French Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Chrisanthi Ballas (frgrpr@uwo.ca)
Program Assistant

Department of French Studies

Western University
University College Room 2205
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

t. 519-661-2163

Through hands-on research guided by dedicated faculty members, the PhD in French Studies shapes socially and intellectually engaged global citizens empowered to make a strong contribution to their community.


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Program Length

  • 12 Terms

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Information

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships (if eligible):

Admission Requirements

  • M.A. in French Studies or equivalent.
  • 78% (B+) average.

Application Deadline

  • February 1st

Fields of Research

  • Linguistics
  • Literature