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Conditions for studying in Canada: Learn about the conditions and financial requirements

Excellence Scholarships for International Students
The Excellence Scholarships for International Students Program is offered in vocational training, technical college training and at the university level. The objective of the program is to attract the best international candidates to the Quebec education system and to encourage recruitment in programs where employment and research prospects are favorable.

The Excellence Scholarship Program allows selected candidates to benefit from :

a scholarship offering financial support during their studies
a waiver of the additional tuition fees normally applicable to international students
health insurance coverage offered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).
In vocational training
Eligible students
To be eligible, you must be pursuing full-time studies in a vocational training program leading to :

either a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
or an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS).
If you are enrolled in a program of study with favourable employment prospects, your application will be given priority.

In addition, priority is given to international students from the growth markets of Asia (China, India and Japan), the Americas (Brazil and Mexico) and the developing countries of the Francophonie.

Please note that French students are not eligible for this program, as they benefit from a special regime under an agreement between Quebec and France.

Value of the scholarships
Excellence Awards for 900-hour programs are valued at $14,000. An additional $1,400 is added for each additional 100 hours, up to a total of $26,600 for an 1,800-hour program. Programs of less than 900 hours are not eligible for this program.

In addition to the bursary, selected students are entitled to a waiver of the additional tuition fees applicable to international students and to health insurance coverage provided by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

How to apply
To apply for a scholarship of excellence, go to Québec métiers d’avenir This hyperlink will open in a new window., Éducation internationale’s digital platform.

Once you have submitted your application, Éducation internationale will ensure that it is complete and that your documents are up to date. The educational institution concerned will then make the selection from all the applications submitted.

In technical college training
Eligible students
To be eligible, you must be studying full-time in a technical college program leading to a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS). The college, public or private, must be accredited for funding purposes and located in a region of Quebec outside the Montreal Metropolitan Community.

You must also be a citizen of a French-speaking country. This link will open in a new window.

Value of the scholarships
Excellence scholarships are worth $14,000 per year. Scholarship recipients must renew their application annually, for a maximum of 3 years, the normal duration of a technical program of study.

In addition to the scholarship, selected students are entitled to an additional tuition waiver applicable to international students and health insurance coverage from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

How to apply
Educational institutions are responsible for pre-selecting applications. Pre-selected applications for public college scholarships are forwarded to the Fédération des cégeps This link will open in a new window., while pre-selected applications for subsidized private college scholarships are forwarded to the Association des collèges privés du Québec (ACPQ) This link will open in a new window.

To apply for an excellence scholarship, contact the public This link will open in a new window. or private college that interests you.

In university training
Eligible clients
To be eligible, you must be pursuing studies or research activities at a Québec university. Scholarships are available for :

Doctoral programs;
postdoctoral studies;
short research or development stays.
Value of the scholarships
Doctoral Programs: The award is $25,000 per year. The maximum duration of coverage is 3 years, with the possibility of extension up to 12 months. In the event of an extension, a monthly stipend of $1,000 will be paid.

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