Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada's leading engineering teaching and research institutions. It is the largest engineering university in Québec for the size of its graduate student body and the scope of its research activities.
As one of Canadas leading engineering schools and faculties, Polytechnique Montreal ranks among worlds top research universities.
Polytechnique Montreal has one of the highest concentrations of engineering professors/researchers in Canada. It also has the largest volume of industry-partnered research grants.
Our institution trains the next generation of world-class engineers who benefit from state-of-the art infrastructure and equipment.
More than 1900 international students attend Polytechnique Montréal. The International Students Office is here to help you!
The International Student Office serves only students once admitted to Polytechnique.
We give you the support you need throughout your stay with us, namely as regards academic, social, personal and intercultural adaptations. Explore our website through the left menu to know everything on the topics that matter to you: housing, authorizations to study, work and internships, insurance, finances, and more!
We strongly encourage students to look for apartments only after they have arrived in Montréal, being sure to book temporary accommodation for their first week.
Though École Polytechnique does not have student dormitories, students can apply for a place in the Université de Montréal residences. Keep in mind that space is extremely limited and that you must reserve as soon as possible (as of early March).
The Library’s mission is to provide the information resources and services required for teaching, research and support to the School’s activities.
As such, it is dedicated to the pursuit of study and thought and must actively cooperate with the Library and Information Community to ensure clients have privileged access to their resources.
IT Services have now upgraded Polytechnique’s institutional wireless network. The new network offers increased redundancy and simplified, highly secure access to all members of the community. The network also has better coverage and can be accessed in 80% of the buildings on campus.
Québec law requires international students studying in Québec to have valid health insurance. École Polytechnique’s group insurance plan is therefore compulsory for all foreign students enrolled in the school. As such, international students are automatically insured, right from the time they register. However, some students are entitled to claim exemption from this plan.
Each year, close to 6,000 students are welcomed here, where they are taught the new realities of engineering. The addition of the Laboratoire de structures Hydro-Québec has expanded the building.
Students primarily learn about the structural aspects of major civil engineering constructions in this international research building.
The Université de Montréal sports complex, CEPSUM (*) (Centre d'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université de Montréal) is located right next to École Polytechnique. As a Polytechnique student, you have free access to the pool, sports grounds, climbing wall, track, and many more facilities.
There are fees for certain other activities, such as using the weight room.