Merit Scholarships and Exemptions for Foreign Students

The Merit Scholarships program and the exemptions for foreign students are offered in order to attract the best international candidates to study in Québec.

The Merit Scholarships program allows recipients to benefit from:

  • a scholarship that provides financial assistance during their studies
  • an exemption from the supplementary fees payable by foreign students
  • health insurance protection provided by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

Exemptions from differential tuition fees allow selected candidates to be exempted from the supplementary fees normally paid by foreign students.

Vocational training students

For more information, visit the Éducation internationale Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. website.

College students

Want to attend a public college? Find out more at the Fédération des cégeps Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. (website available in French only).

Want to attend a private college? Find out more by visiting the Association des collèges privés du Québec (ACPQ) Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre..

University students

Visit Fonds de recherche du Québec ‒ Nature et technologies (FRQNT) Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. to get more information on the Merit Scholarship program for foreign students (PBEEE).

For more information on the exemption quotas at the university level, check the list of countries (pays signataires) and the steps to take (available in French only).

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