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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

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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.

When to apply?

At the beginning of each term: September and January

FSL Bursary Program (ACUFC) }
$3,000
1 payment

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

When to apply?

Before your first term at SFU: between July and September

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

Bourses d'études FFCB-BAFF }

$1,000

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

National Essay Contest -
French for the Future
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$2,500

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. Check out the contest site for more details: https://www.french-future.org/programs/essay-contest/

WHEN TO PARTICIPATE?

Grades 10, 11 and 12: between September and December

Bourses Jeunes engagés }
$2,000

Bursaries offered by the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF), in collaboration with the Association des collèges et des universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC). These 15 bursaries reward the volunteer commitment of young French-speaking Canadians under 25 years of age who will pursue post-secondary studies in a francophone institution that is a member of the ACUFC. https://fjcf.ca/bourses-jeunes-engages

WHEN TO APPLY?

Every year: between May and June

FCP Exchange Awards }

$500 minimum

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

Community Leadership Award }
$3,000

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

Teacher Education Programs

BURSARY / AWARD

AMOUNT / VALUE

DETAILS

FSL Bursary Program (ACUFC) }
$3,000
1 payment

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

When to apply?

Before your first term at SFU: between July and September

Bursary for Pre-service French Teachers }

up to $1,600

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

CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award }

$2,000

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

Community Leadership Award }
$3,000

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

Graduate Studies and Pro-D for Inservice Teachers

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.

When to apply?

At the beginning of each term: September and in January

Bursary for Teachers -
University Courses in French
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$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.

WHEN TO APPLY?

At the beginning of each semester: in September and January

Bursaries for B.C. Teachers - Professional Development
in French
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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, are eligible for this bursary.

WHEN TO APPLY?

After registering for the training, before February 28

Community Leadership Award }
$3,000

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