Pre-university and technical programs: Fulfill your higher education plans in Montréal!

From October 26 to November 29 2020

Our Cégeps are recruiting in France! Learn about high-quality education, offered for free to students holding French nationality

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 October 26 to November 29! This mission brings together 15 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.

Be sure to register by November 29, 2020 using our Study Connect tool, which will simplify your search for study programs in Greater Montréal.

Event details

When: October 26 to November 29, 2020
Where: online – from our Study Connect tool
Who: for students holding french nationality interested in full-time pre-university and/or technical higher education in Greater Montréal.

How does it work?

  1. Go to Study Connect and fill out the required fields to let us know the Cégep field of study you’re interested in (pre-university education or technical training).
  2. Get suggested educational institutions (Cégeps) that match your intended field of study.
  3. Select the 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 France’s 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 from France, you are not required to complete the pre-university program to enter university or a technical training program in Cégep.

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 in France. Completion of the program will lead to a technical DCS, a diploma that is comparable to the brevet de technicien supérieur (BTS) or the diplôme universitaire de technologie (DUT). It is also possible to pursue university studies following technical training.

Why choose Montréal for your foreign studies?

  • A quality education
  • Free educational programs at Cégep for people with French nationality thanks to an agreement on tuition fees between Québec and France
  • Low cost of living
  • A dynamic, cultural, cosmopolitan and safe city
  • A growing job market