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Estd 1873Established Year

The Polytechnique School of Montreal, originally named as Polytechnique Montréal, is an engineering institute located in Quebec, Montreal. Established in the year 1873, the institute has become well-known for being one of the leading engineering teaching and research institutions in Canada. It offers various undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in engineering.

Why choose Polytechnic School of Montreal?

Polytechnic School of Montreal has an annual research budget of $75 million CAD. Some more unique features of the institute are mentioned below:


  • 2018 university ranking (national): 29th in Canada
  • 2018 university ranking (continental): 231st in the continent
  • 2018 university ranking (international): 709th in the world

Key Features

  • 1st in Canada for its number of research chairs
  • Holds 20 Industrial Research Chairs, 25 Canada Research Chairs, and 1 Canada Excellence Research Chair
  • Associates with 2 Canada First Institutes (Ivado and TransMedTech) with budgets of $340 million CAD over seven years
  • Has an annual acquisition budget of $1-million for the library

Statistical Highlights

Faculty Members295
Number of total students7930
Number of undergraduate students5780
Number of graduate students2150
Number of international students2000+
Basic Tuition Fee, Canadian Students$929.26-$3,092.39 CAD
Basic Tuition Fee, International Students$5,543.90-$6,456.36 CAD
Test Scores AcceptedTFI, DELF, DALF, TCF, TEF

Explore the amazing campus of Polytechnic School of Montreal

The building of the Polytechnique School of Montreal is located in the main campus of the University of Montreal.

Housing Facilities

  • The Polytechnique School of Montreal helps the students in finding suitable off-campus housing facilities.
  • Added to that, the students can also apply for the on-campus living facilities offered by the University of Montreal accommodation services.

Choose the right one from various programs offered

The Polytechnique School of Montreal offers 3 types of courses, namely:

  1. Undergraduate (total 12 programs)
  2. Graduate (total 32 programs, including Ph.D.)
  3. Certificates or Short Undergraduate Programs (total 7 programs)

Total 7 departments are there, viz:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil, Geological, Mining Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer and Software Engineering
  • Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering

All you need to know about the Application Process

Students need to fulfil certain requirements to apply in Polytechnic School of Montreal.


  • Two original or certified copies of the final transcript (not necessary for the undergraduates from Polytechnique Montréal)
  • Three references (.doc), together with at least one from the academic overseer, a research director or a professor from the earlier institute (not necessary for the undergraduates from Polytechnique Montréal)
  • A two-page résumé (optional)
  • For candidates born in Canada:
    1. A photocopy of the birth certificate (compulsory)
  • For candidates born outside of Canada
    1. A photocopy of the birth certificate
    2. A photocopy of the Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) (if applicable)
  • French Language Proficiency criteria:
TestMinimum score
TCFB2 (400 and+1)
TEFB2 (541 and +1)

How, When and Where to Apply?

To apply, the applicants need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Choose the study program
  • Read the eligibility requisites
  • Verify the application deadlines
  • Fill out the application form online or offline
  • Submit necessary documents
  • Follow up on the application
  • Accept the offer of admission

Application deadlines:

StatusFall Semester (September-December)Winter Semester (January-April)Summer Semester (May-August)
Canadian students/permanent residentsMay 1October 1February 1
International students (visa)March 1June 1November 15

What it costs to study in Polytechnic School of Montreal?

The tuition fees taken by the Polytechnique School of Montreal differ according to the category of the students. The details are given below:

Canadian Students$929.26-$3,092.39 CAD*
International Students$5,543.90-$6,456.36 CAD*

*Including differential fees and miscellaneous fees

Accommodation fee

University residence$4,675 CAD
Shared apartment$6,600 CAD
Unshared apartment$9,000 CAD

Financial aids to help students fund their education 

Total 192 scholarships are offered to the deserving candidates by the Polytechnique School of Montreal, categorized by the study cycle, type of exchange, status in Canada, and month. Some of them are discussed below:

Name of the scholarshipValueApplication deadline
EFC Scholarships (Electro-Federation Canada)$156,250 CADMay 31, 2018
Scholarship Program for Indigenous Students (Husky Energy)$5,000 CAD and $3,500 CADMay 31, 2018
Scholarships of the Arbor Foundation$10,000 CAD and $17,000 CADJune 7, 2018
Authorization Bursary for Women in Engineering$1,000 CADAugust 1, 2018
Commonwealth Scholarships (CSFP) - New Zealand 2019VariesJuly 10, 2018
Fusion Youth Fellowships$ 2,000 CADOctober 16, 2018

Avail the benefit to work while study

  • Students in the Polytechnique School of Montreal are allowed to work while studying
  • They are required to possess the following things to avail this opportunity:
    • A valid work permit
    • A social insurance number (SIN)
  • Both on-campus and off-campus job opportunities are offered to the students
  • To get details about the on-campus job opportunities, the students are required to contact the Cafeteria, library, COOP, IT Department, Student Services, etc.
  • To work on-campus, the candidates need to be full-time students
  • Off-campus work opportunities are offered to both full-time and part-time students
  • In some situations, the students are allowed to work off-campus at 20 hours/week maximum

Knowing a few from the wide alumni network

  • Polytechnic School of Montreal has a wide alumni network. Some of the notable ones are:
    1. Jean-Jacques Archambault: pioneer of the 735 kV electric transmission lines
    2. Marc Grégoire: Commissioner, the Canadian Coast Guard
    3. David Saint-Jacques: Astronaut
    4. Paul-Aimé Sauriol: civil engineer, founder of Dessau
  • All the alumni of the Polytechnique School of Montreal are provided with the following facilities:
    1. Membership of Polytechnic Graduate Association (ADP)
    2. Career Management Consulting Services
    3. Financial advice
    4. Opportunities for networking
    5. Free access to the virtual library
    6. Access to the electronic directory and much more


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