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Anglophone University of Sudbury students could receive $3K bursary if they’re taking 50% of their classes in French

Bursary aims to encourage bilingualism
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Anglophone University of Sudbury students who are taking at least half of their classes in French could be the recipient of a $3,000 bursary.

The University of Sudbury is participating in a new Bursaries for Post-secondary Studies

in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program which will allow one of its students to benefit from a $3,000 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 to encourage 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 acufc.ca/fslbursaries

The University of Sudbury will be able to offer one $3,000 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, said a press release.

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 per cent of their courses and related activities in French.

The full list of criteria can be found online here.

University of Sudbury students must visit this page in order to see all details and the form, to apply before the Oct. 15 deadline.




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