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Exemption from additional tuition fees depending on the program of studies and the region

An exemption from additional tuition fees will be granted, effective in September 2023, to foreign students enrolled in a college or university institution located outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal. They will have to take a program of studies in French in the employment sectors identified as priorities by the Gouvernement du Québec, that is:

  • information technology
  • engineering
  • health and social services
  • education
  • educational childcare services

Thanks to this exemption, the foreign students who meet the criteria will pay the same tuition fees as Québec students.  This measure will take effect in the fall 2023 session.

Conditions of eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the following conditions:

  • be a foreign student registered in a college or university institution
  • be registered full time in a program of studies in French related to one of the fields identified as priorities by the Gouvernement du Québec;
  • your places of learning and residence must be located in Québec, outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

The conditions to benefit from the exemption will be published soon.

Eligible educational institutions and programs

The list of higher educational institutions and programs of studies eligible for this exemption from additional tuitions will be available soon on this page.

Last update: May 19, 2022

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