Professional Development Program

Sample PDP Applications

To help you craft your application to PDP, we provide three example applications with commentary. All three applications are fake (the names and all information contained in these samples are made up, using a good dose of imagination). These samples are designed to be decent, but imperfect. They have been reviewed in the same way that an actual application is reviewed.  Included for each application are examples of the supporting documents applicants must provide (essay, resume, letter of intent, references) as well as a commentary that discusses their strengths and weaknesses and how they might be improved.


If you have questions about the PDP not covered on our website, contact our admissions team.

Email: (To prevent missing emails from us, add to your contact list if you are not using an SFU email account.)

Phone: 778-782-3559


For questions relating to DELF-DALF certification, bursaries, and awards for studies in French, language support and student life in French, please contact SFU's Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs. Service available in French and English.

Phone: 778-782-7646

Virtual Hours

Get help with your application and connect with a member of the admissions team during our virtual drop-in hours: on Monday 17th of June from 3:00 - 4:00pm (PST) - (French and English), and every Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PST).**

Meet on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 660 0788 5834
Password: 833520
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PST)

**Regularly scheduled time slot subject to change or cancellation without notice