Practical information

Once you have chosen your training course on our website, you can register online:

If you already have a CLA account, continue as indicated.
If you are registering for the first time, click on Créer un nouveau compte

You will need to have an email address to fill in the questionnaire. The price of your course will be in euros. You must be at least 17 years old when the course starts. Groups of young people who are under this age must be accompanied by an adult.

Your registration will be taken into account only after you have paid a deposit ; prices are available on our website. Transitional arrangements during the COVID-19 health crisisThe training courses are likely to be continued by distance learning, particularly in view of the changing health context.

Once we have received your payment, we will send you a letter of registration. If you apply for student housing at our Accommodation Office, we will also be able to deliver an official certificate proving you have a place to stay (attestation d’hébergement).

For any information please contact

For FLE students only: the file “Pour mieux vous connaître”

The file “Pour mieux vous connaître” (“To get to know you better”) will provide us with a first evaluation of your level. It does not at all stand in for the placement test or the entrance examination you may have to sit once you arrive at the CLA.

Please send it back to us together with your registration form.

Getting a Visa 

Depending on your nationality and the length of your stay in France, you might need to apply for a visa: please inquire at your country’s French Embassy.  Some students, depending on their nationality, are required to sign up on the following platform (études en France):

Your Multi-Service Student Card

If you are a registered student at the university you can get a PASS’UBFC multi-service card. This will allow you to get special discounts for your meals at the CROUS university cafeterias.

How to Pay

Prices in this booklet apply to the 2019-2020 academic year.

You can pay for your course:
- on-line, after having registered, by credit card on the following website:
-by bank transfer (please give the name of the chosen training program and student’s name)

Bank details: DRFIP Franche-Comté Doubs 63 quai Veil-Picard 25030 Besançon cedex FRANCE

Bank code: 10071 / Sort code: 25000
Account number: 00001002577 / RIB key: 08
IBAN code: FR 76 1007 1250 0000 0010 0257 708

-by cheque, if you have a French bank account. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Monsieur l’Agent comptable de l’Université de Franche-Comté’ and sent to the CLA: 6 rue Gabriel Plançon 25030 Besançon cedex FRANCE
- by postal order to ’l’Agent comptable de l’Université de Franche-Comté’; in this case, do not forget to enclose a photocopy of your receipt when you send your registration form
- in cash (euros)

Preferential Rates

Students who re-enrol or members a student’s family (spouse or children) who enrol in the 12 months following a course can benefit from a 10% discount on course fees (this does not include tuition fees). This discount can also apply for institutions or companies who wish to renew enrollment for their students or staff.

Students enrolled at the Université de Franche-Comté and members of the UFC’s permanent staff (tenured and contract staff) who enrol individually (outside the language training programs offered by the Continuing Education Department and/or the School of Graduate Studies) benefit from a 30% discount.

The spouses or children of members of the UFC staff benefit from a 15% discount on CLA courses (the number of students per course is limited, so this offer is subject to availability).

Withdrawals - Refunds

Any course which you have chosen and signed up for must be paid for entirely. Refunds will only be accepted due to events beyond a student’s control (visa refusal, serious illness, accident, death of a spouse, parent or child, natural disaster, etc.) if supporting documents are presented.

Postponing your Course

If you are forced to cancel your course for reasons other than the ones mentioned above, you can use the amount you have already paid to participate in another session or course in the year following your first payment. Please note that you must notify the CLA at least two weeks before the beginning of the course you initially registered for.

Minor groups

For groups of minors housed in host families, a declaration must be made by the CLA to the Departmental Directorate of Social Cohesion and Population Protection (DDCSPP). Therefore, confirmation of the group's arrival is required at least 10 weeks before the beginning of the stay.


Any absence which can’t be justified by events beyond a student’s control (see above) will be charged.

Cancellations by the CLA

We always take great care in organizing our courses. However, if a training program does not reach the minimum number of students 5 days before the date of the course, we will be forced to cancel the program and will refund all registration fees.

Any Questions?

The Reception Office and pedagogical coordinators are here to help and answer any questions you may have as quickly as possible.


Students are advised to check with their insurance company that their contract covers risks that may occur during the training program.

Use of Personal Image

Pictures and videos taken of students during class time or other educational activities may be used by the CLA for promotional purposes (on its website, on social media or in informational publications). If you do not consent to the use of your personal image, please let us know.


The CLA of Besançon is usually closed during the Christmas period.
The precise dates feature in the current schedule/rate section (when registering).