The College will consider students for admission who have attended schooling systems outside of Canada if their certificates are equivalent to the Quebec Secondary V Diploma, including specific program pre-requisites and requirements.
Students must apply on-line at http://sram.omnivox.ca. There is no paper form of the application.
It is essential that students submit all required documents as per SRAM's on-line instructions. SRAM will return incomplete applications to the student. This may result in lengthy delays in evaluating your application. The delays could result in denial of acceptance to your preferred program.
Note: International applicants cannot be considered for admission in the Winter semester as it is difficult to obtain the necessary governmental authorization before the start of classes in January.
Equivalent scholarity for most other countries would be completion of pre-university secondary studies. A certified cumulative transcript and a diploma or certificate (officially translated in English or French) is required for evaluation. An above-average academic performance is generally necessary for admission. Secondary school documents must be submitted even if the applicant has completed higher level education.
Evaluation of Scholarity
Applicants living in Canada who have completed high school leaving certificates in a foreign country may have an evaluation done by SRAM for an additional $45.00 with the application or beforehand by contacting the Ministère des Relations avec les citoyens et de l'immigration at 514-864-9191 or visit their website at www.micc.gouv.qc.ca/fr/index.asp
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results are also accepted with a band score of 6.5 or better. Information on IELTS is available at www.ielts.org.
Students have the option of writing their TOEFL Internet Based Test here at Vanier. Vanier College is an approved ETS® Certified Test Administration Site. Students should contact the Language School for details.
Students with no knowledge of French will be required to take basic non-credit French courses in preparation for college level French.
Note that there are specific programs that require previous knowledge of French. (See Program Admission Requirements chart in the College Catalogue.)
Students admitted in technology programs who did not graduate with a secondary school diploma from Quebec, may be required to pass a French language exam, administered by the l'Office Québecois de la langue française in order to be permitted to exercise their profession in Quebec.
Upon receiving a letter of acceptance from the college, the following documents must be obtained by all international students to study in Quebec:
1. A Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ) issued
by the Ministry of Immigration of Quebec. More information can
be obtained at www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca
The above documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office in early August before registration.
N.B. Students admitted to a technology program that includes obligatory fieldwork ("stage") must obtain a work permit in addition to the study permit before the beginning of the fieldwork.
Tuition Fees and Other Expenses
International student fees are regulated by the Government of
Quebec and range from approximately $4,900-$7,700 per semester. Fees are payable prior to registration and subject
The cost of living and studying in Canada for one year is estimated to be about $6,000 for room and board, and $500 to $1,000 for books, depending on course requirements.
International students are not eligible for scholarships.
rev. November 6, 2009