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Green Dossier (dossier vert)

The procedure for the Green Dossier, or “dossier vert”, which is part of the DAP process (admission to the first year of university study), is for those candidates coming from outside the EU; who have completed or are completing secondary school in a country other than France; who live in France; and who wish to enrol at Bordeaux Montaigne University in the first year of an undergraduate degree, or Licence 1 (L1).

Before starting the Green Dossier procedure, candidates are advised to consult the courses offered by Bordeaux Montaigne University.

Admission Conditions

Candidates must meet all admission requirements for higher education in their country of origin: secondary school leaver's qualification, university entrance examination etc.

Remember! For certain courses, including arts, theatre and audiovisual arts, music, humanist and scientific culture, and information communications, there are only a limited number of places available. For these options, candidates are required to provide additional documents (11KB) attesting to their experience in the subject in question.


Candidates must download the Green Dossier (dossier vert) each year between November and January.
The dossier must be submitted to the Academic Services division for undergraduates, known as the Bureau des Licences (service de scolarité, first floor, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, F-33607 Pessac ) no later than 22 January each year.

Assessment of French Language Proficiency:

Students must have acquired Level B2 in the DELF examination (basic diploma in French language studies) or Level C1 in the DALF examination (advanced diploma in French language studies). Contact the Department of French as Foreign Language (DEFLE), or the Alliance Française in Bordeaux.

once candidates from non-French speaking countries have completed their admission dossier, they will be required to take a test of French language proficiency known as the TCP-DAP (test of French language proficiency for preliminary admission application). The university will communicate the date and place of examination to those candidates who have handed in their Green Dossier to Bordeaux Montaigne University. Any student who has not done this will not be authorised to take the examination.