Poser sa candidature

Due to funding restrictions, we will not be accepting international PhD students at this time. A limited number of exceptional international MA students may be admitted. Please contact the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, prior to applying to discuss your interest in our programs.

L’examen des dossiers d’admission dans les programmes de maîtrise et de doctorat au département d’études françaises de l’Université de Waterloo est fait en collaboration avec la Faculté des Arts et le bureau Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. Par souci de cohérence, nous détaillons donc ici les procédures en anglais.

Application process

Please visit the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website to apply to the MA or to the PhD in French Studies program online.
During the application process, you will be required to upload:

  • transcripts from all institutions attended
  • 3 references (they will be contacted to complete recommendation forms)
  • an up-to-date résumé
  • a writing sample (for the MA: this can include a copy of a 4th year paper written in French; for the PhD: this can include a copy of a master's paper or project written in French)
  • a plan of study (for the PhD application only)
  • proof of English language proficiency (for international students only)

Applications must respect the following deadlines*:

Fall Acceptance February 1
Winter Acceptance July 1

*Note that admissions may be accepted after these deadlines. Please contact us if you are interested in applying after these deadlines.

Admission requirements

Applications will be reviewed by the Department, by the Faculty of Arts and by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Degree requirements