Programs (programmes passerelles)
The bridging programs (programmes passerelles) allow for a gradual return to study, with a certain number of hours of french courses (FLE), flexible enrollment methods and support in the follow-up of the curriculum.
These programs have been opened in universities under the initiative of students, professors or administrative staff. Generally they take the form of University Diploma (DU) but can also be presented as school programs or associative programs. The terms of access, prices and application dates vary from one institution to another. So far we have identified some forty programs in France (see map below).
Some program's managers came together in a collective called the MENS. The MEnS (Migrants in Higher Education network) is a network of higher education institutions, associations, public and private organizations working for the development of a voluntarist policy for the reception of students and researchers in exile in higher education.
Each of its members undertakes to put in place the necessary conditions for the resumption of studies of students and researchers in exile and refuses the selection on discriminatory criteria.
The network aims to enable:
- sharing good practices
- the provision of information and common tools
- the coordination of its members
- collective construction of common positions, proposals or demands with partners and competent authorities.
- r-e-s-o-m-e is part of the MEnS in order to bring our political demands, to bring our knowledge and report on the problems encountered in the permanence and our programs.
Here are the list of the programs in the Paris Region, along with some characteristics (in French) :
And here is a map of all programs in France :