Polytechnique Montréal international (POINT)

Travel and Exchange Bursaries

Polytechnique Montréal international (POINT) promotes the international mobility of Polytechnique Montréal students and professors through the management of specfic bursary programs, and/or via the dissemination of financing opportunities.   

Polytechnique Montréal International (POINT) also highly values contributions from foreign students and professors/researchers, and makes information available about academic stays at Polytechnique Montréal.

Polytechnique Montréal Students
International Exchange Programs

The International Exchange Program web site, hosted by Service aux étudiants, has information about existing programs to finance a short-term exchange.

ERASMUS+ Bursaries, UNIVERSITAT POLITÉCNICA DE VALÈNCIA, SPAIN

Objectives

The Erasmus+ Program strengthens skills and employability, as well as modernizing education, training, and work for youth. The seven-year program has a budget of €14.7 billion, and provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain professional experience, or volunteer abroad. The program also finances trans-national partnerships between educational institutions and organizations, youth training programs that promote cooperation and bridge the gap between work and education, as well as responds to European labour market shortages. In February 2015, Polytechnique Montréal was recruited by its Spanish partner institution, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia to submit a proposal to Erasmus, thereby enabling students from both institutions to benefit from travel bursaries. Following this step, Polytechnique Montréal is pleased to offer two (2) Erasmus+ travel bursaries of €800 per month (for a maximum of 5 months), as well as travel assistance of €820 to two (2) students nominated for an exchange experience during the Winter 2017 term. 

POINT's Contribution

In concert with the Polytechnique Montréal's Programme d’échanges internationaux, POINT studies the dossiers of students selected for an exchange at UPV, and nominates students for the Erasmus+ travel bursary. POINT is Polytechnique Montréal's primary applicant for the Erasmus+ travel bursary, and as such, acts as an intermediary between students recipients and ensures follow up with UPV. 

To apply

Selection criteria for the bursaries are: 

  • Registered at Polytechnique Montréal as a full-time student;
  • Nominated for a short-term exchange at UPV for the Winter 2017 term;
  • Attained Master's-level education (60 credits and over as of the time of the exchange);
  • Attained an interview grade at or above 3/4;
  • Note: candidates will be selected by the Polytechnique Montréal Programme d'exchange (exchange program) following the results of the selection process. No dossiers need be submitted. Selection criteria for the interview and assessment of the exchange dossier are identical. 

For additional information, please see (in French only): Financer son échange.

FRIENDS OF POLYTECHNIQUE OF MONTREAL

Objectives

This program seeks to enable Polytechnique Montréal's best graduate students to gain research work experience in prestigious educational establishments in the United States; offer a means for professors to develop or strengthen ties with research partners in prestigious universities in the United States; contribute to Polytechnique Montréal's reputation in the United States by promoting projects that will impact communities within Canada and the United States.

POINT’s Contribution

Once Friends of Polytechnique of Montréal have confirmed the number of bursaries available, POINT will relay this information to professors whose projects have been identified as eligible, and will provide them with guidance throughout the candidate selection process.

To apply

Student eligibility

  • Possess Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency;
  • Be a full-time graduate student at Polytechnique Montréal;
  • Participate in a project initiated by a Polytechnique Montréal professor, which is occurring in a prestigious U.S. university (ex. Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, MIT, Berkeley, Princeton), a project which will have a significant impact in society.

Selection Criteria

  • Excellent academic average;
  • Marked interest in research;
  • Marked interest in international fields, in particular the United States;
  • Mastery of the English languages;
  • Interest in becoming an ambassador for Friends of Polytechnique of Montreal.
HUAWEI

Objectives

Chinese telecommunications company HUAWEI's program Seeds for the Future offers 20 Canadian students bursaries to spend two weeks in China during the month of May. The program has aspects of cultural and linguistic immersion, and includes a tour of HUAWEI's head offices. The bursary includes the cost of airline tickets, insurance, meals, accommodations, and training-related costs. In 2015, three Polytechnique Montréal students were selected to participate. Read about their experiences here.

POINT's Contribution 

POINT's contribution consists of promoting the program, as well as taking part in the pre-selection jury at HUAWEI's request.  

To apply

Information to come.

