have.
    Be aware that any delayed or incomplete application will not be considered.

Commitments and guarantees:
The beneficiary has rights and duties.
He/She has to be assiduous in his/her French lessons, to explain any prolonged absence, to be on time to the lessons and to sit the proposed exams.
He/She commits him/herself to produce a report on what he/she has learnt during the training for the Embassy and for his/her company (in case he/she is an employee).
His/her registration fees at the Alliance Française are completely paid, but the transport between his/her home and Alliance Française are not covered.

Costs

  • The registration and training fees are all paid by the French Embassy.
  • The transport fees (kilometric allowance) are not paid by the French Embassy.
    The fellows undertake their own budget taking this in consideration.

- Applications are open -

Local scholarships

The French Embassy in Uganda is offering some scholarships, for young Ugandan students who are learning French (all levels accepted) as a part of their studies at the university. It can be either general French or French for Specific Purposes.

The scholarships cover the registration and tuition fees at the university where the applicant is admitted.

The concerned study areas are:

  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Journalism
  • Petrol and Gas
  • Education

Length: The scholarship lasts for one year of tuition fees.
Implementation: The tuition fees of each selected student will be completely paid for one year, up to 2.500.000UGX a year: beyond this amount, the candidate will have to cover the extra cost.
Commitments and guarantees: The beneficiary has rights and duties.
He/She has to be assiduous in his/her French lessons, to explain any prolonged absence, to be on time for the lessons and to sit the proposed exams. His/her registration fees to the university are covered (up to 2.500.000 UGX), but the transports between his/her home and the university are not covered.

The French Embassy reserves the right to terminate the scholarship programme at any time if the above conditions are not met.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Should be a beneficiary of the previous local scholarships program 2016-2017;
  • Should have graduated and successfully passed the French language exam;
  • Should be an Ugandan citizen;
  • Should be studying a Bachelor or Master’s degree;
  • Should be studying in the concerned study areas;
  • Should be admitted in one the following universities: Kyambogo, Makerere, Kabale, KIU, Nkumba, International University of East Africa, MUBS, Islamic University, Uganda Christian University or Muteesa I Royal University;
  • Should study French subject as part of the studies at the university

Application procedure:
Documents needed:

  • Application form;
  • Short paper/one pager about how French language has been useful to you since you learnt it or how it will be useful in your future career;
  • Final results of the 2016-2017 academic year sponsored by the French Embassy;
  • Copy of an identity document;
  • Proof of admission in a Bachelor/Master in which French is taught.

The complete applications must be submitted, by soft or hard copy version, before Friday 30th June 2017, to:
Clotilde BRUTER, Cooperation and Cultural Action Service, French Embassy, 16, Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero, Kampala, clotilde.bruter@diplomatie.gouv.fr.
Be aware that any delayed or incomplete application will not be considered.

Selection procedure:
The applications will first be examined by the Cooperation and Cultural Service. The preselected candidates will then be contacted for a further interview in English at the French Embassy.
All candidates will get information about the progress of the selection campaign by the end of July.

Costs

  • The transport fees (kilometric allowance) are not paid by the French Embassy.
  • If the tuition fees cost more than 2.500.000 UGX a year the candidate will have to take care of the extra cost.

- Applications will open later -

Opportunities to study in France

Next scholarship opportunities to study in France will be for academic year 2018-2019.
- Applications will open later -

Other scholarship opportunities

Other opportunities are available all year long on Campus France grant search engine.

Dernière modification : 26/05/2017

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