The eligibility period refers to the number of months you are eligible to receive financial assistance. It is assessed according to your level of education.
Once you reach the maximum number of months of bursary eligibility, you will receive your financial assistance in the form of a loan only. However, if you are eligible for financial assistance at the beginning of the award year, you will remain eligible for financial assistance throughout the entire year.
The period of loan eligibility corresponds to the expected duration of your studies, plus 15months. As for the bursary, it corresponds to the expected duration of studies, plus 6months.
Eligibility periods by level of education
Level of education
Expected duration of studies
Number of months of loan eligibility
Number of months of bursary eligibility
The first 26months
College (pre-university training
The first 24months
College (technical training)
The first 33months
The first 30months
University (master’s degree)
The first 22months
University (doctoral degree)
The first 38months
You can receive financial assistance for a maximum of 63months in college and 88months in university. Independent students enrolled full-time at a university are eligible for loans and bursaries for up to 8months per level of study.