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Polytechnique Montréal Information for international students Winter and fall 2013 WELCOME TO MONTRÉAL! LIVING IN MONTRÉAL MEANS LIVING CLOSE TO EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT, IN A SAFE, CLEAN CITY OF COLOURFUL, DIVERSE NEIGHBOURHOODS! As Québec s major metropolis and the second-biggest francophone city in the world after Paris, Montréal stands apart with its multicultural, cosmopolitan flair. More than 80 different cultural communities make their home in Montréal, lending the city a unique flavour. An exuberant mix of American and European influences, Montréal is a veritable whirlwind of cultural, athletic and artistic activities through every season. Festivals are an integral part of this worldrenowned city: jazz, film, comedy, African culture, fireworks and more! With one of the highest concentrations of post-secondary students of all major North American cities, Montréal is one of the most beautiful places to study. Discover its legendary cuisine, exciting club scene and trendy boutiques, bustling amid the activities of high-technology businesses and close to major American cities. Let yourself be seduced by the many other attractions that make this city such an amazing place to be: its Grande Bibliothèque, its array of museums, and its many green spaces, including the famous Parc du Mont-Royal. Montréal s public transit system, including a modern métro, is used by thousands of commuters every day and is constantly developing. The city also boasts a vast network of bicycle paths and pioneered the well-known Bixi bike-rental program, a system of public-access bicycles. Its pedestrian network, both indoor and outdoor, and its suburban commuter trains also make it easy to get around. As well, students enjoy discounts on most services. LEARN MORE ABOUT MONTRÉAL : ville.montreal.qc.ca STUDY AT POLYTECHNIQUE POLYTECHNIQUE: MASTER EVERY FACET OF YOUR ENGINEERING CAREER! Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada s leading engineering teaching and research institutions. It is the largest engineering university in Québec for the size of its student body and the scope of its research activities. With over 40,000 alumni, Polytechnique Montréal has graduated 24% of the current members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Polytechnique provides training in 15 engineering specialties, with an accent on human values and a focus on the needs of industry and society. It offers a vast range of programs, over 100, at the bachelor s, master s and doctoral levels. Polytechnique is recognized for the quality of its programs, which flow from a careful calibration of theoretical knowledge and practical application. With its internships, Polytechnique creates relationships with businesses as well as providing education that s grounded in real life and fostering fast access to the job market. In addition to providing an opportunity to collaborate with recognized professors, your studies will allow you to work with cutting-edge equipment in teams made up of students from all over the world. Did you know that 50% of Polytechnique students were born outside Canada? Take advantage of this amazing diversity to build yourself an international network of friends! In addition, Polytechnique is part of the Université de Montréal campus, which is home to nearly 61,250 students. / MORE THAN 100 PROGRAMS AT EVERY LEVEL / OVER 7,100 STUDENTS / MORE THAN 1,100 GRADUATES EACH YEAR / 242 PROFESSORS / A RESEARCH BUDGET OF $72 MILLION STUDENT SERVICES VALUABLE SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE! THE SERVICE AUX ÉTUDIANTS PROVIDES A RANGE OF RE SOURCES AND SERVICES TO HELP YOU SUCCEED BOTH AT SCHOOL AND IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE! At Polytechnique Montréal, we know that our students have the potential to succeed. And since your success is our top concern, we ve designed our engineering programs in order to best prepare you for the challenges you ll face throughout your engineering career. We also aim to provide you with a framework to help you enjoy a top-notch educational experience, both personally and professionally. / To best succeed in your studies, you may need to adopt new ways of studying and managing your time. From day one, we offer a range of workshops, programs and tools to help you do just that, along with individual meetings to guide you in your strategic decision-making process and to support you through difficult times both personally and at school. This is the raison d être of the Service aux étudiants de Polytechnique (Polytechnique student services, or SEP). Our team is devoted to