Scholarship holders must hold a Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (Québec Acceptance Certificate) issued by the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion du Québec (http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca) as well as a study permit issued by consular services that is valid for the entire study period in Québec.
Warning : Please note that no scholarship payment will be done before receiving by email a copy of the study permit.
Scholarship holders must respect all of the scholarship rules set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide.
The scholarship period must begin between May 1st, 2018, and January 15th, 2019. Unless exceptional circumstances, the scholarship cannot be transferred from one year to the next. For applicants whose study program is already underway, the scholarship period will begin in May 2018.
The scholarship is not retroactive. Any semester carried out prior to summer 2018 will not be funded.
Except in special cases pertaining to part-time studies set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide, the scholarship holder must be registered as a full-time student in the doctoral program for which the scholarship was awarded.
The scholarship is granted for the entire eligibility period, conditional upon the presentation of satisfactory progress reports.
Applicants who seek to change program, project or place of tenure must first request a written authorization from the FRQNT.
Value of the scholarship
The FRQNT board of directors reserves the right to modify the value of scholarships at any time, without notice, notably in accordance with the credits annually allocated by the Assemblée nationale du Québec, its strategic priorities and budgetary process.
The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is 21 000 $. Within the eligibility period of twelve semesters or 48 months, a scholarship holder may receive a maximum of twelve installments for a total of 84 000 $. Each payment of up to 7 000 $ covers a period of four months or one semester. The 11th and 12th installments are conditional on the initial deposit of the thesis before the end of the 12th financed semester.
Place of tenure
Scholarship holders must attend the Québec university at which they were preselected and carry out their studies or research activities in Québec or abroad in the case of a double doctoral degree.
Cumulation is prohibited with:
Awards granted by government departments and agencies and the funding agencies of the Canadian and Québec governments.
Cumulation is allowed with:
Awards granted by the private sector, the scholarship holder's home country and universities.
Except in special cases pertaining to paid work set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide, the scholarship holder may accept employment that does not exceed the maximum hours per semester allowed by its institution, provided that his/her research supervisor does not object and that the employment does not interfere with the research activities.
The salary that the scholarship holder receives exclusively for his/her research project is considered to be a scholarship that may be held concurrently with a doctoral research scholarship for international students.