Through its rich and diversified educational offer, Quebec has become a destination of choice for French and international students. More than 65,000 students from all over the world are currently pursuing their studies in Quebec. What are the main reasons for this enthusiasm? What are the assets and advantages of an experience in Quebec?
While student mobility continues to increase year after year, Quebec is one of the most popular study destinations. According to the most recent data, the college and university education networks received more than 65,000 international students. Among them, many French! The latter are indeed omnipresent in higher education establishments in Quebec, particularly in certain institutions whose headquarters are in the regions, where they can represent up to 50% of international students2) An exceptional quality of life
Recognized for its diversity, its sense of hospitality and its openness to the world, Quebec offers above all an exceptional quality of life. This translates first of all into an accessible cost of living (among the lowest in Canada) and a safe living environment, not to mention good accessibility to health care. Choosing Quebec also means opting for the charm and effervescence of urban life combined with vast natural spaces. In addition to the authenticity of its modern European-style cities, Quebec, with an area three times larger than that of mainland France, boasts exceptional landscapes. What to offer, outside of the lessons, many escapades to recharge your batteries in the Montmorency forest, to explore the glacial valley of the Jacques-Cartier national park,
Another advantage and not the least! Since the agreement signed between the government of Quebec and that of France in terms of student mobility, French students at the undergraduate university level can indeed take advantage of the Canadian non-resident of Quebec rate. For their part, French students engaged in a master’s or doctorate as well as their counterparts in professional training or at the technical college level, have access to Quebec rates. To qualify, each student must hold a valid passport from the French Republic, as well as a study permit that complies with Canadian immigration regulations. Obtaining a certificate of Quebec is also mandatory.
Equipped with ultra-modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment, Quebec higher education institutions cultivate an excellent reputation on the international scene. World-renowned, the universities are distinguished first of all by the quality and diversity of their educational offer, which meets all the most advanced international standards. It must be said that the establishments offer a study climate conducive to the success and development of each student. Students have access to many services throughout their course, from libraries to orientation services and psychological support. Added to this is the great availability of teachers, the possibility of distance learning, case studies, virtual simulations, internships and other immersions in companies.
In total, the Quebec university network is made up of 18 establishments, including 15 French-speaking and three English-speaking, spread over eight regions. The universities offer more than 3,000 training courses at different levels and a wide range of disciplines of excellence in teaching and research such as artificial intelligence, aeronautics and aerospace, materials and nanotechnology, life sciences , marine science, forest science, mining, aluminum, , biomedical engineering, environment and water, fine and visual arts, accounting, governance and finance, telecommunications and public administration. Finally, Quebec is among the world’s elite in the Program for International Assessment (PISA) of 15-year-old students in mathematics,
Many establishments have high-level sports complexes and teams. From American football to swimming, climbing, athletics, basketball, football or martial arts, there is something for everyone and all levels. Especially since the flexibility of the schedules makes it easy to combine leisure and studies! While some will opt for a yoga session between two practical works, others will prefer to mix sport and tradition by participating in a hockey match (the national sport) or a snowshoe hike. In short, there is no shortage of choice!