The cost of studies

There is an 85$CAD (80USD, or 65€) fee to submit an application for admissions. This includes the fee for a Comparative Evaluation of Studies done outside Canada that will be sent to the cégep as part of your file.

Cégep tuition fees range from around 12 744$CAD to 19 754$CAD for international students, depending on the program of study. International students have access to scholarships and financial aid such as tuition fee exemptions.

Additional expenses should be expected and provided for: registration fees, certificate of acceptance, study permit, transportation, housing, food, books, insurance, clothing, etc. A budget must be prepared accordingly.


Setting a budget for the first year of cégep

This budget looks at the average cégep student lifestyle. Amounts may be inferior or superior depending on your spending habits. The table suggests what should be provided for the first 12 months as a cégep student in Québec (exchange rates applicable in August 2020)

For a foreign studentIn eurosIn Canadian dollars Comments
SRAM application fees€ 65$ 85
Québec Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ)€ 74$ 116To obtain the Québec Certificate of Acceptance, the government of Québec requires a proof of financial resources to cover living expenses during the entire stay, or $ 11 825 (Canadian) per person per year.
Canadian resident permit € 96
+ € 54 for biometric informations*
$ 150
+ $ 85 for biometric informations*
*Applicants from specified countries will have to provide biometric informations.
See the Canadian Ministry of Immigration website for more information.
Health and hospital insurance€ 467$ 732French students are exempted from this obligation under a France – Québec agreement (except at ITHQ).
Tuition feesbetween
€ 8 138
€ 12 614
$ 12 744
$ 19 754
These fees vary according to the academic program. They are set by the Québec Ministry of Education** and are payable in two installments at the beginning of each semester.
**Prices are subject to change without notice.

French students pay the same fees as Québec students under a France – Québec agreement. Consequently, they are exempted from tuition fees (except at ITHQ).
Ancillary fees€ 255$ 400These fees are mandatory, and allow students to access various services offered by the cégeps. Amounts vary by cégep.
Living expenses (including housing, groceries, leisure activities, books and school supplies)€ 8 000$ 12 500Based on the average student's lifestyle
Winter Clothing€ 380$ 600

Note: The prices in euros are estimated based on the exchange rate in August 2020. SRAM application fees are a flat fee, however.