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    UNIVERSITY OF QUEBEC IN ABITIBI-TEMISCAMINGUE - [UQAT], ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC

    Rouyn-Noranda, QuebecLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1970established year

    University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    The University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (UQAT) is a university in Quebec, Canada which offers courses in the French and English language. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in various fields. It has campuses in three locations.

    Why Choose UQAT? 

    Rankings and standings at a glance

    • Times Higher Education ranks 19th among the best universities in Canada in 2018.  
    • Webometrics ranks it 993rd globally, among all the universities.
    • Webometrics gives it an "Excellence Ranking" of 415
    • Webometrics ranks it 295th among all the universities in the continent of North America.

    Key Features to know

    • Full time and part time courses, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Distance Learning and Doctoral courses in 10 fields.
    • More than 120 courses and above 5,000 students.
    • Research opportunities and state of the art facilities.
    • Scholarships and financial aids for International Students.
    • Professional Training Programs.
    • “Student for One Day” opportunity which allows future students to visit the university as a student.
    • Opportunity to apply for only one course at the university and apply for admission as a free student after satisfying required conditions.
    • 3 campuses, 4 centres and 2 points of service.
    • special services for students with disabilities.
    • Language Training for Non-French speaking candidates.

    Highlights

    Type of University Public
    Faculty members (Teachers and Lecturers) 137 and 227
    Basic Tuition Fee for Quebec Students – Undergraduate (Part Time/Full time) CAD 395.30/ CAD 1,540.14
    Basic Tuition Fee for Quebec Students – Post Graduate CAD 444.17
    Basic Tuition Fee for Non – Quebec Canadian Students -Undergraduate (Part Time/Full time) CAD 912.92/ CAD 4,128.24
    Basic Tuition Fee for Non – Quebec Canadian Students – Post Graduate CAD 961.79
    Basic Tuition Fee for Foreign students - Undergraduate (Part Time/Full time) CAD 2,027.99/CAD 9,073.59
    Basic Tuition Fee for Foreign students - Post Graduate CAD 1,880.18
    Website https://www.uqat.ca/en/

    Exploring the Campus and Educational Centres of UQAT

    The University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (UQAT) has campuses in 3 locations–

    • Rouyn – Noranda –

      1. Motion Capture Studio and Laboratories.
      2. Offers residential facilities, organizes cultural events and workshops.
      3. Courses in 10 fields of studies along with Distance Learning and certificate courses.
    • Val - d’Or  

      1. Several training programs and research opportunities.
      2. Language courses for non-French Students
      3. Residential facilities for students.
      4. Full time and part time courses in 5 fields of study and also Distance Learning opportunities.
    • Amos

      1. Research opportunities in various fields and state of the art laboratories.
      2. Libraries, cafes and study rooms for students studying from this campus.
      3. Full time and part time courses, professional development courses and Distance Learning opportunities.

    UQAT has educational centres in 4 locations –

    • Mont-Laurier

      1. Several full time and part time courses in the field of Nursing and Education, along with other fields like Artistic Production.
      2. Distance Learning opportunities.
    • Montreal

      1. Art Therapy and Creative New Media programs.
      2. It also assists in residence-services for students.
    • Abitibi – Quest 

      1. The Abitibi-Quest centre of UQAT offers full time and part time courses in Arts, Management, Health and Education.
      2. It also offers professional development courses and Distance Learning.
    • Temiscamingue 

      1. The Temiscamingue centre of UQAT offers services for aboriginal students and courses in the field of Agriculture.
      2. It also offers professional development courses and Distance Learning.
    • It has 2 points of services in –
      1. Chibougamau
      2. Lebel – sur – Quevillion

    Residential Facilities

    • The UQAT campuses at Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d’Or offer residential facilities for the students.
    • The Rouyn-Noranda campus houses 120 rooms for its residents and the Val-D’Or campus has 60 rooms.
    • Two types of rooms are available – 4 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms.
    • Rooms will be available on lease.
    • Candidates have to apply for residential facilities online from the official website.
    • Student residences on both the campus are close to the university and have access to grocery stores, swimming pools, ATMs, transport and sports centres.

    Choose from Various Programs Offered at UQAT

    The University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (UQAT) offers Bachelor, Masters and Research Programs. These are offered in 10 fields of studies from its various campuses and educational centres.

