Studies

Graduate Studies

REGULAR STUDENTS, AUDITING STUDENTS AND INDEPENDENT STUDENTS

Polytechnique Montréal reserves the right to change, without warning, the amounts for tuition, administrative fees, insurance fees and other fees. Attestations and diplomas will not be delivered until the amounts due are paid in full.

CANADIAN STUDENTS, PERMANENT RESIDENTS STUDENTS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

In accordance with the regulations prescribed by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES), Canadian or permanent resident students and international students must pay a higher tuition fee than Canadian and permanent resident students who qualify as Québec residents under MEES definitions.

Exceptions to this rule include French citizens (holds a valid French passport), Belgian francophone citizen(holds a valide Belgian passport and francophone ID card) and a certain number of students from specific countries that benefit from an exemption from the differential tuition fees for international students set out by the MEES, on the recommendation of their government. 

In addition, the Attestation of Québec resident status form may be filled out by any student born outside Québec. If the student meets the conditions to be considered a Québec resident, he or she may be exempt from the differential tuition fees. The legal status change will only be made as of the present semester of registration in which the documents are provided to the Registrar’s Office (Room A-201). No retroactive changes will be made.

Tuition fees per semester

RESEARCH PROGRAMS – RESEARCH-BASED MASTER’S DEGREE AND DOCTORATE

Tuition fees are calculated based on the student’s academic status in the program of study and on the number of semesters completed.

  Program tuition
  Fall 2019 and winter 2020 (per semester)
  Canadian or permanent resident WITH Québecresidencycriteria OR French citizen3 and Belgian francophone citizen4 Canadian or permanent resident WITHOUTQuébec residency criteria Canadian or permanent resident
(doctorate)
International 
(research-based master’s)
International
(doctorate) 
1,2
Base amount $954,00 $954,00 $954,00 $954,00 $954,00
Differential fees $0.00 $2 023,54 $0.00 $5,578,87 $4,909,95
Miscellaneous fees 4 $346,56 $346,56 $346,56 $346,56 $346,56
Total $1 300,56 $3 324,10 $1 300,56 $6 879,43 $6 210,51
Insurance fees Refer to the insurance section.
  1. All students registered in the doctoral program at Polytechnique Montréal are exempted from the differential fees, as long the student meet the deadlines to complete their studies.
  2. A scholarship of tuition fees exemption for International Students (with the exception of French and Belgian students): Polytechnique Montréal offers to international students enrolled in a doctoral program an exemption from differential tuition fees. With this bursary exemption (a value of CAN$ 5,400 per semester), students end up paying the same amount of tuition fees as Québec students. The bursary is awarded from the first year of study and is renewed each semester until the end of the eighth (8th) semester if the student successfully completes (at Polytechnique or at a Québec university) at least nine (9) credits of mandatory courses included in his/her study plan during the three (3) first semesters of enrolment, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0. Failure to respect these conditions will result in the bursary automatically ending the following semester. Accordingly, a student is not entitled to take advantage of this bursary if (s)he is being exempted of more than six (6) credits throughout the doctoral program under Article 73.1.1 of the Règlements généraux des études supérieures (university regulations that are available in French only).
  3. Upon presentation of a valide french passeport.
  4. As soon as Automne 2018 Belgian francophone student registrered in graduate study programs will be exempt from paying additionnal fees upon presentation of a valide Belgian passeport and a copy of their ID card (identifying them as a Belgian franconphone).

See details in the miscellaneous fees section.

  Program tuition
  Summer 2020 (per semester)
  Canadian or permanent resident WITHQuébecresidencycriteria OR French citizen3 and Belgian francophone citizen4 Canadian or permanent resident WITHOUT Québec residency criteria Canadian or permanent resident
(doctorate)
International
(research-based master’s)
International
(doctorate) 
1,2
Base amount $954,00 $954,00 $954,00 $954,00 $954,00
Differential fees $0.00 $2 023,54 $0.00 $5 578,87 $4 909,95
Miscellaneous fees 4 $32.74 $32.74 $32.74 $32.74 $32.74
Total $986,74 $3 010,28 $986,74 $6 565,61 $5 896,69
Insurance fees Refer to the insurance section.
  1. All students registered in the doctoral program at Polytechnique Montréal are exempted from the differential fees, as long teh student meet the deadlines to complete tehri studies.
  2. A scholarship of tuition fees exemption for International Students (with the exception of French and Belgian students): Polytechnique Montréal offers to international students enrolled in a doctoral program an exemption from differential tuition fees. With this bursary exemption (a value of CAN$ 5,400 per semester), students end up paying the same amount of tuition fees as Québec students. The bursary is awarded from the first year of study and is renewed each semester until the end of the eighth (8th) semester if the student successfully completes (at Polytechnique or at a Québec university) at least nine (9) credits of mandatory courses included in his/her study plan during the three (3) first semesters of enrolment, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0. Failure to respect these conditions will result in the bursary automatically ending the following semester. Accordingly, a student is not entitled to take advantage of this bursary if (s)he is being exempted of more than six (6) credits throughout the doctoral program under Article 73.1.1 of the Règlements généraux des études supérieures (university regulations that are available in French only).
  3. Upon presentation of a valide french passeport.
  4. As soon as Automne 2018 Belgian francophone student registrered in graduate study programs will be exempt from paying additionnal fees upon presentation of a valide Belgian passeport and a copy of their ID card (identifying them as a Belgian franconphone)

See details in the miscellaneous fees section.

  Research activities Extension of studies Additional semester for presentation of master's dissertation or thesis defense1
  Fall 2019
and Winter 2020
(per semester)
Summer 2020
(per semester)
Fall 2019
and Winter 2020
(per semester)
Summer 2020
(per semester)
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
(per semester)
Summer 2020
(per semester)
  All students
Research-based master’s and doctorate
All students
Research-based master’s and doctorate
All students
Research-based master’s and doctorate
Base amount $827,91 $827,91 $827,91 $827,91 $109,27 $109,27
Differential fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous fees 2 $346,56 $32,74 $346,56 $32.74 $346,56 $32.74
Total $1 174,47 $860,65 $1 174,47 $860,65 $455,83 $142,01
Insurance fees Refer to the insurance section.
  1. This measure applies only for one (1) semester to students in master or doctoral research who made their initial deposit on or before the date specified in the academic calendar for graduate studies and who can't present their memory or defend their thesis in the current semester for reasons that are out of their control.
    Note that if the student doesn't make his deposit during this semester and enrolls for another semester, he shall pay the amount normally due this semester and all subsequent semesters. He can't request this alleviation a second time for the same program.
  2. See details in the miscellaneous fees section.
Research programs – Time limit based on status
Diploma Status Course and research activities 1 Continuing Research activities 2 Maximum time allowed3
Research-based master’s Full time 4 semesters 2 semesters 9 semesters (3 years)
Doctorate Full time 8 semesters 3 semesters 18 semesters (6 years)
8 semesters 3 semesters 15 semesters (5 years) 4
  1. Course and research activities are continuous, meaning it counts the summer semesters both academically and financially.
  2. After completing the course and research activities semesters, the student normally continues with research activities. 
  3. Following the research activity semesters but before reaching the maximum time, the student is in the academic time limit extension.
  4. For new students, starting in the fall 2013.
Tuition fees per credit

International student 
(2e cycle)COURSE PROGRAMS - PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S, SPECIALIZED GRADUATE DIPLOMAS (DESS), MICROPROGRAMS, PREPARATION AND OTHER CASES (INDEPENDENT STUDENTS, AUDITORS)

Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, a regular student, an independent student or an auditor, every student must pay the following tuition fees to Polytechnique Montréal, along with other miscellaneous and administrative fees and insurance fees.

Tuition fees are calculated based on the number of credits provided in the classes for which the student has registered in a given semester.

  Fall 2019, winter and summer 2020 (per credit)  
  Canadian or permanent resident WITH Québec residency criteria ORFrench citizen1 and Belgian francophone citizen2 Canadian or permanent resident WITHOUT Québec residency criteria International student 
(2e cycle) registered before winter 2020
International student 
(2e cycle)registered as of winter 2020
International student 
(3e cycle)
Base amount $84,80 $84,80 $84,80 $84,80 $84,80
Differential fees $0.00 $179,87 3 $518,44  $640,71 $436,44
Total tuition per credit $84,80 $264,67 $603,24 $725,51 $521,21
Miscellaneous fees Refer to the miscellaneous fees section.  
Insurance Refer to the insurance section.  
  1. Note to French students (holders of a valid passport): tuition fees and differential fees apply for courses followed off program to the students who don't have a Quebec Resident Status (CNRQ), upon presentation of a valide french passeport.
  2. As soon as Automne 2018 Belgian francophone student registrered in graduate study programs will be exempt from paying additionnal fees upon presentation of a valide Belgian passeport and a copy of their ID card (identifying them as a Belgian franconphone)
  3. An exemption from the differential Canadian amount is allowed for French language and literature courses and Québec studies courses for which  codes  CAFF 7402 and 7403.
Miscellaneous Fees

Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, a regular student, an independent student or an auditor, every student must pay the following miscellaneous fees to the Registrar’s Office along with tuition fees, administrative fees and insurance fees.

  Fall 2019 and winter 2020
  Full-time student
Course-based programs and other cases (minimum 9 credits)
and research-based programs
 
Part-time student
Student services $143,38 / semester 1 $9.56 / credit 2
Graduate student association (AÉCSP) $28.00 / semester  $28.00 / semester 
Quebec Student Union (QSU) $4.74 / semester $4.74 / semester
Technology fees $80,65/ semester  $6.49/ credit
General fees $84,79 / semester  $84,79 / semester 
Fonds AÉCSP $5.00 / semester 3 $5.00 / semester 3
TOTAL $346,56 / semester   
  1. This amount includes the regular membership fee for the CEPSUM, Université de Montréal’s sports centre. Details:http://www.cepsum.umontreal.ca.
  2. Under a partnership agreement with the Association des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs de l'École Polytechnique (AÉCSP, the Polytechnique graduate student association), an optional fee of $5 per semester for the fall and winter semesters will be added to account statements; the money thus obtained will be paid into the AÉCSP fund. See the AÉCSP website.
  Summer 2020
  Full-time student
Course-based programs and other cases (minimum 9 credits)
and research-based programs
 
