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The province of Québec lies in Eastern Canada, offering both the buzz of urban life with vibrant cities such as Montréal as well as wide expanses of untouched nature. There are a number of opportunities for studying abroad in Québec offered by the exchange programme PÉÉ (Programme d’Échanges Étudiants) from the BCI (Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire). The advantages are plain to see: studying in Québec gives you the opportunity to study at renowned universities, improve your French and discover the cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside of Canada.

Partner universities

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver).

Possible degree programmes:

  • Only Bachelor’s degree programmes
  • Wide range of subjects offered in social sciences, economics, science and the humanities
  • Engineering not available (apart from computer science)

Teaching language: English

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about Bishop’s University on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver).

Possible degree programmes:

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about ETS on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver)

Possible degree programmes:

Teaching language: French

Special requirements: A minimum grade of 2.5/4 GPA is required (corresponds approximately to an average grade of 2.5 at FAU); you need to be enrolled in a degree programme in engineering.

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about the Polytechnique on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Only Master’s degree programme
  • Administrative sciences: international administration, organizational development, human resources management

Teaching language: French

Special requirements: a minimum grade of 3.2/4.3 is required in your Bachelor’s degree (corresponds approximately to an average grade of 2.3 at FAU); you must have completed at least one year of your Master’s degree programme before starting to study at ENAP

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about ENAP on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Wide range of subjects offered in social sciences, economics, science, engineering and the humanities
  • The following options are offered for students at the Faculty of Medicine: Maîtrise en épidémiologie, Maîtrise en microbiologie-immunologie (méd), Maîtrise en médecine moléculaire, Maîtrise en santé communautaire; it is not possible to study either medicine or dentistry
  • Students at the School of Law can choose the following: Baccalauréat en droit, Maîtrise en droit

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about Université Laval on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Wide range of subjects offered in social sciences, economics, science and the humanities; engineering only available at Bachelor’s level (apart from computer science)
  • Students at the School of Law can study Baccalauréat en droit
  • Students of pharmacy can choose the following: Baccalauréat en pharmacologie, Baccalauréat en chimie pharmaceutique.

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about Université de Sherbrooke on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Predominantly Bachelor’s degree programmes
  • Degree programmes available in teaching primary education, teaching, management, mechanical engineering, mechatronics

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Wide range of subjects offered in social sciences, economics, science and the humanities.
  • Engineering not available (apart from computer science)
  • Students at the School of Law can choose from: Baccalauréat en relations internationales et droit international, Baccalauréat en droit, Maîtrise en droit (droit international et pol. internationale)

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Special requirements: some degree programmes have specific admission requirements.

You can find out more about Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver)

Possible degree programmes:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Subjects offered in social sciences, economics, the humanities and engineering (only electrical engineering and computer science).
  • Science not available (apart from geography).

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

Special requirements: some degree programmes have specific admission requirements.

You can find out more about Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver).

Possible degree programmes:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Subjects offered in social sciences, science, the humanities and engineering (electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics).

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) on the university’s website.

Exchanges available for one year or one semester (only trimestre d’automne or trimestre d’hiver).

Possible degree programmes:

  • Wide range of subjects offered in social sciences, economics, science, the humanities and engineering (chemical engineering and bioengineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering).
  • Students at the Faculty of Medicine can choose from:Baccalauréat en biologie médicale or Maîtrise en sécurité et hygiène industrielle. It is not possible to study either medicine or dentistry.

Teaching language: French

Funding available: waiver of tuition fees

You can find out more about Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) on the university’s website.

Applications

The application and selection process for exchanges in the academic year 2017/18 has already been completed. The deadline for applications for exchanges beginning in the winter semester 2018/19 or the summer semester 2019 is 15 January 2018.

The exchange programme PÉÉ (Programme d’Échanges Étudiants) from the BCI (Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire) is open to all students at FAU. Due to the admission restrictions of the partner universities in Canada, however, students of medicine and dentistry may only study in disciplines relating to their subject (e.g. Immunology). It is not possible to study medicine as such as part of the exchange programme.

The requirements for taking part in the exchange are as follows:

  • You are enrolled at FAU.
  • You remain enrolled at FAU whilst you are abroad.
  • You have studied for at least two semesters at FAU before beginning to study in Canada.
  • At the time of application you have not yet exceeded the regular duration of study for your degree programme.
  • It is possible for you to be admitted to a degree programme in a suitable subject at the host university in Canada.
  • Your course achievements to date have been good or very good.
  • At the time of application, you are sufficiently proficient in the teaching language (at least level B1).

Places in the exchange programme PÉÉ (Programme d’Échanges Étudiants) from the BCI (Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire) are advertised once a year. The deadline for applications is always mid January. All application documents are available under downloads on the website.

  1. Please submit your application to the Central Office for International Affairs in January. You may state your preference for several host universities in your application.
  2. The selection committee checks all submitted applications and decides how places are to be allocated.
  3. You are informed of the decision by e-mail at the latest four weeks after the deadline for applications.
  4. If you are selected by the committee for a place in the PÉÉ/BCI exchange programme, you must inform the Central Office for International Affairs by e-mail whether you intend to accept the place. This decision is binding.
  5. You should then submit your application to the Canadian university in either February or March. Please note that some partner universities require additional documents (e.g. copy of birth certificate). The final decision on acceptance is made by the host university.
  6. You will receive notification of admission from the Canadian partner university in either May or June. Now you can apply for your visa for Québec and start to organise your journey.
  7. The semesters begin in Canada in September (trimestre d’automne) and January (trimestre d’hiver).
  8. After completing your exchange abroad please submit your final documents to the Central Office for International Affairs: confirmation of exchange, experience report and a copy of your Transcript of Records.

The decision on how places are allocated is taken by a selection committee. The selection committee is made up of representatives of the Central Office for International Affairs.

The decision is based on the following criteria:

  • Course achievements and academic qualifications
  • Reasons motivating you to apply for the exchange
  • Language skills

All documents required for applications for exchanges beginning in the winter semester 2018/19 are made available in October/November. It is not possible to apply at the moment.

The following documents have to be included with your application:

  • Application form
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Overview of course achievements obtained to date
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor or a research associate from your subject area (in English or French)
  • Proof of language skills (TOEFL, IELTS, DELF/DALF, TFI) or mobility test from the FAU language centre; proof of language skills must have been obtained no more than one year ago; students studying English Studies, American Studies, Romance Studies, teaching English or French etc. are also required to submit evidence of their language ability.

Contact

Franziska Kreuzer

  • Job title: Studierendenmobilität Europa (Beratung und Betreuung)
  • Working group: Office of International Affairs
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-65163
  • Email: franziska.kreuzer@fau.de