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Study at INRS: Training Through Research

Choose a research-intensive institution where you learn and train as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Work in a challenging, world-class environment in close collaboration with industry and practice settings and enjoy access to state-of-the-art research facilities. Invest yourself fully in your studies thanks to guaranteed financial support and earn a recognized degree.

Une formation basée sur l'excellence

Training based on excellence

Learn through research as an active member of an interdisciplinary team and receive specialized training. INRS faculty receive more grant funding for their work than anyone else in Quebec and publish an impressive number of articles in scholarly journals every year. Studying at INRS is to be part of tomorrow’s scientific elite.


Research focused on society’s needs

We train up-and-coming talent to be scientific, social, and technological innovators. Master’s and PhD projects related to faculty research are available each term. You can propose a topic related to your research interests for certain programs of study. We also offer a variety of research internships and postdoctoral fellowships. Help us find sustainable solutions to the scientific challenges of our times!


A congenial, multicultural environment

A congenial, multicultural environmentWith an average enrolment of 700 students—60% of whom come from 50 foreign countries—and 150 professors: INRS has a professor-student ratio that allows for personalized supervision and close collaboration throughout the course of study. Want to experience the world while pursuing an education? Our dual-degree programs with European and North African universities make studying abroad an attractive option.

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A world-class research institution

Accessible state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment, highly qualified staff, distinguished scholars, and partnerships in over 100 countries enable INRS to provide students with a world-class research and training environment conducive to discovery and innovation.


Close collaboration with industry and practice settings

As a student at INRS, you will be part of an innovation hub that maintains close links with practice settings, businesses, public and private sector organizations, and various levels of government. Did you know that one of our professors has helped launch four startups and that we offer programs with strong industry ties? Not to mention the start-ups founded by our students!

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Outstanding financial support

Enroll full-time in one of our graduate programs in the natural, pure, applied, health, or social sciences and receive a guaranteed scholarship. We offer merit scholarships, entrance scholarships, and international student scholarships to financially support our student community and promote their success.


A recognized degree

INRS has one of the highest graduation rates in Canada as well as the record for graduate placement among Université du Québec member institutions. The vast majority of our graduates find employment in their field upon graduation. Studying at INRS is a great way to enhance your career prospects!

Programs of study

Are you interested in protecting water resources, unraveling the mysteries of viruses, studying populations, or developing the telecommunications tools of tomorrow? We offer Master’s, PhDs, dual degrees, advanced graduate diplomas, and short programs that will meet your needs.

Research supervisor

Looking for a topic for your Master’s or PhD, a graduate internship, or a postdoctoral fellowship? Our questionnaire will help you find a study project and research supervisor in just three steps.

Application for admission

Before you can be admitted to a program of study, a faculty member must agree to supervise your graduate studies. Once this condition has been met, you can proceed to the next steps.