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White Dossier (dossier blanc)

The procedure for the White Dossier or “dossier blanc”, which is part of the DAP process (admission to the first year of university study) is for those candidates from outside the EU; who have completed or are completing secondary school in a country other than France; who live in a country other than 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 White 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 complete the dossier in their country of residence, each year between 15 November and 22 January via one of the following offices:

  • Campus France offices, if the candidate is from one of the following countries:  Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Columbia, the Republic of Congo, South Korea, the Ivory Coast, the United States, Gabon, Guinea, India, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Syria (suspended), Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam;
  • French Embassy, if the candidate’s country does not have a Campus France office.

Assessment of French Language Proficiency:

DELF and DALF: 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).

TCP-DAP: once candidates from non-French speaking countries have completed their admission dossier, they will be required to take French language proficiency test known as the TCP-DAP (test of French language proficiency for preliminary admission application). The Campus France office or the French Embassy will communicate the date and place of examination. Further information is available at: www.ciep.fr/tcfdap/