Application Instructions

ALL items must be uploaded to the internet during the application process. Please find instructions and forms at:

You will need first to submit a completed, on-line application and application fee (see below). After that, you will receive a link to upload supporting documents. These must be completely uploaded by the application deadlines. Please note that your recommenders will themselves receive a link to upload their own letters directly.

Any additional questions may be addressed to:

Prof. Margaret Miner

Director of Graduate Studies in French

601 S. Morgan St., 1617 UH, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Ms. Rocío García

Graduate Program Administrator

601 S. Morgan St., 1729 UH, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Application Deadlines

for... domestic applicants international applicants
admission in Fall semester January 15 January 15
consideration for nomination for a University Fellowship - Fall semester December 15 December 15
consideration for a teaching assistantship or a Board of Trust tuition/fee waiver, or if you do not seek financial aid - Fall semester February 1 February 1
admission in Spring semester October 1 July 15

Application items

A complete application consists of the following items:

Financial Aid

Our Teaching Assistantships include a tuition waiver, a service fee waiver, and a stipend of at least $20,615 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a 50% Teaching Assistantship; students holding it must

  1. teach three sections from among our Basic French sequence (FR 101, 102, 103, 104), two sections in one semester and one in the other
  2. enroll in a minimum of two graduate-level courses (8 credit hours) per semester.

The department may also award a limited number of Board of Trust Tuition and Fee Waivers each semester. These cover tuition and some fees, but do not include a stipend. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies if you are interested.

In addition, the Department may choose to nominate candidates for several Fellowships funded through the Graduate College. These are extremely competitive Fellowships awarded by a university-wide committee. For further information, please see

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