Quebec Perspective Bursary
Starting in the fall 2022 term, Quebec residents enrolled in specific post-secondary programs can apply for the Quebec Perspective bursary. This funding program is intended to foster employment growth in a number of critical professions.
The application for funding for the winter 2023 term will be open from May 1 to July 31, 2023.
Students in the relevant programs are eligible for $2,500 per successful full-time term of study for a maximum of $15,000 for a three-year program, and $20,000 for a four-year program.
Eligible students must re-apply at the end of each successfully completed term. Bursaries will be paid after the successful completion of the term once confirmed by the University with the Ministry.
Application & eligibility details
To be eligible for this bursary program, you must:
- be considered a Quebec resident
- be studying in an eligible college or university program
- have successfully completed your study term on a full-time or deemed-full-time basis, according to the criteria that apply to your situation
- respect the maximum number of eligible study terms based on your level of education:
- The maximum number of eligible sessions at the university level varies from 6 to 8 for the undergraduate level. For the Master's study program, the maximum number of sessions is 5 and for the Doctoral study program, the maximum number is 15.
Please note that there are exceptional circumstances wherein a student could be eligible despite not completing the full required number of credits in a term.
Ineligibility and exclusions
- Students receiving the Quebec Excellence Scholarships for Students in Education Programs are not eligible to apply for Quebec Perspective Bursary funding.
- Students in Concordia’s education programs are no longer eligible for the Intern Perseverance and Success Scholarship, because they are now supported by the Quebec Perspective Bursary.
- Co-op programs are eligible for funding by this program, however, terms during which students are participating in paid internships are NOT eligible.
- Credits earned from courses done in addition to your program are NOT eligible. This includes courses that are part of the Extended Credit Programs (ECP)/Mature Entry Programs (MEP), electives that are not approved by your program/faculty, and electives done in excess of your program.
For further details about exclusions, visit the Quebec Perspective Bursary web page.
Notes regarding Quebec residency status
In certain cases, students considered Quebec residents by Concordia’s definition may not be considered to have Quebec residency status by Quebec’s Student Financial Assistance (Aide financière aux études). Please refer to the government's guidelines for determining your residency status when applying for this bursary.
Students who may be receiving government student aid from a different province/territory/country may apply for this scholarship; receiving funding from outside Quebec does not necessarily jeopardize your eligibility.
Terms during which Co-op students are participating in paid internships are not eligible for funding. Likewise, courses that count as prerequisites and not part of a degree program path are not eligible for funding.
The following Concordia degree programs are eligible for funding:
Faculty of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Fine Arts – Art Education – Visual Arts (Major or Specialization)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts – Computation Arts
- Bachelor of Fine Arts – Computation Arts – Computer Science
- Bachelor of Fine Arts – Intermedia
- Bachelor of Fine Arts – Film Animation
Faculty of Arts and Science
- Bachelor of Arts – Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
- Bachelor of Science – Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science – Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics
- Bachelor of Science – Systems and Information Biology
- Bachelor of Education – Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language
- PhD – Psychology - Research and clinical option
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
- Bachelor of Engineering – Building Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering – Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering – Industrial Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering – Aerospace Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering – Computer Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering – Software Engineering
- Bachelor of Computer Science
- Bachelor of Computer Science – Mathematics and Statistics
- Bachelor of Computer Science – Health and Life Sciences
- Bachelor of Computer Science – Computation arts
- Bachelor of Computer Science/Bachelor of Science – Joint Major in Data Science
Deadlines for applying:
- Fall 2022 term: March 31
- Winter 2023 term: July 31
- Summer 2023 term: October 31
To complete your application, you will need the following information:
- Your Québec permanent code (comprised of 4 letters and 8 digits)
- Your social insurance number
- The name of your program of study and your educational institution
- Your banking information
For additional information about this bursary program, please refer to the bursary website.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Not sure if you qualify or have other questions?
Check out our FAQ page for more information.