Grant Name: Bursaries for Post Secondary Studies in French as a second Language







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:

  • 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;
  • 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.

Note: Special consideration will be given to students facing financial challenges and those who come from under-represented groups.

How to Apply?

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.

Funding Amount

Determined based on individual applications

Processing Fee





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