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Further Your French Studies at Laval University in Beautiful Québec City!

The Modern Languages Institute at UFV is pleased to announce a new Student Exchange Agreement with Laval University in Québec City. Students will be able to pursue 12 credits of advanced French study at Laval and transfer the credits back to UFV as fourth-year courses. Students will pay tuition fees at UFV, which are lower than those they would pay at Laval. Laval University will provide students with a proper welcome, an academic tutor to favour their integration in their academic program, and will provide information to find housing.

Who Can Participate?

Students must have successfully completed FREN 319 and two other 300-level FREN courses.

How Many Students Can Participate?

Two qualified students will be able to participate in the exchange in the 2013-2014 academic year. After 2014, 5 qualified students will be able to participate per academic year.

How Are Students Selected for the Exchange?

Students should notify the Department Head of Modern Languages of their wish to pursue this exchange at least two months before they wish to participate in the exchange. Qualified students will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How Do Students Select Courses at Laval?

Students will be given a French language placement test in order to select appropriate courses and receive approval prior to departure.

Who Can I Contact For More Information?

Karli Menagh (Modern Languages Department Assistant)

Japanese Scholarship

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2015 Research Student for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1980 (for the 2015 scholarship year) who wish to study as research students. The research study area should be the same field that the applicant has studied or a related field.  The term of the scholarship is 18 months to two years (including 6 months of Japanese language training) starting in April or October 2015.

Application guides and forms are available on the Consulate General of Japan's website: Deadline for the 2015 scholarship year: May 16, 2014. Applicants who successfully pass the written application screening are required to undertake an interview and examination (English and Japanese language) to be held in late June/early July.  

If you have any questions, please contact 604.684.5868, ext. 391 or by Email at

Consulate General of Japan
900-1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9   

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