UNIVERSITY OF QUEBEC AT CHICOUTIMI - [UQAC], CHICOUTIMI

Chicoutimi, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1969Established Year

University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC) is a co-educational public university. It has secondary branches at La Malbaie, Saint-Felicien, Alma, and Sept-Iles. It offers about forty undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The array of well-known programs includes forestry, geology, regional population studies, and aluminum. It carries two research centers on the aluminum industry which are inspected by the Canadian National Research Center. 

Why choose the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi?

  • Webometrics 2018 Ranking- 41 (Canada)
  • Webometrics 2018 Ranking- 354 (continental)

Why UQAC stands out?

  • Partnership with universities of Morocco, Lebanon, China, Senegal, Colombia, and Brazil.
  • Large research program background of 380 research projects underway.
  • Offers undergrad video game development program available only in UQAC in Quebec.
  • Degree in kinesiology, political science, and a wood structure civil engineering programs are exclusively available only in UQAC in Quebec.

What do students say?

  • Richness of the culture with 3 or 5 weeks immersion program
  • Learning exposure via host family and French culture.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Total Number of Students6500
Undergraduate Full Time Students3510
Undergraduate part-time students1500
Full time graduates1140
Part-time graduates350
Tuition fee rangeCAD 5100 – CAD 7000 (for undergraduate, masters and doctorate programs)
Language for CoursesFrench
Test Scores AcceptedTF-UQAC (Test for French)
Websitewww.uqac.ca
The acceptance rate for admission in UQAC88%

Campus and Housing at UQAC

  • Secondary branches at La Malbaie, Saint-Felicien, Alma, and Sept-Iles.
  • 250 residential spaces, 150 reserved for first year students.
  • Option for homestay and dorm.
  • Deposit of CAD 50 to get the room key, will be returned at the end of stay at UQAC residence.
  • 3 meal plans for homestay students by Host families
  • CAD 175 - CAD 200/per week payable to host family.
  • Facilities: Studios, rooms-suite, 3 and a half (2 bedrooms), 4 and a half (2 bedrooms), 5 and a half (3 bedrooms), 6 and a half (4 bedrooms).
  • Fully furnished, with all services (electricity, cable, telephone).

Programs Offered at UQAC

  • Delivery Type: full-time and part-time.
  • Types of programs:
  1. Graduate Degree
  2. Undergraduate Degrees
  3. Short Programs
  4. Certificate Programs
  5. Doctorate Program

No evening/weekend and distant learning available.

Specialty program offered by the institute:

  • Undergraduate microprograms
  • French immersion of 3,5,9-week program
  • Undergraduate Student Exchange.

Specializations

Arts and lettersNikanite First Nations Center
School of French Language and Quebec CultureSchool of digital arts, animation, and design NAD
Applied ScienceComputer Science and Mathematics
Educational SciencesHealth Sciences
Basic Sciences (Biology, Chemistry)Economic & Administrative Sciences
Humanities & Social Sciences-

Quarter for Admission

  • Fall: September-December
  • Winter: January-April
  • Summer: July-August
  • Spring: May-June

Admissions at University of Quebec at Chicoutimi

Prerequisites

  • Official transcripts of recently completed studies
  • Birth certificate issued by civil status
  • French language Proficiency via test given by UQAC.

For the online test, link visit http://www.uqac.ca/admissionenligne

Minimum marks to be obtained

  • Engineering- R score 18.82
  • Arts- R score 20.84
  • Science- R score 17.30
  • Commerce R-score 18.80

Steps to Apply

  • Select the program and check requirements on the official website.
  • Check for deadlines and fee payment on the official website.
  • Fill out all your requests and submit.
  • Wait for your acceptance letter.

UQAC has 88% acceptance rate.

Application Fee

  • Pay the application fee- CAD 30 and CAD 50 offline.
  • Fee once paid is non-refundable
  • Paid via credit card and debit card

Expenses to be incurred at UQAC

Graduate Students

Education CostsDomesticInternational
Tuition FeesCAD 2,328 - CAD 7,228CAD 14,310 - CAD 15,943
OverheadCAD 49.72CAD 49.72
Development FundCAD 15CAD 15
Free Access STSCAD 40CAD 40
MAGE contributionCAD 29.75CAD 29.75

Undergraduate Students

Educational CostDomestic StudentsInternational Students
Tuition FeesCAD 2,328 - CAD 7,228CAD 15,943 - CAD 17,808
OverheadCAD 49.72CAD 49.72
Development FundCAD 15CAD 15
Free Access STSCAD 40CAD 40
MAGE contributionCAD 29.75CAD 29.75

Part-time students

DescriptionFee
Scholarship rightsCAD 763
OverheadCAD 49.72
MAGE contributionCAD 29.75
Development Fund (DON)CAD 15.00
Free access STSCAD 40.00

Financial Aid

Nearly CAD 4,000,000 invested as financial aid for students.

International students

  • Entrance scholarships: CAD 750 or CAD 1000
  • Based on academic and artistic merit

Doctorate students

  • Scholarship at McGill University for their Ph.D. (Rehabilitation Science)- CAD 20,000
  • Based on a good track of grades in the academics.

CMU Scholarship

  • Scholarship of CAD 600 for CMU French majors or minors CMU grants.
  • Awards worth CAD 300.

Bursaries

  • Loto-Québec: CAD 2,500 bursary - 3D animation and digital design (NAD), visual effects profile for film and video.
  • Gaston-L.-Tremblay Foundation of Chicoutimi inc.: 5 bursaries of CAD 2,000 - all areas
  • Place du Royaume Foundation: 12 bursaries of CAD 2,000 - all areas. A bursary of CAD 1,000 - students of the Conservatoire de musique du Saguenay or all areas

Alumni Networks

UQAC graduates have the access to job searching. Notable alumni benefits are:

  • Access to UQAC library even after studies
  • Discounts in the purchase of a car or their insurance
  • UQAC partnership with La Capitale General Insurance organizes different contests apart from discounts for the association members.

Following is the list of notable UQAC Alumni names:

  • Karine Trudel: Canadian politician
  • Luc Ferland: Former Member of the National Assembly of Quebec
  • Sylvain Gaudreault: Politician
Find a Program

Sciences 16 Programs

4 yearsfull-timeFrench
$15,376 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
1 yearfull-timeEnglish
$8,782 - 8,785 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Arts & Social Studies 74 Programs

1 yearfull-timeEnglish
$8,782 - 8,785 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Engineering, Technology & Applied Sciences 14 Programs

1 yearfull-timeEnglish
$15,376 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
1 yearfull-timeEnglish
$8,782 - 8,785 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION

Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 13 Programs

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing 4 Programs

AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 15,376
Bachelors Tuition Fees$15376
Post graduate Tuition Fees$8782
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
6,170
ADMISSION DEADLINES
Application Deadline
February 01, 2019
Start of Application process September 01, 2018
End of Application process February 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 30
Application website www.uqac.ca/admiss...
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
-
Total Applications
-
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  • Global Rank (Out of 300)
    #51
    Ranking Criteria
    75/100
    Academics
    88.4/100
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