Objectives

The Globalink program offers bilateral exchange programs between Canada and MITACS partner countries, among them, France, India, and Tunisia. Senior undergraduates and graduates from Canadian universities can be eligible. Length of stay varies from 12 to 24 weeks, and financial assistance varies from $7500 to $10 000 CDN; funding is awarded to professors as a grant.

POINT's Contribution

The Bureau de la recherche et le Centre du développement technologique signs and accepts documents for this program. POINT's contribution consists of offering pre-departure training for students, a prerequisite to receiving the grant. 

To apply

Information to come.

National Institute of Informatics (NII)

Objectives

Polytechnique Montréal's Japanese partner institution, the National Institute of Informatics (NII), offers laboratory research internships to graduate-level students (master, Ph.D) in the fields of computer software engineering or any other field related to the list of available research topics. The internship bursary is 5,700 JPY/per day, plus medical insurance; students themselves are responsible for other expenses (airline tickets, local transportation, supplementary insurance, etc.). Internship duration may vary between two and six months. 

POINT's Contribution

Please submit your application to POINT, as the NII does not accept applications directly (maximum of 2 applications for POLY-MTL). In the event that there are more than 2 applications, POINT will establish a selection committee.

To apply

1) Fill out the NII International Internship Program application form

2) Attach your CV;

3) Email all documents to Polytechnique Montréal International, point@polymtl.ca by May 22, 2022.

Note: Incomplete applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Polytecnico di Milano (ERAMUS+)

Objectives

A Polytechnique Montréal partner institution, Politecnico di Milano (PdM) has obtained funding from the European Union-based Erasmus+ program, which promotes travel and partnerships between two establishments. Bursaries are intended specifically for the fields of computer engineering and materials engineering.

Research stays for Master's- or Doctoral-level students

A maximum of five (5) bursaries of up to €3370 (roughly $5400 CND) are offered to Polytechnique Montréal Master's- or Doctoral-level students, studying in the fields of computer engineering and materials engineering. Program duration at Politecnico di Milano is three months.

POINT's Contribution
Applications must be submitted directly to Polytechnique Montréal POINT.

To apply

For additional information and means of submitting applications, please read here (in French only).  

Financial Aid and Bursaries

The Service aux étudiants' web site (in French only) about financial aide and bursaries ("aide financière et bourses") details admission bursaries, internal and external bursaries and scholarships. Some of these bursaries may be used to fund a foreign exchange stay. 

Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments

Explore international scholarship opportunities for the best and brightest Canadian students and researchers to study and conduct research abroad. Explore the Canadian government's database by country of destination to discover scholarships, fellowships, or other funding opportunities made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.

Foreign Students
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – for students

Objectives

 

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian and ASEAN institutions. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities. Students, hereby referred to as "candidates", must be registered as full-time students in their home institution at the time of application and during the entire duration of their study or research stay in Canada.

 

Contribution of Polytechnique Montréal International (POINT)

POINT is responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates from post-secondary institutions in ASEAN; and encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity to faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions in ASEAN. When candidates are retained, POINT acts as the body entrusted with the administration of the program, receives contribution funding from Global Affairs Canada to disburse as scholarships to recipients, as well as welcoming and supporting recipients throughout their stay.

 

The competition in now close for the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

Student seeking an ASEAN scholarship must;

  1. Apply first to ONE of the following Polytechnique Montréal program by the deadline (if any);
  1. Apply to the ASEAN scholarship by following the guidelines and filling out the on-line application form available on the following link before February 18, 2022.

FAQ

The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships

Objectives

The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian and Latin American or Caribbean institutions. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions, and universities. Students (henceforth “candidates”) must be registered as full-time students in their home institution at the time of application, and during the entire duration of their study or research stay in Canada.

Contribution of Polytechnique Montréal International (POINT)

POINT is responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates from institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, and promotes this scholarship opportunity to faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. When candidates are retained, POINT acts as the body entrusted with the administration of the program, receives contribution funding from Global Affairs Canada to disburse as scholarships to recipients, as well as welcoming and supporting recipients throughout their stay.

The competition in now open for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Student seeking an ELAP scholarship must;

  1. Apply first to ONE of the following Polytechnique Montréal program by the deadline (if any);
  1. Apply to the ELAP scholarship by following the guidelines and filling out the on-line application form available on the following link before March 12, 2023.

