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Assistantships & Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships

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.

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship.

Deadlines for applying for graduate assistantships are below. Applications are still accepted after these dates on a rolling basis, however applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by the dates below for consideration for funding.

  • For fall enrollment - February 15
  • For spring enrollment - October 1

Doctoral Fellowships

A graduate fellowship is a form of financial assistance awarded on a competitive basis. Recipients typically receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend (amount varies by program). Although duties vary, most fellowships offer some portion of time that is non-service in nature, allowing you to focus more attention on your graduate study.

At UL Lafayette, our University Doctoral Fellowships for the 2024-25 year offer a stipend of $25,000 for the academic year as well as a waiver of tuition and most fees. These fellowships are available to students pursuing a Ph.D. degree and fund three or four years of study, depending upon whether you enter with or without the master’s degree in hand.

University Doctoral Fellowship Eligibility

  • 3.5 GPA on undergraduate work, or a 3.7 GPA if graduate hours have been pursued.
    Must be a first-time doctoral applicant pursuing a Ph.D. degree. A current doctoral student who first enrolled at UL in the immediately preceding spring or summer semester may be eligible for the fellowship beginning in the fall semester.