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COVID-19: Conditions on maintaining education activities

INRS is ready to welcome its student community in the greatest respect of the sanitary measures and rules issued by the Direction de la santé publique and by the government of Quebec.


The Summer Term 2021 will be conducted in a hybrid mode. Teaching and research activities will be held partly on our campuses and partly at a distance. The Fall Term 2021 is expected to be completely face-to-face.

Request for admission

Deferral of a new admission, if necessary and without penalty, is possible. To do so, the request must be addressed to the Registrar’s office (


Subject to the directives issued by the Quebec Public Health Department (Santé publique du Québec), the Summer and Fall Terms 2021 will be as follows:

  • All graduate programs are offered in the Summer and Fall terms.
  • Attendance, laboratory and field research activities will be in accordance with the standards adopted by the National Public Health of Quebec.

Summer Term 2021

  • Courses begin May 3, 2021 and are offered in a hybrid mode (face-to-face or distance learning, as appropriate).
  • Students who are unable to attend INRS in person will have the option of starting their program remotely, if their supervisor agrees.

Fall Term 2021

  • Classes will begin on September 7, 2021 and will be offered in attendance.

$100 lump sum payment for students: Application procedures

The recent Quebec budget, submitted on 25 March 2021, includes a lump sum payment of $100 per session for full-time college and university students. The measure aims to recognize the human setbacks students suffered in the context of COVID-19 public health crisis in the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 sessions.

Eligible students are invited to complete the request for payment form, which will be available on the INRS’s IDÉ portal beginning on 2 July 2021. Payments will be made starting on 15 September 2021.

Students who prefer to complete a printable application (PDF) must send the completed document to the INRS registrar. The link to the PDF will be available on the INRS’s IDÉ portal beginning on 2 July 2021.

For more details on the lump sum payment to students, the application process, and eligibility criteria, please consult the Government of Quebec’s website.

Questions about the conditions on maintaining education activities? Contact the Registrar's Office.