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Application Instructions

The application is fully online at ALL items must be uploaded directly to the application.

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

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Application Deadlines Heading link

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 Heading link

A complete application consists of the following items:

Financial Aid Heading link

Our Teaching Assistantships include a tuition waiver, a service fee waiver, and a stipend of at least $23,440 for the 2023-2024 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

If you are having difficulties with the application, contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

Prof. John Ireland Heading link

Director of Graduate Studies in French

601 S. Morgan St., 1611 UH, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Brenna Rice Heading link

Assistant Director, Academic Operations and Graduate Programs

601 S. Morgan St., 1727 UH,