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General Graduate Admissions Overview

The deadline for Fall 2017 application is January 1

Vanderbilt University is a leading center for graduate and professional school education, offering advanced degrees in a broad range of disciplines. If you have decided Vanderbilt offers the type of graduate education for the professional and academic development you are seeking, we hope you will apply.

Click here for the online application.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Study in French

High proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in French and English is expected, as well as general knowledge of literary theory and the history, culture and literature of the French speaking world. The department invites applicants whose academic background promises great potential for scholarly achievement in the future. In addition to The Graduate School’s requirements, prospective students must also prepare to submit the following documents:

1. Statement of Academic Purpose

2. 3 Letters of recommendation

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Writing samples: one in English and one in French (max. 15 pages)

5. Transcripts for all secondary institutions attended

6.  GRE scores

Click here for details about the graduate program in French.
For additional information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies in French, Paul B. Miller

Special Admission Requirements

All international students whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate degree is from a foreign, non-anglophone institution, must submit scores of the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.