The Admission Process for Doctoral Studies

Here’s how to apply for admission to doctoral programs.

Step 1 Confirm your eligibility

Confirm your eligibility

So you’ve chosen to do your doctorate at ÉTS? Make sure you meet the conditions for admission to the program you’ve chosen.

Need to know more about a graduate program, a professor or a research topic?

Here are some ways to find the answers you need:

  • Contact Program Info.
  • Attend our Graduate Studies evenings to learn more about a program or a research topic. These evenings are advertised on the Substance ETS website;
  • Consult the ÉTS Faculty Directory to learn more about researchers who share your interests.


Want to learn more about tuition fees?

Consult the webpage Studying Engineering at ÉTS: How Much Does it Cost?


Deadline for submitting applications for admission

At ÉTS, one university academic year includes three semesters: fall, winter and summer.

Step 2 Prepare your application files

Prepare your application files

To find the list of supporting documents you must submit with your application, please select the program you want to enter, then your legal status in Canada. A list of eligible diplomas will then appear. Click the diploma you hold to see the list of supporting documents you will need to provide.

Step 3 Submit your application for admission

Submit your application for admission

At ÉTS, applications for admission to a doctoral program are made online. If you don’t have all the answers to the questions you’re asked, or all the required documents, you can begin to fill out the form, save it, then return to it later.

Please note that erroneous information and falsified documents expose you to significant sanctions and that missing transcripts of grades may jeopardize the processing of your application.

When must you choose a thesis supervisor?

You must have chosen your thesis supervisor when you submit your application. For more information on how to find a thesis supervisor, visit the How to Find a Thesis Supervisor page.

Application Fees

The cost of applying for admission is $44, payable by Visa or MasterCard credit card. These fees are non-refundable.

Graduates of any University of Québec constituent are exempted from application fees. A copy of a transcript or a diploma is required.

Format of supporting documents

Make sure that all the documents you attach to the admission application are complete and legible. Uploaded files must have a maximum size of 5 MB. Accepted formats are: pdf, gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tiff, bmp, doc and docx.

Transcripts and diplomas in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a French translation certified by the consulate, the Embassy of the country of origin of the candidate or by a member of the Order of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of Québec (OTTIAQ).

ÉTS may require additional documents. If required, ÉTS will write to you at the e-mail address that you entered in the admission application form.

To be considered a resident of Québec and pay the resident tuition fees, you must provide us with, depending on the case:

  • A Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ);
  • A copy of a Québec health insurance card or other document.


Submit your application for admission

Step 4 Follow up on your application for admission

Follow up on your application for admission

The response to a completed application for admission is generally provided no later than four weeks after the application deadline.

You will receive it at the e-mail address that you entered on the application form.

Conditional admission

If you do not meet all the conditions of eligibility for your program of study, you may receive a decision of conditional admission. It will indicate the conditions to be met and the deadlines for doing so.

Replying to an offer of admission

Admission means that, after studying your file, ÉTS judges that your application meets the admission criteria of the program of study.

Admission is therefore the first step to university studies. You must then confirm your registration, each semester, during the period stated in the academic calendar.

This step confirms your intention to study at ÉTS and your choice of courses and activities that you will follow each semester. It also allows you to build your schedule. At ÉTS, you must register in each of the three semesters that make up one university academic year.

Register online through Mon ÉTS

All new students admitted to a graduate program can register using Mon ÉTS. It will assist you in choosing your courses and validate your selections.

You will receive a confirmation of your registration and an invoice, prior to the start of the semester.

Once the semester begins, you can change courses within the time period specified in the academic calender.