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    School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    École de Technologie Supérieure (School of Higher Technology or ETS) is a public institution affiliated to the University of Quebec and is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded as a French-language institute for departing education in the field of engineering in 1974. It is among 4 of the largest engineering schools in Canada.

    Why choose School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec?

    Apart from being one of the finest engineering schools in the country, École de Technologie Supérieure is the only institution, offering engineering degree programs specifically designed for CEGEP graduates.

    Ranking and Standings

    • 11th in 2018 QS University Ranking.
    • 40th in Webometrics ranking of Canadian Universities
    • 456th in US News Ranking 2018 by Subject- Engineering

    Key Features

    • Offers co-op in all 25 undergraduate programs
    • Research-focused environment with funding up to CAD $34.5 million
    • 26 research chairs and 27 research groups of the institution publish nearly 700 articles and reports annually
    • Has partnerships with nearly 100 institutions in 33 countries

    Statistical Highlights

    Type of School



    Pierre Dumouchel



    Faculty Members


    Total Number of Seats

    Over 10,600

    Number of Graduate Seats


    Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students

    CAD $5,148.50 – $7,577.90

    Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate International Students

    CAD $212.86 – $5,148.50

    Student Intake Stats

    Total number of students- 10,700

    Number of graduate students (including postgraduates) – 2800

    Number of postgraduate students – 665

    Test Scores Accepted

    TFI- 605

    DELF- B2

    DALF- C1 and C2

    TCF- B1, C1 and C2

    TOEFL iBT- above 61

    IELTS- above 6


    Campus and Residential Facilities

    The campus is located in Montreal’s Griffintown neighborhood and comprises of 4 buildings. It is houses a library and a cafeteria. The campus is easily accessible by public transport.

    The library has an extensive collection of nearly 39,000 printed materials, 25,000 electronic journal subscriptions and 86 databases.

    Students can also avail benefits of 100 Génies Resto-Pub, entirely run by ETS students.

    Housing facilities/residence

    The School housing facility can accommodate as many as 1,100 students in two residential buildings. Accommodations available are studio, 1 BHK, 2 BHK, 3 BHK and 4 BHK apartments. Some of the prominent facilities available are given below.

    • Kitchen – refrigerator, table, and chairs
    • Living room
    • Cable service
    • Internet connection
    • Laundry
    • Storage
    • Community Hall
    • Cleaning equipment including vacuum cleaner

    The lease can be obtained for 4 months, 8 months and 1 year, depending upon when the student starts residing at the housing facility.

    Off-campus Housing

    The School website maintains a list of housing facilities available for students who are unable to or choose not to reside at the University residence.

    Students Clubs

    ETS has around 30 student clubs that are focused on different fields such as science and research, sports, dance, community involvement, music, LGBTQ community, engineering competitions, etc. ETS strongly encourages students to become involved in one of these clubs.

    Programs + Faculties and Divisions

    The School offers programs in the field of engineering studies. All courses are taught in French. Below are the details of programs available.

    Levels of study – undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs

    • Undergraduate studies include Bachelor’s degrees, Certificates and Short Programs
    • Graduate studies include Master’s degrees, Master’s degrees for engineers trained abroad, and Specialized graduate programs (DESS) and short graduate programs

    Total number of programs available: 101

    Out of which 25 are undergraduate programs and 76 are graduate + Ph.D. programs. Programs, further belong to the following departments.

    Construction engineering Electrical engineering
    Mechanical engineering Automated production
    Software engineering and Information technology Engineering project management
    General Education Continuing Education

    All you need to know about the Application Process

    Besides providing your transcripts for secondary school or post-secondary education, one of the primary requirements for enrolling at the School is being proficient in the French language.


    The following scores and exams can prove your proficiency in the language.

    • TFI score- 605
    • DELF score- B2
    • DALF score- C1 and C2
    • TCF score- B1, C1, and C2
    • Successfully completing the Uniform Test of French, Language of Teaching and Literature at a Canadian French-language college of Quebec
    • Successfully completed an institutional exam administered by a French-language University in Quebec

    Alternatively, you can show that either

    • Your secondary school studies were conducted in French, or
    • You have completed 3 years of study in the French language at any University

    Candidates who wish to enroll in Ph.D. programs with an Applied Research profile or Master's programs with thesis are further required to prove their proficiency in the English language. Tests and required scores are mentioned below:

    • TOEIC- 605
    • TOEFL- 61 and above (iBT); 500 and above (paper-based)
    • IELTS- 6 and above

    Alternatively, you can show that you have completed your secondary school or 3-year University education in English.

    How, When and Where to Apply

    International students can apply for different terms as per the following deadlines-

    Fall term June 1st (international students) August 1st (Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
    Winter term October 1st (international students) December 1st (Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
    Summer term February 1st (international students) April 1st (Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
    • The application process and form can be found here
    • You must provide all details of your previous study, work experience, transcripts, curriculum vitae, and French- or English-language test scores
    • Doctoral candidates must submit a 500-word research proposal along with the name of their prospective research director

    Application Fee

    The non-refundable application fee for all applicants regardless of their region of origin is CAD $44. This is payable via credit card.

