How to Apply:  Interested candidates for admission to our program should explore the Graduate College website, contact us with any questions you may have, and then fill out the online application if you feel that our programs are well-suited to your interests and qualifications. We welcome applications from both domestic and international students with a strong background in the French language and French Studies.  Minimum requirements for admission include a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and the completion of a bachelor’s degree in French or its equivalent.  Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose in French, at least three letters of recommendation, transcripts of all their post-secondary course work. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB) or 79 internet based (iBT), or a composite score of 7 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).  International Students who have completed two years of full-time academic study in an English-speaking country may be exempted from this requirement for admission.  We encourage candidates for admission to apply by January 15 to be competitive for financial aid and teaching positions; however, we will continue to review application materials until all openings have been filled.   We look forward to hearing from you!

UA Summer Research Institute
The Summer Research Institute (SRI) is one of five undergraduate research programs administered by The University of Arizona (UA) Graduate College. These programs, are collectively known as the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC). All are designed to prepare underrepresented students for the rigors of graduate school and to give them the skills and motivation to apply.  UROC programs work together to provide the best research training and graduate school preparation possible for all participants.  SRI is open to juniors and seniors of all disciplines.

Program Attributes:

  • 10 weeks (June -August)
  • Financial award of $3000
  • Six-units of upper-division undergraduate course  credit
  • Coursework on organizing, writing, and presenting on research
  • Workshops on public speaking skills, preparation for the GRE, and crafting a successful graduate school application
  • Cohort of like-minded students whose goal is to pursue master's and Ph.D. degrees

SRI Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate juniors and seniors
  • Enrollment during the previous year in an accredited four year university or a community college
  • US Citizen, permanent resident, or refugee status
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above     
  • Successful completion of 85 semester credits toward a bachelor's degree

The UROC application serves the SRI applicants and it can be found here. The deadline is February 1.  For more information contact Donna Treloar at dtreloar [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu, 520-621-7808

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