French as a Foreign Language - Higher education institution

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Choose your training

Select the training you would like to register


Know every steps required for an easy registration.

Coming to Paris

Organize your arrival in France in the best conditions.

Studying in Paris

Enjoy your status as a student in Paris!

All our formulas of courses


Our booklets


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Booklet - Winter 2015 / Spring 2016
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Booklet - Summer 2016


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Booklet - Autumn 2016
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Booklet - Winter 2016 / Spring 2017


How to register for Courses

To confirm your enrollment, simply go to the CCFS secretariat in our Raspail Centre (214 boulevard Raspail) after the start of the enrollment period (Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:40 p.m.) with:

  • the translation of your high school diploma
  • the copy of your pre-enrollment certificate (...)

Terms and Conditions (...)

1. Application of the terms and conditions of enrollment

These terms and conditions of enrollment are (...)


Online Pre-registration

Perform pre-registration safely by clicking the button below:

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Pre-registration “paper version”

If you are unable to pay your pre-enrollment fees by bank card, please download the following documents (...)



Consult the status of your pre-registration

Log in to consult the status of your transaction (...)

Administrative aspects...

You must have a residence permit that covers a period longer than the duration of your program.

Nationals of European Union countries as well as Switzerland, Iceland and Norway only need a valid form of identification. For all other nationalities, a long-stay student visa is required for stays of more than three months. (...)


The French Language and Civilization Courses of the Sorbonne provide reception and housing assistance services for students and can offer different types of housing (rooms in private homes, studio apartments, rooms in dormitories).

The reception and housing assistance services (...)

Student health insurance

Signing up for the “Sécurité Sociale des Étudiants”

All foreign students staying in France for more than three months and who are enrolled in more than 20 hours of courses per week are REQUIRED to register for student social security cover.

Two mutual insurance companies are available (...)

Frequently Asked Questions

Are CCFS diplomas recognized?
Universities decide whether to validate the diplomas of the French Language and Civilization Courses of the Sorbonne.

Can I choose my schedule?
Depending on the level and available spots, students can state their preferences at the time of language and phonetics tests (...)

Student life

Map of CCFS courses

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Graduation ceremony

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Professor Monteil


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Rector Jean-Louis Boursin



The next registration for the Summer Semester are held from May 26 to May 30, 2016 for courses starting June 1, 2016
Registration for the Spring Semester 2016: there are still places available!
Warning: from September 1st 2015 will be added to the registration fee a non-refundable annual administration fee of €60, payable once between...

Welcome to the CCFS!


Graduation Ceremony


Report: portrait of a student


Report: Summer in Paris in the CCFS


Report: French business


Report: TCF on computer


Summer 2014: Student video