Financial Support for students

There may be times when not everything goes as expected in the life of a student, and that is even more true in these uncertain times. ÉTS is fully aware that successfully completing a study program is not easy when financial problems make life difficult, and is committed to helping its student community by making a variety of financial assistance resources available to them.

Bursaries

Financial Support Fund

The Financial Support Fund makes one-time bursaries available to students who are experiencing financial difficulties, namely those who are facing a budgetary deficit that prevents them from meeting their basic necessities (and those of any dependent children, as applicable) or who find themselves in a precarious financial position (e.g.: they are not in a position to further reduce their expenses or increase their income or the assistance they receive from their family). The Financial Support Fund is intended to help these students in need in order to avoid interrupting their studies.

Application form

If you have any questions concerning the bursaries, please send an e-mail to sae@etsmtl.ca.

  • Be in a precarious financial position and be unable to meet basic necessities (and those of dependent children, as applicable) or not be in a position to further reduce expenses or increase income;
  • Be registered for full-time studies (or considered full-time by way of SFA);
  • Have successfully completed a full-time session at ÉTS;
  • Be in a position of academic success (minimum 2.0 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate and post-graduate students);
  • Have paid all tuition fees for previous sessions;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student, and be present on Canadian soil;
  • Not be eligible for emergency government benefits;
  • Have entered a Social Insurance Number (SIN) in Mon ÉTS and provided a specimen check from a Canadian banking institution; 
  • Not have received this bursary within the past year or not have already submitted an application with the 4 previous months.

* The maximum total amount of financial support bursaries paid by ÉTS for the 2021-2022 academic year (31/08/2021 to 17/08/2022) is $1,500.

  • You must send the duly completed request form along with all requested supporting documents (void cheque and bank account statement).
  • Each applicant will meet with personnel from SAÉ (Student Services) to analyze their file (processing may take up to 6 weeks);
  • Make sure you have a Social Insurance Number on file in the "Mes renseignements" section of your "My ÉTS" portal.
  • Student Services may conduct verifications against the files of the MESS Aide financière aux études (AFE – Student financial assistance) program, and you may be required to submit additional documents to establish your eligibility or your financial situation.
  • Check the status of your request form in the "Mes réponses" section after submission.
  • A response will be sent to you by e-mail as quickly as possible.
  • The Committee’s decision is final.
  • It may take between 10 and 15 business days from the day when an eligible request is received for assistance payments to be distributed.
  • In order to speed up the distribution of assistance payments by direct deposit, please provide a sample of a personal check (voided) along with your request.
Emergency Assistance Fund

ÉTS Student Services (SAE) Emergency Assistance Fund

The ÉTS Student Services (SAE) Emergency Assistance Fund allows those who are in a precarious financial position to obtain one-time temporary assistance to help meet their basic necessities. It is considered a form of last resource assistance.

For more detailed information, please contact aidefinanciere@etsmtl.ca.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be registered for at least one course at ÉTS for the current session;
  • Be in a position of not being able to meet your basic necessities (food, medication, etc.);
  • Agree to a mandatory interview.