Graduate Studies

Achieve your educational and career goals at a top Canadian university in one of the most livable cities in the world.

Rated North America’s most international university (Times Higher Education, 2018), our graduate students play an integral role in the intellectual community worldwide, producing a diverse range of scholarship pertaining to French, Francophone or Hispanic Studies. Our students have presented their work at conferences and published articles in a variety journals. Whatever your interests are, be part of our thriving community.

Explore our MA and PhD programs:


What are the unique benefits of our graduate programs?

Make your educational goals a reality with numerous financial aid options.
  • $18,000/year for the first five years of Doctoral studies
  • Multi-year funding packages
  • Entrance scholarships
  • Tuition awards
  • Travel funding for presenting papers at conferences or conducting research abroad
  • External funding opportunities
  • Learn more

Stimulate your intellect, surround yourself with like-minded individuals, and contribute to the academic community worldwide.
  • Dynamic curriculum and varied course offerings (view current French and Hispanic course offerings)
  • Cutting-edge research (by graduate students and faculty)
  • Esteemed faculty (learn more)
  • Scholarly initiatives opportunities to attend and lead research seminars, workshops, symposia, conferences, research clusters, reading groups, and joint events with interdisciplinary centers like the Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and Green College
  • Cotutelle opportunities — graduate students in the French program have the option to work with two supervisors from different countries in their respective academic research institutions

Obtain qualifications that lead to a meaningful career. Our graduates have an excellent placement rate.

Our MA and PhD graduates have secured a variety of positions, including:

  • Tenure-track professors (in Canada and abroad)
  • Academics continuing their studies in top-rated universities
  • Language instructors
  • Government officials
  • Primary or secondary school teachers

75% of our graduates landed careers in academia.

What are our graduate students up to?


Application period:

  • November 1 - March 15: International students
  • November 1 - March 31: Canadian and US students

  • November 1 - June 15: International students
  • November 1 - July 31: Canadian and US students

Learn more about Admission Requirements and Financial Aid.

Apply now

Questions? Contact us:


Graduate Advisor
Prof. Kim Beauchesne
(604) 822-5594
Graduate Secretary
Carol Schoenfeld
(604) 822-0016