How to Apply

Want to pursue graduate studies at INRS? Your application for admission will determine whether you meet the minimum requirements for the program that interests you.


First of all: find a research supervisor

Most of our master’s and doctoral programs require you to find a faculty member who agrees to include you on their team and supervise your work even before you apply for admission to INRS. This does not apply to professional programs (non-thesis) or for some master’s programs with dissertation in social sciences or graduate diploma programs or short programs. Whether you’re from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada, or another country, please check the admission requirements described in the study program that interests you.

Want to study at INRS? First, choose your research advisor. Here’s how.

If you want to study at INRS and hold a degree from a Canadian province outside Quebec or from another country, make sure your degree is recognized in Quebec before submitting your application for admission.


STEP 1: Prepare your application

A faculty member has agreed to supervise you? Assemble the documents you need to submit your application for admission.

a) Birth certificate

You must provide an original birth certificate or certified copy. This document will be returned to you if you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. It must show the first and last names of your parents your place of birth (city and country).


b) Transcript and proof of degree

You must provide one (1) copy of your official transcript and one (1) official document certifying that you were awarded the degree on which your application is based.

Any document not written in French or English must be accompanied by a French translation by a certified translator.


c) Respondent evaluation forms

You must provide evaluation forms from three (3) different respondents. The forms completed by your respondents attesting to your demonstrated or potential aptitude for research and/or professional expertise.


STEP 2: Submit your application

Do you have all the documents required for your application for admission? Send all the required documents now and pay $52.72 application fee.

Payment must made by credit card on the INRS student portal. No other payment methods (cheque, money order, bank draft, wire transfer, etc.) will be accepted.

Please note that candidates from INRS or the Université du Québec network are exempt from these application fees.


Candidates must submit an application for admission prior to the following dates

Fall termWinter termSummer term
March, 30November, 1March, 1

Consult the university calendar


STEP 3: Receive the admission decision

Your application will be sent for evaluation to your study program committee once the Registrar’s Office have received all the required documents and payment of the application fee.

The Registar’s Office will send you the decision on your application and inform you of the next steps to take. Questions? Contact the Registar’s Office : registrariat@inrs.ca or toll-free in Quebec: 1 877 326-5762.