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Location | Montreal
Population | 0
Enrollment | 35,212
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 05/09-20/12
Spring | 08/01-28/04

Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Montreal, QC

French speaking university in the heart of downtown Montreal, a bilingual city !
Easily accessible by the subway + bike paths and self-service bike stations
A lively neighborhood, with cafes, restaurants, National library, concert halls

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 the 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 and the vitality of its campus life. Every year, UQAM welcomes more than 35,000 students, including nearly 4,300 students from 95 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 located 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, bike paths and self-service bike stations, and walking distance from other nice neighbourhoods (Old Montreal, Quartier des spectacles, Plateau Mont-Royal...).

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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Some programs from the Faculty of Communication are closed to exchange students. Contact me prior to placement for more information.

Programs from the Faculty of Law and Political science, 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
  • General Eligibility 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
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 460.00 paper, N/A computer or 48.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 12/20/23

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $348.00 Semester Home Optional
Parking Fee $804.00 Semester Home Optional
Transportation Fee $170 Semester Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 12/20/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $500.00
  • Proximity to campus: .5 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 12/20/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $324.00 Semester Home Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $300 per semester.


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