New student journey - Graduate Studies


In order to be informed of all the important steps before and during your first semester at Polytechnique Montréal, follow the new student journey, which has been specially developed for new graduate students (research or professional master's, DESS and Ph.D).

View this tool frequently as it will be updated regularly. It is an essential reminder!

If you have any questions about your studies, you can contact your department’s team or the Association des étudiants des cycles supérieures de Polytechnique (AÉCSP) at info@aecsp.qc.ca.

Complete your immigration procedures (international students) : As soon as you receive your letter of admission

As soon as you receive your letter of admission, you should begin immigration proceedings to obtain the authorizations required for all international students:

These procedures can be lengthy (3 to 6 months on average) and can vary according to your personal situation.  Note that immigration procedures can be started with a conditional offer of admission.

To learn more, visit the immigration procedures section of Polytechnique Montréal’s international students website.

Accept your offer of admission in the online admission account

Log into your online admission account and accept the admission offer at Track your applications.

For more information, visit the Responding to the Offer of Admission section of our website, including information on deferring admission or changing programs.

Get in touch with your Supervisor or Research Director

Your Supervisor (DESS or Professional Master’s) or Research Director (Research-based master’s or Doctorate/PhD) is the professor who agreed to supervise your studies and mentor you at Polytechnique Montréal. His/her name is mentioned on your admission letter.

We encourage you to contact your Supervisor or Research Director before the beginning of the semester to discuss your studies and your respective expectations. You will also be able to begin developing your study plan with him/her.

Students enrolled in research master's and doctoral programs are well advised to use the Student-Supervisor Roadmap. This is a tool to clarify collaboration and structure discussions between students and their supervisors, in the interest of transparency and open communication.  The roadmap will be available on the Moodle My Master's Research skills assessment and My PhD skills assessment, 48 hours after registration for your first term.

Learn about your health and dental insurance coverage


Canadian citizen, permanent resident and refugee students are automatically enrolled in the student health plan (dental and health care), offered by the Association des étudiants des cycles des supérieures de Polytechnique (AÉCSP).

To learn more about the Group Health and Dental Insurance Plan, to find out about change and waiver periods, or to download claim forms, visit the Insurance section of our website.


International students are automatically enrolled in the International Student Health and Hospitalization Insurance (ASHEE).

However, many students (including most students from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden and Romania) may be exempted from ASHEE and thus benefit from the Quebec public health insurance plan (RAMQ).

For more information, consult the section of the International Students website on the mandatory insurance plan and its exemptions.

Dental care is very expensive in Quebec and is not covered by ASHEE or RAMQ.  Polytechnique Montreal's student associations therefore offer a complementary health, vision and dental insurance plan to international students in degree programs, which they are automatically enrolled in.  

For more details, to find out how to unsubscribe from this insurance or to modify your coverage to include your family members (spouse and/or child(ren)), consult the section of the international students' website on complementary insurance.

Apply for student financial assistance (Canadian citizens, permanent residents or refugees residing in Quebec) (if applicable)

Also known as the Loans and Bursaries Program, the Student Financial Assistance of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec enables Québec students with insufficient financial resources to pursue full-time secondary school level vocational training, college or university studies.

To find out more about the program, visit the website of the Financial Aid of Polytechnique Montréal’s Student Services

Plan your arrival in Canada (if applicable)

Visit our section on arrival in Canada available on the website for international students.

Register for the semester
Summer 2023 April 12 to May 12, 2023 (short term)
April 12 to May 19, 2023 (long term)
Fall 2023 August 8 to September 12, 2023
Winter 2024 1st period: December 12 to 21, 2023
2nd period: January 4 to 21, 2024


You must register every semester.

  1. Get your computer access code.
  2. Open your Student file.
  3. Click on Inscription/Désinscription and click on Je m'inscris.

    When your request to register has been completed, you will see “Inscrit” (Registered) indicated beside the “Inscription/Désinscription” (Registration/Deregistration) option. This may take up to 30 minutes.

For more information, see the How to confirm your registration guide.

