Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language Program

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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.


To receive a bursary for postsecondary studies in French as a second language, one must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
    • Have English as the first official language spoken;
    • Study full time in a Canadian institution during the current year;
    • Have completed their secondary school studies in an English-language institution and graduated from this institution (incluing French Immersion and Core French);

    • Have reached the postsecondary level of education;
    • Be enrolled in the first year of a postsecondary study program in French*;
    • Be at least 17 years old on the first day of class;

    • Demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of French to be able to study in that language;

    • Intend to pursue full-time studies in a college or undergraduate university program in Canada, to take at least 50% of their courses and participate in related activities (placements and training activities in the community) in French.


The application period for 2022-2023 is now open until February 28, 2023.



Distribution process

  • Candidates will be notified by email of the status of their application by the end of March.
  • The bursaries will be paid in one installment in April or May 2023.


Please refer to the FAQ document prepared by the ACUFC or
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*Students who were first year in 2021-2022 and declared their program have chances of eligibility. Contact us to find out more.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and administered by the ACUFC - Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienneimageimage

It's rewarding to be bilingual!
It’s rewarding to be bilingual!