Québec Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE)

Québec Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE)

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Deadline : November 1, 2020

Applications are open for the Québec Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE). The Scholarship program is managed by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) supervised and commissioned by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) which provides the funding.

The Québec Merit Scholarship Program invites applications from studnets of all countries with six specific components reserved for students from Brazil, China, India, Israel, Mexico and Wallonia as a result of agreements concluded between Québec and foreign governments.

The Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE) aims to support the internationalization of research activities in Québec’s institutions of higher education thereby attracting the best foreign researchers and students, and thus promoting abroad Québec universities and College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT).

Interested applicants both students and researchers can apply for the scholarship in different sectors including health, humanities and social sciences, arts and letters, natural sciences, and engineering)preselected by different Québec university, Synchronex, the China Scholarship Council (CSC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE) or the National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Québec.

Benefits
  • All scholarship recipients will recieve an exemption from paying the higher tuition fees required for foreign students.
  • You will recieve a medical insurance coverage offered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).
    • The scholarship value is as presented here below
      Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1IS, 1M, 1W): $25,000 a year. The duration of the scholarship is three years, with a possible extension of up to 12 months (monthly allowance of $1,000).
    • Postdoctoral scholarships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M): $35,000 for one year (cannot be renewed).
    • Short-term research or professional development scholarships (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3IS, 3M, 3W): $3,000 a month for a period of up to four months.
Eligibility
  • You must have been preselected by a university or Synchronex (a CCTT).
  • For the Québec-China scholarship, must be preselected by the CSC.
  • You must nit be a receipient of the Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from MEES, FRQNT or theFonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada may not apply.
  • The scholarships are allocated as shown below
    • All countries scholarships: Doctoral research, Postdoctoral and Short-term research scholarships (V1, V2, V3)
    • Québec-Brazil scholarships: Doctoral research, Postdoctoral and Short-term research scholarships (1B, 2B, 3B)
    • Québec-China scholarships: Doctoral research, Postdoctoral and Short-term research scholarships (1C, 2C, 3C)
    • Québec-India scholarships: Doctoral research, Postdoctoral and Short-term research scholarships (1I, 2I, 3I)
    • Québec-Israel scholarships: Doctoral research, and Short-term research scholarships (1IS, 3IS)
    • Québec-Mexico scholarships: Doctoral research, Postdoctoral and Short-term research scholarships (1M, 2M, 3M)
    • Québec-Wallonia scholarships: Doctoral research,and Short-term research scholarships (1W, 3W)
Application

To apply for the scholarship, you must be pre-selected by a Québec university or Synchronex as of October 1st, 2020. Candidates to the Québec-China scholarship must be preselected by the CSC as of March 31st, 2021. You are advised to apply for you program as early as possible and contact the respective authority for your pre-selection

Along wit the application form, candidates will have to submit the following documents

  • A copy of the identification page of a valid passport from the candidate’s country of origin or of any official document that enables the candidate’s citizenship to be determined
  • Transcripts for every year of all university studies, whether completed or not (certificates, diplomas, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D. etc.).
  • Acknowledgements of receipt from the editor for all articles submitted and notices received from editors for articles accepted for publication

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