The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. It was commissioned by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) which provides the funding. The program has a component open to students of all countries and six specific components reserved for students from Brazil, China, India, Israel, Mexico and Wallonia. These specific components arise from agreements concluded between Québec and foreign governments.
The objective of the Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE) is to support the internationalization of research activities in Québec's institutions of higher education, to attract the best foreign researchers and students, and to promote abroad Québec universities and College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT).
The program covers higher education as a whole by giving to the CCTT researchers and administrators the opportunity to participate.
In a more generic way, the attribution of scholarships for foreign students aims at creating cultural links and allowing the setting up of possible common scientific research projects.
The program also represents an instrument for the MEES to support the Government of Québec's scientific policy.
Important dates :
Submission of applications for preselection : Variable (see FRQNT web site)
Submission to FRQNT of the preselected candidates by responsible bodies (universities, Réseau Trans-tech, SRE) : September 22th 2018
Submission to FRQNT of the candidates preselected by CSC : March 31st 2019
Submission of application to FRQNT by preselected candidates : November 1st 2018, 4 pm
Program Description :
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