Financial Support

All students admitted to French through CSLC receive five years of full financial support, including tuition remission for up to 12 units per semester, medical and dental insurance, all fees paid, and a yearly stipend beginning at $23,000 (paid monthly).  Most financial support packages include two years of fellowship and three years of support through teaching.  Our graduate students often work as language instructors in our French undergraduate program, although other teaching opportunities—including teaching for the Thematic Option (honors) program, and teaching in the University Writing Program—do exist.  While support beyond the first five years is not guaranteed, in the past the department has consistently been able to provide continued support for meritorious students in the form of teaching assignments. 

The department, through CSLC, provides opportunities for our students to receive additional funding for professional development, including travel to conferences, research trips, and summer study abroad. 

Our students have done well in university-wide competitions for dissertation fellowships, including summer grants, Endowed Fellowships from the Graduate School, and Final Year Fellowships. Students who receive these fellowships are able to use them as a way of extending their support packages.  Our students have also competed successfully for national awards such as the Josephine de Karman Fellowships.

There is no separate application for departmental support, but priority consideration for financial assistance is given to completed applications, including supporting documents, received by December 1st for admission in the following fall term.

For further information regarding admission to the program please see the following link:


  • Department of French and Italian
  • Taper Hall 155 (THH 155)
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0359