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Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Montreal, QC

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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 42,000 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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Montreal
Population | 1,900,000
Enrollment | 38,883
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 03/09-18/12
Spring | 06/01-26/04
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-- Campus Catalog --

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

  • Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
  • Biology/Life Science

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Area Studies: Art Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), First Nation Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Japanese 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

Forestry: Forest Management, Forestry

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 Science, Data Processing Technology, Informatics, Systems Programming

Interdisciplinary Studies: New Media

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Arabic, Arabic, Chinese, French, French as a Foreign Language, German, Italian, Japanese, Japanese, Languages, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Museum Studies: Museum Studies

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

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

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

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Law and Society, 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 (min B1 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
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 02/21/20.
  • Estimated cost: $5355.
  • 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): 15
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 02/21/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $348.00 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Athletic Fee $35 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance $262.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee $46 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $804.00 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Transportation Fee $155 Year Plan A & B Optional

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

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:


    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 02/21/20

    On-Campus Housing Per Semester
    • 1% living on campus
    • Apartment: $1392
    • Per semester unless otherwise noted
    • On campus living is limited
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Approximate 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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