36 months
19534 CAD/module
8415 CAD/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The French program at Mount Saint Vincent University is the most comprehensive; we offer practically-oriented language courses at all levels, as well as courses in literature, culture, applied linguistics, and civilization of the Francophone world (with special emphasis on Canada – mainly Acadia and Québec – and France).

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French may be taken as a major with honours, as a major or combined major in a degree program of 20.0 units, as a minor, as a concentration or as an elective at any level consistent with advanced standing and/or permission of the Modern Languages department.

French Major

The French program at Mount Saint Vincent University  option seeks to form good readers of Francophone literature, as well as critical thinkers, proficient writers, and strong oral communicators. Many of our students aspire to become school teachers, and we provide them with the background necessary to enter the Bachelor of Education program.

Other students hope to enter other domains such as translation, international relations, and tourism & hospitality. Our program provides the necessary knowledge and fluency to make our graduate desirable candidates on the job market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Practical French
  • Intermediate Grammar and Composition
  • Poetry of France and French Canada 
  • Francophone Women’s Writing 
  • Acadian Language and Literature 
  • Literature for Children and Young Adults

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission from high school must submit a completed application, the application fee, and have an official transcript of the high school record forwarded directly from the high school to the Admissions Office.
  • Applicants who have previously attended another post-secondary college or university and those attending while making an application to the Mount may be eligible for transfer credits. Applicants must submit official documents of all previous academic work regardless of whether they are seeking recognition of transfer credits for a particular program. Students who fail to declare prior study or to supply such documentation may be denied admission to the University or be dismissed upon subsequent discovery.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19534 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19534 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    8415 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8415 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • Nat: (10 courses) $8,415 – $8,833
  • Int: (10 courses) $19,534- $19,951

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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