Study in Quebec

Interested to live a unique multicultural experience? Whether it is the stark beauty of a winter landscape, the liveliness of all the summer festivals, or the colourful and serene panorama of an autumn scene, it is always a good time to visit Quebec.

Conditions for Participation


Be enrolled in one of the QSEP’s partner institutions

Year Completed

Have completed at least one year of full-time studies in your study program

Excellent Record

Have an excellent academic record

Study Program

Find a study program that matches your current study program

Language proficiency

Be fluent in the language of instruction spoken at your host institution

A simple four-step process


Selecting my host institution

As part of the Quebec Student Exchange Program, your choice will be honored if possible. Please note, however, that an applicant’s choice is not guaranteed: its approval will depend on the number of applications received and the number of places available at the institution in question.

Points of interest
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
Gatineau / Saint-Jérôme
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
Rouyn-Noranda / Val-d'Or / Amos
Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
Rimouski / Lévis
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke / Longueuil
Université Laval
École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

Finding the person in charge

In order to get your university exchange project and your host institution selection approved, contact the person in charge of the Quebec Student Exchange Program at your university. 


Preparing my application

Make sure you have everything you need to submit your application.

Host institution may require other documents. For example, many require that their own participation request form also be filled out. 

The person in charge of the QSEP at your home institution will be able to provide any assistance necessary. Do not hesitate to refer to her or him.

Before filling out your application form, please make sure you have:

  • received the access code for the application form;
  • determined which host institution(s) (up to 2) you wish to apply to;
  • written down your permanent code or student identification number from your home institution;
  • written down the code or the name of your current program.

Your application must include the following documentation:

  • a signed copy of your application form;
  • a copy of your official identification record or other document attesting to your identity;
  • a copy of your university transcript for courses you have completed, as well as the list of courses in which you are currently enrolled;
  • the list of courses (acronym and title) that you plan to follow at each of the host institutions;
  • a personal letter of recommendation by the Dean, the Chief Academic Officer or an official body of your home institution;
  • Any other documents requested by the home and host institutions.

Submitting my participation request form

Once your application file is complete and your form is filled out, submit them as electronic files *to the person in charge of your QSEP at your home institution. He’ll be sure to forward them to the host institution

*Look into the required submission format with the person in charge at your home institution.

**Please note that due to printing problems of online forms with Mozilla Firefox version 57 and up, we invite you to use another browser (Chrome, Edge, etc.).

Warning! An incomplete application file will automatically be rejected.

Before You Go

Your application has been authorized; what comes next? Read the FAQ to know what else you need to do before you are set to go.


Immigration procedure

Make sure you have all the documentation you require for your studies and your stay.

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Health coverage

You should get health insurance for your trip abroad.

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Life in Quebec

Prepare by learning about the living conditions in Quebec and the services available to you.

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