The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. Commissioned by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Quebec (MEES) it provides the scholarship for Foreign student. Moreover, the program has a component open to students of all countries and six specific components reserved for students from Brazil, China, India, Israel, Mexico, and Wallonia. These specific components arise from agreements concluded between Québec and foreign governments.
Moreover, the objective of the Quebec Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE) is to support the internationalization of research activities in the institutions of higher education. Further, it also aims 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.
The Quebec Foreign Student Scholarship Program extends to candidates of PhD research Degree, postdoctoral degree as well as short-term research or professional development degree. The scholarship amount varies as:
Candidates can apply for the fully funded Quebec Foreign Student Scholarship by completing and submitting the online application form. The applicants should provide all the necessary documentation required for the application process.
Applicants can apply for the Quebec Scholarship until 1st November 2019. Application arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the scholarship.