Eligibility requirements for the Québec Perspective Scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship program, you must: 

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • be considered a Québec resident
  • be studying in an targeted college or university program (PDF 299 Kb)
  • not be a beneficiary of the Excellence Scholarships for Students in Education Programs program for the period covered by your application
  • have completed your study term on a full-time or deemed-full-time basis, according to the requirements that apply to your situation
  • respect the maximum number of eligible study terms based on your level of education:
    • At the college level, the maximum number of eligible study terms is 6.
    • At the university level, the maximum number of eligible study terms varies from 6 to 8 for the undergraduate studies. There are 5 eligible study terms for master's studies and 15 for doctoral studies.

Details on full-time or deemed full-time studies

At the college level, in order to be considered a full-time student, you must register for at least 180 hours in a study term, or 165 hours if Physical Education is one of the courses taken. To have the status of a deemed full-time student, you must register for a minimum of 90 hours.

At the university level, you are considered a full-time student if you earn:

  • at the undergraduate level, a minimum of 12 credits
  • at the master’s level, a minimum of 9 credits
  • at the doctoral level, a minimum of 9 credits

To have the status of a deemed full-time student, you must register for a minimum of 6 credits, whether you are at the undergraduate, master’s or doctoral level.

Only program-specific courses that are required for the acquisition of the degree being sought are considered.

Exceptions

Some activities cannot be used in calculating the hours or credits required for eligibility under the scholarship program, such as:

  • a remedial course or a prerequisite for a program of study
  • a course that compensates for a college course and lengthens the duration of the program
  • a cooperative practicum
  • a course for which the credits have already been earned
  • a recognition of acquired competencies or a course equivalency
  • a cours for which the credits are not required for the acquisition of the degree

Last update: January 27, 2023

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