Bursary for Graduate Studies in French in Education


Note regarding the Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms:

More information concerning this bursary program will be available on this page soon and will be communicated via email to all students enrolled in programs in French in Summer 2020 and at the start of the Fall term in September.  

Normally, we can expect the same eligibility criteria, as well as similar dates for online applications and bursary distribution.

See below, as reference, the information for the 2019-2020 academic year.  

Bursary for Teachers - University Courses in French

We are pleased to announce that for the period of 2019-2020, the B.C. Ministry of Education has mandated Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) to manage the « Bursary for Teachers - University Courses in French ».

Description of the bursary

This bursary is for BC certified inservice teachers or teachers working with a letter of permission who are enrolled in Graduate Studies in education at SFU.  The program must be primarily in French.

The following programs are eligible:

The bursary is intended exclusively for payment of tuition fees.

Bursary amount

  • Per term, the amount of the bursary represents a maximum of 25% of tuition fees paid and is capped at $600
  • Per program, the maximum amount is $1500 per year during 2 years for the GDE and Master’s programs, $2000 per year during 3 years for the Doctorate programs
  • Tuition waivers, financial awards and tuition credit fees will be deducted from the tuition fee amounts used to calculate the bursary amount.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must be BC certified inservice teachers, teachers on call or teachers working with a letter of permission
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a program with credit courses on the methodology of teaching French or other credit courses at SFU
  • The courses must be taught primarily in French, and can be face-to-face or online
  • Candidates must complete the term. If for any reason, students withdraw from the program during the term, SFU reserves the right to demand reimbursement of the amounts paid.

How to apply for the bursary

  • Complete the online bursary application form (an email with a link will be sent to eligible students)
  • Complete an application for each term of studies
Term Application dates
Summer 2019 September 23 to October 4, 2019
Fall 2019 September 23 to October 4, 2019
Spring 2019 January 13 to January 24, 2019


  • Bursaries will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted.
  • Only bursary recipients will be notified by email.  If funds are exhausted, non-recipients will not be notified.
  • Payments will be made into the SFU student accounts.
  • Payments will be made according to the following schedule:
Term Payment date
Summer 2019 December 2019
Fall 2019 December 2019
Spring 2019 March 2020

Additional information

  • The bursary can be combined with other sources of funding.
  • The bursary is a taxable benefit. Students will receive T4A forms.
  • Non-certified teachers must submit a letter of permission from their school to offamgr@sfu.ca in support of their application.


For more information about the bursary, please contact Fara Razafinarivo (offamgr@sfu.ca).

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This bursary is made possible with the participation of the Government of Canada and the Ministry of Education of British Columbia.

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