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Mobility grants in vocational training - Students

GET FUNDING FOR YOUR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS!

This grant program is funded by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ) and aims to skills and abilities of students in an international environment through projects outside of Quebec.

GRANTS

from the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ)

Students in vocational training

Studying full-time for a DVS or AVS in a school in Quebec

Length of the internship

Minimum of 10 days

$1000 to $2000 per student

(depending on the length of the internship)

1 or 2 supervisors

can receive a grant of the same value as the students

Additional Information

Eligibility criteria

You must ensure your project is eligible before submitting a grant application with the program.

  • A school service centre, a school board or a government school may submit more than one project.
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of students per project.
  • The length of the project must be at least 10 days (number of days devoted to carrying out the project, including 2 days for travel)
  • The project must take place outside Quebec; Canadian provinces or territories are also eligible.
  • Only students enrolled full-time in a program leading to a DVS or an AVS are eligible for a grant.
  • At least half of the units of the course must first have been completed in Quebec.
  • Training acquired outside Quebec must lead to obtaining a number of credits at the home institution, equivalent to full-time training; or for students alternating work and training, the mention on the report of a number of hours worked in a company.
  • The project budget must include a minimum contribution of 10% of the overall estimated cost that does not come from the grant. This contribution must be detailed in the project budget grid.
  • The project must be safe.
  • Projects must be completed by August 31 at the latest.
  • The application must be complete and signed, including the fully completed application form and supporting documents.
  • The grant application must be submitted before the start of the project, and before the application deadline.

Amount of the grant

The amounts awarded vary depending on the length of the stay outside of Quebec.

The annual bugdet awarded for all submitted projects is $400,000.

Length of the stay (days) Amount awarded by Student or supervisor*
9 and less Non-eligible
10-20 $1000
21-27 $1,200
28-34 $1,500
34-41 $1,750
42+ $2000

Deadlines to submit your project

There are 2 application deadlines per school year to submit your project :

  • October 30;
  • February 15.

We will confirm the receipt and conformity of your application via email within a week of applying.

The acceptance or refusal of your application will be confirmed within 6 weeks after the application deadline.

Supporting documents

Application guide for the program

Please read all the information contained in the guide carefully before you apply to the grant program.

Guide

Fill out the form and send it along with the following supporting documents and upload them here:

Application form
Appendix I: Program schedule
Appendix II: Budget outline
Report
Help to fill out the PDF form

Important information | Covid-19

It is now possible to apply for funding for your mobility projects.

In relation to the COVID19 pandemic, no application will be processed by Éducation internationale as long as the level 3 travel advisory is still being issued by the Government of Canada (avoid all non-essential travel) outside Canada. No funding will be possible in this context.

However, if the Government of Canada Level 3 Travel Advisory (Avoid non-essential travel) is lifted for your destination before February 15, 2021, Éducation internationale will process and assess your application and keep you informed. In the event that your application is selected and funded, the School Service Center and the vocational training center must not carry out the project abroad if a level 3 advisory warning is issued again for this destination before the start of the project. They will have to reimburse the amount of the grant if they wish to carry out the project despite this warning.

If you travel to another Canadian province, it is your responsibility to inform yourself about the travel restrictions put in place by the other province.

Mandated by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec to internationalize the Quebec school service centres, we have been offering secondary student exchange programs for over 10 years.

300 +

projects funded
since 2009

2 500 +

students funded

$ 2 800 797 +

awarded in grants

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