5 Reasons to Study in Quebec in 2020


Quebec is Canada’s hidden gem. It’s a vibrant and multicultural province that blends North American modernity and European charm. Quebec is also the only bilingual (French and English speaking) province in Canada. It offers students a unique studying and living experience, along with an opportunity to learn French. More than 50,000 students from around the globe choose to study in Quebec.


Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec

Why Study in Quebec?

Here are the top reasons why students from all over the world choose to study in Quebec:


1. Affordable Tuition Fees

Quebec has considerably lower international student tuition fees than other Canadian provinces. Since Canadian tuition fees are generally lower than other popular study abroad destinations, such as the USA and the UK, Quebec is one of the most affordable international education destinations in the western world.

2. Low Cost of Living

Accommodations, food, transportation, day-to-day expenses, and other living costs are lower in Quebec. In fact, 11 of the 20 least expensive cities to live in Canada are in Quebec.

3. Immerse in the French-Canadian Culture

The French were amongst the earliest settlers in Canada, coming to Quebec in the early 1600s. French architecture, language, and traditions have become part of Quebec culture. This has helped give Quebec the reputation of being the “Europe of North America”.

4. Study in French and English

French is the official language of Quebec, and both French and English are spoken across the province. As a result, students can pursue an education in French and English, learn a new language, and study side by side with bilingual peers.

5. Modern Living in a Picturesque Setting

Quebec is home to some of the most breathtaking natural wonders. Including thousands of lakes and waterways, majestic mountains and hills, and provincial parks. Whether you are an avid adventurer or an explorer, Quebec has something for everyone.

Montreal Skyline at Night

Featured Partner Schools

ApplyBoard has partnerships with over 45 schools, colleges, and universities in Quebec, including: 


1. CDI College

CDI College offers market-driven programs focused on helping students develop in-demand skills. These skills are obtained in courses such as the arts, design, business, dental, early childhood education, technology, legal and healthcare industries. They have five campuses across Quebec, located in MontrealLavalLongueuilPointe-Claire, and St. Leonard.

2. CDE College

Only 1.5 hours away from downtown Montreal, CDE College offers training programs in information technology and business administration. CDE programs help fulfill the labour shortage and meet the needs requested by employers. Students get hands-on training, internships, and graduate with job-ready skills and experiences. 

3. Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Iles

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Iles is a bilingual public post-secondary institution located at the eastern tip of Quebec. It aims to help students build employable skills through their undergraduate and postgraduate offerings in the arts, business, management, engineering and technology.

4. Herzing College

Herzing College offers career-focused diploma programs in business, arts, engineering, and technology. Its campuses are located in Downtown Montreal and in East Montreal. Local and regional employers help ensure programs cover the skills needed to succeed in their chosen careers.

5. LaSalle College

Located in Montreal, LaSalle College is one of the largest bilingual colleges in North America. It offers over 60 undergraduate diploma programs in six specialized areas: Arts & Design, Hotel Management & Tourism, Business Technologies, VFX & Game Design, and Social Science & Education. Students receive comprehensive learning and develop the necessary skills to enter the job market.

6. Matrix College

Matrix College is a licensed private career college in Montreal. It offers specialized diploma programs in Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Science Technology and Global Supply Chain Management. Students receive accelerated, hands-on training and structured learning to build job oriented skills. It also offers extensive vendor-authorized training in-demand courses like SAP, Cisco, and VMware certifications.

Learn More

Visit the ApplyBoard Platform to learn more about ApplyBoard’s 1,200+ primary, secondary, and post-secondary partner institutions. Located across Canada and the USA, they offer academic and career-focused education to students from all around the world.