English-speaking Canadians enrolled in the first year of a college or university program have an opportunity to receive a $3,000 bursary to perfect their bilingualism while studying in a field of interest.
No matter where you live in Canada, you could be eligible for an FSL Bursary!
French as a second language bursaries in 26 colleges and universities in 2023-2024!
Studying in French means…
This yearly program was established by the Government of Canada. Its aim is to encourage young English-speaking students to pursue their postsecondary studies in French. The objective is simple: Allow a greater number of English-speaking Canadians to become bilingual.
To receive a bursary for postsecondary studies in French as a second language, one must:
Note: Special consideration will be given to students facing financial challenges and those who come from under-represented groups.
Discover what FSL bursary recipients have to say!
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Dr. Lace Marie Brogden
Dean, Faculty of Education
Lorraine Gabrielle Lominy
Conseillère en soutien socioéconomique
Services à la vie étudiante
Équipe des bourses d’études – Bureau de l’aide financière
Chair, Department of French
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor, School of Languages and Literatures
Professor Caroline Magnan
Assistant to the Chair & Graduate Secretary
Dr. Anne Salamon
Associate Professor of French
French Cohort Program Student Advisor & Administrator
Administration and Accounting Assistant
Rory Churchill-Henry, Admissions / Financial Aid Coordinator
Lexa Moorhouse, Administrative assistant for the Access to Justice in French program
Financial Aid & Student Accounts Advisor
Director, Student Recruitment & Applicant Relations
Financial Aid and Awards
Financial Aid Office
Bureau de l'aide financière | Services à la vie étudiante
Responsable, Service des bourses et de l’aide financière
Deputy Director of Learning and Student Success
Interested students must submit an application directly to the colleges, universities and university faculties participating in the FSL Bursary Program.
These institutions will be in charge of assessing student applications and awarding bursaries.
The ACUFC will not be accepting submissions directly from students.
Have questions? Please consult our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS document.
CALL FOR VIGILANCE:
The Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) has noticed an increase in fraudulent communications and social media channels. Please note that the ACUFC and postsecondary institutions will never ask you for funds to obtain access to the Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language. When in doubt, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language Program exists thanks to the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023 (APOL) – Investing in Our Future. The federal government made a commitment to promoting a bilingual Canada, in particular by supporting English-speaking Canadians in learning French.
The ACUFC was assigned the responsibility for implementing this program by the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH).