Shawinigan, QuebecLOCATION
Estd 1968Established Year

College Shawinigan is a public college and vocational school established in the year 1968. Formerly it was known as Cegep de Shawinigan. The college is located in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. It offers a variety of Technical, academic and internship programs.   

Why choose College Shawinigan?

College Shawinigan also offers Pre University as well as technical programs. The various reasons to join College Shawinigan is as follows:

  • Webometrics ranked College Shawinigan 265th in Canada.
  • The College Technology and Transfer Centre is recognized and affiliated by the Quebec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports
  • All the courses offered in French language only.
  • The college has agreements with other organizations in Germany, France, Mexico, Peru, and India.
  • DEC-BEC program allows students to get credit towards university courses

What students say?

  • Smaller classroom makes the learning more intimate
  • College provides their students the flexibility to study at the campus of their choice.
  • They will get practical experience through the college work-study and internship program.

Statistical Highlights

Type of CollegePublic
Total number of students1300
Annual acceptance rate1200 students annually
Basic Tuition Fee For International Students$10,762
Test Scores AcceptedTFI or TCF

College Shawinigan Campus and Housing

College Shawinigan has two campuses located at the following different locations:

  • The main campus of College Shawinigan is located in Shawinigan
  • Another campus is located in La Tuque.

Housing Facilities/ Residences

  • College Shawinigan doesn’t provide any on-campus facility to their students.
  • They set up a service to help students finding housing near the CEGEP
  • The off-campus housing cost ranges from $50 - $560
  • Bank of housing help students to find house near college

Programs offered at College Shawinigan

The college offers Pre-University, Technical, academic, and internship programs to students. Pre-university and technical programs are offered in the following different fields of study:


  • Arts, Literature and Communications
  • Science of Nature
  • Humanities: profile Administration
  • Human Sciences: Individual Profile
  • Human Sciences: World View Profile


  • Technique in Pre-Hospital emergency care
  • Micro Editing and Hypermedia
  • Medical care
  • Bio-medical analysis technology
  • Accounting and management techniques
  • Early childhood education techniques
  • Mechanical Engineering Techniques: Design
  • Computer Techniques: Management Informatics
  • Laboratory techniques: biotechnologies
  • Laboratory Techniques: Analytical Chemistry

College Shawinigan Application Process

Students must go through the list of requirements on the official website before applying for this college.


  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of French Language Proficiency
  • A copy of passport

French Language Requirement

  • International students must pass International French Test (IFT) or the Test of Knowledge of French (TCF)
  • Clear TFI exam with at least 750 marks or higher on the TCF

What to do next?

  • Visit the SRAM (Regional Admissions Service of Metropolitan Montreal) to apply for admission
  • Analysis of student’s academic record is done by SRAM
  • Once the evaluation is complete, students will receive a letter of admission
  • Once the letter is obtained, make a request of CAQ (Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec)
  • Students must submit a copy of their letter of admission

Admission request can be send till:

  • For fall semester: March 1, 2018
  • For winter semester: November 1, 2017

Application fee

  • Amount of Processing Fee: CAD $109
  • Fees can be paid via credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex)
  • Fees once paid is non-refundable

Expenses to be incurred at College Shawinigan

An outline of the expenditure to be borne by students while studying at College Shawinigan is given below –

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee for International students are tabulated below:

Pre-University program Tuition fee for international students$10,762
Technical Program tuition fee for International students$19,932 - $16,682

Cost of Living

Quebec Health Insurance$852
Housing Costs$50 - $560
Living Expenses$11, 825 per year

Financial Aids offered by College Shawinigan

The college provides scholarship, awards, loans, bursaries and financial aids to the deserving students in order to complete their higher studies:


  • CPMT Scholarships
  • Awarded to Nursing and Laboratory Technology students, Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry profiles
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1700
  • For Technical programs, Scholarship amount: $3000
  • For pre-university programs, scholarship amount: $3000

List of scholarship available is as follows:

  1. Loran Scholarship (up to $100,000 for university studies)
  2. Terry fox scholarship
  3. Girls Hat
  4. Epilepsy Canada
  5. Diversity Scholarship  
  6. TD Canada Trust Scholarship
  7. CMA
  8. Scholarships the Order of Professional Technologist of Quebec
  9. Desjardins Foundation
  10. Toyota Canada Earth Day
  11. Fairfax Scholarship program
  12. Holstein Association of Canada


  • Promotional Award for Training programs

The award of amount $1700 will be given in two instalments

  • First instalment amount: $500
  • Second Instalment amount: $1200

Alumni Network

Some of the notable alumni of College Shawinigan are mentioned below:

  • Fred Pellerin: Storyteller, writer, screenwriter, and singer
  • Gilles Pellerin: Writer, teacher, and publisher
  • Bryan Perro: Writer, an editor, and bookseller
  • Luc Trudel: PQ member for the Quebec National Assembly
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