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Vincent Champoux

Tuition Fees

One question that often comes up when it comes to admission: how much does it cost to study at the Conservatoire? The answer may surprise many; studying at one of our nine conservatories is very affordable. And for young musicians at the elementary and secondary levels, training is entirely free! 

Details of Tuition Fees* 

Admission fees, registration fees, related costs and the contribution to the Foundation of the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec are subject to change without notice.  

* Current tuition fees for the year 2021–2022 

Preparatory Studies Program (elementary and secondary levels)

1. Admission or readmission fees (when applying for admission) 50 $
2. Registration fees per semester 100 $
3. Annual related costs 150 $
4. Miscellaneous annual fees: voluntary contribution to the Foundation of the Conservatoire 25 $
5. Tuition fees based on students’ residency status Tuition per credit
- Québec Residents s/o
- Canadian students and permanent residents 283,52 $
- International students 639,91 $
Note: The fee for each course is based on the level of the program.

For your information, the average cost for one year in the Preparatory Studies program is as follows (for 6,65 credits):

 

Registration Tuition fees Related costs Foundation Total
Québec Residents 200 s/o 150 $ 25 $ 375 $
Canadian students and permanent residents 200 $ (283,52 $ l’u.) 1885,41 $ 150 $ 25 $ 2 260,41 $
International students 200 $ (639,91 $ l’u.) 4255,40 $ 150 $ 25 $ 4 630,40 $

Collegial Studies in music

1. Admission or readmission fees (when applying for admission) 50 $
2. Registration fees per semester 100 $
3. Annual related costs 150 $
4. Miscellaneous annual fees: voluntary contribution to the Foundation of the Conservatoire 60 $
5. Tuition fees based on students’ residency status Tuition per credit
- Québec Residents s/o
- Canadian students and permanent residents 283,52 $
- International students 639,91 $
Note: The fee for each course is based on the level of the program.

For your information, the average cost for one year in the Collegial Studies program is as follows (for 19 credits): 

Registration Tuition fees Related costs Foundation Association Total
Québec Residents 200 $ s/o 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 410 $
Canadian students and permanent residents 200 $ (283,52 $ l’u.) 5 386,88 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 5 796,88 $
International students 200 $ (639,91 $ l’u.) 12 158,29 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 12 568,29 $

Undergrad Studies in Music or Dramatic Arts

1. Admission or readmission fees (when applying for admission) 50 $
2. Registration fees per semester 100 $
3. Annual related costs 150 $
4. Miscellaneous annual fees: voluntary contribution to the Foundation of the Conservatoire 60 $
5. Tuition fees based on students’ residency status Tuition per credit
- Québec Residents 90,84 $
- Canadian students and permanent residents 283,52 $
- International students 639,91 $
Note: The fee for each course is based on the level of the program.

For your information, the average cost for one year in the Undergrad Studies program is as follows (for 30 credits): 

Registration Tuition fees Related costs Foundation Association Total
Québec Residents 200 $ (90,84 $ l’u.) 2 725,20 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 3 135,20 $
Canadian students and permanent residents 200 $ (283,52 $ l’u.) 8 505,60 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 8 915,60 $
International students 200 $ (639,91 $ l’u.) 19 197,30 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 19 607,30 $

Graduate Studies in Music or Dramatic Arts

1. Admission or readmission fees (when applying for admission) 50 $
2. Registration fees per semester 100 $
3. Annual related costs 150 $
4. Miscellaneous annual fees: voluntary contribution to the Foundation of the Conservatoire 60 $
5. Tuition fees based on students’ residency status Tuition per credit
- Québec Residents 90,84 $
- Canadian students and permanent residents 283,52 $
- International students 573,77 $
Note: The fee for each course is based on the level of the program.

For your information, the average cost for one year in the Graduate Studies in Music is as follows (for 22 credits): 

Registration Tuition fees Related costs Foundation Association Total
Québec Residents 200 $ (90,84 $ l’u.) 1998,48 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 2 408,48 $
Canadian students and permanent residents 200 $ (283,52 $ l’u.) 6 237,44 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 6 647,44 $
International students 200 $ (573,77 $ l’u.) 12 622,94 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 13 032,94 $

For your information, the average cost for one year in the Graduate Studies in Dramatic Arts is as follows (for 27 credits): 

Registration Tuition fees Related costs Foundation Association Total
Québec Residents 200 $ (90,84 $ l’u.) 2 452,68 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 2 862,68 $
Canadian students and permanent residents 200 $ (283,52 $ l’u.) 7 655,04 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 8 065,04 $
International students 200 $ (573,77 $ l’u.) 15 491,79 $ 150 $ 25 $ 35 $ 15 901,79 $

External Programs in Music

The use of external programs is free and registration is not required. However, in order for your students to be able to take the end-of-year assessments, they must register once their teacher has joined the programs. 
 
Musical Introduction and General Studies 
Registration fees for theoretical and instrumental exams: $50 
 
Préconservatoire 
Admission or readmission fees (when filing an application for admission): $50