The CESTM is an initiative of 12 public educational institutions (CEGEP) that have joined forces with the aim of attracting more international students. CEGEP is a term used in Quebec to describe a college offering the first level of post-secondary education. The name is an acronym derived from the French for “general and professional teaching college”.
What awaits you in Montreal? An active student life in one of the 12 CEGEPs making up the Campus and a stimulating forum for exchanging knowledge and experiences with other local and international students, as well as teachers and staff members.

Why study in a cegep?

Choosing to study in a CEGEP has many advantages. It paves the way to university or the job market, offering a wide variety of programs and a superior quality education. In addition, CEGEPs provide a friendly environment on a human scale.

12 educational institutions to choose from

The chance to choose from among 12 institutions is a rare privilege. To help you make your choice, we recommend that you start by selecting a program and then looking at where it is offered.

Collège Ahuntsic

9155 St Hubert St, Montreal, Quebec H2M 1Y8

Cégep André-Laurendeau

1111 Rue Lapierre, LaSalle, QC H8N 2J4, Canada

Collège Bois-de-Boulogne

10555 Ave de Bois-de-Boulogne, Montreal, QC H4N 1L4, Canada

Cégep Gérald-Godin

15615 Gouin Boulevard West, Montreal, Quebec H9H 5K8

John-Abbott College

21275 Lakeshore Dr, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 2E5, Canada

Collège de Maisonneuve

3800 Sherbrooke St E, Montreal, QC H1X 2A2

Cégep Marie-Victorin

7000 Rue Marie-Victorin, Montreal, QC H1G 2J6, Canada

Collège de Rosemont

6400 16e Avenue, Montreal, QC H1X 2S9, Canada

Cégep de Saint-Laurent

625 Sainte Croix Ave, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 3X7, Canada

Vanier College

821 Sainte Croix Ave, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 3X9, Canada

Cégep du Vieux Montréal

255 Ontario Street East, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3Y6, Canada

Dawson College

3040 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Québec H3Z 1A4, Canada


academic standards

Our 12 Montreal learning institutions offer the highest standards of education to ensure you are well-prepared to enter the job market or university.


to ensure successful integration

You will receive outstanding support from seasoned professionals. They are available to help you with everything from selecting courses and organizing your schedule to planning your academic future (guidance councillors, individual learning aid, etc.). Psychosocial support services are also available. What matters most to us is that you feel comfortable in your new environment and succeed in your studies.