The DELF/DALF are diplomas issued by the French Ministry of National Education in recognition of French-language studies.
It is therefore the diploma required for foreign candidates to certify their level in French.
The exams are organised every year at Alliance Française in each country.
The DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes Langue Française) consists of 4 independent diplomas, corresponding to the first 4 levels of the Common European Framework Reference
(A1, A2, B1, and B2).
The DALF (Diplôme Approfondi d'études Langue Française) consists of 2 diplomas, corresponding to the two upper levels of the same European framework (C1 and C2).
Please refer to the CECRL website to know exactly the description of each skill:
- written in French:
Generally, if the studies are in French, the level of French required to enter a Master's Degree is: B2 certified in French by an official exam or test, or equivalent.
And if the studies are in English, the level of English required to enter a Master's Degree is: B2 certified in English by an official exam or test, or equivalent and an A2 in French.