EXCEPTIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU SUCCEED!

By choosing to study at Polytechnique Montréal, you will have access to an array of services to support you during your studies and help you succeed on an academic, professional and personal level.

SERVICES OFFERED BY POLYTECHNIQUE :

ADVISORY SERVICES FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Need advice for your study project? Do you have questions about Polytechnique Montréal, the programs offered or the field of engineering? Contact our advisors for prospective students. You will see, Polytechnique has no more secrets for them!

E-mail: futur@polymtl.ca
Phone: 514 340-4928

ADVISORY SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Leaving for abroad to pursue university studies requires a lot of preparation, generates a lot of questions and can be a source of anxiety. However, rest assured: our team of advisors for international students will provide information on preparing your trip and advice on immigration, as well as the personal and intercultural support you will need during your entire study period. 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/etudiants-internationaux

GO-Poly: integration of new students

GO-Poly

GO-Poly is a program that combines all the activities, resources and services offered to help guide students during their first year of studies. Shortly after being admitted, you will receive GO-Poly newsletters with essential information to adequately prepare your arrival at Polytechnique Montréal. When classes start, you will also be invited to participate in various welcome and integration activities aimed at helping you adapt to your new study environment and develop friendly relationships with your new peers. 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/gopoly 

 

POLYEXPLORE / POLY-BUDDY : cultural and social activities

PolyExplore organizes cultural and social activities that allow newly admitted international students to discover Quebec. The student committee is also responsible for the Poly-Buddy program that pairs international students with current Poly students. You can therefore get a buddy as soon as you arrive in Montreal and discover the city in good company. 

Want to know more? Visit facebook.com/polyexplore 

STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT

The Service aux étudiants de Polytechnique (SEP) offers an array of services to help you succeed: tutoring, mentoring, workshops, psychological support, support for students with a disability, and support for student retention and academic success. 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/soutien

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Making your academic endeavour a success requires good financial planning. Making a realistic budget will limit any financial issues you might encounter during an academic year. The team from the Service aux étudiants de Polytechnique (SEP) that is responsible for financial assistance and bursaries is there to help you in this process by offering: 

  • Information on the Loans and Bursaries program of the ministère de l'Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (Financial assistance for students);
  • Various workshops (for example, making a first request for financial assistance for students, financial assistance to Emploi-Québec, or a scholarship); 
  • Information on available scholarships and work-study programs; 
  • Emergency assistance programs (emergency assistance loan, food stamps, external resources). 

Each year, Polytechnique Montréal students receive nearly 2 million dollars in bursaries of all kinds, either because of an excellent academic record, involvement in various areas of society, academic perseverance, etc. 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/aide-financiere

INTERNSHIPS AND CAREER PLANNING

The Service des stages et emplois (SSE) de Polytechnique offers various services to support your professional development: list of potential internships, career orientation, strategies for internship or job hunting, help in preparing your applications and interviews. 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/sp

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Would you like to live an academic experience outside of Quebec? 
Our international exchange program allows you to do this during your engineering studies. 

Would you like to study at Polytechnique Montréal? 
Consult our services for exchange students that will help you plan and organize your stay with us. 

SUPPORT FOR NEW ENTREPRENEURS

Polytechnique encourages an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial spirit by supporting students who have an idea to develop or who want to know more on how to start a project. 

Many possibilities are offered to those who want to experience what it is to be an entrepreneur during their studies: 

  • A dozen workshops in entrepreneurship given by experts are available each semester. 
  • Courses and training programs integrated into your study program. 
  • Entrepreneurial internships that allow you to go experience several key steps in starting a business during the obligatory internship. 
  • Spaces for creation and entrepreneurship such as PolyFab, where design and fabrication tools are available. 
  • Student initiatives such as Poly-E, the Student Entrepreneurs Club or other technical clubs. 
  • Study programs and contests that reward entrepreneurial skills such as the Technopreneur profile (watch the video in French). 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/entrepreneuriat

POLYFAB NORMAND BRAIS

PolyFab

The PolyFab Normand Brais is a creative and entrepreneurial space that is open to all where you can build a prototype, obtain information on a production process, or simply exchange with passionate people. PolyFab gives you access to state-of-the-art technology and a working environment conducive to collaborative and active learning. 

Want to know more? Visit polyfab.polymtl.ca

LOUISE-LALONDE-LAMARRE LIBRARY

Polytechnique Montréal’s Louise-Lalonde-Lamarre library has one of the largest collections of science and engineering-related publications in Quebec. There are several collaborative work spaces and you may also borrow IT equipment. 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/biblio

Resources for OFF CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Are you looking for a place to stay, tenants or roommates? At the beginning of each semester, we offer workshops given by Polytechnique students that will show you a method to help you find a place to live in Montreal: the search process, where to look, important questions to ask the landlord when you’re visiting an apartment, how to read a lease and ensure that essential elements are included, the services offered by the Régie du logement, etc. 

Want to know more? Visit polymtl.ca/accomodations

UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL CARABINS – SPORTS EXCELLENCE

The Programme de sport d’excellence aims to support Polytechnique Montréal student athletes in reaching their personal and sport-related objectives by offering a structure to plan their studies. Only athletes that are members of a Université de Montréal Carabins team or that are recognized as Elite or Excellence by the ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) can benefit from the support offered through the Programme de sport d’excellence. In total, about 100 Polytechnique Montréal student athletes receive such support. 

Want to know more? Visit: polymtl.ca/sports | carabins.umontreal.ca

Services offered on campus :

ZUM - UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL STUDENT RESIDENCES

On the campus a few steps away from Polytechnique Montréal, you can lease a furnished studio apartment in the ZUM Résidences of the Université de Montréal. Places are limited.

Want to know more? Visit residences-etu.ca

UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS CENTRE (CEPSUM)

Located on the Université de Montréal campus, the Centre d’éducation physique et des sports de l’Université de Montréal (CEPSUM) is one of the largest sports complexes in Quebec. Polytechnique Montréal students have access to impressive installations: Olympic-sized pool and diving pool, large weight room, indoor skating rink, racquetball, squash, wallyball, badminton and tennis courts, as well as gyms for basketball, handball, volleyball and soccer, an indoor race-track, an area to practice golfing, rooms for martial arts, dancing and fencing… all this right beside Poly! 

Want to know more? Visit cepsum.umontreal.ca

Medical clinic

The Health and Psychological Consultation Centre lets you consult with doctors, psychologists, nurses, nutritionist and physiotherapist online or in person.

Want to know more? Visit cscp.umontreal.ca