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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.
Before you start your application, you will need to research and choose your course among the degree and diploma programs offered at Inalco:
For each of the degree or diploma programs, you will find below:
  • The application process specific to the category of international students you belong to
  • French language prerequisites
  • Tuition fees

 

European candidates and/or candidates who have already studied in Europe (secondary or higher education)

Please note that this section concerns:

  • Applicants who are nationals of and/or have already studied in a member country of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Andorra or Monaco
  • Applicants who have been or are currently enrolled in the DU Passerelle at Inalco

However, students who have only completed a university exchange and/or FLE training (such as Inal'FLE) are not concerned and should refer to the other sections.


You must follow the same procedure as French nationals: please refer to the Admissions pageFor more information, you can contact the Inalco School Office at the following e-mail address: scolarite@inalco.fr 

Non-European applicants who have never studied in Europe

Please note that this section concerns:

  • Students who have never studied in a European country or have only completed an academic/university exchange and/or a FLE training (such as Inal'FLE
However, it does not concern:
  • Applicants who are nationals of and/or have already studied in a member country of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Andorra or Monaco
  • Applicants who have been or are currently enrolled in the DU Passerelle at Inalco
These students should refer to the above section.


 

Licence 1

You must apply for a Dossier d'Admission Préalable (Preliminary Admission Request) also known as DAP.

If you live in France, you must fill in the DOSSIER VERT (Green file) of the DAP.

The list of documents to be provided is available in the explanatory note of the Dossier vert. The Dossier vert must be sent to Inalco:

  • Preferably by e-mail to the following address: mob-in@inalco.fr
  • or by post with acknowledgement of receipt to the following address

Inalco
Direction des relations internationales - Bureau 3.37
65 Rue des Grands Moulins
75013 Paris, France


Applications: from 1 October 2022 to 15 December 2022
Results: March 2023


 
If you do not reside in France, you must fill in the DOSSIER BLANC (White file) of the DAP. Please note that Inalco cannot process directly any DAP from applicants living outside of France.


To find out about the procedures for the DAP Blanche, please contact the Service de Coopération et d'Action Culturelle (SCAC) and the Campus France section of the French Embassy in the country where you live. 
 

Licence 2, Licence 3 or Diplôme d'Etablissement 


Please note: To apply for the 2nd year of a Bachelor's degree, you must be preparing or have already completed the 1st year of a Bachelor's degree. Similarly, to apply for the 3rd year of a degree, you must be preparing or have already completed a 2nd year of a degree.

Applications will be made via an application form, which will be online and open from 1st to 31st March 2023.
You will need to provide the following documents:

  • A French language proficiency certification: DELF, DALF or TCF (please check that you have the minimum French language requirements for the degree or diploma program you are applying to by checking the “French levels and certificates” section below).
  • Identity document
  • Passport photo
  • Cover letter - A4 size, typed
  • A resume
  • Secondary school diplomas (original version + sworn translation into French)
  • Higher education transcripts (original version + sworn translation into French)
  • Higher education diplomas, if applicable (original version + sworn translation into French)  


 

Master

You must follow the same procedure as French nationals: please refer to the Admissions page. For more information, you can contact the Inalco School Office at the following e-mail address: scolarite@inalco.fr 

 

First-time applicants in exile: refugees, stateless persons or beneficiaries of subsidiary/temporary protection

Depending on your profile, you may be eligible for the DU Passerelle Inalco

You can directly contact the International Relations Department at the following e-mail address: mob-in@inalco.fr

 

Level and Certificate of French Language Proficiency

Considering that Inalco courses are all taught in French, if French is not your first language, it is essential that your French language skills are good enough for you to undertake an intensive and challenging academic course that is taught and examined solely in this language. If your French level is judged insufficient to follow the requested course, you may be asked to follow French courses in the Inal'FLE section of Inalco as well as part of the conditions of an offer.
 

Minimum French language requirements

  • International candidates must have a minimum level of B1 in French.
  • For the professional courses, candidates must have a minimum level of C1 in French (+ minimum level B2 in English for the "International Relations" course).
 

Recognized French language requirements

Candidates may prove their level of French by providing one of the following certificates:

  • DELF or DALF
  • TCF

 
 You are exempted from having to provide a French language proficiency certificate if:

Tuition Fees

European applicants and/or applicants who have already studied in Europe (secondary or higher education) and applicants in exile

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

 

Non-European Candidates

For the academic year 2022/2023 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 November 19, 2021.

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

Contact informations

Direction des Relations internationales

    • Inbound program coordinator
65 rue des Grands Moulins
75013 Paris
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