    • Most of the courses are offered in French Language and some in the English language.
    • Professional development courses and Distance Learning in several fields.
    • Language courses for Non–French students.
    Field of Study Programs Faculties
    Agriculture Microprograms 1
    Creation and New Media Bachelors, Masters and Certificate courses 19
    Human and Social Development Bachelors, DEC-BEC, Masters and Micro programs 18
    Education Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D. and Microprograms 21
    Aboriginal Studies Microprograms and Certificates 6
    Forest Research Masters and Doctorate 3
    Engineering Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D. and Certificate courses 9
    Management Bachelors, DEC-BEC, Masters and Micro programs 25
    Mining and Environmental Research Masters, Doctorate and Microprograms 8
    Health Bachelors, DEC-BEC, Masters, Ph.D. and Micro programs 22

    All You Need to Know About the Application Process of UQAT

    Pre-requisites

    For admission to undergraduate courses -

    • A college diploma or DEC (for regular students).
    • College degrees equivalent to DEC, Quebec and at least 13 years of schooling (for Foreign students).

    For admission to Masters -

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (for regular students).
    • Graduate degree equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree studies in Quebec and at least 16 years of schooling (for Foreign students).

    For admission to Ph.D. courses -

    • Masters Degree (for regular students)
    • Degree equal to Masters Degree studies in Quebec and at least 18 years of schooling (Foreign students).

    Documents Required for Foreign Students

    Documents required to be submitted for admission to Undergraduate courses –

    • A Non-refundable fee of CAD 75 payable by cheque and made out to Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, by credit card, or money order or in cash.
    • Duly completed paper application form.
    • Copy of the birth certificate.
    • Copy of the most recent transcripts, including Secondary V transcript.
    • Letter of confirmation from an employer, covering a period of at least one year, describing tasks undertaken as an employee. Only documents on the employer’s letterhead will be accepted by the university.
    • Resume.

    Documents required to be submitted for Graduate and Post Graduate Programs –

    • Copy of official transcript for the qualifying program (Bachelor’s Degree/Masters Degree as applicable)
    • An essay of minimum 300 words describing academic and professional accomplishments and the reason for opting for the chosen program
    • Three evaluation reports to be sent to UQAT as early as possible
    • Resume
    • Criteria for admission for DCS (Diploma of College Studies) Graduates in Undergraduate Programs –
      • DCS should be completed before the beginning of the session for the chosen course.
    • Criteria for admission on the basis of DCS (Diploma of College Studies) or equivalent in Undergraduate Programs –
      • DCS should be completed before the beginning of the session for the chosen course.
      • Copy of Transcript for the qualifying course.

    When and how to apply?

    • Application to various courses in UQAT can be made thrice in - Fall, Winter and Summer.
    • Regular students can apply online for the courses. Foreign students have to submit paper admission forms. Documents sent by email or fax will not be accepted by the university.
    • Candidates, who have applied for a graduate program at UQAT are exempted from paying admission fees. It holds true if it is in the continuity of studies. Also, the candidate should have previously studied an undergraduate course at any institute within the University of Quebec network,
    • Admission form for foreign and domestic students can be downloaded online.
    • Admissions for International Candidates will be accepted only after payment of application fees.
    • Admission for International Students will be valid only after the candidate registers for the course.

    Application Fee

    The application fee for both Domestic and International Candidates is CAD 75.

    What it Costs to Study in University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue

    Tuition Fee

    • For full-time students, 60% of the tuition fee should be paid during registration and the remaining amount should be paid in full before the commencement of registrations for the next semester.
    • For part-time students, full payment of tuition fees should be completed before the start of the session.
    Programs Quebec Students Non-Quebec Canadian Students Foreign Students
    Undergraduate (Part-time) CAD 395.30 CAD 912.92 CAD 2,027.99
    Undergraduate (Full time) CAD 1,540.14 CAD 4,128.24 CAD 9,703.59
    Graduate CAD 326.22 – CAD 444.17 CAD 843.84 – CAD 961.79 CAD 1,726.23 – CAD 1880.18
    Post Graduate (total) CAD 2,050.93 CAD 4,639.03 CAD 8,369.98 – CAD 9,230.98

    Housing Expense

     4 bedrooms CAD 455 
    2 bedrooms CAD 480

    Scholarships Offered for Financial Support to Students

    UQAT offers several scholarships for international students enrolled in Graduate and Post Graduate Programs.

    Excellence Scholarship for International Masters Students – Professional Profile

    • Scholarship of Excellence and Exemption from Surcharges will be applicable for Masters and Research Programs.
    • Foreign Masters Students enrolled in full-time Professional Profile are eligible.
    • Candidate should not be a recipient of another scholarship that offers 100% exemption of tuition fees.
    • The scholarship amount is equivalent to 25% of increased tuition fees.
    • No application is needed and there is no deadline.
    • The scholarship will be applied automatically to eligible candidates.

