French-language colleges and universities
Where to study in French at a French-language college or a university.
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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 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
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
Affiliated with University of Ottawa:
Here’s a list of other postsecondary schools that offer French language education:
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:
In Ontario, these programs are not available in French.
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
- 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
For more information, please call
Application deadline: March 1