The department offers assistantship funding for a select group of approximately 15 graduate students enrolled in the Masters or doctoral programs in French and Francophone Studies. A graduate assistantship is a form of financial assistance awarded on a competitive basis for which a student works for the department as a teaching assistant in exchange for a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. Typically Graduate Assistants teach one section of FREN 101, FREN 102, or FREN 201, and staff the Language Resource Center. Teaching and lab assignments are determined according to departmental needs.
All graduate assistants must be full-time graduate students in order to qualify.
Deadlines for applying for graduate assistantships are:
- For fall enrollment - March 1
- For spring enrollment - November 1
The masters fellowships program recruits superior students who have completed a bachelors degree from an accredited American institution. Masters fellowship applications must be submitted by February 15 for consideration. Apply for a Masters Fellowship.
UL Lafayette uses a portfolio approach for awarding fellowships. Minimum eligibility expectations for master’s fellowship applicants include, but may not be limited to, the following:
- An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.5 or have earned no more than 12 hours in graduate school with a graduate GPA of at least 3.3.
- GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 308 (1,200 for those who have taken the GRE before August 2011).