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Fellowship and Travel Scholarships to Study in French

The Federal-Provincial Fellowship and Travel Scholarships provide an opportunity for minority-language and second-language students to pursue post-secondary French education in Saskatchewan and out-of-province, when courses are not available to them in Saskatchewan. 


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1. Eligibility

Every candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be a resident of Saskatchewan for the 12 months immediately before the study period start date;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time French student (i.e. 9 credit hours per semester) in an eligible post-secondary program; and
  • Have the right to education in the language of the minority.

Each individual scholarship has additional requirements. Please review each scholarship below for those criteria.

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2. Scholarships Available

There are two main scholarships available to students looking to pursue post-secondary studies in French:

  • The Federal-Provincial Fellowship Scholarship to Study in French; and
  • The Federal-Provincial Travel Scholarship to Study in French.

Federal-Provincial Fellowship Scholarship to Study in French

Within the Fellowship Bursary, there are five options that applicants may qualify for:

Fellowship Scholarship

Additional requirements:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in a post-secondary program that leads to a degree, diploma, certificate, or graduate degree. The program must last at least 12 weeks at a bilingual or francophone Canadian institution; and
  • Take 60% of the program in French.

Students awarded the Fellowship Scholarship receive:

  • $500 a semester if attending a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution; or
  • $1,000 a semester if attending a bilingual or francophone Canadian institution outside of Saskatchewan.

This scholarship is renewable each semester until a student has received the $4,000 maximum.

French Language Bachelor of Education

Additional requirements:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Regina;
  • Spend one year of the program as a full-time student at Laval University; and
  • Sign a contract to complete all four years of the undergraduate program.

Students awarded the French Language Bachelor of Education Scholarship receive:

  • $500 a semester if attending the University of Regina; or
  • $2,000 a semester if attending a compulsory year at Laval University (No Travel Scholarship).

This scholarship is renewable each semester until a student has received the $7,000 maximum.

Bachelor of Education after Degree in French

Applicants must meet the general scholarship criteria and must be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Education after Degree program at the University of Regina.

Students awarded the Bachelor of Education after Degree in French Scholarship receive:

  • $500 a semester if attending the University of Regina; or
  • $1,000 a semester if attending a bilingual or francophone Canadian institution outside of Saskatchewan.

Medicine Program for Francophones

Additional requirements:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in the Medicine program in a recognized Francophone or bilingual Canadian post-secondary institution;
  • Take 60% of the program in French;
  • Be a Saskatchewan Francophone citizen who has the right to education in the language of the minority (French in Saskatchewan);
  • Sign a contract agreeing to complete all four years of the Medicine Program in French;
  • Sign a contract agreeing to work two years in medicine in Saskatchewan; and
  • Provide proof of employment from your employer in Saskatchewan for the two years of obligatory service.

Students awarded the Medicine Program for Francophones receive $5,000 a semester if attending a bilingual or francophone Canadian institution outside of Saskatchewan.

Certificate in Common Law in French

Additional requirements:
  • Be a registered University of Saskatchewan College of Law student enrolled in the Certificate in Common Law in French offered in partnership with the University of Ottawa; and
  • Spend one semester of the program as a full-time student at the University of Ottawa.

Students awarded the Certificate in Common Law in French receive up to $4,500 in scholarships as follows:

  • $500 a semester if attending the program at the University of Saskatchewan;
  • $1,000 when attending the program at the University of Ottawa for one semester; and
  • Federal-Provincial Travel Scholarship to Study in French of $1,000 when attending the program at the University of Ottawa for one semester.

Federal-Provincial Travel Scholarship to Study in French

Additional Requirements:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in a post-secondary program that leads to a degree, diploma, certificate, or graduate degree. The program must last at least 12 weeks at a bilingual or francophone Canadian institution outside of the province; and
  • Take 80% of the program in French.

The Travel Scholarship is equivalent to the price of a return, economy-class air ticket from Saskatchewan to an out-of-province location. 

The scholarship is renewable each semester. There is no maximum amount under this bursary.

Students enrolled at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution are not eligible for the travel scholarship.

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3. How to Apply

Applicants use the same form to apply for both the Federal-Provincial Fellowship Scholarship and the Travel Scholarship.

In addition to the completed application form, students need to forward a copy of their Social Insurance Number (SIN), and a confirmation of enrolment from their school. 

Please forward the application, confirmation of enrolment form, and a copy of your SIN to:

Student Services Centre
1120 - 2010 12th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 0M3

Fax: (306) 787-1608

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester must be received by October 31.
  • Winter semester must be received by January 31.
  • Spring/summer semester must be received by May 31. 
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4. Apply

Download the French Scholarship Application

French Scholarship Confirmation of Enrolment

To receive scholarship funding, a Direct Deposit form must be completed and submitted.

Please forward all the application, confirmation of enrolment, direct deposit, and a copy of your SIN to:

Student Service Centre
1120 - 2010 12th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 0M3 

Fax: (306) 787-1608

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5. Further Information

Privacy

The Ministry of Advanced Education and educational institutions may exchange students' personal information in the administration of the Federal-Provincial Fellowship and Travel Scholarships to Study in French. All reasonable steps will be taken to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the information submitted. 

Appeal

A student who is denied the Federal-Provincial Fellowship and Travel Scholarships to Study in French can request the Ministry review the case by sending an email to studentservices@gov.sk.ca. Students must provide a reason why their case should be re-evaluated.

The Ministry will check eligibility, request any additional information it needs, and respond with its decision.

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