The “Diplôme d’études universitaires générales” (Deug) is an old national university diploma leading to the level “bac+2”.
Before the implementation of the three-cycle system (bachelor/master/doctorate), this two year-long training was accessible with a “Baccalauréat” diploma or equivalent. Since its implementation (2003-2006), the students who completed a “Baccalauréat” diploma or equivalent directly register in a six semester-long training course in order to obtain a “Licence” diploma. However, it is still possible, for the universities accredited for “Licence” diploma awarding, to offer, at the intermediate level (L2), the “Deug” national diploma, in the specific training field, once the student has completed his four first semesters.
This first short-cycle degree was therefore classified at level III in the French classification of education levels and at level 5 in the international standard one (ISCED 2011).