Differential tuition fee exemption

A differential tuition fee exemption for new international students registered full time in a French-language program means that their tuition fees can be reduced to those paid by Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Undergraduate programs

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the differential tuition fee exemption you must:  

  • be admitted to a program offered in French, and
  • be registered as a full time student and take a minimum of 9 credits (3 courses) taught in French per session

The differential tuition fee exemption can be combined with the President’s or Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Maintaining your differential tuition fee exemption

In order to maintain your differential tuition fee exemption until the end of your program, you must:

  • be registered full-time every session (except for Spring/Summer, when you can study part time)
  • be registered for a minimum of 3 courses taught in French per session (9 credits), and
  • maintain a minimum CGPA of 4.5 after the second year of your program

Should you fail to meet these conditions, you will lose your differential tuition fee exemption for the remainder of your program.


Graduate programs

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the differential tuition fee exemption you must:

  • be admitted to a program of studies offered only in French*

OR

  • have a secondary or postsecondary diploma in French attesting to a minimum of two years of study, and
  • for programs that offer compulsory courses in both official languages (English and French), register for the compulsory courses offered in French

*The programs offered only in French are:

  • Lettres françaises (PhD) (including specializations)
  • Audiology (MHSc)
  • Occupational Therapy (MHSc)
  • Lettres françaises (MA) (including specializations)
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MHSc)
  • Physiotherapy (MHSc)
  • Social Work (MSW)

The differential tuition fee exemption can be combined with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies international partial scholarship.

Maintaining your differential tuition fee exemption

In order to maintain your differential tuition fee exemption until the end of your program, you must:

  • be registered full-time every session, and
  • for programs that offer compulsory courses in both official languages (French and English), register for the compulsory courses offered in French

Should you fail to meet these conditions, you will lose your differential tuition fee exemption for the remainder of your program.


Estimated costs

See the Financial aid and awards website for the estimated cost of studies for an international student with a differential tuition fee exemption.