Certification in French for academic purposes (FOU)

The programme offers the following course(s)


As an entry point to French university, the CUEF offers different French courses for academic purposes, enabling students to gain a better understanding of how university works in France, to get ready for the examinations required to join the university and to gain the cultural and methodological skills needed to successfully integrate into the department of their choice.
University Diplomas (DU) are offered for specific students, enabling them to join a Bachelor's or Master's curriculum at the Université Grenoble Alpes.
A certification is provided at the end of the sessions


The Ministries of Higher Education and Research, Foreign and European affairs and Culture and Communication decided to implement a certification initiative for French as a foreign language centres based on French soil.

It is the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP), a national public body with an administrative nature from the Ministry of Education, which is in charge of this mission.

The Grenoble CUEF has been receiving the FLE quality certification for over 10 years!!!


Programme administration

CUEF Education

cuef-scolarite @ univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Administrative contact

CUEF Reception

cuef @ univ-grenoble-alpes.fr