supporting your success. You can find more details on our services at (in French only). INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM Polytechnique s international exchange program comprises more than 250 partner universities across the world, where you can: study for one or two semesters; complete a specialization year; spend two years and obtain a double diploma; carry out an industry or research internship. The above advantages apply to all levels: bachelor s, master s and doctorate. To learn about all our agreements and destinations, visit (in French only). INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Polytechnique boasts an unusually flexible internship system. As for our students, they are known for their an unusually strong capacity for design and project management, and great facility in solving complex problems. Our placement rate of over 98% year after year confirms the excellent reputation of our engineers. The mission of Polytechnique s Service des stages et du placement (internships and placement service) is to act as a liaison between businesses and students to foster graduating students integration into the job market. THE PERSONALIZED INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HELPS YOU TO: create your sequence of internships (fall, winter or summer); choose the number of internships to complete in your bachelor s program (minimum of one, maximum of four); determine the length (4, 8 or 12 consecutive months), time and place of your internship; readjust your choices based on your financial needs and the experience you want to acquire; complete an international internship; finish your bachelor s program in four years (including two summer internships); enjoy an average salary of $16/hour ($2,500 a month). International students can take part in the internship program with no restrictions. In fact, the work permit application is free for international students. For answers to all your questions, visit (in French only). Programs at Polytechnique PROGRAMS ENGINEERING DIPLOMA DESS COURSE- BASED MASTER S RESEARCH- BASED MASTER S MODULAR MASTER S (OR DESS) DOCTORATE (PhD) 4 years 8 to 12 months 16 to 24 months 16 to 24 months 16 to 24 months 3 to 4 years Aerospace engineering Biomedical engineering Chemical engineering Civil engineering Computer engineering Electrical engineering Energy engineering Engineering physics Ergonomics Software ergonomics Geological engineering Industrial engineering Mathematics Applied mathematics Mechanical engineering Metallurgical engineering Mineral engineering Mining engineering Nuclear engineering Software engineering Sustainable development Options: Sustainable design and manufacturing Environmental engineering Energy and sustainable development Processes and environment Organizational resilience Technology Diplomas or degrees required for admission 1 from the nations most represented at Polytechnique UNDERGRADUATE BACHELOR S IN ENGINEERING GRADUATE DESS AND MASTER S 2 GRADUATE DOCTORATE (PhD) 3 Algeria Baccalauréat de l enseignement secondaire 4 Diplôme de technicien supérieur 5-6 Diplôme d études universitaires appliquées 5-6 Licence or Diplôme d études supérieures (DES) obtained in 4 years after the bac Ingénieur d État Diplôme d études approfondies (DEA) Magister Master Ingénieur d État (3,2/4) Brazil Certificado de ensino médio 4 Diploma de Técnico de Nível Médio 4 Diploma de Técnico de Segundo Grau 4 Bacharelado em uma área científica adequada Título de Engenheiro (5 years) Título de Engenheiro (5 years) GPA 3,2 /4 Mestrado China Senior High School Graduation Diploma with National Matriculation Test qualification 4 Engineering degree (4 years) Xueshi Graduate Diploma Master s degree Shoshi France Baccalauréat scientifique (S) 4, BTS 5-6, DUT 5-6, DEUG 5, classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles 5, licence 5, master 1, diplôme universitaire de maîtrise, ingénieur-maître 5 Diplôme universitaire de maîtrise Ingénieur diplômé Master 2 Magistère DESS Diplôme d études approfondies (DEA) Master recherche Mastère spécialisé Ingénieur diplômé (3,2/4) Iran Secondary School Leaving Certificate 4 Bachelor s degree Karshenasi Master Karshenasi Arshad Fogh-Licence Lebanon Baccalauréat du 2 e degré scientifique 4 Diplôme universitaire de technologie (DUT) 5-6, cycle préparatoire, licence Master 1, diplôme universitaire de maîtrise Diplôme universitaire de maîtrise Ingénieur Master 2, Magistère DESS Diplôme d études approfondies (DEA) Magister Master 2 Ingénieur diplômé (3,2/4) Morocco Bachelor s degree in experimental mathematics or science 4 BTS, DUT, DEUG 5, preparatory classes at leading schools 5, licence, master 1, MST Licence (4 years) Ingénieur d État Master 2 DESS DESA Diplôme d études supérieures Master 2, DESA Ingénieur d État (GPA 3,2/4) Mexico Bachillerato 4 Técnico Superior Universitario 5-6 Licenciatura Licenciado Maestria Romania Bachelor s degree 4 Diploma de Licenta Diploma de Inginer Diploma de Studii Aprofundate Master Tunisia Bachelor s degree in mathematics or science Exp./Inf./Tech. 4 BTS 5-6, DUT 5-6, DEUPC, preparatory classes at leading schools 5, DEST, licence, master 1, Master s degree Ingénieur Master 2, DESS, mastère Diplôme d études approfondies (DEA) Mastère, Master 2 Diplôme d Ingénieur (GPA 3,2/4) United States All countries Senior High School Diploma 4 Bachelor s degree Master s degree High School Certificate 4 International baccalaureate 4 Engineer Engineer with an excellent European baccalaureate 4 record (average equivalent to a minimum of 3.2/4) 1 Polytechnique Montréal has complete autonomy when analyzing applications for admission. Only the Office of the Registrar is authorized to make decisions regarding admission into any of the school s programs. 2 Diplomas required for admission to the DESS or master s program are eligible only if they entail a minimum of four years education following completion of secondary school, even if this is not specified. 3 Diplomas required for admission to the PhD program are eligible only if they entail a minimum of six years education following completion of secondary school, with the exception of an engineering degree, for which only five years and an excellent academic record with a minimal average of 3.2/4.0 are required. 4 Candidates with this degree may be admitted for a preparatory year. 5 Candidates with this degree may be exempt from certain courses. 6 Candidates with this degree may be required to take certain courses. Budget and financial aid APPROXIMATE YEARLY BUDGET, (summer, fall, winter) The table below shows an estimate of the yearly cost per person for studying in Montréal. All amounts are in Canadian dollars. They are provided for reference purposes only, and may be changed without notice. Tuition fees and related fees are increased each year. At the time of this printing, the amounts were not yet set for the year. What is your status in Canada? Canadian citizen Permanent resident Temporary resident (study permit) Are you a resident of Québec 1? Are you exempted from additional fees 2? No Yes Yes No Exchange Students TUITION FEES AND RELATED FEES Undergraduate Master s PhD Preparatory year (30 cr.) Bachelor s (120 cr.) For 2 15-credit semesters Course-based master s (45 cr.), DESS (30 cr.) For 2 12-credit semesters Research-based master s 5 Doctorate 5 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3+ Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 5 0 $ $ $ $ $ 4 N.A. HEALTH INSURANCE (amounts re-evaluated every year) 1 er cycle 2 e + 3 e cycles Mandatory international student 996 $ 996 $ health insurance 7 Dental insurance (ASEQ) $ 129 $ Health, vision and travel insurance (ASEQ) 8 67 $ 89 $ My subtotal ARRIVAL AND SET-UP COSTS (1 st year) $ Immigration (temporary residents) 300 $ Arrival from abroad (hotel, meals...) 500 $ Winter clothing 800 $ Furniture (if accommodations are not furnished) $ My subtotal $ ACCOMMODATION University residence $ Shared apartment $ Unshared apartment $ PERSONAL EXPENSES Food and hygiene $ Transportation (see 26 years 26 years 530 $ 910 $ Books and supplies $ Recreation, clothing and miscellaneous $ Telecommunications Land line 240 $ My subtotal Cellular telephone 600 $ High-speed internet 600 $ $ International students must ensure, before leaving their country, that they have sufficient financial resources at their disposal for their studies. Bursaries from the Québec government, the Government of Canada and most international organizations are managed directly by the authorities in the beneficiary s country. Please inquire with the appropriate authorities in your country, who are accustomed to receiving and submitting bursary applications. 1 To determine whether you are considered to be a resident of Québec according to the Ministère de l Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, see 2 For more details: 3 Exchange students pay tuition fees to their home institution. Only exchange students from establishments in France but who are not of French nationality pay the same fees as undergraduates who are not exempt from additional fees. 4 Students doing a master s degree via double diploma are exempted from tuition fees, but must pay miscellaneous fees. 5 Students doing a research-based master s or a doctorate may seek financial aid through the professor who is acting as their research supervisor: (in French only). 