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Apply For The Quebec Government 2019/2020 Merit Scholarship Program For Foreign Students In Canada

Brief Description

The objective of the Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE) is 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 College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT).

The program covers higher education as a whole by giving to 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.


Must meet all eligibility conditions at the closing date of the competition. 

Must have been preselected by a university or Synchronex (a CCTT).

Cannot have already received a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from MEES, FRQNT or the Fonds 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.


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).

Deadline is October 1, 2019

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