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Study programmes

According to the French Higher education system, the music department offers three programmes :

Contacts : 

  • Anne-Sophie Martinez, bachelor performance manager  (+33) 5 49 60 59 34 
  • Claire Michon, pedagogical degree and master’s degree manager, international relations manager (+33) 5 49 60 59 52 

Access to study programmes is determined by the application to the entrance exams.

Entrance exams application deadline : update in progress 
Instrumental and written exams : update in progress 

Study fields now available DNSPM-Licence:

  • Strings - violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Brass - trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba (in Tours)
  • Drums (in Tours)
  • Saxophone
  • Piano 
  • Early music (historical instruments, singing, organ)
  • Traditional music from regions of France without Bretagne (all instruments and sing)

Study fields Diplôme d'État:

  • Piano accompaniment
  • "Formation musicale" (general music education, theorical subjects, culture, etc) 
  • Jazz
  • Woodwinds - transverse flute, oboe, clarinet, basoon
  • "Musiques actuelles amplifiées" (Pop, Rock)
    and study fields opened in DNSPM

Study fields Master "Music: research and ensemble practice"

  • Early music

Updated 08/27/2021

Admission procedures

The admission process is the same as for French students.




Application requirements

To be admitted to participate to the entrance examination, you need a certificate of 2 diplomas equivalent to French diplpomas:

  • Baccalauréat: general pre-college study in your country
  • DEM or DNOP: Pre-college certificate/diploma in Music

Candidates who don't have the equivalent of those diplomas can apply; all the applications will be analysed by a committee, that can decide to accept them or not.

Language requirements

The French language is used in all courses and lessons at the pôle Aliénor and the University of Poitiers, as well as during the entrance examinations.

Therefore, knowledge of French language is mandatory for all applicants: all applicants coming from non-French-speaking countries must take a French language test (written and oral) as part of their entrance examination. This test is mandatory (see ”épreuves écrites”, page 4 of "Inscription-mode d'emploi") 

Cursus DNSPM: Level A2
Students who dont have the required level in September can follow extra French classes during their first year. In any case, language classes are the responsibility of the student, and will not be financed by pôle Aliénor or the University. In case their language level is insufficient at the end of the 1st year, the continuation of the course might be re-considered.

Pedagogical programme (DE): Level B2
For this programme (Diplôme d'État), the level B2 is mandatory at the beginning of the study (September).

National regulations and Visa information

Which procedure you follow to enter a French institution depends on your nationality, the country in which you reside, and your educational plans.

  • European students don't need a visa. The admission procedures are simple.
  • Non-European citizen need to inform about the right procedure, on the Campus France website

Please note that non-European residents must contact pôle Aliénor by January 10 for the next academic year.

Validations of study periods

If you have diplomas from your country, or/and Higher Education studies, you need an attestation to certify the equivalence.
Contact the centre ENIC-NARIC France :
Tel : +33 (0)1 45 07 63 21 - Email :

In any case, please contact pôle Aliénor before sending your application form. 



Tuition fee: € 500, including university
Health insurance: € 200 to 500 / year
Living expenses: € 800 / month (housnig, food, bus, miscellaneous)

Academic calendar

Estimated calendar for 2022-2023

  • Autumn semester: 9 sept 2022 - 14 jan 2023
  • Spring semester: 15 jan 2023 -  30 jun 2023