French-language colleges and universities
Where to go to study at a bilingual or French-language college or university in Ontario.
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Study in French
- two publicly funded French-language colleges
- nine French-language and bilingual schools offering university programs.
You can pursue college studies entirely in French, while also learning the specialized vocabulary of your field in English. You can become a fully bilingual professional.
Find a French-language college
Collège Boréal (7 campuses)
La Cité collégiale
801, promenade de l'Aviation
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3
Telephone: (613) 742-2483 or 1-800-267-2483
Fax: (613) 742-2481
Study in French at university
You can pursue university studies entirely or partially in French.
If you are not already bilingual, this is a great opportunity for you to “ease” into the other language and graduate as a fully bilingual professional.
Find a French-language or bilingual school
Université de Hearst
60 9th Road
Hearst, Ontario P0L 1N0
Telephone: (705) 372-1781 or 1-800-887-1781
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Telephone (613) 562-5700 or 1-877-868-8292
Admissions: (613) 562-5800 ext. 5315
Fax: (613) 562-5105
Saint Paul University
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 1C4
Telephone: (613) 236-1393 or 1 800 637 6859
Fax: (613) 782-3005
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Telephone: (705) 673-5661
Fax: (705) 673-4912
Here’s a list of other postsecondary schools that offer French language education:
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M6
Telephone: (416) 487-6710
University of Guelph
31 St. Paul Street, C.P. 580
Alfred, Ontario K0B 1A0
Telephone: (613) 679-2218
96, Empress Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7G3
Telephone: (613) 233-5696
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne
Royal Military College
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4
Telephone: (613) 541-6000
Admissions: (613) 541-6000 ext. 3857 Fax: (613) 542-3565
Ontario-Quebec Health Study program
A special program designed to:
- train health professionals to deliver health services in French in Ontario
- provide French-speaking Ontario students with more opportunities to pursue studies in French.
How it works
Each year, the 2 participating universities in Quebec (Université Laval and Université de Montréal) reserve up to 5 spots for Ontario students in these programs:
These programs are not available in French in Ontario.
Agree to return to Ontario
If accepted, you have to agree to:
- return to Ontario to practice for at least 24 months
- set up your practice in a part of the province designated for services in French.
You will need to start practising in Ontario within 6 months of graduating.
Fees: You pay the same as Quebec students, and could be eligible for OSAP. Ask your school financial aid office.
Who is eligible
To be eligible, you need to:
- be an Ontario resident
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- be able to study in French
- intend to study full time
- qualify for the program
- commit to practice in Ontario after graduating .
How to apply
Step 1: Apply directly to the Quebec universities offering the program.
Step 2: Fill out a Notice of Application form (PDF)
Step 3: Fax this form – along with proof of citizenship and identity - to 416-325-2156 or mail it to:
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Ontario-Quebec Health Study Program
French-Language Education Policy and Programs Branch
Mowat Block, 8th Floor
900 Bay Street
Toronto ON M7A 1L2
Application deadline: no later than March 1