    Costs and Expenses

    Candidates will have to show a proof of finance while applying for student visa. The tuition fee charged, varies from course to course.

    Undergraduate Courses

    For undergraduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (all values in CAD)

    Category of Student Full-Time (depending upon no. of credits
    Quebec Students $410.92 - $1,218.86
    Canadians who do not reside in Quebec $912.10 - $3,223.58
    International Students $2,000.68 - $7,577.90

    Graduate Courses                                                                                                                      

    For graduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (all values in CAD)

    Category of Student Full-Time
    Quebec Students $212.86 - $953.78
    Canadians who do not reside in Quebec $212.86 - $2,457.32
    International Students $212.86 - $5,148.50

    Postgraduate Courses

    For postgraduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (all values in CAD)

    Category of Student Full-Time
    Quebec Students $212.86 - $953.78
    Canadians who do not reside in Quebec $212.86 - $953.78
    International Students $212.86 - $4,645.49

    Cost for On-Campus Housing

    Depending on the residence and the type of apartment the cost can vary between CAD $439 and $1153 per room per month.

    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    The School also provides a number of scholarships to its international students. Some of these are mentioned below:

    Scholarship Eligible Students Covers Application
    CONACYT-ÉTS Grant (CONACETS Program) Mexican Ph.D. students Full tuition fee, Living expenses: $12,000/year, Health insurance Apply on CONACYT website
    Excellence scholarships for ÉTS undergraduate graduates pursuing graduate studies at ÉTS ÉTS Bachelor’s students planning to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. at ÉTS $20,000/year for 2 years (Master’s degree) $20,000/year for 3 years (Ph.D.) Submit form available on ÉTS website
    Graduate Engagement Scholarships (2 offered by ÉTS and 2 by the Students Association) Reward to Master’s or Ph.D. students for volunteer work $1,500/ 1 session Or $5,000/ 1 session Submit form available on ÉTS website
    Internal Scholarships Master’s or PhD students $3,000/1 semester (Master’s) Or $5,000/1 semester (PhD) Submit form available on ÉTS website
    Excellence Scholarship Program for International Students (external) Ph.D. student $25,000/year for a maximum of 3 years Referral by research director

    Students can also avail a number of scholarships from external organizations. These scholarships are listed on the website of the School.

    Work While You Study

    On Campus

    Students who experience financial difficulties can work on campus while studying at the institute through the work-study program. International students must be enrolled in a full-time course and have a valid study permit.

    Students have to submit a request to be considered for this program. Once they are deemed eligible, they will be issued an eligibility certificate.

    Job listings can be found on the School’s website.

    Co-op Programs

    Bachelor’s and Master’s students can pursue internships with companies through the co-op program. Students can work 39-40 hours a week. There are 4 co-op levels. The remuneration varies between $12,840 and $15,260 per 4-month work term.


    Students can also work off campus while studying at the School. They will have to fulfill the following conditions.

    1. Must be a full-time student
    2. Have a valid study permit
    3. Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with duration of at least 6 months

    Job Prospects

    After graduation, nearly 60% of students find employment in small and medium-sized enterprises and industry. ETS students have a significant edge over engineering graduates from other institutions because of ETS’ mandatory three-internship requirement for students where students gain one year of work experience in the duration of their studies.

    Alumni Network

    The School is home to some notable alumni as mentioned below:

    • Rocky Roy: Sr. Vice-President, Pomerleau Inc.
    • Pierre Rivet: Director, Industry Relations Department, ETS
    • Hassan el Bouhali: CIO, The Woodbridge Group

    The School offers Employment Assistance to students and recent graduates (within 2 years after graduation).

    Additionally, the Graduate Association of the School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec has a career management portal (in partnership with Career Network) where alumni can avail placement and employment assistance.

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    School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $11,157 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    56 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    March 1

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec Acceptance Rate

    75.0 %

    acceptance rate


    total applicants


    total enrolled

    School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec enrollment

    School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec Enrollment

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $16,711 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $11,157 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada


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    RANKED  #427


    Academy Ranking of World Universities logo

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    RANKED  #301 - #400

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering(International)

    RANKED  #201 - #300

    Mechanical Engineering(International)

    RANKED  #401 - #500

    Computer Science and Engineering(International)

    College Rating

    Based on 1 Students Rating

    8.5 out of 10
    8.0/10Social Life


    8.5 /10

    I wanted to apply for the School of Higher Technology ever since I got to know about it through a friend who attended school there. I pursued the science stream in high school and scored 80% in my 12th grade. I had also paid for the application. One of the many reasons that I applied to this university is its acceptance rate.

    Course Curriculum :

    This program trains me in the development of clean technologies and the procedures, methods, and tools for sustaining them in order to resolve environmental problems caused by human activity. I am also learning a systemic approach to resolving environmental problems and acquire advanced knowledge in the field of environmental engineering related to ecosystems, analysis techniques, purification and treatment technologies, and other areas.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    1100, Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal QC H3C 1K3

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    Peel / Ottawa0.06 km
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    Saint-Jacques / Peel0.25 km
    Notre-Dame / de la Montagne0.29 km
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