IUT exchange program

Are you currently studying at an IUT (institut universitaire de technologie – University Institute of Technology) that is partnered with ÉTS? If so, you are invited to participate in a one-year exchange program in Montréal, where you will have an opportunity to carry out a four-month paid internship in Québec!

Thanks to the agreement signed with your university, you can simultaneously complete the first year of an engineering program at ÉTS (Bachelor of Engineering) and a diploma from your home university.

IUT exchange:

  • Lasts one academic year, or the equivalent of three sessions at ÉTS;
  • Corresponds to the first year of an engineering program (Bachelor of Engineering at ÉTS);
  • Allows IUT students to carry out a first industrial internship during the exchange;
  • Allows IUT students to take advantage of a tuition exemption at ÉTS.

ÉTS offers two options:

The DUETI (Diplôme universitaire d'enseignement technologique international – University Diploma in International Technology Education) exchange program allows students to integrate ÉTS engineering programs (Bachelor of Engineering) after completing their DUT (diplôme universitaire de technologie – University Technology Diploma), within the context of international mobility and for the purpose of obtaining a DUETI from their home university.

Students who are admitted to ÉTS can begin their studies during the Fall session following their final DUT semester (S4). The standard study path comprises 3 sessions (12 months), or a minimum of 24 course credits (2 sessions) and a 9-credit industrial internship (1 session).

This program allows students from an IUT to integrate ÉTS engineering programs (Bachelor of Engineering), within the context of international mobility and for the purpose of obtaining a DUT.

Students involved in the Nested curriculum (S4) – Engineering program begin their studies during the Winter session following their third DUT semester (S3). The standard study path comprises 3 sessions (12 months), or a minimum of 24 course credits (2 sessions) and a 9-credit industrial internship (1 session).

 

Upon completion of one or the other of these mobility programs, students have the option of continuing their studies in an engineering program at ÉTS with a view to obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Procedure for participating in an IUT exchange at ÉTS

Step 1 Verify your eligibility

Verify your eligibility

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an exchange:

  • Be registered at an institution that is an IUT partner with ÉTS. If your institution does not appear on the list, contact the ÉTS International Relations Service or your institution;
  • Be studying for or hold an Eligible DUT (in French);
  • Obtain authorization from your home institution in advance;
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (S1+S2+S3) of 11.50 in order to be eligible for a DUETI program*;
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (S1+S2) of 12.50 in order to be eligible for a Nested curriculum (S4) program.

*Students who do not have the required grade point average at the end of the third DUT semester can submit an Application for Admission after obtaining their DUT if their grade point average for their DUT is higher than 11.50.

Step 2 Choose your engineering program

Choose your engineering program

ÉTS offers seven engineering programs. In Québec, the Bachelor of Engineering constitutes an engineering program that lasts approximately 4 years after a DUT.

A typical study path of 4 or 5 courses per session is recommended for all Bachelor of Engineering programs. This allows you to customize your academic path and establish a provisional study contract with your home institution, if required.

Step 3 Submit your Application for Admission

Submit your Application for Admission

Begin by learning about the specific conditions and deadlines for submitting your Application from the International Relations department at your institution.

Your home institution must confirm your participation in the exchange program with ÉTS before March 20 for admission for the Fall session and before July 20 for admission for the Winter session.

The number of available places is not limited. All eligible applications referred by a partner IUT are accepted.

Once your institution has confirmed your participation in the exchange program at ÉTS (nomination), you will receive instructions by e-mail for submitting your online Application for Admission.

Deadline for submitting applications:

  • May 1, 2021: for programs beginning during the Fall 2021 session
  • October 1, 2021: for programs beginning during the Winter 2022 session

Do not wait for the deadline to submit your Application. Requests are processed on a continuous basis, based on order of arrival, before the deadline. Submitting your Application for Admission as soon as possible guarantees you a faster processing time and an earlier response to your Application so that you can initiate any other administrative procedures with peace of mind.

Tuition exemption at ÉTS

Being admitted within the context of an IUT exchange program allows you to take advantage of a tuition exemption at ÉTS, which is valid throughout the duration of the exchange program, up to a maximum of 12 consecutive months at no charge.

Step 4 Request your immigration documents

Request your immigration documents

Once you have been admitted to ÉTS, you can request official authorizations for studying in Québec from the governments of Québec and Canada. These procedures can take a number of months, so it is important to initiate them as soon as you receive your admission letter from ÉTS.

The admission letter is the only official document issued by ÉTS. It contains all the information required to begin your applications for your CAQ, study permit and co-op work permit.

  • Tuition fees: The tuition exemption for your first three sessions will be mentioned in the letter.
  • Co-op work permit: The letter will also mention the obligation to participate in an internship.

Procedure
You will find the procedures for obtaining immigration documents in your MonÉTS portal, in the immigration procedures (pdf) document and on our website, under the Before your studies tab.

Do you have more questions?
You will receive a series of four infoletters from the International Relations Service between the time of your admission and your arrival. Take the time to read them carefully. You will also be invited to attend pre-departure webinars. In addition, you will find a wealth of information on our website:

After the exchange program: Continuing your studies

After the exchange program: Continuing your studies

Do you wish to continue your studies at ÉTS after completing your exchange program with a view to obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering degree? You must submit a new Application for Admission for the “regular” Bachelor program. Your Application must be submitted before June 1 if you began your program during the Fall session and before October 1 if you began during the Winter session.

The Application must be submitted via the ÉTS admission portal. Select the “Log in” button under the heading “You are currently studying at ÉTS?”.

If you are admitted, you must register within the context of your home program.

Your confirmed registration within the context of your home program will be copied automatically, along with a report of all courses taken during the first year toward your regular degree program. This is done automatically by the Registrar’s Office, with no action required on your part, after the deadline for changing programs for the session following your exchange. 

Tuition fees

Pursuant to international agreements, students who are residents of France or francophone students who are residents of Belgium who are also registered for an undergraduate program at ÉTS benefit from the rate applicable to Canadian students who are not residents of Québec (upon presentation of the required valid identification documents).

Students of other nationalities must pay full tuition fees at the rate for international students.

International Students at ÉTS
Greater Montréal is home to more than 30,000 international students at the
post-secondary level, nearly 80% of the
Québec total
At ÉTS, 25% of graduate students are women
More than 60% of ÉTS graduate students come from outside Canada