French Language Centre: French language and culture


Make the most of your academic stay in France: improve your French and discover French culture!


The University of Cergy-Pontoise UCP offers a broad range of bachelor's degree, master’s and doctorate courses in five major disciplines, together with renowned research laboratories. Ideally located 30 km northwest of central Paris, in the Val d'Oise area, the university has gained an excellent reputation, both locally and nationally, attracting a large number of international students. Keen to ever develop its international ties and offer the best experience to its international students, University of Cergy-Pontoise has set up a range of French classes, through the French Language Centre, designed specifically to allow international students to develop their communication skills and knowledge of French culture.

Throughout the year, students can follow a six-hour weekly course in French, on top of their main studies. Full details of the programme are given to students at the beginning of each semester and can also be found on the web site.

Download the Guide 2017-2018

INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION is on the right of this page

 Registration fees: 

  • Erasmus students : 60€ a semester / 110€ two semesters (inscription supported by ERASMUS program)
  • Exchange students: 60€ a semester / 110€ two semesters
  • UCP Foreign students : 210 € a semester / 410 € two semesters
  • Foreign students from a higher education establishment in Cergy : 210 € a semester / 410 € two semesters
  • Foreign students from a higher education establishment: 510 € a semester / 1010 € two semesters

Please note that we cannot give any refunds once classes have started. 

Payment by credit card or bank transfer only.

Information :  

Certification based on the recognised European standard in modern languages. At the end of each semester, those students that have regularly attended class are given a French Language Centre “French Language Certificate” indicating their level of proficiency (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1).

NB : the core units taught at the French Language Centre are compatible with the ECTS, or European Credit Transfer System. A student who follows 3 two-hour classes over a period of 12 weeks will be awarded 6 ECTS at the end of the semester (one class = 2 ECTS).



Students who are absent more than three times without medical or professional justification will not be considered eligible to sit the exams or to access the higher level class the following semester.


Personalised intensive summer courses

Upon request, the French Language Centre organises seminars on French language and culture for partner institutions. This course can be combined with a specialisation. 


Registration for 2nd semester French Language Centre classes 2018

Registration for second semester French Language Centre classes from 2nd January to 19th January 2018*

Opening times for registration :

Mon to Fri 9am to 12pm

Registration office

University of Cergy-Pontoise - Tour des chênes, 3rd floor, office 314 - French Language Centre

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Payment : bank card, cheque, bank transfer or cash (limited to a certain amount)

A1 level classes start during the week of 15th January 2018. Other level classes begin during the week of 29th January 2018. 

Please note that we cannot make any refunds once classes have started. 

*Places are limited 



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