Current Undergraduate Students

Find information on your degree, and on other opportunities that the French Department offers to undergrads.


Travelling Abroad

Study Abroad / Exchange

Interested in taking French courses abroad or on exchange in Canada? See what you'll need to apply.

  Discover exchange opportunities

Work and Study


Here you will find more information on opportunities the French Department offers interested students to assist faculty.

  Explore Work Opportunities

Concurrent Education and Teaching French


Information can be found here for CON-Ed Students who are interested in French as a first or second teaching subject.

  Explore Teaching French

Certificate in French Studies


Want to learn french, but can't make it part of your degree plan? Find certificate options to give you credit for your language learning.

  View Certificate Options


Departmental Student Council

Your 2022-2023 Chairs


Nous sommes Zoe et Annalyn, les présidentes du DSC d’études françaises pour l’année 2022-2023. 

photo of Zoe Zima Lustephoto of Annalynn Plopp

Responsibilities of a DSC Chair

  • Academic liaison between students, faculty, and staff
  • Organizing social events (ie. bake sales)
  • USAT evaluations

Functions of a DSC Chair

  • Elect a DSC Executive
  • Elect students to serve on Departmental Committees and to serve on Faculty Board
  • Deliver, with the coordination of the department, written course evaluations in all on-campus courses offered within the department.

If you are interested in being a member of the DSC or would like to help with any of our activities (and/or provide suggestions for activities), please contact the DSC Chairs.

Important Forms

Applications for the Certificate of Competence must be submitted to the Department of French Studies, francais@queensu.caby March 31 of your graduating year

Only students who are NOT registered in a French Studies Plan but have taken certain French courses at Queen’s are eligible for a Certificate of Competence in French Language.

NOTE: this is not a Senate-approved Certificate Program and therefore will be noted as an Academic Milestone on the transcript.

Please visit the French Certificates webpage for full details.

Certificate of Competence Form - Intermediate-Advanced (PDF 239KB)

Certificate of Competence Form - Intermediate (PDF 224KB)

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Memorial Prize

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Memorial Form (PDF 8KB)

Founded by the Ontario Women’s Liberal Association. The scholarship, to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir Wilfrid Laurier, is awarded by the Ontario Women’s Liberal Association for proficiency in French conversation, on recommendation of the Department of French Studies, to a Canadian student (by birth or naturalization) whose native tongue is not French.

Applications should be received by the Department of French Studies prior to 15 February each year; value $385.

Click here to download the form. (PDF KB)


The Wallace Near Prize #4

Wallace Near Prize Form (PDF 7KB)

Founded by the late W.W. Near, Esq., of Toronto. Awarded to a student admitted to an honours program in French on the basis of academic excellence, having completed the third year of the major, medial or special field concentration (Canadian Studies or Language and Linguistics).

The student's previous academic record as well as results obtained on the departmental examination will be taken into account in the selection of the candidate.

Click here to download the form. (PDF KB)