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Location | Montréal
Population | 2,004,265
Enrollment | 44,883
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/23
Spring | 01/08-04/30

Université de Montréal

Montréal, QC
UdeM is ranked 111th in the world and 6th in the French-speaking world.
Discover the Francophone culture in a bilingual environment.
Experience Montréal, one of the world’s best student cities.

About This Campus

Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world and a flourishing modern metropolis where English is also widely present. Subsequent waves of immigrants have given Montreal a multiethnic character. Université de Montréal is the largest university in Quebec, the second largest in Canada and one of the top universities in the French-speaking world. With its 15 faculties and 80 departments and schools, UdeM offers programs in almost all academic fields. Flexible and varied, our programs include many bi-disciplinary bachelor degrees. It is one of Canada's major research centres where students can work alongside internationally renowned specialists. With over 8,000 foreign students, UdeM is considered one of Canada's most cosmopolitan universities. Combining green space and modern architecture, UdeM boasts one of Quebec's largest sports complexes, and has high-level sports teams.

Location Information

Set on Mount Royal, the campus comprises more than 65 hectares of greenery, roads and paths. It is served by several metro stations and is located close to downtown Montreal.

Helpful Information

A cultural city with a wide range of entertainment possibilities, Montreal is the perfect environment for learning French while savouring its “joie de vivre” all year round. The city of Montreal is a bilingual metropolis that is among the safest in the world and it was named Best Student City in 2017 by QS Best Student Cities.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Closed
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
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RegistrationClosed Programs
Closed programs can be found on this page: https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/programs-of-study-with-particular-requirements.

Restrictions on courses can be found on this page: https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/programs-of-study-with-particular-requirements.

Notable Academic Programs

  • French as a Second Language (intermediate and advanced level) - Our French School offers during the fall and the winter/spring semester the French as a Second Language program. It is designed to enable students to quickly develop essential oral and written communication skills in a semi-immersive context. This program is offered to NSE students only under Host Pay. Students are allowed to take a few courses from other fields as well as long as they take at least 2 French language courses per term. For more information: https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/french-language-courses.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • The language of instruction is French. Proof of B2 (intermediate-advanced) level of French is required for most programs of study (some programs require a higher level or a specific test): https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/programs-of-study-with-particular-requirements/. Please note that under Host Payment, 2/4 of the courses must be French language courses. NSE students will be accepted to all other academic programs under Home Payment.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $1600.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
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
  • Host Payment: 15
  • 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
Health Service Fee $324 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/15/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $850
  • Proximity to campus: 0-4
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Students may need to arrange off-campus housing. Housing prices vary depending on the neighborhood and type of housing.

Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $324 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Around 324 CAD per term: https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/#administrative-information.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $324 per semester.


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