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Université de Montréal

Montréal, QC

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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 Montreal is the largest university in Quebec, the second largest in Canada and the top university 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 three metro stations: Édouard-Montpetit, Université de Montréal and Côte-des-Neiges.Very 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 Montréal 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.

2023/2024 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Very Good

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Fast Facts

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Location | Montréal
Population | 2,052,910
Enrollment | 45,300
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 09/01-12/23
Spring | 01/07-04/30
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Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Syllabus not available prior to exchange
Closed Programs
https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/#choose-program-of-study

Limitations
https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/#choose-program-of-study

Notable Academic Programs

  • French as a Foreign Language - 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. 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. Our program is designed for students who want to combine learning of a language and discovery of Francophone culture in a bilingual metropolis that is among the safest in the world. Montreal was named Best Student City in 2017 by QS Best Student Cities.

Special Programs

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Actuarial Science, Animation and Special Effects, Anthropology... ++ show all

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • The language of instruction is French. B2 (intermediate-advanced) level French is required for most programs of study (some exceptions) : https://international.umontreal.ca/english/international-students/student-exchange-program/#choose-program-of-study Please note that under Host Pay, 2/4 of the courses must be French language courses.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/23/23

Finances
  • 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: $1600.
  • 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 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

Important Notes: Université de Montréal will accept NSE students to the French as a Second Language Program only under Host Pay (approximately 1600$ per term for 4 course/12 credits). We will accept NSE students to all other academic programs under Home Pay as usual.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/23/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 0-4
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On campus housing available, but not guaranteed.

Meal Plans

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/23/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $300 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Around 300$ CAN per term : http://www.bei.umontreal.ca/bei/ass_couverture.htm

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

Requirements

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