Scholarship holders must hold a Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (Québec Acceptance Certificate) (CAQ) issued by the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion du Québec as well as a student authorization issued by a Canadian consulate or embassy that is valid for the entire study period in Québec.
Scholarship holders must comply with all scholarship rules set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide.
Please note that no scholarship payment will be issued until we receive a copy of the student authorization.
The scholarship period must begin between May 1, 2019 and January 15, 2020. Barring 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 2019.
The scholarship is not retroactive. Any semesters completed prior to summer 2019 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 progress reports judged satisfactory by the program manager.
Please note that applicants seeking to change program, project or place of tenure must submit a request as set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide.
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 Scholarships for International Students is $21,000. During the eligibility period (twelve semesters or 48 months), the scholarship holder may receive up to 12 payments totalling $84,000. Each payment of up to $7,000 covers a period of four months or one semester. The 11th and 12th instalments are conditional on the initial deposit of the thesis before the end of the 12th funded semester.
Place of tenure
Scholarship holders must attend the Québec University at which they were preselected and carry out studies or research activities in Québec or abroad in the case of a cotutelle doctoral program.
Concurrent funding is prohibited with:
Awards granted by government departments and agencies and Canadian and Québec government funding agencies.
Concurrent funding is permitted with:
Awards granted by the private sector or the scholarship holder's home country and university scholarships.
Except in special cases pertaining to paid work set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide, scholarship holders may accept employment that does not exceed the maximum hours per semester allowed by their institution, provided that their research director does not object and that the employment does not interfere with their research activities.
The salary received by a scholarship holder for working exclusively on his/her research project is considered to be a scholarship that may be held concurrently with a Doctoral Research Scholarship for International Students.