The competitive entrance examination is usually open for the recruitment of students into the first year of the Institute of Fine Arts Foumban of the University of Dschang in the following training fields and domains:
- Plastic Arts (Painting and drawing, sculpture, carving, ceramics, history of Arts and Contemporary Arts).
- Decorative Arts (Dress-Design and Style, and Textile Arts)
- Arts, Technology and Heritage (Wood and Fibre Technology, Heritage and Museum Studies)
- Performing Arts (Dance and Choreographic Arts, Musical Arts, Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Art, Theatre Art).
- Architecture and Engineering Art (Architecture).
Examination centers include;
- Dschang and
Concours Institute of Fine Arts Foumban IBAF 2022-2023 access conditions
The examination is open to Cameroonians of both sexes and holders of the Baccalauréat in all disciplines or any equivalent certificate recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Technical certificate (“Brevet de Technicien”), Professional Certificate (“Brevet Professionnel”), or the GCE Advanced Level in at least two subjects excluding Religious knowledge.
Candidates from the countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) having ratified the text governing the national treatment of students and having the required qualification are allowed to write under the same conditions as their Cameroonian counterparts.
Candidates from countries that are not members of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa and those of member countries who are not participating in the examination can be admitted by the study of their files within the limits of the places available if they are beneficiaries of Scholarships from their governments or an international organization which shows written proof of their readiness to pay their fees according to their status.
Application files should comprise the following items:
- A completely filed registration form was downloaded after following the procedures of preregistration online at, SIGES ONLlNE of University of Dschang website, httg://sigesonlineuniv-dschang.org
- A receipt of twenty thousand (20000) F CFA as registration fees paid into account N° of IFAF n° 37679635001-73 BICEC through any of the financial institutions that the candidate can choose during the downloading of the registration form, (photocopy must be presented in the examination hall).
- A certified true copy of Baccalaureate, GCE Advanced level or a certified true copy of the testimonial of the above-mentioned certificates.
- Certified photocopies of Baccalaureate transcript, the report cards of the Upper Sixth class or a certified true copy of the GCE A level result slip.
- A certified photocopy of a birth certificate not more than three months old.
- A medical certificate of fitness.
- Four passport size photographs (4×4) with names written behind them.
- An envelope (A4) stamped by the post office according to the weight of content and bearing the candidate’s address.
NB: Candidates in the Upper Sixth class who are not yet in possession of their Advanced Level results can also sit for the examination on the condition that they present an attestation of school attendance for the current academic year. However, they will be finally admitted only after succeeding in the Advanced Level and presenting the item mentioned above.
Additional information about this Concours
The competitive examination comprises:
- Studying of files (10% of final mark).
- Written examination (60% of final mark).
- Practical examination (20% of final mark).
- interview (10% of final mark).
The rest are as follows:
|Fields of Studies||Type of Test.||Time||Coef.|
|General knowledge (in French or English)||2H||3|
|Language test (French or English language).||2H||2|
|Performing Arts.||General knowledge (in French or English).||2H||3|
|French language or English language.||2H||2|
|Arts, Technology and Patrimony.||General knowledge (in French or English).||2H||2|
|French language or English language.||2H||2|
|Mathematics or physics (MCQs).||2H||1|
|Architecture and Engineering Art.||General knowledge (in French or English).||2H||2|
|French language or English language.||2H||1|
The score of every written test ranges from zero to 20 and the programme of the examination is that of Baccalauréat A, B, C and D or of GCE ”A” Level or any equivalent diploma.
Deliberation will be done by a jury appointed by the Minister of Higher Education, upon a proposal from the Rector of the University of Dschang. As for the final results, they will be published through an announcement by the Minister of Higher Education.