Part-time student
Graduate student association (AÉCSP) $28.00 / semester $28.00 / semester
Quebec Student Union (QSU) $4.74 / semester 1 $4.74 / semester 1
TOTAL $32.74/ semester $32.74 / semester
  1. The contribution of the Quebec Student Union will be indexed from the Summer 2019 Term, this new amount is to come.
Insurance Fees

FOR QUÉBEC, CANADIAN AND PERMANENT-RESIDENT STUDENTS

As a student at Polytechnique Montréal and a member of the Polytechnique graduate student association (Association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs de Polytechnique, or AÉCSP), you are registered for the AÉCSP Health  & Dental plan.

The plan is a service offered by your student association to meet your specific needs.

AÉCSP HEALTH  & DENTAL PLAN - OPTIONAL

Cost $125,68
$251,35
$377,03
Fall
Winter and Summer
TOTAL
International students have access to the dental portion only.
Right to withdraw 1 September 11 to
October 11, 2019

January 17 to
February 18, 2020
Fall


Winter and Summer 1
Since each part of the group health and dental plan is optional, you may withdraw in part or in total during the coverage change period.

Only students beginning their studies in winter 2020 may withdraw from the program during the winter 2020 coverage change period.

If you are eligible and have not exercised your right to withdraw, the plan fees will appear on the account statement you will receive during each semester.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Polytechnique Montréal has set up two types of insurance coverage for you:

1) Health insurance on the basis of a group plan for all international students - MANDATORY

Cost $900,00 / year This insurance is mandatory for all international students registered at Polytechnique Montréal.
The individual-coverage fees are automatically added to tuition fees in the first semester of study and are renewable every year.

2) AÉCSP Health  & Dental plan including two components - OPTIONAL

Cost – dental care   $53,93
$107,84
$161,77
Fall
Winter and Summer
TOTAL
International students have access to the dental portion only.
Coût - soins de santé et dentaire $125,68
$251,35
$377,03
Fall
Winter and Summer
TOTAL
Some international students who hold a Québec health insurance card (RAMQ) have access to the health and dental portions.
Droit de retrait 1

September 11 to
October 11, 2019

January 17 to
February 18, 2020

Fall


Winter and Summer 1
Since the AÉCSP Health & Dental plan is optional for international students, they may withdraw during the withdrawal period.

Only students beginning their studies in winter 2020 may withdraw from the program during the winter 2020 coverage change period.

If you are eligible and have not exercised your right to withdraw, the plan fees will appear on the account statement you will receive during each semester.

The two insurance fees will automatically be added to your tuition fees. 

For more information on the AÉCSP Health  & Dental plan, you can:

  • Visit the website www.aseq.ca
  • Call 514 789-8773
  • Call toll-free 1 866 795-4433
Fees for Registration Cancellation & Program Withdrawall

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

Students may cancel their registration by written notice that must be received by the Registrar’s Office. The Office will use the date of receipt of the written cancellation notice.

COURSE DROP OR PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL

When a student drops a course or withdraws from a program, the date that the written notice and student card (as appropriate) is received by the Registrar’s Office determines the amount of the fees to be paid according to the following table. 

  Student notice received...
  Before the deadline for course choice changes After the deadline for course choice changes but before the deadline set in the university calendar
Registration cancellation Any fees All payable fees 1
Course drop or program withdrawal Any fees All payable fees 1
Course drop (R grade) n/a All payable fees 1

Payable fees = tuition fees + miscellaneous fee + insurance fees.

Course Drop or Program Withdrawal (.doc) (.pdf)

Other Rules regarding Tuition Fees and Miscellaneous Fees

TUITION FEES PAID BY AN ORGANIZATION

In exceptional cases, students who present written proof attesting that their tuition fees will be paid by a public or private organization directly to Polytechnique Montréal may obtain authorization from the Finance Office to register without paying the registration deposit.

NO PAST TUITION BALANCE

Students may not register for a semester unless they have paid their tuition fees in full for all previous semesters.

Exemption from Differential Fees for International Students

GRADUATE STUDIES

If you are an international student, a differential fee will be added to your tuition. To benefit from a fee exemption, granted to a limited number of students, you must submit your exemption request to the organization responsible for managing exemptions for your home country.

You can learn about this on the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) website, through the Exemption from Differential Tuition Fees.

The list of students who have been granted exemptions is sent to us by the MEES at the beginning of each semester.

PH.D. STUDENTS

All students registered in the doctoral program at Polytechnique Montréal are exempted from the differential fees as long the student meet the deadlines to complete their studies.

MASTER'S STUDENTS

A limited number of differential fees is also available for master's students.
Students must submit their application to the Registrar's Office by completing the form: Exemption des droits de scolarité majorés pour les étudiants étrangers à la maîtrise recherche (.doc) (.pdf) (available in French only).

For more detailed information, please visit the International Students Office website.