Columbia University, based in New York, NY offers a fully funded PhD in French. Students take courses on and write dissertations about a wide array of literary, theoretical, historical, and sociological topics relating to France and the Francophone world. Coursework explores different historical periods, world regions, and disciplinary methodologies. All PhD students receive a five-year fellowship package that covers their tuition and health insurance and provides a stipend to cover living expenses. It is often possible to extend the duration of the fellowship for an additional year by teaching or through external funding.