The Language Service (SDL) is a testing centre for the French Language Test as part of the Application for Prior Admission (TCF DAP) which takes place at the beginning of the year, every year.

Practicalities of registration

*Registration period

Online registration on the France Education International website will open from 15 October to 15 December 2023 (after this date, access to the online registration will be disabled) to the following address

You must log on to the France Education International website.

*2023-2024 prices : 74€

Means of payment

You will have the possibility to pay the 74€ in two ways:

  • Or online, but you must have a credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD). At the end of your bank transaction, you will be able to print your registration confirmation.
  • Or by sending to France Education international before 15 December 2023 (France Education international- Inscriptions TCF DAP -1 avenue Léon-Journault - 92318 Sèvres cedex) a cheque for 74 € made payable to : Accountant of France Education international.
    France Education International will then send you confirmation of your enrolment.

*Tariff 2023-2024: 74 €

*Dates 2023-2024:

The test will take place on Monday 29 January 2024 at the University of Avignon, Campus Hannah Arendt, site Sainte Marthe.
Venue and times: to be confirmed

Note: The SDL is not a testing centre for the TCF for the general public, nor for the TCF for access to French nationality.

For more information:


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Changes to the written expression test

The format of the written expression test is changing and will now be modelled on the TCF "general public" written expression test used to assess the French language skills of anyone wishing to pursue higher education studies in France at Licence 2 or 3 and Master's level.

The structure of the test remains unchanged: candidates will be assessed on their listening comprehension, reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary (in the form of MCQs) and written expression skills.
However, the new written expression test will last 60 minutes, 30 minutes less than the old version, and will consist of 3 tasks.
The total time for the full TCF-DAP will therefore be reduced to around 2 hours 25 minutes..

A candidate who has taken a TCF tout public (TFC TP) with a written expression test and who holds an attestation whose validity date is current and whose level is sufficient will be able to use his TCF attestation for his application for prior admission and will therefore not be required to take a TCF DAP. In fact, the TCF TP written expression tests and the TCF DAP tests are strictly identical, so the certificates are equivalent.

There are no preliminary or replacement sessions in case of absence.

    Arrive at the examination room on time with :
    • a identity documentA valid photo ID (passport, identity card, residence permit, asylum application, etc.).
    • a black biros
    • the TCF DAP registration confirmation (issued by FEi) as well as, if possible, the convocation stamped by the university (page 9 of the DAP file)
    • a envelope A4 format with your name and postal address (see the advice from La Poste) stamped for registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt. Please note that the rate will change on 1 January 2024. Buy your postage from this date.
  • Other information :
    • Come alone to the examination (no accompanying person may enter the university premises)
    • Disability Please contact France Education International before registering
    • WARNING! Only absences due to illness, transport strikes or the death of a close relative will entitle you to a refund of your enrolment fees (on presentation of proof) within one month of the session date.