School of Higher Technology, University of Quebec Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost
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
- 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
Type of School
Total Number of Seats
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
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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 https://etsmtl-admission.omnivox.ca/Adm/?L=ANG
- 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
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.
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|
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|
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:
|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
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.
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.
- Must be a full-time student
- Have a valid study permit
- Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with duration of at least 6 months
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.
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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Academy Ranking of World Universities
RANKED #301 - #400
Electrical and Electronics Engineering(International)
RANKED #201 - #300
RANKED #401 - #500
Computer Science and Engineering(International)
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