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College of Arts and Sciences

Funding for Graduate Study

romance languages and literatures

The department is committed to supporting all graduate students in Romance Languages and Literatures. Teaching Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships are available to admitted students. Fellowships are renewable for up to two years upon satisfactory performance.

Teaching Fellowships

Teaching Fellows receive a stipend, tuition remission for five courses per year, and health insurance. Under the close supervision of and training by our language coordinators, teaching fellows typically teach classes in Elementary or Intermediate language. Teaching Fellows teach two courses per semester, usually two sections of the same course.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants receive a stipend, tuition remission for five courses per year, and partial subsidy towards health insurance. These assistantships, customarily assigned in the first year of the student’s study, entail 15 hours of work per week in the departmental office. Knowledge of word-processing is necessary.

Residential Fellowships

Two residential fellowships are offered each year, one in each of our two undergraduate language "houses," the Casa Hispánica and the Maison Française. The positions entail the creation and coordination of extra-curricular academic and social programming in the target language throughout the school year. Residential fellows are given free housing in the Casa or the Maison.  Those interested in these fellowships should contact the RLL Graduate Program director.


Note that none of the above forms of financial support includes health care coverage, which students can purchase through the university. Currently the health insurance cost is $1143.00 for Fall 2014 and $1498.00 for both Spring and Summer 2015 together. For further information about financial aid, see the BC Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.