French Immersion Studies Bursary


How much is the bursary?

The bursary is worth $2,500 for studies from September to April.

Can I receive a bursary if I decide to study for one term only, either fall or winter?

Yes. You will receive part of the bursary amount: $1,250 for the fall term (September to December) or $1,250 for the winter term (January to April).

How is the bursary paid?

The bursary is paid in 2 instalments of $1,250: one at the beginning of December (for the fall term) and the other in mid‑March (for the winter term).

Can the bursary cheque be sent to the temporary out-of-province address indicated on my application form?

No. The bursary cheque is sent to the permanent address in Manitoba indicated on your application form.

I have already received $2,500 through this program. Can I apply again?

No. The lifetime maximum amount is $2,500.

How can I get more information about the “French Immersion Intensive Programs” offered by the educational institutions?

You must contact each institution directly. For a list of institutions and contact information, visit < > and click on the relevant links.

I have not yet received my acceptance letter from the institution where I wish to study. Can I still apply for the bursary?

Yes. You can submit your bursary application form without the acceptance letter. However, you must submit a copy of this letter to us as soon as you receive it in order to complete your file.

Can I fax or e-mail my application?

Yes. Faxed or e-mailed applications are now accepted.

What are the deadlines to apply for this bursary?

The deadlines are May 31st for the year long program as well as for the fall term and October 15th for the winter term.

Do you accept application forms after the deadlines?

Yes. However, late applications will be considered only if funds are available at the time your application is received.

How are the bursary recipients selected?

All application forms received before May 31st will be considered. However, if the number of applications received exceeds the number of bursaries to be offered, the names of the bursary recipients are randomly drawn by computer.

When do I find out whether my application has been accepted?

A letter confirming the status of your application is sent to you in mid‑June.