Study in France after your HKDSE

If you are looking for an opportunity to study your bachelor degree in France, here’s a brief introduction and steps that can be taken.


To enter a French public university (université), you are required to apply through the DAP procedure before 22 January* for the coming September the same year. The minimum entry requirement is the HKDSE 3322 as well as a French level of B1. You will have to submit your application at the French Consulate.

*Date subject to vary each year, but it is always around 22 January

If you do not speak French, or if you do not have the level B1 yet, you can either start or continue to learn in Hong Kong or in France. Contact Alliance Française if you plan to stay in Hong Kong first, or else, you are invited to visit the website of the label Qualité FLE or CIEP for French language schools.

If you have already attained the level required, you can already start looking for your dream programs, preparing the documents, and the application starts in November. You are invited to make good use of our database : here

Grande école / specialized school

For grande école or other specialized schools in France, you will have to apply directly with the schools. Different schools have their own intake requirements, but in general, if the program chosen is taught in English, it is more likely that you will be asked to justify your English level instead of French. Always refer to the schools’website and contact them or us directly in case of doubt.

English teaching programs

No matter if you speak French or not, if you are looking for programs taught in English, you are invited to visit here. Please note that, you will not be exempted from the French requirement if you are applying through the DAP procedure.

Important dates

Please see below some important dates for you to better organize your study plan.

  • 15 July 2015 – Release of HKDSE result
  • November 2015 (TBC) – beginning of the DAP application (for 2017/18 intake)
  • 22 January 2016* – end of the DAP application
  • April 2016 – end of 2017/18 intake of grandes écoles and specialized schools*
    *Date varies according to schools

One last tips – for those who have not yet their HKDSE and wish to study in France in the future, please consider starting taking French during your secondary school.

Bon courage.

publié le 17/07/2015

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