Free-Movers

This section is for international students who wish to come to Inalco on their own initiative - and not as part of an exchange program - and who wish to apply to a degree or diploma program.
First of all, we invite you to find out more about the degree and diploma programs offered at Inalco:
For each of the degree or diploma programs, you will find below:
  • The application procedures specific to international students
  • French language prerequisites
  • Tuition fees

Applying to the 1st year of the Bachelor's Degree

International candidates residing in France


European Candidates
and/or candidates preparing or having obtained a French or European baccalauréat
and/or candidates enrolled in France in higher education in 2019/2020
and/or candidates having already obtained a French diploma


You must follow the Parcoursup procedure. Parcoursup is the national platform for pre-registration in the first year of higher education in France.
  • Applications: from January 22 to April 2, 2020
  • Results: from May 19 to July 27, 2020
 
For more information about Parcoursup, contact the University Administration at the following email address: scolarite@inalco.fr


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Non-European candidates
and/or asylum seekers
and/or candidates registered on a higher education course in France BEFORE 2019/2020


You must complete a DAP – “Demande d’Admission Préalable” (preliminary request for admission) and complete the DOSSIER VERT.

List of documents to be provided with your “Dossier Vert”.
 
The “Dossier Vert” must be sent to INALCO by one of the following methods:
INALCO
Direction des Relations Internationales – Bureau 3.39
65 Rue des Grands Moulins 75013 Paris, France
 
  • Applications: November 1, 2019 to January 17, 2020
  • Results: April 2020


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Candidates who are Refugees
or Stateless Persons
or Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection



The application procedures will be specified in 2020.
  • Applications: from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020
  • Results: July/September 2020



International candidates not residing in France


European Candidates
and/or candidates preparing or having obtained a French or European baccalauréat


You must follow the Parcoursup procedure. Parcoursup is the national platform for pre-registration in the first year of higher education in France.
 
  • Applications: from January 22 to April 2, 2020
  • Results: from May 19 to July 27, 2020
 
For more information about Parcoursup, contact the University Administration at the following email address: scolarite@inalco.fr


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Non-European candidates
and/or Asylum Seekers


You must complete a DAP – “Demande d’Admission Préalable” (preliminary request for admission) and complete the DOSSIER BLANC.
 
List of documents to be provided with your “Dossier Blanc”.
 
  • Applications: from November 1, 2019 to Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Results: April 2020
 
The “Dossier Blanc” must be submitted and sent by post to the Service de Coopération et d'Action Culturelle (SCAC) of the French Embassy of the country in which you reside.
 
The “Dossier Blanc” must be completed electronically by applicants who are nationals of or resident in countries covered by the The Campus France “Studying in France” (Études en France) enrollment procedure at the following address: www."name of the country".campusfrance.org

Applying to the 2nd or 3rd year of the Bachelor's Degree

To apply for the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s Program, you must be preparing, or have already validated the 1st year of a bachelor’s degree. In the same way, to apply for the 3rd year of the Bachelor’s Program, you must be in the process of preparing, or have already validated the 2nd year of a bachelor’s degree.



Candidates who have already studied in the French higher education system

NB: French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses are not considered to be higher education courses.

You must submit an application directly to the department that runs the Bachelor’s Program that you wish to apply for. You will find the application form in the "Information du département” ("Department Information") section of the department teaching the language you wish to study.


 

Candidates who have not previously studied in the French higher education system

The applicants for the second or third year of bachelor’s degree can apply trough the following online application form:

Online application form – 2nd and 3rd year of Bachelor

Along with the application, the following document must be uploaded:
  • French certification: DELF, DALF or TCF (the applicants must check that they have the required level of French for the program they apply for)
  • Identity Card
  • Identity Picture
  • Motivation Letter – A4 format
  • Resume
  • Secondary Education Diploma (Original version + Official French transcription)
  • Higher Education Transcripts (Original version + Official French transcription)
  • Diploma obtained (Original version + Official French transcription)

Applications: from April 1, 2020 to June 14, 2020
Results: July/September 2020

Applying to the Master’s Degree

The application procedures for INALCO Master’s degrees are indicated for each Master's degree on the page Admissions.

 

Applying to the Special Japanese Program

Native Japanese speaking students with a degree from a Japanese higher education institution can apply for the Special Japanese Program.

The Special Japanese Program consists of a preparatory year during which students must follow the L1/L2 (first and second year of the bachelor’s program) Cultural Studies course units + the L1/L2 core course Grammar units + the L2 elective course units. Students must pass the exams, i.e. they must achieve the grade average in each exam. No exemption can be granted from the L2/L3 elective units. Students who pass this preparatory year will be able to enroll in the 3rd year of the Japanese bachelor’s degree program.

