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 student authorization 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 a copy of the student authorization (visa).
Scholarship holders must meet all of the scholarship rules set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide.
The scholarship period must begin between May 1st, 2016, and January 15th, 2017. 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 2016.
The scholarship is not retroactive. Any sessions carried out prior to summer 2016 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 an authorization from the FRQNT in writing.
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 $20 000. During the eligibility period (nine sessions or 36 months), the scholarship holder may receive up to nine payments totalling $60 000. Each payment of up to $6 667 covers a period of four months or one session.
Place of tenure
Scholarship holders must attend the Québec university at which they were preselected and carry out studies or research activities in Québec.
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 session 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.