Higher education program

International students

AUDITIONS DEE in Circus arts

Opening for the auditions applications
November 1, 2023

Deadline to send applications
February 1, 2024

The Diploma of Establishment Studies (DEE) is offered to people aged 18 and over who are not from Quebec or France and who cannot be eligible for the DEC.

This 3-year program leads to an establishment studies diploma (certificate) awarded directly by the École de cirque de Québec. Candidates must be in excellent physical shape, have good regular training experience and must have developed skill in a circus discipline.

Unlike the DEC, the DEE does not guarantee obtaining the post-graduation work permit.

The École de cirque de Québec provides specific technical training in the circus arts including theoretical courses relating to training and the profession of circus artist.

Since the DEE is not part of the Quebec public education system, the fees will be higher than those of the DEC. 



Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 6 PM


3 years (6 sessions)
End of August to beginning of June


Auditions fees

$ 80 CAD +tx

One time fee when applying to ECQ’s auditions.

School fees

7 650 CAD + tx per year*

Program is normally 3 years long, fees are paid directly to ECQ.

*Subject to change without notice


All candidates must register and pass the auditions procedures to be accepted into one of the training programs of the École de cirque de Québec.

For more information about registering for ECQ’s auditions, contact [email protected]

Crédit photo | Sébastien Durocher