If you are from a non-French speaking country and want to get into a French University, the DiFLHiS foundation program is for you. It aims to prepare you for the French University system and take you to the B2 level, starting from zero, through a one year program.
It can be availed by a student who has finished his/her.
If you are from an European country, you can come to join our program directly, without any visa. Please bring the document of enrolment that we have sent you.
If you are not from an European country and need a visa to come to France, you have to apply for the student visa. If you have Campus France in your country, you will have to apply through the Campus France, with documents we will send you.
We will recommend that you apply for the visa as early as you can, and verify with your local consulate / Campus France the document you have to submit. The list of document may vary from one country to another.
Ours is a full time program from Monday to Friday. You will do 3 hours every day for the full duration of our program.
15 days of holidays during the Christmas and one week of holidays during the feast of Ascension is planned during this program.
There will be between 12 and 16 students in a class. We do not take more number of students in a class as we want to give the best possible quality of education to our students.
Diploma in French language for Higher Studies
Besides DiFLHiS, you will be prepared for the DELF B2 exam.
The DELF B2 is a degree by the French education ministry, and is a pre-requirement to get into the French University studies.
Accommodation will be the major part of your expense while living in France. How much you will need for this will depend on a variety of factors. To give an approximate idea, it may vary from 250 euros a month (unofficial room sharing) to 1500 euros a month. (a single room flat in Paris with a house contract).
If you take a single room flat in a suburb of Paris, you may get something for about 600 - 800 euros a month. On top of this, you will have to pay around 200 euros a month for electricity, internet, and various kinds of insurances and taxes.
Sharing room / flat with others will reduce your living expenses.
You can also apply for APL, a French government initiative where the government refunds a part of the room rent to students. To obtain this help, you must have a house contract.
After this, you will need about 75 euros a month for the transport pass, and between 150 euros and 500 euros a month for your food bill, depending on your food habit.
You may add another 50 - 300 euros on top of all of them, for diverse expenses and if you want a have a social life (movies / travel, etc).
Thus, the total living expenses in Paris can range from about 600 euros a month to about 2500 euros a month, depending on how do you live.
As a student, you will be able to work for 964 hours a year, which comes down to about 20 hours a week.
It is possible to work for more number of hours per week, for example, you can work 35 hours a week for 27/28 weeks, but you cannot work for more than 964 hours in a year.
You can get about 8-10 euros an hour if you are working. The legal minimum net salary is 8.12 euros an hour. Normally you get more when you work on a holiday.
However, there are many businesses which pay way below this rate. While looking for a job, you need to ask your future employer about before taking a decision:
This program is designed for the absolute beginners. We will start from zero and will take you to the B2 level, when a student should be fluent in French.
Yes, the DiFLHiS is a foundation program for students for non-French speaking countries, and aims to prepare them for the French University system.
In Centre Zenith, our language of communication and teaching is English and French. At the earlier levels, explanations are done in English when students can ask their questions in English.
The tuition fee for the academic year 2021 - 2022 for the DiFLHiS foundation program is 6000 euros for the full year.
The fees can be paid integrally while applying for the program.
Alternatively, one can pay 50% of the fees while applying for the program, and 50% can be paid after obtaining the visa.
If you are coming from a country from where you need a student visa to study in France, then yes, if the visa is denied, your fees will be refunded integrally.
What to write in the letter of motivation?
The letter of motivation may give an insight into your socio-professional visions and ambitions. The following may help as guidelines:
Feel free to add any additional information which may help us to know you better, which may help your admission to the DiFLHiS program
Please only write what you believe is true
Once you have sent the required documents and applied for the program, your file will be studies internally. Depending on your file, you may or may not be contacted, for an interview.
We will give you a reply within 10 days after receiving your application. If the reply is positive, you can proceed to pay 50% of the tuition fees.
Following this, we will send you your document of enrolment.