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Polytechnique Montréal Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students in Canada

Reduce your financial burden by applying for the Excellence international awards. The programme is offered by Polytechnique Montréal for the academic year 2021-2022.

This funding scheme will benefit all new international students intending to pursue a postdoctoral research degree programme at the school. The grant aims to support them in the pursuit of their postgraduate study projects or in their research activities within a Quebec higher education institution.

Founded in 1873, Polytechnique is one of Canada’s leading applied-research universities in Canada. It offers a variety of microprograms, specialized graduate diplomas (DESS), non-thesis or modular Master’s, research-based masters and doctorates (PhD) programs.

Why study at Polytechnique Montréal? Students can choose from a variety of exciting career options at this school. It offers a diverse range of learning opportunities, backed up by outstanding academic and student development activities.

Application Deadline: August 11, 2021

Brief Description

  • University: Polytechnique Montréal
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Research
  • Awards: Varies
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International students
  • The award can be taken in Canada


  • Eligible Countries: Brazil, India, Israel, China, and Mexico
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • For doctoral students: you must already be admitted with a research director or registered in a full-time doctoral program at Polytechnique Montréal
  • Must meet all the eligibility conditions on the closing date of the competition (separate date to be confirmed for students preselected by the CSC)
  • Must have been pre-selected by an academic institution or by Synchronex (for CCTTs) on the Québec-China scholarship, must be pre-selected by the CSC

How to Apply        

  • How to Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must need to submit the following documents: Pre-qualification degree, Copies of academic transcripts and award, Certificates of English language proficiency, a statement, a copy of passport, letters of recommendation, and a CV.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, applicants must have a master’s degree at the school.  
  • Language Requirement: Candidates must check all the English Language requirements at the school.                       


The Polytechnique Montréal will provide an award amount in the following manner:

  • Doctoral research scholarships: $ 25,000 per year.
  • Maximum duration: three years (nine quarters) with the possibility of an extension of up to 12 additional months (monthly allowance of $ 1,000).
  • Short-stay research or development grants: $ 3,000 per month for a maximum period of four months.
  • Postdoctoral fellowships: $ 35,000 for one year, non-renewable.

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