École nationale d’administration publique

Applicable for the academic year 2019-2020

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Study programs open to students from outside of Québec 

Candidates should submit their applications postmarked no later than

  • April 1st for the Fall semester. 
  • September 1st for the Winter semester. 

Number of copies requested of the application file

  •  One copy. 

Only complete applications will be considered.

Your student file must contain all required documents when applying for admission to your selected program of study. Prospective students should consult the ENAP website for more information. 

About École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP)

ENAP, the public administration university

Established 50 years ago

The founding of ENAP on June 26, 1969, and its subsequent development stemmed from the provincial government’s desire to modernize the State. To support its social and structural reforms, the government wanted to create a professional public administration system, so it set up an educational institution combining the tradition of a North American university with practical vocational studies.

Fifty years later, ENAP is more firmly rooted than ever. Its outward-looking, hands-on training and continuing education programs are tailored to meet the needs of today’s professionals, analysts, researchers, and public administrators.

While ENAP is an autonomous institution governed by a board of directors and an academic council, it is also part of the Université du Québec network linking 11 different schools.

ENAP is often described as a small school with a big heart. 


ENAP’s mission is to contribute to the development of public administration both theoretically and in practice. Whether for individuals seeking an education or professional development training in public administration or organizations in search of experts, ENAP offers

  • Graduate studies in public administration
  • Short-term courses in professional development, skill evaluations, and management and governance advising
  • An international perspective 


ENAP operates five official campuses in

  • Québec City
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Saguenay
  • Trois-Rivières

… in addition to several locations run in partnership with other institutions in cities across Québec. 

Information on programs of study and course selection

  • Choice of campus
    Under the BCI student exchange program, foreign students may study at our Montréal, Québec City, or Outaouais campuses.
  • Course selection
    Students must select their courses from the graduate studies course calendar and maintain fulltime status (enrollment in a minimum of 9 credits per semester) throughout.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA
    Students must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 3,2 / 4,3 (12 on 20, European system) to be admitted to a graduate program (equivalent to 16 years of education).
    Students must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA 3,5 / 4,3 (13 on 20, European system) to be admitted to a doctoral program (equivalent to 18 years of education).
    To be admitted at the Masters level, students must have completed one year of masters’ level studies.
  • Course selection within a specific program
    Students must select a field of study that corresponds to a single program offered at ENAP and choose their courses from within that program. To make course selection easier and in case some classes are full, students are asked to indicate their first and second choice.
    Students’ timetables will be confirmed upon their arrival at ENAP, the week before the semester starts.
  • Research team participation
    Students may work on various research teams.

Important dates

Please consult the calendar posted on the ENAP website for all important dates. 


Even if ENAP has no student residence in Montréal, you can access a housing list on the Student services website. Residences operated by Université du Québec are available to students at our Québec city campus.

Modified 2017-12-13