Bursaries and Awards

It pays to study in French!

Choosing to study in French at SFU means having access (sometimes exclusively) to a multitude of awards and bursaries that can cover a part of your university fees!

Read the following sections to discover all your options and keep in mind that you can apply for multiple awards and bursaries at the same time!

Remember that you may also eligible for student loans and financial aid managed by SFU.

Undergraduate Studies

BURSARY / AWARD

AMOUNT / VALUE

DETAILS

Bursary for Post-secondary Education in French up to $5,000
over 8 terms

Bursary offered by the B.C. Ministry of Education to students studying at SFU full-time in a program offered primarily in French. The amount of the bursary is $625 per term, up to a maximum of $1,250 per year and is capped at a maximum of $5,000 per student.

Bursary from the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne

$3000
1 payment
Bursary for English-speaking students (from either the core French program or French immersion) who choose to pursue post-secondary studies in French. More details to follow. In the meantime, you can check out the ACUFC bursaries page: http://acufc.ca/education/#bourses

OFFA Award

 

$500
gift card
OFFA is offering two awards worth $500 to grade 12 graduates who will be admitted to the French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs at SFU beginning in September 2020.

Bursary from the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB)

$1,000

$1,000 bursary offered by the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique, to a graduate of the Programme francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (i.e. from a school within the Conseil scolaire francophone). It rewards participation in the development of French life in the school and the Francophone community.

National Essay Contest - French for the Future

$2500

 

For the first time this year, OFFA and SFU’s Department of French will offer two $2,500 bursaries as part of the National Essay Contest organized by French for the Future. More details to follow. In the meantime, you can check out the contest site: www.french-future.org/fr/programmes/concours-de-redaction/

FCP Exchange Awards

    

$500 minimum

Bursary offered to students in the French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs who have a good academic record and who have been accepted into the 3rd-year exchange program at a Francophone university.

 

Teacher Education Program

BURSARY / AWARD

AMOUNT / VALUE

DETAILS

Bursary for Pre-service French Teachers


$1,000

Bursary offered by the B.C. Ministry of Education to students enrolled in a French-language teacher education program (Professional Development Program).

The CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award

$2,000

Bursary offered by Canadian Parents for French – B.C. & Yukon to students training to become French Immersion teachers in British Columbia.

Graduate Studies and Pro-D for Inservice Teachers

BURSARY / AWARD

AMOUNT / VALUE

DETAILS

Bursary for Post-secondary Education in French

 

 

up to $5000
over 8 terms

Bursary offered by the B.C. Ministry of Education to students studying at SFU full-time in a program offered primarily in French. The amount of the bursary is $625 per term, up to a maximum of $1,250 per year and is capped at a maximum of $5,000 per student.

Bursary for Teachers - University Courses in French

 

 

$3,000 to $6,000

Bursary offered by the B.C. Ministry of Education to B.C. certified teachers or teachers practicing with a letter of permission, who are enrolled in a graduate program in education that is taught primarily in French at SFU. The amount is a maximum of $1,500 per year for 2 years for graduate diplomas and master's degrees, or $2,000 per year for 3 years for doctorates.
Bursaries for B.C. Teachers - Professional Development in French up to $1,500
+ travel expenses up to $500

Bursary offered by the B.C. Ministry of Education to teachers of French-language education programs who take courses, attend seminars or enrol in professional development programs to improve their pedagogical and linguistic skills in French.

Several non-credit programs in SFU’s Faculty of Education, such as the Bootcamp FrancoFUN, benefit from this bursary.