New Bursary for the Pursuit of Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language

The University of Sudbury is participating in a new Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program which will allow one of its students to benefit from a $3000 bursary.

Administered by the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), and funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Program aims at encouraging a greater number of young English-speaking Canadians to become bilingual, while studying in their field of interest. The list of participating colleges and universities can be found at The University of Sudbury will be able to offer one $3000 bursary to one of its students, for the 2020-2021 year.

With the slogan “It’s rewarding to be bilingual!”, the Program highlights the several benefits of pursuing postsecondary studies in French as a second language, such as:

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

The University of Sudbury (UofS) is proud to offer bilingual programming as well as a bilingual and tricultural environment. The Franco-Ontarian flag having been raised for the very first time on its flagpole, in 1975, the UofS is also proud of its history and deep roots within the Francophone culture and community, which contributes to the student experience.

To access postsecondary FSL bursaries, students must meet specific eligibility criteria, including:

  • Having graduated from an English secondary school
  • Providing a transcript certifying that they have taken French-language courses at high-school, college or university levels in Canada, for a minimum of two years
  • Being enrolled in a first year and full-time college or undergraduate university program, and participate in at least 50% of their courses and related activities in French.

The full list of criteria can be found at this page: University of Sudbury students must visit this page in order to see all details and the form, to apply before the October 15 deadline.


About the ACUFC

The Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) brings together 22 colleges and universities of the Canadian Francophonie. Our vision: increase access to postsecondary education in French, thus creating an effective continuum of French-language education, from early childhood to postsecondary studies. Two other entities also operate under our aegis: the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) and the Réseau national de formation en justice (RNFJ). These three organizations carry out compatible, essential and research-oriented missions. Together, we contribute to the vitality and sustainability of the Canadian Francophonie in education, health and justice, all across Canada.

About the University of Sudbury

The University of Sudbury is proud of its bilingual and tri-cultural environment and of its Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person.  As Northern Ontario’s longest-standing postsecondary institution and a member of the Laurentian University Federation, the University of Sudbury remains committed to a focus on a liberal arts education by providing programming  in Journalism (French only), Folklore and Ethnology (French only), Religious Studies, Philosophy and Indigenous Studies. Detailed information about the University’s programs can be found at

For more information, please contact: Marianne Denis-Séguin, University of Sudbury (


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