FAQ

The Study in Canada Scholarships

Objectives 


The Study in Canada Scholarships program provides students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

This program is facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between post-secondary institutions in Canada and in the following eligible countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Türkiye, Uganda and Ukraine. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutes and universities. Students, hereby referred to as "candidates", must be registered as full-time students in their home institution at the time of application and during the entire duration of their study or research stay in Canada.

  • Applications for short-term mobility must be accompanied by a valid student exchange agreement between the Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution.
  • Applications for research internships at Canadian institutions with no exchange agreements or MOUs with the candidates’ home institutions are also accepted.

Contribution of Polytechnique Montréal International (POINT)

POINT is responsible for submitting applications on behalf of qualified candidates from post-secondary institutions in eligible countries; and encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity to faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions. When candidates are retained, POINT acts as the body entrusted with the administration of the program, receives contribution funding from Global Affairs Canada to disburse as scholarships to recipients, as well as welcoming and supporting recipients throughout their stay.

The competition in now open for the 2023-2024 academic year.

 

Student seeking an Study in Canada scholarship must;

  1. Apply first to ONE of the following Polytechnique Montréal program by the deadline (if any);
  1. Apply to the Study in Canada scholarship by following the guidelines and filling out the on-line application form available on the following link before March 12, 2023.

FAQ

Global Affairs Canada and other Federal Government of Canada Departments

Explore international scholarship opportunities for the best and brightest Canadian students and researchers to study and conduct research abroad. Explore the Canadian government's database by country of destination to discover scholarships, fellowships, or other funding opportunities made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Objectives

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers bursaries to Chinese students wishing to complete doctoral studies, research internships, or post-docs in foreign countries. 

POINT's Contribution

POINT negotiates the agreement that determines bursary program modalities between the CSC and Polytechnique Montréal, and also coordinates with implicated departments (Registrar's Office, various departments, etc.). POINT also submits the list of candidates retained by Polytechnique Montréal to CSC.

To apply

Chinese national students can consult this site for additional information about this program.

Objectifs

Globalink programs enable foreign students to complete research in Canadian universities - including Polytechnique Montréal.

POINT's Contribution

POINT acts as a coordinator of the Globalink Research Internship, between MITACS and various departments, in terms of extending invitations for internships. POINT also organizes a welcome session for Globalink interns. The Bureau de la recherche et le Centre du développement technologique signs and accepts documents for graduate-level awards for the Campus France and Inria programs.

To apply

International students can find additional information about MITACS programs via the links below:

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP FOR THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Objectives

In order to ensure equality in exchange student opportunities with its institutional partners, Polytechnique Montréal offer bursaries to international students completing research internships in English-language laboratories, as a means of supporting them during their stays. In return, Polytechnique Montréal maintains exchange spots for its own students within sought-after institutions. 

POINT's Contribution

POINT requests internship opportunities from Polytechnique Montréal professors, promotes the program to its partners, is responsible for the selection process, coordinates invitations with departments, welcomes interns upon their arrival, and ensures their integration within the Polytechnique Montréal community during their stay.

To apply

A call for applications is held once a year by partners; for additional information, please contact: point@polymtl.ca

Polytechnique Montréal Professors/Researchers
GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA AND OTHER CANADIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

Explore international scholarship opportunities for the best and brightest Canadian faculty and researchers to study and conduct research abroad. Explore the Canadian government's database by country of destination to discover fellowships, or other funding opportunities made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.

POLITECNICO DI MILANO (ERASMUS+)

Objectives

A Polytechnique Montréal partner institution, Politecnico di Milano (PdM) has obtained funding from the European Union-based Erasmus+ program, which promotes travel and partnerships between two establishments. Bursaries are intended specifically for the fields of computer engineering and materials engineering.

Research or teaching stays for professors 

A maximum of two bursaries of up to €2500 (roughly $4000 CND) are offered to Polytechnique Montréal professors in the fields of computer engineering and materials engineering, to complete a teachign or research stay at Politecnico di Milano.

POINT's Contribution
Applications must be submitted directly to POINT Polytechnique Montréal.

To apply

For additional information and accepted means of submitting applications, please read here.