Applying on Parcoursup

Your circumstances mean you need to apply via Parcoursup, the French national portal for the coordination of higher education admissions.

From 22 January to 12 March 2020
Registration and available programs on Parcoursup

This means first of all creating your personal Parcoursup dossier, where you will enter your identity, contact details and academic history. You will then be given a file number and confidential code to use in all later steps.
On Parcoursup you can view descriptions of courses and their features, notably in terms of requirements (skills and knowledge required to be awarded each degree).

You will then need to enter your program choices (10 maximum) based on your academic orientation. You have:
  • Until 12 March 2020 to choose the programs you wish to apply for.
  • Until 2 April 2020 to complete your applications with the Avenir form. This form includes the recommendation from your principal, your reasons for wanting to enroll in the program in question, your academic goals, your grades, your class ranking, the class level, and any training completed (internships, work experience, etc.). An Avenir form needs to be completed for each program application.

From mid-May to September 2020
Receipt and acceptance of offers

Starting in mid-May 2020, you will need to log in to the platform to see what admission offers have been made.

NB. admission offers are suspended during the French written baccalauréat exams.

For each application, you will receive one of the following responses:
  • Yes (admission offer)
  • Yes, subject to (admission offer subject to completion of a personalized training course to reinforce the skills required)
  • Awaiting a place
  • No (for selective courses)
You will need to reply to these within the deadlines stated on the platform.

If you have only one admission offer you can accept or reject it. It would be unwise, however, to reject your only admission offer, as you are not guaranteed to receive another.

If you have more than one admission offer, you can only accept one, the one which best corresponds to the training you are looking for from those offered. When you accept an offer, you automatically reject the other offers and will free up places for other applicants.

When you accept an offer whilst waiting for a space on other courses: if you wish to keep waiting for one or more of these courses, you must clearly indicate this for each course, otherwise your pending applications will be deleted.

If you accept an admission offer from Université Grenoble Alpes, you will need to complete administrative registration at the university from July.

Published on  February 6, 2020
Updated onFebruary 6, 2020