Pre-registration to undergraduate studies(first year) in France

pre-registration to undergraduate studies

When do I apply?

You want to apply for a pre-registration to undergraduate studies(first year) in France? The Preliminary Application for Admission is mandatory.   The application deadline is January 22.

Students wishing to apply to architecture school (all levels) are pleased to inquire about the Yellow DAP procedure

The students from the province of Quebec are invited to visit the web site of the Consulate General of France in Quebec

For students from other provinces of Canada:

How do I apply?

 1. Read information on the white DAP procedure

2. Upload and print the Formulaire blanc and the notice explicative

3. Complete all the form

4. Contact Campus France in order to schedule an appointment for the deposit of your application

Pass a French examination (TCF-DAP -French Competency Test for admission in 1st year of undergraduate or TEF -French examination test)

After completing your registration, chosing a session and submitting your Application for the DAP procedure ’white file’, you will pass the TCF or the TEF (you must reach 14/20 on the written part) test. Please come to the test equipped with your notice to attend, a black ballpoint pen and a piece of identification. 

Schedule  for TCF-DAP in Canada

Schedule for TEF in Canada

  Answers from universities

Universities will reply to you by mail until the end of June.

Attention: If you are a French Baccalauréat candidate in June, you will need to wait until you have received your diploma before applying for a visa. You will need to send your diploma with your application.


Visa application

The long stay visa (Visa de Long Séjour valant Titre de Séjour or VLS-TS) allows you to stay in France for more than 3 months. This visa exempts you to seeking a residence permit (’’carte de séjour’’) at the police headquarters (’’Préfecture’’). Upon arrival in France, you will have to validate your VLS-TS at the OFII.

Once in France

The Immigration Officer at the port of entry will ask for your passport (visa), make sure they will stamps your passport with the date of entry in France.

From your arrival you have to contact the French Office of Immigration and Integration ( OFII) to have a medical examination and giving to your visa " value of residence permit "

OFII procedure

Upon your arrival in France, send by registered post with a requested return receipt ("Recommandé avec accusé de réception) to the territorial authorities of the "OFII" relevant for your area of residency in France (the location are mentioned on the back of the OFII form):

  The OFII form

  Attach to the original form all the following photocopies: your passport pages containing information regarding your identity and passport validity the stamp from the French immigration officer, showing the date of your coming through the relevant border, and the visa issued to you at the French Consulate.

A receipt confirming that your file has been received ("Attestation de dépôt de dossier") will be sent to you. This temporary document will enable you to prove the legality of your stay in France while waiting for your file to be fully validated by the "OFII".

You will receive a letter for the medical examination. On the day of the medical examination, you will have to pay the fee prior to obtain a resident permit "Titre de séjour". Once these formalities have been completed, your will be allowed to stay in France for the entire validity of your French visa