Merit Scholarship for International Students to Study in Canada's Quebec Province

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Feb 09, 2021 07:45 PM

The Government of Quebec has opened the application window for international students pursuing vocational training at the university level in Quebec, Canada. Eligible students may be awarded up to $35,000. Apply now!

The Government of Quebec has invited foreign students pursuing vocational training at the university level to apply for its Merit Scholarship programme for 2021-22 academic year. Aimed at attracting meritorious international students for higher education in Quebec, Canada, the programme will also encourage the recruitment of students in a variety of programmes with good research and career prospects. 

Here’s everything you need to know about these scholarships.

For University Students

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be pursuing studies or research at a university in Quebec.

  • The applicant must be studying a doctoral, postdoctoral or short-term research/professional development programme.

Value: 

  • Doctoral research scholarships: CAD 25,000 per year for up to three years that can be extended for up to 12 months which will provide a monthly allowance of CAD 1,000.

  • Postdoctoral scholarships: CAD 35,000 per year which cannot be renewed.

  • Short-term professional development or research scholarships: CAD 3,000 per month for up to four months. 

How to Apply

  • Must be submitted to the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies

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For Technical Training Students at the College Level

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must pursue a full-time technical training programme at a public or private college located in the Quebec region outside the Greater Montreal area.

  • The training programme must lead to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS).

  • The college should be accredited for the purpose of funding. 

  • The applicant must be a citizen of an espace francophone member country. 

Value: 

  • CAD 14,000 per year for up to three years

  • Exemption from international student fees

  • Health insurance by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec

How to Apply: 

  • Duly-filled application form should be submitted to the Federation des cegeps (for public colleges).

  • Duly-filled application form should be submitted to the Association des colleges prives du Quebec (for private colleges).

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For Vocational Training Students

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be pursuing a full-time vocational training programme leading to either Attestation of Vocational Specialisation or Diploma of Vocational Studies.

  • Applicants enrolled in a programme offering good job prospects will be given priority.

  • Those from China, India, Japan, Brazil, Mexico or from developing countries that are part of Francophonie will be given preference.

  • The applicant must not be from France.

Value: 

  • CAD 14,000 fo 900-hour programmes

  • An additional CAD 1,400 for every extra 100 hours to up to CAD 26,000 for 1800-hour programmes

  • Exemption from international fees

  • Health insurance by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec

How to Apply: 

Apply at the official website of Quebec matiers d'avenir by Education Internationale.

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