FAQ

Undergraduate admissions: deadlines for the Summer Session are typically mid-January while the deadline for the Winter Session is typically end of January. Please consult the Academic Calendar for details. For more information about how to apply, click here.

For graduate studies, the deadlines and requirements for admission can be found here: Admissions Requirements.

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies offers undergraduate degree programs in the following areas:

Major in French
Honours in French
Minor in French
Major in Spanish
Minor in Spanish
Minor in Italian

Honours in Romance Studies

FHIS also offers language instruction in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Click here for information on undergraduate admissions.

Students registered in the Faculty of Arts can declare their French Studies, Hispanic studies or Italian studies degree programs themselves online. Please visit the Arts Students page for instructions to declare a major or minor.

The French Honours and the Romance Studies Honours Programs are not declarable. To apply, a student must contact the appropriate academic advisor.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student, please refer to one of the following pages to find the course that is appropriate to your level:
French
Spanish
Italian
Portuguese

If the class is full, please check the Student Service Centre periodically for available seats. The department keeps waiting lists only for new sections that may be opened in a given course. They will be found at the Student Service Centre with the designation WL.

Click here to find out more about awards and financial assistance.

If you come from another department and need to pass a reading knowledge examination in French, Spanish or Italian to complete your program, please contact one of our advisors. This examination is to be held twice a year, in mid-September and mid-January, every year.

Departments with candidates for either examination should send a choice of two readings in the specialized field for each candidate or group of candidates, along with the candidates’ names, to the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies no later than one week before the examination.

Material for candidates in Spanish should be marked to the attention of Dr. María Carbonetti (maria.carbonetti@ubc.ca) and material for candidates in French to the attention of Dr. Michael O’Hagan (michael.ohagan@ubc.ca). Students wishing to qualify in Italian should consult Dr. Carlo Testa at carlo.testa@ubc.ca (September – December 2016) and Dr. Gaoheng Zhang at gaoheng.zhang@ubc.ca (January – June 2017).