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One of the largest of Canada’s ten provinces, Quebec is also arguably the most distinctive. With French rather than English as the predominant language and numerous historical calls for independence it would be an understatement to say that Quebec has a different personality from the rest of Canada.

Whilst studying in Quebec you could find yourself skiing off piste, dancing with two million people at Quebec City Summer Festival, getting lost in North America’s oldest shopping district, or taking part in an ice hockey tournament – the possibilities are endless.

Study in Quebec?

French is the predominant language of Quebec, with 80% of the population speaking it as their first language, which means that many of the province’s universities are Francophone – there are only three English language universities in the entire province.

Quebec’s highest performing universities are:

Undergraduate degrees in Quebec normally take four years to complete, although this can vary depending on the subject and mode of study.

Immigration and visas

Most international students will need a study permit to study on an undergraduate course in Quebec and others may need to apply for temporary residence in Canada.

Everyone must demonstrate:

  • Acceptance from a university or educational institution in Canada.
  • Ability to pay tuition fees, living expenses and return fares to their home country.
  • Satisfy health requirements.
     
From 2013 students from a specified 29 countries and one territory will also need to appear in person to have their fingerprints taken when applying for their temporary residence visa or study permit. The full list can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

You can find out more about students visas and immigration in Canada at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website.

Accommodation and living costs

Large cities like Montreal and Quebec City have thousands of students – in terms of living, Montreal has been ranked the tenth best place in the world to be a university student. McGill Ghetto, a Montreal neighbourhood close to McGill University, is home to hundreds of students.

The majority of universities offer accommodation on campus for those who are studying undergraduate courses. If you live on campus you will benefit from being very close to the lecture halls, and all your bills and utilities will be included in your rent. You will live with other students, usually in a shared flat. Depending on your choices and the amount you want to pay you may share a double room.
If you decide to live off campus in a shared flat or house it is likely you will be responsible for paying utilities and bills yourself.

What to do next

If you would like more information about studying a degree in Quebec, please fill out our Free Application Service and we will get back to you promptly.