Admission to the Special Japanese Studies Program depends on the quality of the application (previous studies in Japan and possibly in France, motivation for undertaking Japanese studies), and on the applicant's level of French (level B2 is the minimum level required to apply for admission to a special program). An interview with the candidate is likely to be organized in order to verify their level of spoken French and ability to follow courses in French.
 
For more information about the Special Japanese Program, contact: the Japanese Bachelor’s Degree Teaching Administration - secretariat.japon@inalco.fr


 

 

Applications

The applicants for the Special Japanese Program can apply trough the following online application form:

Online application form – Special Japanese Program

Along with the application, the following document must be uploaded:
  • French certification: DELF, DALF or TCF (the applicants must check that they have the required level of French for the program they apply for)
  • Identity Card
  • Identity Picture
  • Motivation Letter – A4 format
  • Resume
  • Secondary Education Diploma (Original version + Official French transcription)
  • Higher Education Transcripts (Original version + Official French transcription)
  • Diploma obtained (Original version + Official French transcription)

Applications: from April 1, 2020 to June 14, 2020
Results: July/September 2020

Applying for an Inalco Diploma

Candidates who have already studied in the French higher education system

NB: French as a Foreign Language (FLE) courses are not considered to be a higher education course.

The application procedures for INALCO Diploma are indicated on the page Admissions.
 

Candidates who have not previously studied in the French higher education system

The applicants for an Inalco Diploma can apply trough the following online application form:

Online application form – Inalco Diploma

Along with the application, the following document must be uploaded:
  • French certification: DELF, DALF or TCF (the applicants must check that they have the required level of French for the program they apply for)
  • Identity Card
  • Identity Picture
  • Motivation Letter – A4 format
  • Resume
  • Secondary Education Diploma (Original version + Official French transcription)
  • Higher Education Transcripts (Original version + Official French transcription)
  • Diploma obtained (Original version + Official French transcription)​


Application: from April 1, 2020 to June 14, 2020
Results: July/September 2020

Certificate of French Language Proficiency

All candidates must prove that they have a sufficient level of proficiency in the French language to be able to effectively follow the courses taught at INALCO. If the candidate's level of French is judged insufficient to follow the requested course of study, the candidate may nevertheless receive a positive admission result, with the proviso that they follow French courses in the INAL'FLE section of INALCO.

 

Candidates required to complete a DAP – “Demande d’Admission Préalable” (preliminary request for admission for Bachelor in public universities): “Dossier Vert” or “Dossier Blanc”

You must prove your level of French language proficiency in one of the following ways:

1. By providing one of the following French language proficiency certificates:  
  • DALF level C1 minimum
  • DELF level B2 minimum
  • TEF with a minimum score of 14/20 in the written tests

2. By taking the TCF:
  You will find information about taking the TCF on the France Education International site.

The following candidates are exempt from providing French language proficiency certificates or taking the TCF:  

Candidates not required to complete a DAP – “Demande d’Admission Préalable” (preliminary request for admission)

You must prove your level of French language proficiency by providing one of the following French language proficiency certificates:  
  • DALF
  • DELF
  • TCF

The following candidates are exempt from providing French language proficiency certificates:  

Refugees, Stateless Persons, Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection

You must prove your level of French by providing a French language proficiency certificate (DELF, DALF, TCF) with a minimum level of B1.
 

Candidates for the Special Japanese Course

You must prove your level of French by providing a French language proficiency certificate (DELF, DALF, TCF) with a minimum level of B2.

Tuition Fees

Candidates who are European, Refugees, Stateless Persons, Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection, or Asylum Seekers

Please refer to the "Tuition Fees" section of the "Procedures and Appendices" page.

 

Non-European Candidates

Inalco exempts non-EU students from the increase in registration fees

Committed to supporting foreign students and encouraging them in their pursuit of higher education, Inalco exempts non-EU students from the increase in tuition fees (differentiated fees).
 
New non-EU foreign students registering for bachelor’s or master’s programs will thus be exempted from the differentiated registration fees provided for in the new "Welcome to France" decree. These students will continue to pay the same annual tuition fees as their EU contemporaries, currently € 170 for the bachelor's degree and € 243 for the master's degree.

The Inalco Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of this decision at its plenary session on April 19, 2019.

This decision aims to better integrate foreign students within Inalco and support them during their studies in France.

Contact informations

Direction des Relations internationales

    • Andréa Sammartino
    • Pôle des Mobilités Entrantes
    • Office 3.39
    • Elsa Haincourt
    • Pôle des Mobilités Entrantes
    • Office 3.39
65 rue des Grands Moulins
75013 Paris