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Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Montreal, QC

Universite du Quebec a Montreal
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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 38,000 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.

2023/2024 Placement

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Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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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 | 03/09-21/12
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

Actuarial Science, Apparel/Fashion Design, Applied Biology... ++ 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 11/29/22

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
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
  • 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 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 11/29/22

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
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Figures per Semester are current as of 11/29/22

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $300.00 Semester Home Mandatory

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


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