Learn in French - Post-secondary Education

Last updated on January 24, 2024

Many post-secondary institutions in B.C. offer courses in French or courses on French language and literature. Please see Education Planner BC for more information: www.educationplannerbc.ca

Study in French in B.C.

Bursaries for Full-Time Students

The B.C. Ministry of Education and Child Care offers bursaries to residents of the province who take at least 55% of their courses in French while pursuing full-time studies at an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada. For all information regarding bursaries, and to submit an application please visit our Extranet.


Bursary criteria and eligibility

You are a student:

Prior to submitting your bursary application, please review the Bursary for Students - Post-Secondary Education in French criteria (PDF).


Application deadline

Application Deadline: February 28

  • For courses taking place between September and June, apply by February 28 of the same academic year.
  • For summer courses, apply by February 28 of the following year.

E.g. February 28, 2024 is the deadline to apply for courses ending between June 1, 2023 and May 31, 2024.


Additional information

  • Bursaries are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • $625 per semester, $1250 per year and up to $5000 total per student (lifetime).  
  • All bursaries are taxable income. Recipients will be issued a T4A slip.
  • The value of the bursary must not exceed the costs paid by the recipient to undertake the course.


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