QC reduces tuition hike, adds requirement that 80% out-of-province students learn French


The Government of Québec has announced that out-of-province students will pay a minimum of $12K in tuition starting in Fall 2024, instead of the earlier proposed amount of $17K. This amendment will not apply to international students and Bishop’s University students will be partially exempt from this tuition increase. La Presse reports that QC is additionally considering reducing tuition fees for French, Belgian, and Swiss students in order to attract more French-speakers to the province. QC added that the province’s three English-language universities must ensure that 80% of their out-of-province students can demonstrate a level-five oral profiency upon graduation; this requirement will come into effect for new students in Fall 2025.

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