Complete pre-university or technical studies in Montreal, Canada!

From January 18 to February 28 2021

Discover study programs offered by Greater Montréal’s Cégeps!

Do you want to pursue your studies abroad? Do you dream about Montréal? Don’t miss your chance and be sure to attend our virtual mission, to be held January 18 to February 28! This mission brings together 16 Cégeps – Québec’s public general and vocational colleges – in Greater Montréal offering a whole range of exciting programs that will lead to university or directly onto the job market. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about pre-university and technical programs offered at Cégep, the first level of higher education in Québec.

By filling out a short online form, you will be directed to programs and Cégeps in Greater Montréal that match your intended field of study and you may be contacted by the educational institutions themselves. You will also receive an invite to our exclusive webinar on the student experience in Greater Montréal, given by our team and Cégep partners.

Be sure to register by February 28, 2021 using our Study Connect tool, which will simplify your search for study programs in Greater Montréal.

Event details

When: January 18 to February 28, 2021

Where: online – from our Study Connect tool

Who: for students interested in full-time pre-university and/or technical higher education in Greater Montréal.

How does it work?

  1. Go to Connexion Études and fill out the required fields to let us know the field of study you’re interested in.
  2. Get suggested educational institutions that match your intended field of study.
  3. Select the educational institutions (Cégeps) that interest you so that they may eventually contact you.
  4. Receive your invitation to an exclusive webinar on the Montréal student experience (school, living, work).

What is a Cégep?

In Québec, maple syrup is not the only unique thing around here, there is also the concept of a Cégep. This public educational institution is a general and vocational college, the first level of higher education in the province. A Cégep serves double duty, it offers specific programs whereby a student can go to university or enter the job market after graduation.

Pre-university education

Equivalent to the baccalauréat général, the pre-university education prepares students for university. The pre-university program is two years and leads to a Diploma of College Studies (DSC), better known by its French name and acronym, Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC). If you already have a baccalauréat général, you are not required to complete the pre-university program to enter university or a technical training program in CEGEP.

Technical training

Technical training is intended to prepare students for the job market and turn them into professional technicians. These are three-year programs that are equivalent to the BAC+2 level. Completion of the program will lead to a technical DCS, a diploma that is comparable to the brevet de technicien supérieur (BTS), diplôme universitaire de technologie (DUT) or diplôme de technicien spécialisé (DTS). On the Montréal job market, job placement rates for this stream are higher than 80% in several programs of study. It is also possible to pursue university studies following technical training.

Why choose Montréal for your study abroad project?

  • A unique student experience: Montréal has been named best student city of the Americas (QS, 2019)
  • A quality education in French and/or in English
  • Practice-oriented programs leading to the job market
  • Low cost of living
  • A dynamic, cultural, cosmopolitan and safe city
  • A growing job market