Bursary for Postsecondary Studies in French

Pursuing post-secondary studies in French: Pourquoi pas?

Did you know that the Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program aims to encourage young Canadians whose first official spoken language is English to study in French?

Its goal: To help students entering their first year of college or university to perfect their bilingualism while studying in their field of interest. 

The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as as Second Language Program is funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the ACUFC.

University of Waterloo welcome sign

Thanks to the FSL bursaries, these students will have the opportunity to further develop their linguistic skills in postsecondary institutions that provide French-language programs. They will also benefit from a quality environment that allows them to live in French

Lynn Brouillette, President and CEO of the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC).


  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be at least 17 years old by the application deadline
  • Have completed secondary school studies in an English-language institution
  • Have English as the first official language spoken
  • Be a full-time student at the University of Waterloo
  • Be enrolled in French Honours, French Teaching Specialization (co-op or regular) or French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures Specialization (co-op or regular)


 It’s rewarding to be bilingual!

Discover 4 young Francophones and Francophiles who have chosen to learn, speak and live in French, tell us about their relationship with the French language

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