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French Immersion

A Smart Choice For French Immersion Students

We live in a great country, filled with incredible possibilities. By considering post-secondary studies, you are already on your way to acquiring the tools you need for a variety of careers. One major tool will be your ability to communicate. This ability can take you even further if you are able to communicate your ideas in both of Canada’s official languages.

As a young Anglophone, your ability to strengthen your French skills can be greatly improved by continuing your post-secondary studies in French. Many young Anglophones have been up to the challenge at Université de Moncton and the results speak for themselves.

In the heart of the bilingual city of Moncton, Université de Moncton is the ideal place to perfect your second language while receiving a quality post-secondary education. You will also be able to complete your degree in the same amount of time as Francophone students.

Groupe-pont
Your Bridge Towards Becoming Fluently Bilingual

As a non-Francophone student, you will apply for admission into the undergraduate program of your choice at Université de Moncton (Arts, Business, Education, Science, etc.) as would a Francophone student. During the first year of your bachelor’s degree, concurrently with your other courses, you will follow an integrated set of four French language courses (two per semester), specifically tailored for Anglophones, and known as Groupe-pont or “Bridge Program”.

After the first year, once you have finished the Groupe-pont program, you will not need any additional French language courses, unless you choose to specialize in Translation or Journalism (information-communication). Your Groupe-pont courses will be credited as electives. As a result, the time required to obtain your bachelor’s degree at UdeM (and become fully bilingual) is the same as for Francophone students.

Admission Requirements

French as a second language

In order to be accepted into one of Université de Moncton’s undergraduate programs, a candidate must have obtained a high school diploma and have met the admissions criteria below :

Select your region of origin :

FI Lang. Arts 120 and four additional courses from the list of eligible courses below.

FI Lang. Arts 120, Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 A and three additional courses from the list of eligible courses below.

FI Lang. Arts 120, Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 A, Biology 120, Chemistry 111 and two additional courses from the list of eligible courses below.

FI Lang. Arts 120, Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 A, Biology 120, Chemistry 122 and one additional courses from the list of admissible courses below.

FI Lang. Arts 120, Pre-Calculus 12 A, Pre-Calculus 12 B and two of the following: Biology 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122.

Minimum general average of all courses used for admission:

65 %

Minimum grade in the French course:

65 %

Minimum grade in the other courses used for admission:

60 %

List of eligible courses offered in the English school system

Adv Math w Calc 120, AP Calculus 120, AP Eng Language 120, Biology 121, Biology 122, Canadian Geog 120, Canadian History 122, Chemistry 121, Chemistry 122, Coop Educ 120, Economics 12, Eng Lang Arts 121, Eng Lang Arts 122, Envir Science 122, FI Media Studies 120, FI World Issues 120, Health & Phys Ed 120, Intro to Account 120, Journalism 120, Law 120, Music 120, Music 122, Physics 122, Political Science 120, Theatre Arts 120, Trig & 3 space 121, Trig & 3 space 122, Visual Arts 120

Candidates from other provinces and countries must have received an education that is judged to be equivalent by the Admission Committee. Courses judged to be equivalent to those indicated will be considered for admission.

In certain cases, the Admission committee may consider a student who normally does not meet the language admission requirement (grade 12 French language course). French training may be specified as a requirement for undertaking studies at Université de Moncton

Recognition of International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Courses

The Université de Moncton values the high standards of International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Credits will be given for higher level courses deemed to be the equivalent of courses offered at UdeM when the student’s mark is 4/7 or above on the IB exam or 3/5 or above on the AP exam.

In addition to the program’s admission requirements, the only condition necessary to be admitted into an undergraduate degree at UdeM, and into the Groupe-pont program, is that your French speaking and comprehension skills are adequate (see below Enrolling is Easy).

Courses:

The courses offered within the Groupe-Pont program will help you improve your written skills. You will have the opportunity to experience the French language and culture first hand through many campus activities. This will ease your transition to campus life, help you become fluently bilingual as well as increase your overall confidence in French.

The Groupe-Pont program includes two mandatory courses each semester, and two optional courses:

  1. A study of French grammar (FRLS 3562 and FRLS 3572);
  2. A study of the written structure (FRLS 4532);
  3. A study of oral French (FRLS 3552);
  4. Two optional courses on the development of French vocabulary (FRLS 3532 and FRLS 4522) are offered on the Web.

Enrolling is Easy

If you are interested in enrolling at UdeM, your first step is to call Isabelle Bujold, our French Immersion coordinator. During a brief conversation, she will evaluate your French oral skills and tell you if you are a suitable candidate for UdeM. This is the case for most students who graduate from French Immersion Programs in English schools.

Contact Isabelle Bujold by phone at (506) 858-4305 or 1 800-363-8336, ext. 2 (Moncton Campus) or by email at isabelle.bujold@umoncton.ca. She will address all of your questions concerning the program. A standardized written evaluation is mandatory for those who would like to bypass the Groupe-Pont program, or for those who wish to enroll in programs that require a high proficiency in French, such as Translation or Journalism (information-communication). These programs are open to non-Francophones, providing they meet certain specific criteria.

For those who live outside of the Moncton area, the written test can be forwarded to and monitored by your school or by appointment with Isabelle Bujold.

A Very Generous Scholarship Program

We have one of the most generous scholarship programs in the country, where one out of every three students receives a scholarship. An average of 80% or more automatically awards you a scholarship. These renewable scholarships can reach up to $12,000 for 4-year programs and $15,000 for 5-year programs. Also, the student with the highest average graduating from an English school within Atlantic Canada could have his or her tuition paid for the duration of his or her degree!

