Eligibility and costs

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Eligibility

You must meet the following criteria :

  • Be at least 18 years of age before the courses begin
  • Have a good basic knowledge of the wine industry
  • Be sufficiently fluent in spoken and written English

NOTES:

  • Spots are limited to 24 students per group. Students are chosen on a priority basis according to their order of registration.
  • It is strongly recommended to have completed the program WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits before enrolling in Level 3.

Cost

  Québec residents Canadian students living outside Québec International students
Tuition fee $1,555 $1,555 $1,555
Liability insurance (mandatory) $6/semester  $6/semester $6/semester 

Cancellation

  • Tuition fees are fully refundable if students cancel their registration 10 business days before the first day of the term.
  • Between the 9th business day and the beginning of the term, tuition fees will be refunded minus a 25% administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be granted after this date. 
  • The ITHQ reserves the right to cancel a course or program due to insufficient enrolment. In such cases, application and tuition fees are refunded.

NOTES:

  • Fees include lecture notes, wine samples and WSET® course materials.
  • 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.

Financial aid

Scholarship for sommelier training:

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®), in collaboration with the International Wine Challenge (IWC) offers students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship covering up to 20% of their tuition fees. However, to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be registered in the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines program, and must have successfully completed the WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines program.

Consult the  application form  (1.2 MB) for more information on this program.

Various Canadian banks offer a student line of credit service for candidates admitted to this program.

Diploma

  • WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Diploma

    NOTE : The information on this page is subject to change.

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