You won’t be going it alone!

You won’t be going it alone!

My path

From your search for information to your arrival at the airport to the moment you have your degree in hand (and even beyond!), we’ll be here for you.


Researching and choosing a program

Explore over 700 study programs offered in Québec City and by distance. You’ll be able to choose the program and the level of study that best fit your interests and your academic background and experience.




Your application for the program you choose must fulfill all the admission requirements and be submitted on time. You must also submit any other documents required for your application within the relevant deadlines. All of this information will be provided to you by the institution you hope to attend.


Permit and visa: CAQ and study permit

Once you have been accepted and your registration has been confirmed at your chosen institution, you will apply for a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies. The CAQ is mandatory for any program of study over six months. For more information, and to submit an application, visit the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration website.

Once you have received your CAQ, you will apply for a study permit, which is required for any program of study over six months. This permit is issued by the the Government of Canada and the application can be completed online. 

If you plan to come to Canada as a couple, it is possible to apply for an open work permit for your spouse or common-law partner. 

You will also need to be covered by health and hospital insurance throughout your entire stay in Quebec. Your institution will provide you with more information on this process. Some countries have

Arrival: Settling in and exploring the city


To start out on the right foot in Quebec, we recommend planning your budget in advance and finding an apartment or student residence. Many institutions in Québec City offer student housing. You should also be sure to have all the documents you need at hand and to make an appointment with your resource person at your institution. A warm welcome awaits you!

Once you’ve arrived, you’ll be able to participate in a variety of welcome and orientation activities and explore the city and its beautiful parks, either on your own or with your new friends.

The first days of class


For the first days of class, make sure you have made contact with resource people to ensure you’ve understood your schedule, the way your classes will be taught and how you’ll submit your work, and how to structure your studies and fulfill the requirements of your program. Québec City offers modern and cutting-edge instruction and infrastructure with a focus on ensuring students acquire the key skills they need for their careers.

Support during your studies

Throughout your time studying in Québec City, you’ll receive guidance and support from resource people at your institution to help you succeed, through one-on-one meetings, in group settings or simply whenever you have a question. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn French and to find a job during your studies. In addition to the services offered by your institution, you can also take advantage of free professional support activities.

During your studies