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Application for Acceptance Certificate and appendices – Foreign students


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Effective 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 obtain a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), 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 a CAQ, even in the case of a refusal.

Complete this form to stay in Québec to study as a foreign student.

Online application


We strongly urge you to submit your application for a CAQ for studies online.

The online application gives you access to:

  • online payment by credit card;
  • a personalized list of the documents you must provide;
  • faster processing of your file and online follow-up;
  • online correspondence from the Ministère so that you avoid postal delays.

Application - Paper version

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Supporting documents
You must enclose additional documents with your application. For the list of documents, see the section Foreign students – Applying for an Acceptance Certificate for studies.



Before submitting an official application to stay in Québec to study, familiarize yourself with the typical procedure for foreign students. It will provide you with an overview of the procedures to follow to achieve your education goals in Québec.



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