Cost of Studies

This section provides an overview of the anticipated costs for completing your study project, so that you can create a realistic budget. The Tuition calculator will provide you with an estimate for each study session, based on the number of credits, the type of educational activities and your legal status.

Tuition fees at ÉTS are set by the Government of Québec, and are subject to change every year. The fees remain the same regardless of the teaching mode (in classroom, virtual, hybrid). The amounts shown are for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Updated August 3, 2022

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Undergraduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • Total number of program credits: 115 to 120 + 27 co-op work term credits
    • Duration: 4 years (8 sessions + 3 co-op work terms)
    • Tuition fees: $18,000
  • Average number of credits per year: 30 + 9 co-op work term credits
    • Tuition fees for one year: $4,450

TECHNOLOGICAL ACADEMIC PATH

  • Total number of program credits: 32
    • Duration: 1 year (2 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $3,700

CERTIFICATE (part-time)

  • Total number of program credits: 30
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $4,100
  • Average number of credits per year: 12
    • Tuition fees for one year: $1,560

SHORT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (part-time)

  • Total number of program credits: 15
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $2,400
  • Average number of credits per year: 6
    • Tuition fees for one year: $940

Graduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH PROJECT (M.Eng.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: $6,200
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,310

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH THESIS (M.A.Sc.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: $6,200
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,310

SPECIALIZED GRADUATE STUDIES DIPLOMAS (DESS)

  • Total number of program credits: 30
    • Duration: 1 year (3 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $4,300

SHORT GRADUATE PROGRAM (part-time)

  • Total number of program credits: 15
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $6,200
  • Average number of credits per year: 6
    • Tuition fees for one year: $940

PhD Program

Costs and durations are approximate

DOCTORATE

  • Total number of program credits: 90
    • Duration: 4 years (10 sessions + 2 sessions for thesis writing – REDACT)
    • Tuition fees: $12,300
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,310

Undergraduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • Total number of program credits: 115 to 120 + 27 co-op work term credits
    • Duration: 4 years (8 sessions + 3 co-op work terms)
    • Tuition fees: $46,400
  • Average number of credits per year: 30 + 9 co-op work term credits
    • Tuition fees for one year: $11,290

TECHNOLOGICAL ACADEMIC PATH

  • Total number of program credits: 32
    • Duration: 1 year (2 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $10,000

CERTIFICATE (part-time)

  • Total number of program credits: 30
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $10,200
  • Average number of credits per year: 12
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,930

SHORT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (part-time)

  • Total number of program credits: 15
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $6,700
  • Average number of credits per year: 6
    • Tuition fees for one year: $2,130

Graduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH PROJECT (M.Eng.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: $15,300
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $8,650

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH THESIS (M.A.Sc.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: $15 300
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $8,650

SPECIALIZED GRADUATE STUDIES DIPLOMAS (DESS)

  • Total number of program credits: 30
    • Duration: 1 year (3 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $10,800

SHORT GRADUATE PROGRAM (part-time)

  • Total number of program credits: 15
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $6,700
  • Average number of credits per year: 6
    • Tuition fees for one year: $2,130

PhD Program

Costs and durations are approximate

DOCTORATE

  • Total number of program credits: 90
    • Duration: 4 years (10 sessions + 2 sessions for thesis writing – REDACT)
    • Tuition fees: $12,300
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,310

Undergraduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • Total number of program credits: 115 to 120 + 27 co-op work term credits
    • Duration: 4 years (8 sessions + 3 co-op work terms)
    • Tuition fees: $126,300
  • Average number of credits per year: 30 + 9 co-op work term credits
    • Tuition fees for one year: $29,890

TECHNOLOGICAL ACADEMIC PATH

  • Total number of program credits: 32
    • Duration: 1 year (2 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $29,500

CERTIFICATE

  • International students are not eligible for the certificate due to the study regime (part-time only), with the exception of the 4023 certificate, which is reserved for those on mobility from a partner institution, who are exempt from paying tuition fees.

SHORT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

  • International students are not eligible for this program due to the regime of study (part-time only).


Graduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH PROJECT (M.Eng.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: $38,400
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $22,110

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH THESIS (M.A.Sc.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: $33,000
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $18,930

SPECIALIZED GRADUATE STUDIES DIPLOMAS (DESS)

  • Total number of program credits: 30
    • Duration: 1 year (3 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $28,200

SHORT GRADUATE PROGRAM 

  • International students are not eligible for this program due to the regime of study (part-time only).
     

PhD Program

Costs and durations are approximate

DOCTORATE

  • Total number of program credits: 90
    • Duration: 4 years (10 sessions + 2 sessions for thesis writing – REDACT)
    • Tuition fees: $16,100*
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $4,210*

*Doctoral students receive an exemption bursary for the fixed amount if they are not already receiving a scholarship from another MEES program. You can access the letter confirming your exemption via your MonÉTS portal. The bursary will be applied automatically approximately five weeks after the beginning of each session, with no action required on your part.

Undergraduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • Total number of program credits: 115 to 120 + 27 co-op work term credits
    • Duration: 4 years (8 sessions + 3 co-op work terms)
    • Tuition fees: $46,400
  • Average number of credits per year: 30 + 9 co-op work term credits
    • Tuition fees for one year: $11,290

TECHNOLOGICAL ACADEMIC PATH

  • Total number of program credits: 32
    • Duration: 1 year (2 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $10,000

CERTIFICATE

  • Total number of program credits: 30
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $10,200
  • Average number of credits per year: 12
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,930

SHORT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

  • Total number of program credits: 15
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $6,700
  • Average number of credits per year: 6
    • Tuition fees for one year: $2,130

Graduate Programs

Costs and durations are approximate

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH PROJECT (M.Eng.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: $6,100
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,310

MASTER'S DEGREE WITH THESIS (M.A.Sc.)

  • Total number of program credits: 45
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions + 1 session of ACTIVIT activity)
    • Tuition fees: 6,100 $
  • Crédits réalisés en moyenne par année : 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,310

SPECIALIZED GRADUATE STUDIES DIPLOMAS (DESS)

  • Total number of program credits: 30
    • Duration: 1 year (3 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $5,500

SHORT GRADUATE PROGRAM (part-time)

  • Total number of program credits: 15
    • Duration: 2 years (5 sessions)
    • Tuition fees: $6,700
  • Average number of credits per year: 6
    • Tuition fees for one year: $2,130

PhD Program

Costs and durations are approximate

DOCTORAT

  • Total number of program credits: 90
    • Duration: 4 years (10 sessions + 2 sessions for thesis writing – REDACT)
    • Tuition fees: $12,300
  • Average number of credits per year: 27
    • Tuition fees for one year: $3,310
Definition of status

Definition of status

The Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MES) sets tuition fees based on nationality and place of residence. Depending on their status, other students must pay a fixed amount in addition to the fees paid by Québec students.

This section defines the various types of legal status, references the official sources that determine the management rules and details the basic cost set for each credit and the fixed amounts that apply to each status (as applicable).

Québec resident student status:

  • A Canadian or First Nations citizen born in Quebec or outside Quebec or Canada but residing in Quebec;
  • A permanent resident of Canada who holds a CSQ or who has resided in Quebec for a certain period of time;
  • Other situations that meet the criteria established by the Regulation respecting the definition of resident in Quebec.

The cost per credit for a Quebec resident student is $93.24.

Canadian student not residing in Québec status:

  • A Canadian or First Nations citizen born in a province other than Québec or born outside of Canada;
  • A permanent resident of Canada who does not hold a CSQ and who has not resided in Québec in the last few months.

If you believe that you qualify as a Quebec resident, complete the Quebec Residency Attestation form (in French), assemble the documents required by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur based on your situation and send them to registraire@etsmtl.ca. If applicable, the change of status will be applied as of the on going session.

The cost per credit for a non-Quebec resident student does not vary based on level of study. A fixed amount is added to the basic fee of $93.24 as follows:

  • $197.76, for a total of $291 per credit

International student status:

  • A student who is not a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada and who holds a study permit and a certificate of acceptance from Quebec (CAQ).

Some people may be exempt from paying additional tuition fees. Consult the Exemptions from differential tuition fees based on immigration status webpage to verify whether you meet the eligibility criteria (e.g.: refugee or protected person holding a CSQ, spouse of certain work permit holders, etc.).

The cost per credit for an international student varies based on the level of study. A fixed amount is added to the basic fee of $93.24, as follows:

  • Undergraduate level: $787.77, for a total of $881.01 per credit
  • Graduate level* :
    • M.Eng. or DESS: $662.74, for a total of $755.98 per credit
    • M.A.Sc.: $545.22, for a total of $638.46 per credit
  • PhD program: $93.24 per credit**

* Students who have completed and paid for all of their research or project credits (ACTIVIT or REDAC) can use the Tuition calculator (in French) to estimate the fees to be paid during 0 credit sessions.

** Students who are registered for full-time studies in a doctoral (PhD) program are automatically exempted from the $479.85 per credit fixed amount by ÉTS, with the exception of those who already receive a government scholarship that covers this fixed amount (e.g.: one of the MEES financial assistance programs). In other words, all doctoral students pay the same amount for their education, regardless of their status.

Pursuant to student mobility agreements between the Government of Québec, the French Republic and the French Community of Belgium:

  • A student who holds a valid French passport or an international student who holds a valid passport from the Kingdom of Belgium and identifies as Francophone Belgian based on a copy of their identification card; AND
  • A student who holds a study permit and a certificate of acceptance from Québec (CAQ).

The cost per credit for a French or Francophone Belgian student varies based on the level of study and the type of educational activity. A fixed amount is added to the basic fee of $93.24, as follows:

  • Undergraduate level: $197.76, for a total of $291 per credit
  • Graduate and post-graduate levels: No fixed amount is added, with the exception of credit courses, to which $197.76 is added, for a total of $291 per credit

If you come from a partner institution that has signed an agreement with ÉTS, you may be able to take advantage of certain specific financial arrangements. If you have questions related to this subject, please contact the International Relations Service (international@etsmtl.ca), and be sure to indicate your permanent code. Also note that students in exchange programs (4069, 4023) do not pay tuition fees at ÉTS.

