Since the summer of 2009, research credits have been distributed over four semesters for master’s with thesis programs, and over eight semesters for doctoral programs.
Students enrolled in a research activity of 7 credits or more are considered full time and will pay the equivalent of 7 tuition credits and a rate of 12 credits for their institutional fees (ancillary, administrative, technological, and academic modernization fees).
Students enrolled in a research activity of 6 credits or less pay tuition and institutional fees for the number of credits they are registered for and will be considered part-time students unless they register for other classes, for a total of 12 credits or more.
Students enrolled in one or more courses and a research activity of 7 credits or more pay tuition for the total number of credits they are registered for and institutional fees for up to 12 credits.
Summary table of enrollment examples
|Research activities||Course credits||Tuition payable||Institutional fees payable||Status|
|7 or more credits||0 crédit||7 or more credits||12 credits||Full time|
|7 or more credits||3 credits||10 or more credits||12 credits||Full time|
|6 credits||0 credit||6 credits||6 credits||Part time|
|6 credits||6 credits||12 credits||12 credits||Full time|
Continuing research: registration and invoicing
In May 2009, the flat-rate tuition plan changed its name to Poursuite de la recherché 1 and 2 (Continuing Research 1 and 2). Students enrolled in continuing research retain full-time status, but must have paid for all prior research credits set by their program before they can register for Poursuite de la recherche 1. Tuition and other fees remain the same: $108 for the first semester of a master’s with thesis program and the first two semesters of a PhD, and $334 for Poursuite de la recherché 2. Institutional fees are calculated based on 12 credits.
Students in a master’s with thesis program can enrol in Poursuite de la recherche 2 for up to 4 semesters, a , and up to 5 semesters for a PhD. However, students who wish to pursue their research beyond these periods must get authorization from their program director and research supervisor.