Québec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students 2023/2024 – Canada

If you’re looking for a fully funded scholarship, the Québec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students is the right one for you.

The Québec government offers numerous fully funded scholarships to indigenous and international students of which this Québec Merit Scholarship is one of them.

They’re various scholarship program which are discussed below that might you. Interested applicants are advised to hurry and apply for these scholarships before the deadline day.


The Merit Scholarship program for international students is offered at the university level, in technical training at the college level and in vocational training.

The program’s aim is to encourage recruitment of the best international candidates into programs with good job and research prospects.

  • A scholarship
  • An exemption from the differential tuition fees paid by international students .
  • Health insurance and hospitalization coverage provided by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

List of Québec Merit Scholarships Program

1) Doctoral Research Programs

Scholarship Value: $25 000 per year.

Duration: the scholarship is three years, with a possible extension of up to 12 months and only monthly allowance of $1 000.

Eligibility: Students must pursue studies or research activities at a Québec university in a doctoral program.

2) Post-Doctoral Fellows

Scholarship Value: $35 000

Duration: one year and is non-renewable.

Eligibility: Students must pursue research activities in a post-doctoral fellowship program.

3) Short-Term Research Stays or Professional Development

Scholarship Value: $3 000 per month.

Duration: a period of up to four months.

Eligibility: student must be  part of a short-term research stay or professional development.

How to Apply

However, to successfully submit an application, contact the university you are interested in.

Universities are responsible for preselecting candidates, whose applications are then submitted to the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT).

4) Technical Training at the College Level

Scholarships Value: $14 000 per year.

Duration: the maximum duration of the scholarship is three years and beneficiary must re-apply for it each year.

Eligibility: Students who are pursuing a full-time studies in a Technical Training Program at College Level to acquire Diploma of College Studies (DCS).

5) Vocational Training

Scholarship Value: vary between $14 000 and $26 600, based on the duration of the training program.

Eligibility: Students who are pursuing a full-time studies in Vocational Training Program to acquire one of the following:

  • Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
  • DVS followed by an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS)
How to Apply

Application are submitted through CEGEP or Private College which the prospective student is interested in.