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Bursaries and awards for studies in french

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

Apply before you enter SFU

Bursaries for English-speaking students (Core French or French immersion) who are entering their first year of full-time studies in a program in Frenc

WHEN TO APPLY?

Before your first term at SFU: between July and September

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OFFA AWARD - $500

OFFA offers two awards worth $500 to grade 12 graduates who have been newly admitted to the French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs.

WHEN TO APPLY?

In grade 12: until May 30

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The Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB) and the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) offer two $1,000 bursaries each year to graduates of the Programme francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (i.e. from a school within the Conseil scolaire francophone). At least one of the two bursaries is awarded to a student who plans to continue his/her studies at SFU and take courses in French. These scholarships are intended to reward involvement in French within the high school and the Francophone community.

WHEN TO APPLY?

In grade 12: until May 15

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OFFA and SFU’s Department of French offer two $2,500 bursaries as part of the National Essay Contest organized by French for the Future.

WHEN TO PARTICIPATE?

Grades 10, 11 and 12: between September and December

Check out the contest site for more details: 

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APPLY WHILE STUDYING AT SFU

*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.

WHEN TO APPLY?

At the beginning of each term: September and January

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Award 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 formal exchange program at a Francophone university.

WHEN TO APPLY?

The FCP Student Advisor will nominate you during your exchange program

For more information

Award offered jointly by the Fondation des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique and OFFA that recognizes and rewards a student's or graduate's commitment to their community through their dedication to the promotion of the French language and francophonie in British Columbia. The annual amount offered is $3,000.

WHEN TO APPLY?

Every year: between December and February

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Teacher Education Programs

Bursaries for English-speaking students (Core French or French immersion) who are entering their first year of full-time studies in a program in Frenc

WHEN TO APPLY?

Before your first term at SFU: between July and September

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

WHEN TO APPLY?

At the beginning of each term: September and January

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Up to 2 awards offered annually by Canadian Parents for French – B.C. & Yukon to students completing a teacher education program to teach French (Immersion, Intensive, Core, or Francophone Program) in British Columbia.

WHEN TO APPLY?

Once the PDP French module program is completed: until May 31st

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Award offered jointly by the Fondation des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique and OFFA that recognizes and rewards a student's or graduate's commitment to their community through their dedication to the promotion of the French language and francophonie in British Columbia. The annual amount offered is $3,000.

WHEN TO APPLY?

Every year: between December and February

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Graduate Studies and Pro-D for Inservice Teachers

*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.

WHEN TO APPLY?

At the beginning of each term: September and January

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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.

WHEN TO APPLY?

At the beginning of each semester: in September and January

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+ 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, are eligible for this bursary.

WHEN TO APPLY?

After registering for the training, before February 28

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Award offered jointly by the Fondation des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique and OFFA that recognizes and rewards a student's or graduate's commitment to their community through their dedication to the promotion of the French language and francophonie in British Columbia. The annual amount offered is $3,000.

WHEN TO APPLY?

Every year: between December and February

Apply now