French Cohort Program

Prospective Students

The French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs: Two languages, twice the possibilities

  • Have you studied in French and are looking to enhance the skills you’ve spent years acquiring?
  • Are you interested in social sciences and international relations?
  • Are you looking for a recognized program that opens doors to a wide range of exciting careers?
  • If you answered "yes" to these questions, then the French Cohort Program (FCP) in Public and International Affairs is for you!

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:
Rachelle Hiebert
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Bursaries and Awards

It pays to study in French! Choosing to study in a bilingual program at SFU means having access (sometimes exclusively) to a multitude of awards and bursaries that can cover an important part of your university fees! Visit the Bursaries and Awards page to discover all your options and keep in mind that you can apply for multiple bursaries at the same time!

Exchange Program

SFU will send you travelling ... in French! By choosing the FCP, you will have the advantage of being part of an academic program that includes a student exchange! During your third year, you will spend one or two semesters at one of our partner institutions in Quebec, France, Belgium or Switzerland.

Career Opportunities

The FCP will open doors to a multitude of bilingual career options in various fields. Don't forget that 84% of Canadian employers prefer to hire bilingual candidates, while only about 10% of young professionals actually are – imagine the advantage you will have! Discover here the various fields our Alumni are working in.

What do FCP students have to say?

The French Cohort Program delivers a unique post-secondary experience, with lots of support for students, tons of activities, and courses in both History and Political Sciences taught in French! In the long run, the program will allow me to become highly resourceful in French, regardless of which career I turn towards once I complete my studies.
- Mariessa P.

I chose the FCP because it’s a program that resembles me in many ways. It’s a good mix of bilingualism and political science, all in a cozy and familiar setting. It’s like being part of a big family, which is rare for most programs at a big university! 
- Célia S.

I am also very grateful for the opportunities I have had to develop strong professional relationships with my professors. I consider them very important mentors in my personal and professional development.
- Nick P.

Meeting so many people my age that are passionate about French was an enlightening experience and definitely made me feel a part of this community!
- Sophie C.

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:
Rachelle Hiebert
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