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Québec Government Merit Scholarship Program 2022/2023 for International Students

Applications for Québec Government Merit Scholarship Program 2022/2023 is ongoing!

The Scholarship Program is open for Foreign Students (PBEEE) to support the internationalization of research activities in Québec’s institutions of higher education, to attract the best foreign researchers and students, and to promote abroad Québec universities and colleges Centres for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT).

To apply successfully, kindly read through this piece to learn the full details about this scholarship- the eligibility criteria, requirements, application deadline, and more. This might be a chance for you to become a scholar of this prestigious award. The table below will give you an overview of what you should expect.

About the Award Québec Government Merit Scholarship

The program covers higher education as a whole by giving the CCTT researchers and administrators the opportunity to participate.

In a more generic way, the attribution of scholarships for foreign students aims at creating cultural links and allowing the setting up of possible common scientific research projects.

The program also represents an instrument for the MEES to support the Government of Québec’s scientific policy.

The Merit Scholarship Programs for Foreign Students has three components:

  •  Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1IS, 1M, 1W);
  •  Postdoctoral scholarships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M);
  •  Short-term research or professional development scholarships (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3IS, 3M, 3W)

Who is eligible for Québec Government Merit Scholarship?

These scholarships are intended for foreign students or researchers from all research sectors (health, humanities, and social sciences, arts and letters, natural sciences, and engineering) preselected by a Québec university, Synchronex, the China Scholarship Council (CSC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE) or the National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Québec. There is no privileged research sector.

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Eligible Countries

  • International
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School of Study

  • Universities in Québec, Canada
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Level of Study

  • Doctoral, Research, Postdoctoral
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Number of Awards

Not specified (There are no quotas per country)

Québec Government Merit Scholarship- Value of Award:

  • Doctoral research scholarships: $25,000 a year. The duration of the scholarship is three years, with a possible extension of up to 12 months (monthly allowance of $1,000).
  • Postdoctoral scholarships: $35,000 for one year (cannot be renewed).
  • Short-term research or professional development scholarships: $3,000 a month for a period of up to four months.
  • In addition to the scholarship, MEES offers all scholarship recipients an exemption from paying the higher tuition fees required for foreign students and the medical insurance coverage offered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

Québec Government Merit Scholarship- Selection Criteria

  • Must meet all eligibility conditions at the closing date of the competition (a different closing date has to be confirmed for the students preselected by CSC).
  •  Must have been preselected by a university or Synchronex (a CCTT).
  •  For the Québec-China scholarship, must be preselected by the CSC.
  •  Cannot have already received a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from MEES, FRQNT or theFonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).
  •  Cannot be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  •  Cannot have applied for permanent resident status under Canadian immigration law.

Restriction for programs of study

  • Double doctoral degree programs are not eligible.
  •  Québec-Wallonia scholarship applicants must have previously studied in a French-language university-level institution in Belgium by the time they are granted their scholarship.

Doctoral research scholarship recipients must:

  • Have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) issued by the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec and a study permit issued by the Canadian Consulate valid for the entire duration of their scholarship.

Postdoctoral scholarship recipients must:

  •  Have a work permit issued by the Canadian Consulate for the entire duration of their scholarship.

Short-term research or professional development scholarship (recipients must:

  •  Have a temporary resident visa or electronic travel authorization to come to Canada.

Duration of Award:

  • Doctoral research scholarships: The maximum duration of the scholarship is three years (nine semesters), with a possible extension of up to 12 months.
  • Postdoctoral scholarships: The duration of this scholarship is one year. This scholarship is not renewable.
  • Short-term research or professional development scholarships: The duration of this scholarship is four months. The scholarship is not renewable. A scholarship of lesser duration can be granted if the duration of the research is less than four months.

How to Apply for Québec Government Merit Scholarship

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage before applying.

Click on the BUTTON below to apply.

Application Link

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Québec Government Merit Scholarship- Application Deadline

The closing date for this scholarship application is 1st November 2021, 4 PM. This means that it has ended for the 2022 2023 year.

Québec Government Merit Scholarship- FAQ

Québec Government Merit Scholarship Application Deadline?

Application for this scholarship ends on 1st November 2021, 4 PM

Who is Eligible For Québec Government Merit Scholarship?

Doctoral, Research, Postdoctoral

When will Québec Government Merit Scholarship result be announced?

End of April 2022

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