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Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Montreal, QC

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About This Campus

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a dynamic, open and creative French-language university with an international reputation based on quality of its programs, its cutting-edge research rooted in social concerns and creation, and its innovation in a wide range of disciplines. It is also known for the quality of its educational support, the accessibility and excellence of its teaching faculty and the vitality of its campus life. Every year UQAM welcomes more than 42,000 students, including nearly 3,500 students from 96 countries. Open to the world, UQAM offers an education with an international dimension. The university is host to students from diverse cultural backgrounds and offers mobility programs to circulate knowledge to its student body and teaching staff alike. The quality of its programs, its research rooted in social concerns, and its innovative culture have helped establish UQAM'S reputation here and around the globe.

Location Information

UQAM is situated in the heart of Montreal's Latin Quarter, one of the most lively neighbourhoods in the city. Therefore UQAM is an urban campus downtown Montreal served by two metro stations : Berri-UQAM and Place-des-Arts.

Helpful Information

Montréal is one of the best university cities in the world, named World’s Best Student City in 2017 ! Dynamic : There’s no shortage of events in this bustling city, be it in winter or summer, day or night. Cosmopolitan : Recognized for its cultural diversity, it is home to a variety of languages, including French and English. Affordable : It offers a high quality of life in a safe, inexpensive environment. Innovative : It boasts an active and world-renowned research community.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Montreal
Population | 1,900,000
Enrollment | 38,883
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 03/09-2112
Spring | 06/01-26/04
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Some programs from Faculty of Communication are closed to exchange students. Contact me prior to placement for more information.

Programs from the Faculty of communication and Faculty of Arts.

Notable Academic Programs

  • French
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration/Affairs
  • Psychology
  • International Studies

Unique Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, Apparel/Fashion Design... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own Canadian province
  • 2.70 GPA
  • The language of instruction is French. Students must demonstrate French language proficiency (min B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) on their home campus prior to placement.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 12/20/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $5355.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 15
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:


    Financial Aid - Home Payment
    For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

    Financial Aid - Canada
    Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

    Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

    Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
    Housing Deposit $348.00 Semester Host & Home Optional
    Athletic Fee $35 Semester Host Mandatory
    Technology Fee $46 Semester Host Mandatory
    Parking Fee $804.00 Semester Host & Home Optional
    Transportation Fee $155 Year Host & Home Optional

    Room / Meals

    Figures are current as of 12/20/21

    On-Campus Housing Per Semester
    • On-Campus Housing
    • 1% living on campus
    • Apartment: $1392
    • Per semester unless otherwise noted
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Off-Campus Housing
    • Approximate monthly cost: $500.00
    • Proximity to campus: .5 mile
    • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
    Meal Plans


    Campus Links


    Figures per Semester are current as of 12/20/21

    Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
    Health Insurance $262.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

    Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
    Students must purchase campus health insurance at $348 per semester.


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