Eligibility and costs

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Requirements

This program is intended for students and professionals from around the world. To be eligible, you must meet the requirements listed below, in addition to being sufficiently fluent in spoken and written French and English and having advanced intermediate-level knowledge of at least one of these languages (language skills evaluation tests are required). Note that any relevant experience in guest or front desk service or any other duties performed in hospitality or food service are an asset.

On the basis of post-secondary studies successfully completed in Québec:

  • Have a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) or a university diploma, including one mathematics course (Introduction to Quantitative Methods or the equivalent) or accounting course (with a minimum R score of 24).

On the basis of studies successfully completed in another Canadian province:

  • Have a diploma issued by a recognized institution outside Québec after at least 13 years of studies or the equivalent, and have successfully completed one year of university studies, including the required mathematics or accounting course.

On the basis of studies successfully completed outside Canada:

  • Have a diploma equivalent to a diploma of college studies or university degree issued by a recognized institution and including an advanced mathematics or accounting course.

On the basis of experience:

  • Have program-relevant professional experience (the applicant’s file will be reviewed to determine eligibility).

Interview

All selected candidates will be called for an admission interview (in person or remotely) for an evaluation of their motivation for the program and a career in international hotel management.

Language Skills Evaluation Test

All selected candidates must take the ITHQ’s language test Fichier pdf (85 KB) to have their knowledge of oral and written French and/or English evaluated.

Preparatory Training

Preparatory training allows applicants who do not meet all the eligibility requirements of the ASIHM program to acquire the necessary foundational knowledge and skills that will facilitate their integration into this post-secondary training. This 8-month program aims to improve students’ English skills (written and oral) as well as their understanding of hotel management, and to provide students with relevant professional experience in hospitality.

Content

Mandatory section for all students

  • Block A from January to May: Skills development in hospitality and food service, including practical experience in the various services provided by the ITHQ Hotel, 4 half-days per week (180 h).

Optional sections according to the applicant’s situation

  • Block B from January to May: Language classes in English or French to obtain the C1 proficiency level required for admission to the ASIHM program, 15 hours/per week, at the Académie linguistique internationale (ALI) or in another language school (240 h).
  • Block C from June to August: Summer internship in hospitality, paid or not according to legislation in the country where the internship is completed (mandatory for international students to obtain a co-op or internship work permit, minimum of 390 h).
  • Block D from June to August: Complementary language classes in English or French, if necessary. Additional registration fees apply (unless the classes are taken at ALI). 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this preparatory training, the applicant must:

  • Have a CEGEP diploma or the equivalent (e.g., general bachelor’s degree or the French technological baccalauréat), or any other training deemed sufficient.
  • Be 18 years of age at the start of the internship.

Application deadline for classes beginning in January:
August 31 of every year

Notes:

  • Applicants who have not taken a CEGEP-level math course or the equivalent must pass a pre-university college level mathematics or accounting course (additional fees apply).
  • It is the student’s responsibility to secure their internship, which can be completed in Quebec or outside Quebec. Please note that the ITHQ Hotel accepts several interns every year.  
  • Despite the fact that this training is preparatory for the ASIHM program, it is the applicant’s responsibility to meet all the eligibility criteria set by the program.
  • The program is not accredited by the Quebec Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES). ITHQ will issue a certificate of achievement at the end of the training.

Cost

Quebec students Canadian students Foreign students
Application fees (non-refundable)

$35

$35

85 $

Registration fees

Block A: $247 payable to ITHQ
Block B: $150 payable to ALI
Block C: No fee
Block D: Additional fees

Block A: $247 payable to ITHQ
Block B: $150 payable to ALI
Block C: No fee
Block D: Additional fees

Block A: $247 payable to ITHQ
Block B: $150 payable to ALI
Block C: No fee
Block D: Additional fees

Tuition

Block A: $2,700 payable to ITHQ
Block B: $3,132 payable to ALI
Block C: No fee
Block D: Additional fees

Block A: $2,700 payable to ITHQ
Block B: $3,132 payable to ALI
Block C: No fee
Block D: Additional fees

Block A: $2,700 payable to ITHQ
Block B: $3,132 payable to ALI
Block C: No fee
Block D: Additional fees

ITHQ uniform

Approximately $950

Approximately $950

Approximately $950

Additional AGEE-ITHQ insurance (optional)

Health and dental: $96/per year

Health and dental: $96/per year

Dental cares: $96/year

Notes :

  • For international applicants, a $50 fee may be added for a comparative evaluation of studies completed outside Quebec, if required.
  • Students may keep their uniform for the duration of their studies at ITHQ.

Cancellation

Ancillary costs and tuition will be reimbursed, minus administrative costs of 25%, if you cancel your registration before the first day of the training. After this deadline, no reimbursement will be made.

For more details, please download the terms of payment (in French only).

Cost

  Quebec students Canadian students Foreign students
Application fees (non-refundable)

$35

$35

$85

Registration fees for each term

$247

$247

$247

Tuition
Term 1 (12 classes)

$8,292

$13,824

$16,596

Tuition
Term 3 (10 classes)

$6,910

$11,520

$13,830

Tuition
Terms 2 et 4 (internship & 4 classes)

$2,764 each

$4,608 each

$5,532 each

ITHQ uniform

Approximately $800

Approximately $800

Approximately $800

Complementary insurance of AGEEITHQ (optional)

Dental and health cares: $145/year

Dental and health cares: $145/year

Dental cares: $90/year

Cancellation

Registration and tuition fees for each term of the program are refundable minus a 25% administrative fee, provided that students cancel their registration before the first day of the term. No refunds will be granted after this date.

Notes :

  • Registration fees include administrative services, student association fee, voluntary contribution to the Fondation de l'ITHQ and third-party liability insurance.
  • Students must pay the costs associated with internships and compulsory activities (including airfare, visa(s), living expenses, etc.). They should also allow for additional costs to purchase books and lecture notes.
  • All amounts are in Canadian dollars.
  • All amounts listed can changed without noticed.
  • Employers subject to the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition are entitled to submit the cost of this training program as part of the 1% of total payroll that companies must invest in employee training. Don't forget to inform your employer!

Scholarships

The Fondation de l’ITHQ awards scholarships to program students who meet certain conditions:

  • Scholarships worth $2,500 each, awarded to two students in recognition of professional behaviours and attitudes demonstrated during their studies at the ITHQ (first and third terms).
    The scholarship eligibility requirements are announced by the Internship Department at the beginning of the first term.
  • A total of $25,000 in scholarships to financially assist students while they complete their required internships.

The scholarship eligibility requirements and application deadline are announced by the Internship Department at the beginning of the first term (individual scholarship amounts are based on internship projects).

Note :

Diploma

Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management ITHQ Signature Diploma.

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