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Universite de Montreal

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

Located at the heart of Montreal, our campus is easily accessible. UdeM also enjoys visibility in several regions of Quebec where it trains veterinarians, physicians, nurses, and more.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is French.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Fast Facts

Location | Montréal
Population | 3,500,000
Enrollment | 45,300
Language | 0
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/22
Spring | 01/07-04/30
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Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
Medecine, Dentistry, Communications, Film Studies (production), Law, Pharmacy, Teaching French as a Second Language.Business, management and engineering courses are taught at our affiliated schools therefore unavailable to NSE students

Economics, Psychology, Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Kinesiology, Criminology, French Literature, Speech Therapy.

Notable Academic Programs

  • French as a Foreign Language - General description The École de langues of the Faculté de l’éducation permanente offers intensive six-credit courses designed to enable students to quickly develop essential oral and written communication skills in a semi-immersive context. Two six-week intensive courses, Block 1 and Block 2, are offered quarterly. Each block lasts six weeks and includes five classes per week during the morning and two workshops during the afternoon. The École de langues placement test is mandatory for all new students.
  • International Studies
  • Literature
  • French
  • Industrial Relations

Unique Academic Programs

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Speech Therapy
  • Astrophysics
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Theology

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Life 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/Oriental Studies, Catalan Language and Culture, Chinese Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanse 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, 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, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Labor Studies, Law and Public Policy, Logistics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Organizational Studies

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

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Administration of Justice, Corrections, Court Services, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Legal Studies, Systems of Justice

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

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Educational Studies, Human Development, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Physical Education, Special Education

English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, 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

Foreign Language: 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

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature

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

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology, Nursing, Optometry, 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

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Library Science: Library Science

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

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

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

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, 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 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: Speech Therapy



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own Canadian province
  • 2.00 GPA
  • The language of instruction is French. Students must demonstrate French language proficiency on their home campus prior to placement. The DELF test is strongly recommended.
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 02/26/18.
  • 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 02/26/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $350 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

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 $350 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 02/26/18

    On-Campus Housing Per Semester
    • 3% living on campus
    • Single: $1528
    • Per semester unless otherwise noted
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Appoximate 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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