Information session on pre-university and technical programs

December 02, 2020

Find out what Cégeps in Greater Montréal have to offer!

Do you want to pursue your studies in Montréal (Canada)? Did you know that Cégeps – Québec’s public general and vocational colleges – offer pre-university and technical programs free of charge to students with French nationality?

I choose Montréal (Montréal International), in conjunction with Cégeps in Greater Montréal, invite you to an information session to learn more about pre-university and technical programs open to international students. Come learn about study opportunities in Montréal—the best student city in the Americas!

Event details

Where: online via LiveStorm

When: December 2, 2020 at 7 p.m. (France time)

*This webinar will be held only in french*

You’ll be able to learn more about:

  • Programs offered in Cégeps, and the admission eligibility and process
  • The student experience in Greater Montréal: lifestyle, housing, work, etc.
  • Immigration process to study in Québec
  • The journey of a French student who studied at a Montréal Cégep

Want to know what programs Cégeps are offering? Go to our Study Connect application to find out which Cégeps have programs that match your intended field of study!

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