Students

Once you have made the decision that you want French for your Life, there is nothing that can stop you. Students in Manitoba are fortunate to have access to many cultural, educational and social activities, en français.

Whether you are a French Immersion student, taking French classes or new to the language, this website endeavors to provide you with useful links and information that will help you along your path to becoming functionally bilingual in both of Canada's official languages.

Here is a sample of some of the ways students can participate in French or bilingual opportunities in Manitoba, in Canada and abroad.

French Post-Secondary Opportunities

OCOL – Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages Interactive Map
 
 

This interactive map allows you to explore the second-language learning opportunities available in post-secondary education across Canada.

 
OCOL – Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages Interactive Map - French for Life
Université de Saint-Boniface
 
 

Established in Manitoba 200 years ago, l'Université de Saint-Boniface offers a friendly and supportive learning environment to French speaking students from around the world.

 
Université de Saint-Boniface - French for Life
University of Manitoba
 
 

Students may pursue graduate studies in French at the University of Manitoba, at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Several funding opportunities are available to graduate students, including scholarships and teaching and research assistantships.

 
University of Manitoba - French for Life
FSL Postsecondary Bursaries
 
 
Pursuing postsecondary studies in French: Pourquoi pas?

The new Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language Program encourages young, English-speaking Canadians to enhance their bilingualism while studying in a field of interest. A total of 850 non-renewable bursaries, each worth $3,000, will be awarded yearly from 2020 to 2023.

We invite you to watch this short video for an overview of the Program.

Under the slogan “It’s rewarding to be bilingual!”, the Program highlights the several benefits of pursuing postsecondary studies in French:

  • Achieving lifelong bilingualism
  • Opportunity to expand knowledge about the Francophone culture
  • Better employment opportunities
  • Improved wages

Applications are to be submitted directly to one of the participating colleges and universities. To find out which postsecondary institutions are participating in the Program, as well as eligibility criteria, please visit the website ACUFC.CA/fslbursaries.

The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language Program has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and is administered by the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC).

 
FSL Postsecondary Bursaries - French for Life