Factors you should consider when choosing a program of study
No matter which field of study you choose, there are certain factors you should
keep in mind when you're looking for a program that suits you:
terminology: program titles may differ from one country to another.
To familiarize yourself with their content, read the description of required
access: certain programs are not accessible to foreign students.
Before submitting your application for admission, find out from the institution
whether you have access to the program you wish to pursue.
duration of program: if you wish to acquire a competence without seeking
a diploma or degree (a title allowing you to advance to the next level of
study), a one-year undergraduate or graduate honours program leading to a
certificate or a Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) (advanced degree) may be suitable for you.
language of instruction: you can study in French or English in Québec.
Educational institutions are either francophone or anglophone, although some
offer programs in the other language.
size and location of institution: the quality of a diploma is not a reflection
of the size of the institution. For example, small universities have fewer
students per class and provide more personalized attention.
professional requirements: to ensure that you make an informed choice,
find out about the requirements of the profession you plan to enter as soon