Bachelor in French Literature

•    Programme duration : 3 years
•    Delivery language : French
•    Degree awarded : Bachelor in French literature
•    Accreditation : The curriculum follows the European ECTS system and the degree is awarded by Sorbonne University. This programme is accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.
•    Deadline to apply : 14 August 2024

The Bachelor in French Literature explores the world of literature and teaches the French language while introducing different expressions and techniques for written and verbal communication. This programme prepares students to pursue their careers in teaching, publishing, media and audiovisual sectors.

The programme focuses on great classical but also modern and contemporary writers of French, Francophone and Foreign Literature. It sheds light on linguistics, rhetoric, the historical and geographical variety of the French language until its most recent evolution.  Through different writing exercises, the processes and applications related to the world of books, publishing, cinemas and media are also examined and practiced. In addition to studying in a multi-cultural background, students will develop their skills of analysis and synthesis and improve their communication skills, preparing them to work in relevant demanded fields in teaching and journalism.

During the first two years, students will complete courses in literature and communication and combine their studies with courses from other departments including History of Art and Archaeology, History or Philosophy and Sociology. During the third year, a number of elective pre-professional courses are added to the programme.

The programme faculty are all internationally renowned professors whose teaching methodology goes beyond the traditional forms of teaching to ensure a balanced and well-rounded learning experience.

By the end of the programme, students will have expanded their capacity to read text in French and comprehend their meanings, thus immensely developing their capacities of rational judgment, analysis and synthesis helping them to manage professional situations. Students will also be able to communicate and debate, both verbally and in writing, by learning how to craft and present compelling ideas and opinions and how to communicate through different media. Graduates of this programme have the privilege of directly applying to the competitive entry exams of journalism and communication schools in France.

The Bachelor degree offers abundant career opportunities in diverse fields including journalism, media, teaching, culture and cultural mediation, corporate communication and marketing, publishing, government and non-governmental entities. This Bachelor degree can also prepare to further study in the Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi or institutions abroad.

First Year

  • Fundamental tools
  • Linguistic
  • French literature
  • Comparative literature
  • General knowledge
  • Foreign languages
  • Communication (initiation to journalistic writing)
  • Professional project

Second Year

  • Fundamental tools
  • Linguistic
  • French literature
  • Comparative literature
  • General knowledge
  • Foreign languages
  • Communication (cinematographic language, journalistic writing workshop)
  • Options
  • Professional project

Third Year

  • French literature
  • Comparative & rhetorical linguistic
  • Comparative literature
  • Foreign languages
  • Professional courses: book and media worlds, writing and image, FLE teaching
  • Options
  • Professional project
To be eligible for this Bachelor’s degree, students must have the following:

  • French Baccalaureate with a minimum final average of 12/20 or High School Diploma with a minimum 80% average (or equivalent)*
  • French Aptitude Certificate: minimum score of B2 level (accepted certificates: DU issued by Sorbonne University, DELF, TEF, TCF and SELFEE). Students with a French Baccalaureate are exempted from the language proficiency exam**

* Students not meeting this requirement may be accepted following a review of high school subject results, supporting exams score and a student’s personal statement.

** Students not meeting the required French Aptitude Certificate will be admitted conditionally in the programme, and enrolled in the Foundation Year in Intensive French. Upon its successful completion, they will be admitted into the bachelor degree programme.

Other Countries Education’s Systems

Conditions apply on other foreign curriculums according to the admission’s policy set by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Please contact the Student Recruitment office by email: for more details.

Programme tuition fees (over 3 years):
AED 215,100 (approximately US$ 58,615)
Payment of fees:
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HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Scholarship for Emirati students

Admitted Emirati nationals and children of Emirati mothers’ are awarded a full scholarship covering tuition and study related fees for their Bachelor Programmes (and Foundation year, if any)

Current high school students may apply through NAPO, whereas the graduates of previous years can apply on the Apply Now page.

Academic Excellence Scholarships (for the 1st semester of enrolment)

• 15% scholarship on tuition for the 1st semester of joining

New joiners with excellent academic results in high school are eligible following the below criteria. Starting from the second semester, they can apply for the 25%-75% academic excellence scholarship scheme.

  • Government schools: 90% in the advanced stream, or 95% in the general stream.
  • American system: CGPA of 3.6 out of 4.0 or minimum average of 90%.
  • British system: “A” grade or higher in three “AS-Level” subjects or “A” in the equivalent “A-Level” Subjects, plus “B” grade or higher in six O level subjects.
  • SABIS: minimum average of 85%.
  • International Baccalaureate: IB diploma with minimum score of 5 out of 7 in all courses – three of those subjects must be higher-level courses.
  • French Baccalaureate: minimum average of 14 out of 20.

Academic Excellence Scholarship (starting from the 2nd semester of enrolment)

• 25%-75% Academic Excellence Scholarship

Based on the academic results obtained during the previous semester at SUAD, students are eligible to the academic excellence scholarship granted semester by semester. The scholarship scheme is progressive (25% to 75% and the minimum average grade to be eligible is 12/20. A specific scholarship is available for the 2nd semester of the Foundation Year. For more information, please contact

Other Scholarships

10% French Curriculum Schools Scholarship for the 1st semester of enrolment

Students holding a French baccalaureate obtained in one of the GCC countries are eligible for a 10% discount for their first semester. Starting from the second semester, they can apply for the 25%-75% academic excellence scholarship scheme.

Sponsored scholarships

Total, Chalhoub and Ardian Foundation, offer specific scholarships based on academic excellence and/or financial circumstances to selected students.

The deadline for submitting an application is communicated by University email each semester to all enrolled students. Applications are submitted via the online application form. Incomplete and late applications will not be assessed.

Scholarships can’t be combined. For more information, please contact

Preferential rate: 10% Family discount

Students who have a first-degree relative currently enrolled in an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme are eligible for a 10% discount.

*Conditions apply

For more information, please contact:

The Career Centre
Tel: +971 (0) 2 656 9104/9342