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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.

2020/2021 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Open
Home Payment (B)
Open

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Excellent
Home Payment (B)
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Montréal
Population | 2,052,910
Enrollment | 45,300
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/01-12/23
Spring | 01/07-04/30
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Academics

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Medecine, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medical physics, film studies (production), pharmacy, veterinary medicine. Business, management and engineering courses are taught at our affiliated schools therefore unavailable to NSE students

Limitations
Economics, architecture, industrial design, interior design, urban planning, kinesiology, criminology, communications, speech therapy, demography, films studies, industrial relations, museology, law, nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, education, journalism, nursing, music, psychology,

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 Plan A. 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
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biopsychology
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Design
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European History
  • European Studies
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • First Nation Studies
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Government
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Logistics
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Organizational Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Piano
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Science
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Studies
  • Wildlife Biology

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • The language of instruction is French. Students must demonstrate French language proficiency on their home campus prior to placement for all academic programs except the Intensive French as a Second Language Program. The DELF and the ACTFL scores are good options but we also allow your home campus to determine your level. Course registration is finalized upon arrival according to class standing.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/21/20.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 12
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($500 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/21/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

Important Notes: Université de Montréal will accept NSE students to the French as a Second Language Program only under Plan A (tuition 1600$ for the 12 credits semester). We will accept NSE students to all other academic programs under Plan B as usual.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

    Use FAFSA CODE: N/A

    Home Payment (Plan B)
    For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

    Room / Meals

    Figures are current as of 07/21/20

    On-Campus Housing Per Semester
    • 3% living on campus
    • Single: $1528
    • Per semester unless otherwise noted
    • On campus living is limited
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Approximate monthly cost: $350
    • Proximity to campus: 0-4
    • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
    Meal Plans Per Semester
    • Meal plans are not available.

    Health Ins.

    Fees - Per Semester
    Figures are current as of 07/21/20.

    Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
    Health Insurance $300 Semester Plan A & B 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.

    All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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