Length of graduate and doctoral studies and absence

Did you know the duration of your studies is limited by regulations and you must comply with them? The same goes for absences. Consult the regulations for your program of studies to learn more about this subject.

Length

  • Full-time: 4 sessions
  • Part-time: 8 sessions
     

Extension of the maximum length of studies (art. 4.5.)

A student who has not met the requirements for the program within the maximum length of time permitted, and who would like to continue the program, may obtain an extension for a period not exceeding one year (three sessions). The request will be accepted if it is reasonable to believe that the activities that remain can be completed within the requested extension period.

Unauthorized absence

Beginning with the second study session, a student in a Specialized Graduate Studies Diploma (DESS) or a master's program with project is entitled to an unauthorized absence of up to three consecutive sessions. However, an unauthorized absence does not extend the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program.

Authorized absence (art. 4.5.)

An authorized absence is not taken into consideration when calculating the length of studies or the deadlines applicable to certain specific conditions. Therefore, the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program will be extended by the number of sessions corresponding to the authorized period of absence, which may be a maximum of three consecutive or non-consecutive sessions.

Any request for an authorized absence must be justified by a valid reason, such as illness, parental leave, or professional or family obligations, and must be substantiated by supporting documentation.  

Length

  • Full-time: 6 sessions
  • Part-time: 12 sessions
     

Extension of the maximum length of studies (art. 4.5)

A student who has not met the requirements for the program within the maximum length of time permitted, and who would like to continue the program, may obtain an extension. The request will be accepted if it is reasonable to believe that the activities that remain can be completed within the requested extension period. 

Unauthorized absence (art. 4.2.2)

Beginning with the second study session, a student in a Specialized Graduate Studies Diploma (DESS) program or a masters program with project is entitled to an unauthorized absence of up to three consecutive sessions. However, an unauthorized absence does not extend the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program.

Authorized absence (art. 4.5)

An authorized absence is not taken into consideration when calculating the length of studies or the deadlines applicable to certain specific conditions. Therefore, the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program will be extended by the number of sessions corresponding to the authorized period of absence, which may be a maximum of three consecutive or non-consecutive sessions.

Any request for an authorized absence must be justified by a valid reason, such as illness, parental leave, or professional or family obligations, and must be substantiated by supporting documentation.  

Length

  • Full time: 6 sessions
  • Part time: 12 sessions

An applicant for a master's program with thesis or a PhD program must commit to full-time registration upon admission. Part-time admission to these programs may be considered under exceptional circumstances. In order to be admitted as a part-time student, or to change status from full-time to part-time, there must be adequate proof that the existing conditions are such that the student will be in a position to successfully complete the program.

Extension of the maximum length of studies (art. 4.5)

A student who has not met the requirements for the program within the maximum length of time permitted, and who would like to continue the program, may obtain an extension. The request will be accepted if it is reasonable to believe that the activities that remain can be completed within the requested extension period. 

Unauthorized absence (art. 4.4.2)

A student in a master's program with thesis or a PhD program is not entitled to an unauthorized absence.

Authorized absence (art. 4.5)

An authorized absence is not taken into consideration when calculating the length of studies or the deadlines applicable to certain specific conditions. Therefore, the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program will be extended by the number of sessions corresponding to the authorized period of absence, which may be a maximum of three consecutive or non-consecutive sessions.

Any request for an authorized absence must be justified by a valid reason, such as illness, parental leave, or professional or family obligations, and must be substantiated by supporting documentation.   

Length

  • Full-time: 12 sessions
  • Part-time: 21 sessions

An applicant for a master's program with thesis or a PhD program must commit to full-time registration upon admission. Part-time admission to these programs may be considered under exceptional circumstances. In order to be admitted as a part-time student, or to change status from full-time to part-time, there must be adequate proof that the existing conditions are such that the student will be in a position to successfully complete the program.

Extension of the maximum length of studies (art. 4.5)

 A student who has not met the requirements for the program within the maximum length of time permitted, and who would like to continue the program, may obtain an extension for a period not exceeding one year (three semesters). The request will be accepted if it is reasonable to believe that the activities that remain can be completed within the requested extension period. 

Unauthorized absence  (art. 4.4.2)

A student in a master's program with thesis or a PhD program is not entitled to an unauthorized absence.

Authorized absence (art. 4.5)

An authorized absence is not taken into consideration when calculating the length of studies or the deadlines applicable to certain specific conditions. Therefore, the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program will be extended by the number of semesters corresponding to the authorized period of absence, which may be a maximum of three consecutive or non-consecutive semesters..

Any request for an authorized absence must be justified by a valid reason, such as illness, parental leave, or professional or family obligations, and must be substantiated by supporting documentation.