Study in French

Ontario has:

  • two publicly funded French-language colleges
  • ten French-language and bilingual institutions offering university programs

Ontario’s publicly funded postsecondary institutions provide you with the opportunity to pursue postsecondary 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

Collège Boréal (8 campuses)
Main campus:
21 boul Lasalle
Sudbury ON  P3A 6B1
Tel: 705-560-6673
Toll-free: 1-800-361-6673
705-560-6673 ext. 1090

La Cité logo

La Cité (4 campuses)
801 promenade de l'Aviation
Ottawa ON  K1K 4R3
Tel: 613-742-2483
Toll-free: 1-800-267-2483
Fax: 613-742-2481

Study in French at university

You can pursue university studies entirely or partially in French.

Bilingual university studies are a great opportunity for you to learn or improve your skills in the other language and graduate as a fully bilingual professional.

Find a French-language or bilingual institution

Laurentian University logo

Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6
Toll-free: 1-800-461-4030
705-675-1151 ext. 4843
Toll-free: 1-800-263-4188

Sudbury University logo

University of Sudbury
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6
Fax: 705-673-4912

Université de Hearst logo

Université de Hearst
60 9th St
Hearst ON  P0L 1N0
Toll-free: 1-800-887-1781

Logo Universite de Ontario francais

Université de l’Ontario français
9 Lower Jarvis St
Toronto ON  M5E 1Z2


University of Ottawa logo

University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland St
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292
613-562-5800 ext. 5315


Affiliated with University of Ottawa:

Saint Paul University
223 Main St
Ottawa ON  K1S 1C4
Toll-free: 1-800-637-6859

Glendon Campus York University logo

Glendon Campus
York University
2275 Bayview Ave
Toronto ON  M4N 3M6

Dominican College logo

Dominican University College
Affiliated with Carleton University
96 Empress Ave
Ottawa ON  K1R 7G3

University of Toronto

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
252 Bloor St W
Toronto ON  M5S 1V6
Fax: 416-926-4725

Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne
Royal Military College

Royal Military College
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Kingston ON  K7K 7B4
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, for a total of 15 places in these programs:

  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry

In Ontario, these programs are not available in French.

Agree to return to Ontario

If accepted, you have to agree to:

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
  • be admitted to an area of study designated by this program
  • commit to practice in Ontario after graduating

How to apply

  1. Apply directly to the Quebec universities offering the program.
  2. Mail this form—along with proof of citizenship and identity—to:

    Alain Ngouem, Ph.D.
    Ontario-Quebec Health Study Program
    French-Language Priorities Branch
    Ministry of Colleges and Universities
    315 Front Street West, 14th floor
    Toronto, Ontario
    M7A 0B8

For more information, please call 647-244-3833

Application deadline: March 1