Research interns and postdoctoral fellows do not pay tuition fees at ÉTS. However, you may be charged for Desjardins insurance fees if you are not eligible for the RAMQ. Detailed information is available on the Insurance and health care for international students page.

Institutional fees and other expenses

Institutional fees and other expenses

Certain mandatory institutional fees, voluntary contributions and the insurance fees detailed below are added to the amount for tuition fees. These fees are automatically invoiced for each session for which a student is registered, and are indicated on the Registration Statement/Invoice, which is available via your MonÉTS portal.

General fees:
  • $70.94 (non-refundable unless all courses are cancelled by ÉTS)
Student Association:
  • $30
Office of Student Life:
  • $43.88 + $1.29 per credit
Sports services:
  • $29.70 for full- or part-time Bachelor’s students and full-time certificate, graduate and independent students
  • $14.83 for part-time certificate, graduate or independent students
  • No contribution for Bachelor’s students on a coop work-term or off-campus
Technology fees:
  • $8.05 per credit (except co-op work term)
Copyright fees:
  • $0.78 per credit


Insurance:

ASEQ group insurance* :
 
  • $112.50 in the Fall session
  • ​$224.50 in the Winter session (includes the summer session)
Health and hospitalization insurance*** :
  • $900 per year ($75 per month) – mandatory for international students


The following contributions are voluntary:

ÉTS Development Fund**:
  • $15 for full-time enrolment per session
  • ​$6 for part-time studies, per session
Sustainable Development Fund**:
  • $5 per session
Students clubs**:
  • $12 per session
Student newspaper**:
  • ​$0.50 per session


*ASEQ dental insurance fees can also be cancelled or changed before the deadline (September 30, or January 31 for new students beginning in the Winter session only) through their website (in French)

**Please note that contributions to the Development Fund, the AÉÉTS Sustainable Development Fund, student clubs or the student newspaper are invoiced automatically, but can be cancelled via the MonÉTS portal > Financial Fees section before a predetermined deadline.

***Health and hospitalization insurance: All international students and interns are required to obtain Québec health and hospitalization insurance for the duration of their studies in Canada.  Detailed information is available on the Insurance and health care for international students  webpage.

Co-op work term and intership fees

Co-op work term and intership fees

Tuition fees apply during co-op work term sessions (Bachelor programs) and during industrial internships (M.Eng.).

To increase accessibility to co-op work terms for French, Francophone Belgian and international students, ÉTS has made arrangements to reduce the financial burden during these periods, including scholarships credited directly to the student’s account (no action is required other than the student entering their social insurance number in the MonÉTS portal) and exemption from paying certain institutional fees.

Note: Company integration projects (MTR-type activities) are not considered to be industrial internships. Project credits are charged at the same rates as regular credits.

Équivalent credit and tuition fees to be paid

Bachelor's degree – credits co-op work term

  • Quebec student:
    • 9 credits*: $987
  • Canadian student non resident in Quebec:
    • 6 credits**: $1,894
  • International student:
    • 6 credits**: $1,894
  • French or francophone Belgian student:
    • 6 credits**: $1,894

Master's degree with project - industrial internship

  • Quebec student:
    • STA800 or STA802 | 3 credits* : $428.38
    • MGA902 | 6 crédits* : $708.07
       
  • Canadian student non resident in Quebec:
    • STA800 or STA802 | 3 credits** : $1,021.69
    • MGA 02 | 6 crédits** : $1,894.69
       
  • International student :
    • STA800 or STA802 | 3 credits**: $1,021.69
    • MGA902 | 6 credits**: $1,894.69
       
  • French or francophone Belgian student:
    • STA800 | 3 credits**: $1,021.69
    • STA802 | 3 credits*: $428.38
    • MGA902 | 6 credits**: $708.07

*Based on basic tuition fees
**Based on the basic tuition fees plus the fixed amount required for Canadian students who are not residents of Quebec

Other expenses

Other expenses

There are other expenses to consider when planning a study project, including housing, food, transportation and other personal expenses. Here is a non-exhaustive overview of the amounts that you should expect to budget for during your studies at ÉTS.

International students are invited to consult the Planning your budget and arrival page for more information concerning the overall cost of studying in Canada and options for financing your studies.

School supplies:

  • $150 to $300 per session for manuals, course notes, etc.  
  • ​Roughly $200 for a TI-nSpire calculator (mandatory for Bachelor level students)
  • Roughly $1,000 for a portable computer (mandatory; please consult the Technological Support webpage for technical specifications)

Public transit (reduced rate for students):

  • $678 per year

On-campus residence accommodations:

  • $5,580 - $14,460 per year

Off-campus housing (approximate monthly costs, including heating and Internet service):

  • $10,200 per year (including rent $700 and public utilities $100)

Food:

  • $6,000 per year