Exemptions from additional tuition fees

The Ministry of Education and Higher Learning grants exemption quotas to universities, allowing them to grant students holding a student visa exemptions from additional tuition fees.

The allocation of these exemptions, on the basis of the ÉTS quota, is under the jurisdiction of the Dean of Studies. A competition takes place each semester and the exemption is granted for that same semester.

Eligibility criteria


  • Be registered full-time (9-15 credits) in a Master’s program: 3 out-of-program credits are allowed in these credits;
  • Hold a minimum cumulative average of 3.6/4.3 in the program of study covered by the application;
  • Not have exceeded 4 semesters in the program of studies covered by the request;
  • Must have no Failures (Échec) on his/her record;
  • May not hold (for the referenced semester) an exemption bursary (from his country or other body);
  • Must not have received 3 exemptions in the Master’s (MEES exemptions granted to universities).

Selection criteria

  • The cumulative average at the closing date of the competition;
  • Must not have unpaid tuition fees for semesters prior to that of the competition, except for Winter 2020 semester's fees.

Documents required

Documents to submit electronically:

Study program Master's Degree with Project
Master's Degree with Thesis
Legal status International students

May 4 to 22, 2020, 3 p.m.

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