• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

It is also the native tongue of such literary, artistic, cultural, and philosophical giants as Molière, Victor Hugo, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Georges Seurat, Alain Delon, and Zinedine Zidane.

French is spoken by 200 million people on five continents and is an official language in 29 countries.

How is French Important?

Learning french in the French program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater opens doors in the international job market. According to the French consulate page, “An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and North and sub-Saharan Africa). As the world’s fifth biggest economy and number-three destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner.” 

But Isn't French Hard to Learn?

Non! The pronunciation often poses an initial barrier to beginners, but the language itself—the grammar, the rules, usage, cognates—is less complex than most other languages. Fifty percent of English words come from French, including beef, ocelot, and parachute!

How Else is French Useful?

France, Paris specifically, attracts more tourists than any other destination in the world. Imagine how much richer a travel experience would be if you knew the language and could speak it with native speakers.   Imagine sitting in a sidewalk café where Ernest Hemingway once sat and ordering un café crème et une baguette.

French is also a secondary language throughout most of western Europe and large parts of Africa, making it a lingua franca in many non-French countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary French Society
  • French Civilization
  • Advanced Composition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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