University Cities – Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke, Canada

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It has been said that there’s a subtle difference between being friendly and being nice. According to some, the people of Quebec are more friendly than nice. On the other hand, if people hold the door open for you, are helpful, have a ready bonjour for you, have a great sense of humour and if your neighbour will be cooperative and friendly, it all spells of niceness to me.

Campus of McGill University

There are three universities in Quebec that have the medium of instruction in English. The rest of them teach in French which is the official language. One of the universities that teaches in English, McGill, is among the top rated in the world.

There’s quite a difference in the fees structure in Quebec. The students from within the province pay approximately 3,500 US$ equivalent while the rest of the Canadians pay around 7,500 and international students about 15,000.

For those who wish to earn and learn a student is allowed to work 20 hours per week and full time during holidays. The minimum wages in Quebec are also fairly high at Canadian $12.50 per hour which is about a dollar and a half above the national average.

Frontenac Castle in Old Quebec City

One more reason that international students are attracted to Quebec, apart from it’s splendour of course, is the PEQ which roughly translates to the Quebec Experience Program and which enables them to apply for permanent residency and later citizenship once they are qualified. In this case, they must become proficient at French.

Below are the universities in Quebec and as usual we would suggest that you go through the websites to determine what’s best for you :

Universities that teach in English

McGill University, Montreal
Official website

Concordia University, Montreal
Official website

Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Sherbrooke
Official website

Universities that teach in French

Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Official website

Polytechnique Montreal
Official website

HEC, Montreal
Official website

Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Montreal
Official website

Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique, Quebec City
Official website

Universite Laval, Quebec City
Official website

Universite du Quebec, Quebec City
Official website

Universite de Sherbrooke
Official website

Cost of Living

To meet your expenses you will need between 1,700 to 2,000 Canadian Dollars per month plus what you shall pay towards your education.

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