Academic merit scholarships

Roméo-LeBlanc Excellence Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest average graduating from an English School within Atlantic Canada. This scholarship will be calculated based on marks from grade 11 and the first semester of grade 12. An application with transcript of your marks from grade 11 and the first semester of grade 12 must be received before the last day of February.

One excellence scholarship is also awarded to the International Baccalaureate student who, among all students who have completed the full IB program, acquired the highest overall points at the end of the school year. An application form (with transcript) must be received before the last day of February. Students must provide their final IBO transcript after obtaining their diploma.

Average or IB Overall points Possible total
(over 4 or 5 years)
Amount per year
(renewable*)
90% and up (IB - 36 and up) Tuition fees paid in full
85% to 89.9% (IB - 33 to 35) $12,000 or $15,000 $3,000

Entrance scholarships

With an average** of 80% or more, you will automatically receive a scholarship that can be worth up to $15,000 !

Average** Possible total
(over 4 or 5 years)
Amount per year
(renewable*)
94% and up $12,000 or $15,000 $3,000
90% to 93.9% $8,000 or $10,000 $2,000
88% to 89.9% $6,000 or $7,500 $1,500
80% to 87.9% $4,000 or $5,000 $1,000

International Baccalaureate Bonus

In addition to other scholarships, all students who have completed the full International Baccalaureate program are awarded a bonus scholarship based on their marks. Students must provide their final IBO transcript after obtaining their diploma.

Overall points Amount
40 points or more $2,000
36 to 39 points $1,500
30 to 35 points $1,000
Less than 30 points $500

Automatic scholarships

If you meet any of the criteria below, you will automatically receive a scholarship at Université de Moncton :

  • Women in engineering: $2,000 for any woman who enrolls for the first time in any engineering program.
  • Men in primary education: $2,000 for any man who enrolls for the first time in the primary education program.

Other interesting scholarships

Bursaries Based on Financial Need

Up to $5,000 for students who are in financial need. The application form (french only) is available on our website.

Concours d'art oratoire Canadian Parents for French (Maritime Provinces)

$2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 scholarships (for each province) to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the following categories: early immersion grades 11 and 12, late immersion grades 11 and 12 and core/post intensive french grades 11 and 12.

Concours national d’art oratoire Canadian parents for French

$16,000 or $20,000 ($4,000 per year, renewable*) to the winner of each of the following categories: early immersion grades 11 and 12, late immersion grades 11 and 12 and core/post intensive french grades 11 and 12.

French for the Future National Essay Contest

Scholarships available for the French Second Language category:

  • One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year, renewable*)
  • One $5,000 scholarship ($1,250 per year, renewable*)

For more information, visit www.french-future.org.

Scholarships Based on Extra-Curricular Activities

$1,000 or $500 for students with remarkable involvement in their schools and communities. The application form is available on our website.

Science Scholarships

$500 for students registered in a baccalaureate program in science and who have obtained an overall average of 75% to 87.9%.

* To qualify for renewal, beneficiaries must remain enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per session, and maintain a minimum average of 3.80 after each year of study (fall and winter sessions). For the first year only, beneficiaries who attain an average between 3.70 and 3.79 will receive a renewal of 50% of the value of the scholarship.

** The amount of the scholarship varies according to the date on which the application for admission is made (in all cases, a transcript is required and must be sent with the application):

If the application for admission is received before December 16, the amount of the scholarship will be based on the student’s grade 11 marks only. The scholarship will be honoured regardless of the student’s grade 12 (first semester) marks. In the case that the student’s average is higher when first semester marks in grade 12 are considered, the applicant will receive a revised scholarship offer for a higher amount. Students must send a transcript showing their grade 12 (first semester) marks.

If the application for admission is made after December 15, but before the applicant’s high school diploma is completed, the amount of the scholarship will be based on the student’s first semester marks in grade 12. Students must send a transcript showing both their grade 11 and grade 12 (first semester) marks.

If the application for admission is made after applicant has received a high school diploma, the amount of the scholarship will be based on grade 11 and grade 12 marks.

Cost of an academic year at UdeM

2016-2017 academic year1 (8 months - Canadian students)

Tuition $5,716
Student Federation fees $176
Technological fees (except engineering2) $87
Cultural and sports facilities and activities $70
Application fee (payable with first semester of enrollment) $60
Médias acadiens universitaires inc. $17
Official documents (except diploma) $40
Collective health insurance $320.40
Dental plan $80.40
Residence3 $2,415 to $6,020
Meal plans4 $1,800 to $2,450
Textbooks and supplies $800 to $1,600
Personal expenses5 $3,000
Total $14,393.35 to $19,403.35

1.Undergraduate rates for 2016-2017. Rates for 2017-2018 have not yet been established.

2.Technological fees for students enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the engineering faculty are $306. These students must also purchase a laptop computer that meets the requirements specified by the faculty. Visit www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ingenierie/Bloc-notes.

3.University housing, visit https://choisir.umoncton.ca/avantage/trois-campus/moncton/logement.

4.This amount can vary according to your campus and dietary habits.

5.This amount can vary according to your personnal habits.

Seeing is Believing

Choosing a university isn’t easy, especially if you are considering studying in a second language.
To help you in your decision, come experience UdeM for yourself. Call us and we will set up a personalized visit through our Student-For-A-Day program.

You will be able to attend a class, meet the French Immersion coordinator, other Anglophone and Francophone students, meet with the Faculty and visit the facilities that interest you. You’ll get answers to any questions you may have, and experience a day that you won’t forget.

Contact us today, it’s easy:

e1j@umoncton.ca
Come visit the campus
(506) 858-4443 or 1 800-363-8336 ext. 2 (Moncton Campus) then press 3 to reach Student Recruitment Office.