Apply for our bursary 

As a local non-profit organization with deep roots in our community, Alliance Française Vancouver is proud to support young students who need help in their French language learning journey. Alliance Française Vancouver has a long tradition of supporting students in need with its first bursary given out as early as the 1920s. The Alliance Française Vancouver Bursary Program was re-established in 2014. 

"Setting up this program at Alliance Française Vancouver was important to me. I believe in the power of education to transform lives. The potential of our youth is tremendous. They should not be deprived of accessing a quality program because of financial need. This bursary is our way to encourage all those who want to pursue their French language education and promote bilingualism in BC." – Damien Hubert, Executive Director, Alliance Française Vancouver

About the bursary

The Alliance Française Vancouver Bursary is open to well-rounded students who demonstrate good character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community. Up to 20 awards are available each year for eligible candidates. Awards range in value and can go up to CAD $4,000. It includes access to one year of French language classes at Alliance Française Vancouver, mentorship, summer programs as well as free access to our Media library and resources centre.

This bursary is only open to new incoming students at Alliance Française Vancouver. Current Alliance Française Vancouver students are not eligible.

Eligibility criterias

  • You are between 11 and 17 years old
  • You are enrolled in a public school in Vancouver or Metro Vancouver
  • You have a strong interest in learning the French language but require additional help in your learning journey
  • You must have a demonstrated financial need. You may be asked to provide supporting documents.
  • You are driven and committed to finishing the program
  • Values such as integrity, honesty and diversity are important to you.

How to apply

Send a complete application form to Damien HUBERT, Executive Director.
We hope to see you soon at Alliance Française Vancouver.

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Fall 2021 Application available on demand through your school.
July 1st, 2022 Deadline for all sponsored applications to be submitted.
Week of July 4, 2022 Sponsored students selected for interviews will be notified.
Week of July 11, 2022 Winner students will be notified


Why learn with Alliance Française Vancouver?

  • I signed up for French courses at Alliance Française in Vancouver to try to improve my rusty and inadequate schoolboy French to enable me to handle and better enjoy business trips and family holidays in France. The courses have been great: challenging but not daunting, hugely interesting, and designed to get you speaking, understanding, reading and writing good French as quickly as possible. The materials and methods used are excellent, aimed at an adult audience, and have greatly enhanced my knowledge of France and French people at the same time as rapidly improving my French language skills. I have found my teachers to be friendly, empathetic, experienced professionals and the whole Alliance Française experience has been a positive one for me - I can't recommend Alliance Française highly enough, or wait for my next trip to France to hear my French friends tell me how much my language skills have improved.
    Paul, Level B2
  • I've been taking french classes since 2009. My lessons are always dynamic and well structured. I appreciate my teacher's expertise and ability to adopt the lesson to my needs. We work in a relaxed atmosphere where I can learn at my own pace. To me, learning a new language it's not only about attending the classes and doing your homework diligently. It's a whole lot more then that. I'm excited to have access to a nice collection of french movies, books, CDs and magazines. The staff members are great and encouraging. (If you want to get a hint of an authentic french atmosphere and learn a bit more about french culture this is the right place to come).
    Romana, Level A2
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