Funding for Ontario FSL Teachers


A limited number of bursaries may be available for Ontario FSL teachers. 

The Ontario Ministry of Education may provide funding support to Western University to award bursaries to French as a Second Language (FSL) teachers who wish to participate in the French Teachers’ Program.

The funding covers most of the program costs:

  • Course tuition
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Sociocultural activities 

Travel costs, personal spending, and optional excursions are not covered by the bursary.      

Am I Eligible?

Bursaries are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants who meet both criteria below.

  • Teacher of French as a Second Language (Core, Extended, or Immersion), and
  • Employed by a publicly-funded English-language School Board in Ontario.  

We also accept participants who do not meet the elibility criteria. Full payment will be required to participate in the program. 


Application Process

To be considered for a bursary, please follow these steps:  

  1. Complete the online application. Be sure to indicate your interest in being considered for bursary funding by completing the final page of the application.

  2. Submit the program deposit. This fee will be returned to bursary recipients at the end of the program. 

  3. Wait for confirmation. We will confirm via email whether funding is available or whether you have been placed on the wait list. If, at any point, you choose to withdraw from the program, the refund policy will apply.