    Excellence Scholarship for International Masters Students – Research Profile

    • Foreign Masters Students enrolled in full-time Professional Profile are eligible.
    • Candidate should not be a recipient of another scholarship that offers 100% exemption of tuition fees.
    • The scholarship amount is equivalent to 50% of increased tuition fees.
    • No application is needed and there is no deadline.
    • The scholarship will be applied automatically to eligible candidates.
    • Scholarships for all foreign Ph.D. students

    UQAT Excellence Scholarships

    • Foreign Masters Students enrolled in full-time Professional Profile are eligible.
    • Candidate should not be a recipient of another scholarship that offers 100% exemption of tuition fees.
    • The scholarship amount is equivalent to 100% of increased tuition fees.
    • No application is needed and there is no deadline.
    • The scholarship will be applied automatically to eligible candidates.?

    Government Tuition Waiver Scholarships

    • These scholarships are provided to encourage foreign students to undertake courses at UQAT. They offer a total exemption of tuition fees for the candidates.
    • These are offered by the Directorate General of Academic Affairs and Interorders of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research (MÉES).
    • There are 20 scholarships under this scheme.
    • These are not recurrent and candidates have to apply from - https://www.uqat.ca/etudes/bourses/?menu=international .
    • Candidates not eligible for this scholarship can avail UQAT Excellence Scholarship.

    Work While You Study

    • UQAT offers paid jobs to its students while they are enrolled in their respective courses.
    • The Work –Study Program is especially for students who are facing financial difficulties/parental responsibilities/not eligible for loans or bursaries/returning to school.
    • The Program is financed by the Quebec Ministry of Education and UQAT. 50% of the salary of eligible students is paid by the Ministry.
    • Maximum 15 hours of work a week is permitted.
    • Students are provided benefits of maximum CAD 2000 per year.
    • UQAT job listings for students can be checked out at https://www.uqat.ca/emploisetudiants/.

    Eligibility

    • Should be a Canadian Citizen/permanent resident within the meaning of Immigration Act.
    • Should be a full-time student at the university.
    • Satisfactory school record.
    • Have applied for Loans and Bursaries Program in the current year. However, this condition will not be applicable for candidates who are not eligible for loans/bursaries any longer.
    • Candidate must reside in Quebec.
    • Need financial aids to continue their education.

    Application and Conditions

    • Candidates have to fill up application form obtained from the respective department for Financial Aids.
    • The Student and Graduate Services Financial Aid Department evaluates the application and provides a certificate of eligibility to the student, if applicable. The certificate will give added benefits to the candidate when getting employment.
    • Students employed by UQAT may apply for accreditation of Work-Study Program.
    • Students have to renew their Certificate of Eligibility for each session.

    Perks of being an UQAT Alumnus

    More than 18200 members are in the Alumni Association of UQAT, known as ADUQAT, set up in 1992.

    • Offers Graduate Services with a mission to encourage the development of University graduates.
    • All university graduates are automatically added to the member’s list.
    • Offers insurance services from “Promotuel Boreale” which includes exclusive discounts to UQAT graduates on auto and home insurance policies.
    $ 15,0741st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL61|IELTS6|TOEIC605
    $ 15,0741st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL61|IELTS6|TOEIC605

    Master of Engineering [M.Eng]

    full time | Thesis Based
    $ 14,2241st YEAR
    FEES

    18 months

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL61|IELTS6|TOEIC605
    $ 15,0741st YEAR
    FEES

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL61|IELTS6|TOEIC605

    University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    4160
    DLI Number
    O19359011109
    Application Cost
    $56
    Accreditation
    AUCC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $15,074 / Year

    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
    IELTS7.569-
    TOEIC752.5605990-
    TOEFL90.561120-

    University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue Acceptance Rate

    - %

    acceptance rate

    -

    total applicants

    -

    total enrolled

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    87.0%
    Total Applicants
    5200
    Total Enrolled
    4524
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    13.0%
    Total Applicants
    5447
    Total Enrolled
    708

    University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue enrollment

    Enrollment
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    4524
    Graduate Enrollment
    708

    Attendance Cost

    $15074

    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
    $15,074 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $14,224 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Engineers Canada
    Programs
    Canadian Association for Social Work Education

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    672---

    Ranking

    2017
    Academy Ranking of World Universities logo

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    RANKED  #401

    Agriculture(International)

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