Studying in Québec
The Advantages of Studying in Québec
The Excellence of the Education System
Students who obtain a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) in Québec rank among the most successful in Canada and throughout the world. Several colleges and universities in Québec are recognized internationally and some are affiliated with world-renowned research centres.
Through its modern vocational training centres and institutes of higher learning, prestigious research and technology institutes, and expert teachers and researchers in emerging sectors, Québec continues to draw thousands of students each year.
In 2007, Québec admitted more than 35 000 international students to its schools, colleges and universities, with two thirds of them enrolled in university.
The Choice of Studying in English or French
The network of Québec colleges and universities includes both English- and French-language institutions.
Tuition fees for international students in Québec are among the lowest in North America. For an equivalent-quality university education, it is less expensive to study in Québec than elsewhere in North America.
Quality of Life
Reputed for its wide-open spaces, Québec has become a world-renown outdoor destination. Visitors appreciate the impressive diversity of its panoramas and its rich palette of activities. Québec also offers a remarkable urban lifestyle, blending the modern aspect of North American cities with the charm of European destinations.
Safe Living Conditions
Québec is recognized for its tranquility, its sense of justice and its respect for individuals. Firearms are strictly controlled and are usually not authorized on Canadian soil. The crime rate is among the lowest in North America.
A Dynamic Economy
Québec holds a strategic position in eastern North America. It is a member in its own right of the continent’s vast commercial and economic networks. Québec offers direct access to more than 130 million consumers within a 1 000-km radius.
A Dynamic Culture
Québec enjoys a prolific, dynamic and unique culture. With a society that is increasingly diversified, cultural life in Québec includes a multitude of important large-scale intercultural and international events. Festivals, carnivals, celebrations and sports events are only a few examples of the choices available.