6 The amounts listed take into account the exemption bursary for additional fees that Polytechnique automatically assigns to all doctoral students as long as they are up to date in their payments. 7 All temporary residents are automatically signed up for this mandatory insurance. For details, please see: 8 Full information at (in French only). 9 These amounts include furniture, utilities (water, electricity, heating), a telephone land line and access to high-speed Internet. You are responsible for finding your own lodgings. To learn how and where to look, visit 10 Residences are managed by the Université de Montréal. Spaces are very limited, so it is wise to reserve a spot early (starting March 1): (in French only). Steps to take 1. TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION You must fill out the form available online or in hard copy and send it to the Office of the Registrar. The Application Guide is an essential tool to help you properly fill out your application. To find out all the details about: conditions for admission, the online or hard-copy admission application, the required supporting documents, and the Application Guide Visit the Admissions site : Deadlines for admission applications for international students with visas: Undergraduate level Bachelor s Graduate level Microprograms, DESS, Master s, Doctorate Fall semester January 15 March 1 Winter semester September 15 June 1 Summer semester -- November ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR ADMISSION LETTER You must: send confirmation of your acceptance of our offer of admission. undertake your immigration process. First, you need to obtain: 1. A Certificat d acceptation du Québec (CAQ) for study from the Ministère de l Immigration et des Communautés culturelles du Québec (MICC); 2. A study permit, issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). 3. In some cases, an entry visa from the Government of Canada or a transit visa is required. You ll find all the details in the Authorization to Study section at 3. PREPARATIONS To help you prepare for your trip and get ready for your new environment, we encourage you to follow step by step the information provided by Student Services at in the Preparing for your stay section. Questions? 4. WELCOME TO MONTRÉAL! We advise you to arrive in Montréal 15 days before your classes begin. This is normally enough time for you to find an apartment and move in. In addition, the week before classes start, all students newly arrived in Canada are invited to a welcome and orientation meeting that s crucial to getting off on the right foot in your new environment. For details, visit (in French only). THE WORLD AT polytechnique Polytechnique Montréal students come from all over the world! Afghanistan / Albania / Algeria / Argentina / Armenia / Austria / Bangladesh / Belgium / Benin / Bolivia / Brazil / Bulgaria / Burkina Faso / Burundi / Cambodia / Cameroon / Canada / Central African Republic / Chad / Chile / China / Colombia / Congo / Costa Rica / Côte d Ivoire / Croatia / Cuba / Czech Republic / Denmark / Djibouti / DominicanRepublic / Ecuador / Egypt / Ethiopia / Federal Rep.of Yugoslavia / Finland / France / Gabon / Germany / Guadeloupe / Guatemala / Guinea / Haiti / Holland / Honduras / India / Iran / Iraq / Israel / Italy / Japan / Jordan / Kazakhstan / Kenya / Kuwait / Laos / Lebanon / Macedonia / Madagascar / Mauritania / Mauritius / Mexico / Moldavia / Monaco / Morocco / New Zealand / Nicaragua / Niger / North Korea / Norway / Pakistan / Panama / Peru / Philippines / Poland / Portugal / Reunion / Romania / Russia / Rwanda / Salvador / Saudi Arabia / Senegal / Slovakia / South Korea / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / Syria / Taiwan / Tanzania / Thailand / Togo / Tunisia / Turkey / Ukraine / United Arab Emirates / United Kingdom / United States / Uruguay / Venezuela / Vietnam Polytechnique Service des communications et du recrutement The Polytechnique Montréal student recruitment team is here to make your life easier and to answer your questions about the university, our programs, student life, our environment and more. Whether you need details about our programs and our educational system, personalized advice to help you better choose your program of study, or instructions on how to submit an admission application or find a research supervisor, don t hesitate to get in touch with us! We ll be happy to help. Université de Montréal Campus 2500, chemin de Polytechnique, Montréal (Québec) H3T 1J4, Canada Telephone: , ext Update : July 2012 Information disponible en français : Social media user?
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