Study In Quebec - Explore Universities in Quebec
Study in Quebec, and find the best universities in Quebec.
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:
- McGill University (English), which ranked 18th globally in the 2012-13 QS World University Rankings
- Concordia University (English), where the John Molson School of Business is rated one of the best in Canada
- University of Montreal (French), Quebec’s largest research institution and one of the top 100 universities globally
Ecole Polytechnique de Monreal (French), one of the top engineering schools in Canada
Immigration and visasMost 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.
You can find out more about students visas and immigration in Canada at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website.
Accommodation and living costsLarge 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.