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French Cohort Program

Prospective Students

  • 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 is for you!

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:

Rachelle Hiebert
efcpmgr@sfu.ca

Overview of the FCP

  • Program: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Intake: yearly in September
  • Length: minimum of 4 years
  • Location: SFU Burnaby Campus
  • Next entry: September 2022
  • Annual Tuition Fees: approximately $6,500
    Tuition fee details
  • Level of French Recommended: intermediate to advanced
    As most of the FCP courses are taught in French (65% or more), this program is ideal for students with a high level of French comprehension and expression. The intermediate level corresponds approximately to the B1/B2 level of the DELF certification. For reference, consult the table describing the levels of competence to learn more: DELF-DALF

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*

* With a high level of French comprehension and expression. Contact our student advisor to see if you would be eligible to apply: fcpmgr@sfu.ca

Apply for admission

You must meet all of SFU's Admission requirements (for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences).
All students admitted to the FCP need to demonstrate adequate French language comprehension and expression, which will be determined by the French Language Placement Test taken prior to enrolling in courses.

Program Highlights

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!
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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 up to two terms in Quebec, France, Belgium or Switzerland.
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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!
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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!
- Celia 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.

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.
- Sophie C.

Questions for the FCP Student Advisor:

Rachelle Hiebert
efcpmgr@sfu.ca