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    Merit scholarships

    Merit scholarships and exemptions from supplementary tuition fees

    Registration for the 2024-2025 contest will take place from Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (noon, Quebec time) to August 7, 2024 (11:59 p.m., Quebec time).

    All the information you need to submit your application can be found here! Éducation internationale encourages and promotes applicants who apply on their own.

    Follow us on the Facebook Page of Québec métiers d'avenir for more information !


    REGISTRATION : Go to the Merit Scholarship Competition registration platform to check your eligibility. You will need to complete a prequalification form, allowing you to create your account.



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    • To support the internationalisation of vocational training centers.
    • To offer exceptionally talented international students the opportunity to come and undergo vocational training in Québec
    • To enhance a steady offer and wide coverage of vocational training.
    Amount and features
    • The annual budget for merit scholarship award is $ 2 200 000 (making about 84 awards annually), subject to the budgetary allocation of the ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ).
    • The value ranges from $14 000 to $ 26 600, depending on the duration of the training program.
    • Both the merit scholarship and tuition exception awards are based on excellent performance and results during the study project in Québec.

    Gouvernement du Québec Funded by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ)

    These are two programs being financed by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ) and managed by Éducation internationale through its Québec métiers d’avenir service. One single selection process is conducted for the two programs.


    1 selection process, 2 programs

    Merit Scholarship

    Tuition Exemption


    • Exemption from supplementary tuition fees payable by international students

    • Health insurance coverage provided by Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

    •  Bursary award ranging from $14 000 to $ 26 000 depending on the duration of the chosen training program, to cover the student’s living expenses during his or her studies

    • Exemption from supplementary tuition fees payable by international students


    • Immigration process costs

    • Transport fare to and from Canada

    • Private health insurance required before the commencement of RAMQ coverage

    • Training related expenses (e.g. training materials, uniforms, etc.)

    • Bursary

    • Health insurance coverage

    • Immigration process costs

    • Transport fare to and from Canada

    • Training related expenses (e.g. training materials, uniforms, etc.)


    You must proof that you have a minimum of CAD 3 000$

    You must proof that you have a minimum of CAD 15 000$


    Participate in the contest


    Below you will find the instructions for registering for the 2024-2025 scholarship competition.

    See Section 3 for additional information.


    To be eligible, you must:

        • Be at least 18 years old at the time of submitting your application to the scholarship competition. There is no upper age limit

        • Be of nationality other than French or Canadian. Applications from member countries of the Francophonie (in addition to France, including the French Overseas Territories) and from countries in the growth markets of Asia (China, India, Japan) and the Americas (Mexico, Brazil) will be prioritized;

        • Not have Canadian citizenship or a Canadian permanent resident status or be in the process of obtaining the permanent residence status under the Canadian immigration laws.

        • Be outside Canada at the time of submitting your application and until the announcement of the selected applications;

        • Not have previously received a scholarship to pursue studies of an equal or higher level in Quebec. In addition, the accumulation of scholarships during the same school year is not authorized;

        • Meet the admission requirements of the desired study program;

        • Demonstrate a level of English allowing the successful completion of a professional training program;

        • Not have paid a commission to a third party organization or person in order to be supported within the framework of the excellence scholarship program;

        • Not have been found guilty of submitting an application containing fraudulent documents in the past when applying for participation in this program or any other program of the ministère de l’Éducation;

        • Declare having the required financial capacity.

        The application process is free

        PROCEDURE : Starting from June 6th, 2023

        1. Eligibility : Find out if you are eligible to participate in the process. (see admissibility above)

        2. Choice of training program : Choose your training program and training centre from the proposed list in the inscription (only ONE choice is possible).

        3. Prequalification form : If you are eligible for the competition, you will be invited to submit your application. If you are not eligible, you will not be able to submit your application.

          AVAILABLE FROM JUNE 19, 2024 - NOON (Quebec time)

        4. Registration: Using the link obtained following the prequalification form, complete your application on the platform dedicated to the scholarship competition.


        Prepare your application by ensure that you complete and attach the following documents to your application:

        Application form, which includes :

        1.Personnal informations;

        • Your motivations, interests and futur projects;
        • Detailed professionnal background;
        • Detail of your scholarships or prices received (maximum 2).

        2. A copy of the identification page of your passport;

        3. A copy of your birth certificate;

        4. A copy of all diplomas that you have obtained, along with a copy of all transcripts*;

        5. A copy of awards, honours or distinctions received (maximum 2);

        6. A proof of your academic English proficiency results (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), or a proof of registration for such EXCEPT you have completed a higher education program of not less than 2-year duration in English language.

        7. Reference forms completed by different people (maximum 2) (appendix 3**);

        8. Details of your professional background, along with your CV.

        Multiple applications will be automatically rejected. We shall not attend to any request for information by email or telephone.

        *Please note that you must merge the documents form each academic program into one SINGLE file before uploading.

        **Family members and friends cannot act as references


        WARNING : Any incomplete, illegible or non-compliant application will be rejected. Any application containing false statements or fraudulent documents will be automatically rejected and the candidate will be eliminated from the current and future competitions.


    Additional Information

    Additional information :  

    Timeline for the selection process:

    Submission of application/Registration period From Wednesday, June 19, noon (Quebec time) to Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 11:59 pm (Quebec time) Complete applications must have been submitted online via Éducation internationale’s dedicated platform for scholarships.
    Preselection From August 19 to September 27 2024 The files are analyzed and pre-selected by each school board.
    Evaluation of files and final selection of recipients From October 7 to November 15, 2024 Received applications are evaluated by the selection committee
    Official announcement  December 2024 Successful and unsuccessful candidates are notified
    Students’ immigration process Between January and August 2025 The winning students complete the immigration procedures and prepare for their arrival.
    Arrival of students and commencement of classes From August 2025 Students arrive in Quebec and begin their vocational training program.

    Éducation internationale encourages students who apply independently. If not, please note that your file may be rejected.

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