Regular programs

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

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Anne-Sophie Martinez responsable formation DNSPM  05 49 60 59 34

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Information international brochure

Student guide

Welcome booklet

Study fields DNSPM-Licence

Classical and contemporary musics :

  • Strings – violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Brass – trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba (in Tours)
  • Percussions (in Tours)
  • Saxophone
  • Piano 

Early music : historical instruments, singing, organ

Traditional music : all regions of France (all instruments and singing)

Study fields diplĂ´me d’État

  • Piano accompaniment
  • “Formation musicale” (general music education, theorical subjects, culture, etc) 
  • Jazz
  • Woodwinds – transverse flute, oboe, clarinet, basoon
  • “Musiques actuelles amplifiĂ©es” (Pop, Rock)
  • and study fields opened in DNSPM

Master “Music: research and ensemble practice”

Early music : historical instruments, singing, organ

Estimated calendar for 2023-2024

  • Autumn semester: 11 sept 2023 – 12 jan 2024
  • Spring semester: 15 jan 2024 –  28 jun 2024

The admission process is the same as for French students.

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

  • BaccalaurĂ©at: 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.

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 ӎpreuves Ă©crites”, 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 pĂ´le AliĂ©nor 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 (DiplĂ´me d’État), the level B2 is mandatory at the beginning of the study (September).

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.

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

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 +33 (0)1 45 07 63 21 –

In any case, please contact pĂ´le AliĂ©nor before sending your application form.