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Université de Montréal

Montréal, QC


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

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

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

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and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Montréal
Population | 0
Enrollment | 45,300
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/21
Spring | 01/03-04/30
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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

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
Agriculture: Life Sciences, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant Protection, Plant Resource Sciences, Plant Science, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies, Evolutionary Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: Art Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, European Studies, First Nation Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanese Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Multi-Ethnic Studies, Popular Culture, Quebec Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Computer Graphics, Design, Design Technology, Interior Design

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Physical Education, Sports Behavior, Sports Medicine

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Bacteriology, Bioinformatics, Biology/Life Science, Biophysics, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Field Biology, Fish Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Neuroscience, Parasitology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Actuarial Science, Business Law, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Labor Studies, Law and Public Policy, Logistics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Organizational Studies, Product Design

Chemistry: Biochemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Science Communication, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, System Administration

Criminal Justice: Administration of Justice, Corrections, Court Services, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences, Legal Studies, Systems of Justice

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Geosciences, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Communications, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, French, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Language and Literacy, Linguistics, Literature

Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Design, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Landscape Management, Population Dynamics, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology

Food Science: Nutrition

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature

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

Health and Safety Sciences: Gerontology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Public Health, Substance Abuse/Addictions

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Design, Industrial Relations

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Mathematics, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Informatics

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English as a Foreign Language, French, French as a Foreign Language, German, Interpretation/Translation, Italian, Japanese, Language and Culture, Languages, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Library Science: Library Science

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Pure Math, Statistics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Museum Studies: Museum Studies

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Directing, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Composition, Music, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Physics: Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Economy, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Child Psychology, Human Development, Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Service, Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy


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 05/15/19.
  • 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 05/15/19.

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.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $300 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 05/15/19

    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.

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