French Study Program

French Study Program

Ilmu Budaya / 2 days ago

The French study program of Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran was established on August 12, 1960, based on an Indonesian national government official decree with the initial name of French Language and Literature Department. This study program then changed its name to Roman Literature Department, French Language and Literature Study Program by an official decree of the Indonesian national government on July 11, 1991.

The vision of the French Studies program is to be committed to developing the French language, literature, and culture learning acknowledged at national and international levels, and to be able to adapt to changes at national and international levels in 2026. This study program aims to produce competent and adaptive human resources in the fields of the French language, literature, and culture.


Broadly speaking, the study materials in the French Literature study program are divided into subject groups. These groups include: general courses, university compulsory courses, faculty compulsory courses, and study program compulsory courses. The study program compulsory courses are divided into language skills, literature, linguistics and translation, cultural subjects, as well as research and community service courses.

From the course groupings, it becomes clear that the courses in the French Studies Program are arranged in a hierarchical manner, starting from general courses mandated by the state, to specialized courses unique to the French Study Program at Unpad. The degree the graduates obtain is Sarjana Humaniora (S.Hum.).

Career Prospect

Many of Unpad’s French Study Program graduates work in the professional sector, both national and international. Most of the jobs that are in demand are as follows:

1. Employee at a French Institution

Having a professional attitude, a sense of responsibility, the ability to lead and cooperate as well as being able to communicate in French both spoken and written.

2. Translator

Having a professional attitude, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to translate French sources both spoken and written.

3. Tourism Agent

Having a professional attitude, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to organize and plan tourism trips as well as accompany tourists.

After graduating from the French Study Program, graduates can continue their education to Master’s Degree in the fields of, but not limited to, literature, linguistics, culture, translation, tourism, international relations, and communication.*