Application for a study permit
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Applying for a study permit

Since June 30, 2017, foreign students wishing to study in Québec in a training program of a duration of more than 6 months must be admitted to or enrolled in a designated learning institution, that is, an institution recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur or another Québec government ministry, in order to submit an application for temporary selection for studies and a study permit from the federal government.

Before submitting your application, consult the list of designated learning institutions.

If the institution you have chosen is not on this list, it will not be possible for you to study there as a foreign student. Note that the Ministère does not refund processing fees for an application for temporary selection for studies, even in the case of a refusal.

Study permits are issued by the Government of Canada, which charges fees for processing your application.

  • If you are already in Canada and this is your first application for temporary selection for studies, please find out from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada where your application for a study permit must be filed.
  • If you are an American citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, if you are a Danish citizen who resides in Greenland or a French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, you can obtain your study permit from the Government of Canada on your arrival at your point of entry.
  • In all other cases, you must apply to the Canadian Visa Office covering the country where you currently reside. If required, you will also have to obtain a temporary resident visa.

It is also possible to submit your application for a study permit online.

The office handling your application may request any document necessary to examine your file, such as documents to evaluate your financial self-sufficiency.

Residents of certain countries must undergo a medical examination to obtain a study permit. If this is your situation, the Government of Canada will inform you and send you a list of doctors you can consult for this purpose. You can not anticipate the medical examination. Please wait for the Government of Canada to send you the appropriate form.  


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