French Immersion

French Immersion



To register for immersion, you must first be interviewed, either by telephone or by visiting the Moncton campus. To request an interview, contact the immersion coordinator. Once your candidature has been accepted, you can apply to one of our undergraduate programs.

Isabelle Bujold
Lecturer and Groupe-Pont Coordinator
Department of Translation and Language
Room 229-1, Arts pavilion
Université de Moncton
55 Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur St.
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9

Assessing your level of French

Would you like to know if your level of French is adequate? Rest assured that the majority of high school graduates from the French immersion program will meet the linguistic requirements of Université de Moncton. However, if you are still concerned, you can take a test in person at the Moncton campus, or it can be administered by a teacher. The test is mandatory for anyone wanting to bypass the immersion program and register as a regular student.

If you are planning to pursue your studies in a program that requires enhanced French competency, notably in Journalism, Translation or French Studies, it is recommended that you take the written test, although it is not mandatory.

Immersion courses

If you are concerned about prolonging your studies by opting for immersion, rest assured, you will have completed your second-language French courses during your first year of university, which will allow you to pursue courses concurrently with other courses of your curriculum. We offer four French courses during the first year of university (two per semester) that have been tailored to meet your specific needs and are aimed at improving your knowledge of the language. If you are studying the Humanities or Communications, other language courses will be added, given the nature of these programs.

Immersion student status

You may request the special status of non-francophone student, but only for your first year of full-time study in a Université de Moncton regular program. This status, granted by your dean, will allow you to write exams and tests and complete assignments in English, with the exception of those of the language courses. In addition to contributing to your learning, this improvement of your language skills will remove the roadblocks to your mastery of the French language.


Admission requirements

French immersion

For admission into an undergraduate program, you must have a high school diploma and meet the admission requirements.

Candidates from other provinces must have received an education that is deemed equivalent by the Admission Committee. Courses deemed to be equivalent to those indicated will be considered during the admission process.

In some cases, the Admission Committee may consider your candidature even though you do not meet the linguistic requirements for admission (grade 12 French). However French tutoring may be required.

Recognition of the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses

Have you opted for the road less traveled to complete your studies? Université de Moncton recognizes the value of the education acquired through the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. Credits are offered for higher level courses deemed to be the equivalent to courses offered at Université de Moncton, when the student’s marks are 4/7 or above on the IB exam, or 3/5 or above on the AP exam.

Medical studies

New Brunswick Anglophone students registered in the Health Sciences preparatory Diploma (HSD) at Université de Moncton are eligible to take the medical studies offered at the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, located on the Moncton campus.

For more information regarding this program, please get in touch with the Student Recruitment Office of the Moncton campus. To find out more, you can download the brochure entitled Post-secondary French Immersion.

Centre international d’apprentissage du français

If you would like to learn French or improve your proficiency without registering in a regular postsecondary program, contact the Centre international d’apprentissage du français (CIAF), located on the Shippagan campus.

The CIAF offers a variety of intensive programs that bring together the learning of French in the classroom and sociocultural activities.

The materials offered by the CIAF provide an excellent springboard to help you perfect your knowledge of French before pursuing studies at Université de Moncton, since it offers a context of total immersion, which is an ideal context for learning French.

Information: Centre international d’apprentissage du français

Amélie Arseneau
Université de Moncton
Room 235, Irène Léger pavilion
218 J.D. Gauthier Blvd.
Shippagan (NB), E8S 1P6 / 506 336-3400, ext. 3636