Undergraduate application - DAP > South Africa
 
DAP application for 1st year undergraduate enrollment in France South Africans or foreigners currently residing in South Africa, who do not have a French Baccalauréat / Matric, need to follow a specific application process to apply for a first year undergraduate degree (Licence) at French universities.
Degrees, South Africa

 

South Africans or foreigners currently residing in South Africa, who do not have a French Baccalauréat / Matric, need to follow a specific application process to apply for a first year undergraduate degree (Licence) at French universities. Please note that most undergraduate degrees at public French universities use French as medium of instruction and the student needs to provide proof of a validated B2 level in French (DELF / DAP-TCF tests). Students with a nationality of a Francophone country might be exempted of such proof - please see the specifications in the information sheet. Please also note that South Africa does not follow the “Etudes en France” procedure. You therefore do not have to create an electronic Campus France file.

The application process for a first year undergraduate degree (Licence) at a French university is called DAP - "Demande d'Admission Préalable". For non-university courses (BTS, BTSA, DTS, DMA, MAN, CPGE, CPES etc), and university specific courses (IUT, DEUST, DU, CUPGE etc), the « Admission Post-Bac, APB » procedure needs to be followed. Application for APB open 20 January 2018 – 20 March 2019.

The applications for the DAP procedure for the academic year 2018/2019 open 15 November 2017 and the application deadline is 22 January 2018 without exception. For more information and to download the application file (Dossier Blanc) and application guidelines, please visit the following Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation website.

 

Appointments with Campus France South Africa can be made from November 2017 to verify your application and send it to France. It is important that you bring the originals together with certified copies of all the required documents to the meeting. Please confirm that you have all the required documents and complete the application form. Please buy the 5 specified envelopes including the corresponding international stamps at the South African post office (on average it is R52 per big envelope) (South African post offices do not sell the “coupon-réponse”). Make sure to note the correct postal addresses of the three universities of choice on the respective envelopes. Your application with all the documents and envelopes will be placed in a final envelope provided by the French Embassy. It is, however, your responsibility to buy local French stamps to be used on this final envelope corresponding to the weight of your application (normally between 150g – 200g). Local French stamps (1 x 250g, 3.32 euro = R56) can be bought online at the “La Poste Boutique” and printed - please bring them to your appointment with Campus France.