Frequently Asked Questions

Are there scholarships for international students?

There is a scholarship program and an additional tuition exemption program for students in vocational training offered by the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education in collaboration with Éducation internationale. Visit the website of International Education.

What are the living expenses for living in Quebec?

It should be about 1000 $ per month. These are the recurring fees you will pay each month. For example: rent, food, clothing, local transportation, utilities (electricity, telephone, etc.). The cost of living in Quebec is among the lowest in Canada.

Will the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board help me find a place to stay?

It is the student's responsibility to find accommodation. Several sites can be consulted: • KijijiLamimoFacebook

Where can I buy medical insurance for my study stay in Canada?

Many insurance companies offer medical insurance. Here are a few :

How can I get from the airport to my accommodation?
    • Taxi
    • 747 Express bus The 747 service is offered 24 hours per day, 7 days on 7, between the airport and downtown Montreal (corner Berri and Sainte-Catherine - metro Berri-UQAM). The journey time is from 45 to 70 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. For informations: www.stm.info
    • Car rental: Several car rental companies are present at the airport.
How many students per class?

There are about 24 pupils per class for francization and for professional training.

Where do the international students come from?

The students come from about thirty different countries, but mainly from France, China and North Africa.

How will my level of French be determined?

During a meeting at the training center, a teacher will discuss with you. He will ask you questions about different topics of everyday life.

How can I get around town?

There is a bus and metro system in Montreal managed by the Montreal Transit Corporation.

Visit the STM website.

Can I work while studying?

You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the sessions of your study program. During the holidays scheduled in the school calendar (eg summer or winter holidays), you can work full time, up to 40 hours per week.

What is the climate in Montreal?

Québec has a humid continental climate characterized by wide seasonal variations in temperature. You will have to adapt to four different seasons.

THE 'été (June July August). Temperatures can rise to 30 ° C. It's a good time to arrive in Montreal and adapt smoothly.

THE 'fall (September, October, November). Temperatures will drop slowly to get ready for the winter.

THE 'hiver (December, January, February). The temperature can go down to -20 ° C. It's a season to tame. Winter sports can help you like winter.

Le spring (March April May). It is the return of a milder and lighter weather that melts the snow and prepares us to welcome the heat of summer.

Can I return to my home country or travel outside of Canada while studying?

To learn more about traveling students, visit the website www.canada.ca.