Admission and Enrollment

Who can apply?

  • French Immersion program and Programme francophone graduates
  • Students with French Language 12 (Core French)
  • IB program students
  • College and University transfer students
  • International students

Students must meet all of SFU's Admission requirements and demonstrate adequate competency in French as determined by the French Language Appraisal Test.

Note: Non-FCP students interested in enrolling in cohort-specific courses may contact the FCP Student Advisor for eligibility and registration permission. Consult the list of elective courses taught in French.

Apply for admission

Apply for scholarships

  • Awards and Bursaries
    Many awards and bursaries are available to students pursuing post-secondary education. There are also awards specifically for those pursuing post-secondary education in a second official language, such as the "Bursary for Post-secondary Education in French" and the "Bourse d’études de la FFCB."
  • French Cohort Program Endowment Fund
    The French Cohort Program Endowment Fund supports the FCP Exchange Awards that are available to third-year FCP students in good academic standing who qualify for the exchange program at a francophone university.
  • Student loans
    Full-time undergraduate students may also be eligible for BC and Canada Student Loans.

Next Steps: Get prepared

FCP Orientation Day/ Open House

Once you have received an offer from SFU, you will be invited to attend an "Orientation Day" normally held in April. If unable to attend, it is important that you schedule a meeting with the FCP Student Advisor at a convenient time prior to the beginning of the Fall term.

French Language Appraisal Test
All students will write the French Language Appraisal Test either at the Orientation Day in April or at another time prior to enrollment in July.

The French Cohort Program and You
During your first term at SFU, we strongly encouraged you to meet with the Student Advisor to begin planning an individualized program of study tailored to your personal interests and needs.

Consider working on your French during your summer vacation

Explore Program

This program is a perfect way to boost your level and confidence in the French language prior to beginning your university studies.

Explore is an intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the summer after you have completed your high school studies and discover another region of Canada while learning French. Participants in Explore receive funding that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities.   

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