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Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Montreal, QC

About This Campus

The Universite du Quebec a Montreal ranks first in Quebec and 6th in Canada in research funding for large comprehensive universities without a medical school. UQAM is also distinguished by the quality and presence of its teachers, its services for international students and the vibrant life on campus. 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 UQAMs reputation here and around the globe. COSTS: Costs are given in Canadian dollars.

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.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is French.

Payment Plan

Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | Montreal
Population | 1,900,000
Enrollment | 42,350
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 05/09-20/12
Spring | 08/01-29/04
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
Some programs from Faculty of Communication are closed to exchange students.

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

  • Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
  • Biology/Life Science

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Art Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), First Nation Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Multi-Ethnic Studies, Quebec Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art History, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer Graphics, Design, Digital Arts, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Media Arts, Painting, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Administrative Office Management, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law and Public Policy, Local Public Management, Logistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing Logistics and Transportation, Product Design, Public Administration

Chemistry: Biochemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: Communication, Graphic Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Legal Studies

Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences, Broadcast Meteorology, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Meteorology, Science

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, International Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Child Development, Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, French, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Teaching and Learning, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Theatre Education

Electronics: Electronics

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Design, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Biology/Science

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Technology

Food Science: Food Services Management

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, French as a Foreign Language, German, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

Forestry: Forest Management

General Studies: Arts and Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, City Planning, Geography, Housing Studies, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Kinesiology

History: Historic Preservation, History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Mathematics, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Data Processing, Data Processing Technology, Systems Programming

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics

Museum Studies: Museum Studies

Performing Arts: Dance, Dramatic Writing, Music, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Gender Studies, Social Science, Social Service, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies



Quick Links 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 on their home campus prior to placement.
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 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 - 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
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/04/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $450.00 Year Plan B Optional
Health Insurance $348.00 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $1040.00 Semester Plan B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $348 per semester.

Financial Aid

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

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 07/04/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 1% living on campus
  • Apartment: $1800.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $500.00
  • Proximity to campus: .5 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal plans are not available.

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