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French and Francophone Studies

Bryn Mawr College

48 months
55025 USD/year
55025 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The French department is recognized as one of the top undergraduate French programs in the country. It has been called “a jewel of a program” and “one of the mainstays of French education” in the States. The French and Francophone Studies program is offered at Bryn Mawr College.


The excellence of the program and of the students it attracts can be gauged by the latters’ success in winning postbaccalaureate awards: Every year but one for the past fifteen years, at least one of our senior majors has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in France. In 2004, five students won this coveted award. Eight recent alumnae are recipients of Rhodes, Watson, Mellon, and Jacob K. Javits Fellowships for subsequent study. Every year, two or three of our majors who are interested in university teaching are accepted by the top doctoral programs in French, comparative literature and political science.

The Departments of French at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford Colleges offer a variety of courses and two options for the major. The purpose of the French and Francophone Studies program offered at Bryn Mawr College is to develop sophisticated critical and analytical skills through the analysis of, among other things, French and Francophone literature, history, art, film, material culture, and/or institutions. Courses in the Language and Literature track serve students with primary interests in French and Francophone literature, film, critical theory and criticism; additional courses in and outside the department serve the Transdisciplinary track. A thorough knowledge of written and spoken French is a common goal for both literary and transdisciplinary options.

Where Bryn Mawr Takes You

At Bryn Mawr College, students turn a passion for learning into a life of purpose. The Bryn Mawr community is unique: academically inspired, civically engaged, and always deeply committed. Mawrters know their stuff and choose their lives intentionally. They are agents of change in every arena—and forever members of a community founded on respect for the individual.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary French
  • Intensive Elementary French
  • Intermediate French
  • Theory in Practice: Critical Discourses in the Humanities
  • Diversity in Contemporary French Cinema
  • Literary and Cultural Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application (fee waived when submitted online)
  • Bryn Mawr Writing Supplement
  • School report including official transcripts (Homeschool and Alternative Education requirements)
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • School Counselor recommendation
  • Mid-year report
  • If your mid-year report is not available until after Jan. 15, we will still accept your application if the rest of your file is complete. We do require your mid-year report in order to issue a final decision. 
  • Standardized test results
  • Final report
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55025 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55025 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ardmore

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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