Study in French

Ontario has:

  • two publicly funded French-language colleges
  • nine French-language and bilingual schools offering university programs

You can pursue post-secondary 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 (7 campuses)
Main campus:
21 boul Lasalle
Sudbury ON  P3A 6B1
Tel: 705-560-6673
Toll-free: 1-800-361-6673
Admissions:
705-560-6673 ext. 1090
Fax:705-560-7641
www.collegeboreal.ca

La Cité logo

La Cité
801 promenade de l'Aviation
Ottawa ON  K1K 4R3
Tel: 613-742-2483
Toll-free: 1-800-267-2483
Fax: 613-742-2481
www.lacitec.on.ca

La Cité, Alfred Campus
31 St Paul St.
Alfred ON  K0B 1A0
613-742-2483 ext. 2776
Toll-free: 1-800-267-2483 ext.2776
info.collegelacite.ca/alfred
alfred@collegelacite.ca

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 institution

Laurentian University logo

Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6
705-675-1151
Toll-free: 1-800-461-4030
Admissions:
705-675-1151 ext. 4843
Toll-free: 1-800-263-4188
Fax:705-675-4891
www.laurentian.ca

Sudbury University logo

University of Sudbury
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6
705-673-5661
Fax: 705-673-4912
www.usudbury.ca

Université de Hearst logo

Université de Hearst
60 9th St
Hearst ON  P0L 1N0
705-372-1781
Toll-free: 1-800-887-1781
www.uhearst.ca

Logo Universite de Ontario francais

Université de l’Ontario français
9 Lower Jarvis St
Toronto ON  M5E 1Z2
416-459-4993
www.uontario.ca

 

University of Ottawa logo

University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland St
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5
613-562-5700
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292
Admissions:
613-562-5800 ext. 5315
Fax:613-562-5105
www.uottawa.ca/welcome.html

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Affiliated with University of Ottawa:

Saint Paul University
223 Main St
Ottawa ON  K1S 1C4
613-236-1393
Toll-free: 1-800-637-6859
Fax:613-782-3005
www.ustpaul.ca

Glendon Campus York University logo

Glendon Campus
York University
2275 Bayview Ave
Toronto ON  M4N 3M6
416-487-6710
www.glendon.yorku.ca/

Here’s a list of other postsecondary schools that offer French language education:

Dominican College logo

Dominican University College
Affiliated with Carleton University
96 Empress Ave
Ottawa ON  K1R 7G3
613-233-5696
http://www.dominicanu.ca/

University of Toronto

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
252 Bloor St W
Toronto ON  M5S 1V6
416-978-2011
Fax: 416-926-4725
www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/

Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne
http://crefo.oise.utoronto.ca/
Royal Military College

Royal Military College
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Kingston ON  K7K 7B4
613-541-6000
Admissions:
613-541-6000 ext. 3857
Fax: 613-542-3565
www.rmc.ca

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

Step 1: Apply directly to the Quebec universities offering the program.

Step 2: Fill out a Notice of Application form (PDF)

Step 3: 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

Email: studyinquebec@ontario.ca

Application deadline: March 1

Updated: September 14, 2021
Published: June 05, 2013