Make your study plan

All graduate students at Polytechnique Montréal are required to prepare a study plan. It consists of a list of all the academic activities (workshops, courses, internships, projects and seminars) and research activities you must complete for your program. You are responsible for selecting study plan content based on your educational background, your program requirements, and your own needs. It’s an opportunity for you to choose the courses and academic path that match your interests, and the goals you’d like to reach by the end of your graduate studies.

Additional mandatory courses must be successfully completed before a graduate studies degree can be granted. Students in all graduate programs must attend a three-hour course on health and safety. Other mandatory workshops (whose course codes beginning with “CAP”) are specifically required for research-based Master’s and PhD students. Please refer to your study plan for a list of mandatory courses and the deadlines for completing them:

To prepare your study plan, you should first examine the list of available courses and your program structure (mandatory courses, elective courses, specializations, etc.). Click on a course code to access a description of the course, the number of credits offered, the course’s weekly breakdown (three-digit code), the professor assigned to the course, and the terms during which the course is offered.

Your study/research supervisor can help you select the right courses for you. Click on the following link to access a description of your program: List of graduate programs.

Getting your study plan approved

The study plan must be completed using the appropriate form, which you can fill out with the help of your department's student records officer. The study plan must be approved by your academic supervisor (DESS and professional master's programs) or research supervisor (research master's programs and doctoral programs) and submitted to your departmental student records officer no later than the course selection modification deadline.

Summer 2023 May 12, 2023
Fall 2023 September 12, 2023
Winter 2024 January 21, 2024
Make your course selection
Summer 2023 April 13 to May 12, 2023 (short term) / April 13 to May 19, 2023 (long term)
Fall 2023 August 9 to September 12, 2023
Winter 2024 1st period: December 13 to 21, 2023
2nd period: January 4 to 21, 2024

You must make your course selection in your Online Student File.

The courses you select must match the courses you have listed in your study plan. If a student registers a course that does not correspond to his or her study plan, that course will automatically be identified as "out of program". Please note that the credits "out of program" courses do not count in the number of credits required to complete your program of study.

Please note that you must register for your courses each semester. No course selection will be made automatically, even if the courses are included in your study plan. It is your responsibility to register during the course selection period each semester.

For more information, visit the course selection section of our website.

Get access to your Polytechnique email

All students have an email account with the following format: firstname.lastname@polymtl.ca. This address will only be activated within 48 hours of registering for your first trimester of studies at Polytechnique.

Access your inbox at www.imp.polymtl.ca, or by clicking on “IMP Email”. You can redirect this email address to a different email account of your choice via your student file online, in the Données personnelles section.

For more information, visit the website of Polytechnique Montréal’s IT service management.

Get access to Moodle

The Moodle platform allows you to access course content for a given term (grades, slide shows or presentations used in class, lab and homework assignment, etc.) as well as a number of teaching tools. Moodle course pages are managed independently by each professor. Please allow a delay before courses appear on your Moodle platform. Some courses may not be available until after the start of the semester.   

To gain access, use your computer access code.

Your Moodle account will only be activated within 48 hours of registering for your first trimester of studies at Polytechnique.

Sign the Mandatory Code of Conduct

All students must agree to comply with regulations, declarations, policies, guidelines and other rules adopted by Polytechnique Montréal. Upon initial registration at Polytechnique Montréal, you are required to electronically sign the Code of Conduct through Polytechnique's learning management system, Moodle.

A course entitled "Code of conduct – Graduate Studies – GO-Poly" will be available on your Moodle dashboard (tableau de bord), or course list, via the welcome screen. Take the time to read the contents of this course and sign it before the deadline.

Summer May 31
Fall September 30
Winter January 31
Get your Student OPUS card (if applicable)

The OPUS card allows you to use public transportation in the city - the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). If you are a full-time student (or considered a full-time student), you can pay reduced fares by purchasing a student OPUS card (photo required).

Visit the OPUS card section of our website to find out how to get your OPUS card.

Attend your welcome session

In order to facilitate your adaptation to your new environment, we invite you to a welcome session during which you will receive a lot of information essential to your journey at Polytechnique Montréal. Groups will be divided according to the engineering program.


