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French and Francophone Studies

24 months
58590 USD/year
58590 USD/year
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The French and Francophone Studies Graduate Program at University of Notre Dame provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture in France and in the Francophone world. 


You can take a wide range of courses covering the entire spectrum of literary history, combined with allied courses in cultural studies, comparative literature, film, literary theory, history, and philosophy.

Close Collaboration with Faculty 

University of Notre Dame is especially suited for you if you seek close collaboration with faculty and the opportunity to develop innovative research projects. Our faculty in the Program of French and Francophone Studies represent the array of disciplines from the medieval through the contemporary periods and include specialists in North African, sub-Saharan, and Caribbean Francophone literatures. We have strong areas of expertise in the following areas: cinema and media studies; the intersections of literature, philosophy, and religion; music particularly opera; gender studies, and migration. Learn about some impactful international and interdisciplinary projects such as:

  • Why do global women writers gravitate towards Paris?
  • How can we improve how we teach and learn languages?
  • What can we learn about xenophobia through the interdisciplinary study of French language, culture, and history?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Periods (medieval - 17th-century)
  • Classical French Theatre and Psychoanalysis
  • Modern periods (18th-century - 21st-century; Francophonie)
  • Performing the Text: Literature, Philosophy, Cinema Grammatology of Cinema
  • Francophones Extremes: French Writing on the Cutting Edge
  • Writing Disappearance in 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent (maximum 750 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably by professors with whom the candidate has recently studied
  • Results of GRE (note that the GRE is optional)
  • Results of the TOEFL or IELTS (non-native English speakers)
  • Two writing samples (maximum of 20 pages each)
  • Please also supply a one- to two-minute MP3 file demonstrating your competency in oral French. (You may read a short passage or poem.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58590 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58590 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    58590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58590 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for South Bend

885 - 1432 USD /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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