Start your courses at Polytechnique Montreal
Summer 2023 Monday, May 8, 2023
Fall 2023 Monday, August 28, 2023
Winter 2024 Monday, January 8, 2024
Get your Polytechnique Montréal ID card (if applicable)

New students will be able to have their Polytechnique Montréal ID card produced by appointment.

For more information on dates and to make an appointment, visit the Service de la sûreté institutionnelle website.

Please bring photo identification with you to your appointment. Accepted documents are health insurance card, driver's license and passport.

Connect to the wireless network (wifi) of Polytechnique Montréal


To help you configure your devices, follow the step-by-step tutorial *

Once you have finished, go to the  Wi-Fi Connexion information* to select the option recommended to you in the tutorial.


For further information, please refer to the page : https://www.polymtl.ca/si/reseaux/wifi/info*

*In french only

Get your course manuals

For your books and supplies, Polytechnique Montréal's Coopoly bookstore is a good place to shop. Consult their website to learn the opening hours.

For your printing needs, you can go to the Reprographics Service. For more information, visit polymtl.ca/reprographie.

Documents to provide to the registrar's office (international students)


At the latest by the course change deadline (long tearm deadline for the summer semester), all international students must submit at the Registrar the documents supporting their student status. Please consult the Registrar's Office website for a list of required documents.

Summer 2023 May 11, 2023 (short term) / May 18, 2023 (long term)
Fall 2023 September 12, 2023
Winter 2024 January 21, 2024


If you are aligible to be exempt from Polytechnique's health insurance, you will have to provide documentation to the Registrar's Office at regist-assurances-etrangers@polymtl.ca by the deadline.

Summer 2023 May 11, 2023 (short term) / May 18, 2023 (long term)
Fall 2023 September 12, 2023
Winter 2024 January 21, 2024
Deadline for modifying course selections in the Student File
Fall 2023 September 12, 2023
Winter 2024 January 21, 2024

After this date, you should be aware that you will be charged for a dropped course.

Please refer to your study plan to make your course selection to ensure that you do not select "out of program" courses that would not count towards the number of credits you need to complete your program of study.

Pay tuition and fees

 An email notice will be sent to inform you that your tuition invoice (including miscellaneous, administration, and insurance fees) is available in your student file. You will receive a separate notice for each term in which you are enrolled (fall, winter, summer).

It should be noted that you have no fees to pay before the start of your studies at Polytechnique Montréal. Each year, tuition fees are payable after the start of the term, in October for the fall term, in February for the winter term and in June for the summer term.

For more information on tuition fees (deadlines, terms of payment, etc.), visit the financial matters section of Polytechnique Montréal’s website.

Fall 2023 October 5 to November 8, 2023
Winter 2024 February 8 to March 13, 2024
Summer 2024 June 6 to 27, 2024
Deadline for dropping a course (no mention of failure, with financial penalty)
Fall 2023 November 5, 2023
Winter 2024 March 17, 2024
Summer 2024 June 9, 2024 (short term) / July 16, 2024 (long term)

Before the date mentioned above, you have the option of dropping a course with financial penalty and having the grade ''R'' (no mention of failure). It will be automatically moved back into your study plan and you must take it a second time. To replace it with another course, you must complete a Change of Study Plan form (.doc) (.pdf) and have it approved by your department.

See the section on Graduate studies tuition fees.

If you benefit from financial assistance, consult the Financial Aid and Bursaries advisors before taking action, in order to understand the consequences that a course modification could have on your loans and bursaries.

School Break

During this period, you will not have any courses or exams. This will allow you to organize your time to study and complete your assignments.

Fall 2023 October 7 to 13, 2023
Winter 2024 March 4 to 10, 2024
Summer 2023 Long term: June 24 to July 1, 2024
End of classes
Fall 2023 December 4, 2023
Winter 2024 April 16, 2024
Summer 2024 June 17, 2024 (short term) / August 13, 2024 (long term)

As of this date, you will no longer have courses for the summer semester. However, you may still have assignments to hand, in addition to the final exams.

Final exams
Fall 2023 December 8 to 22, 2023
Winter 2024 April 19 to May 13, 2024
Summer 2024 June 18‐21 and 25‐28, 2024 (Short Term) / August 15‐16 and 19‐23, 2024 (Long Term)