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    University of Montreal, Montreal

    Quebec, Canada | Estd in 1878 | Government University

    THE Rank : 111 | QS Rank : 141

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    About University of Montreal

    The University of Montreal, popularly known as the Université de Montréal (UdeM) is a Canadian Public French-language University founded in 1878. It is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and offers more than 100 Undergraduate and more than 200 Postgraduate programmes across the 13 faculties of arts and sciences, education, law, medicine, theology, architecture, social work, criminology, and other fields. In total, the University offers 600+ programmes of study and the range of disciplines studied on its campuses is one of the widest in Canada.

    The University ranks among the best research and teaching institutions in the world and is one of the top universities in Canada. It has been ranked 141st in the QS World University Rankings, and 111th in THE World University Rankings of 2024. UdeM has 10,000 foreign students, making it Canada’s third most international university. UdeM offers a number of opportunities and benefits to international students who come to study in Canada. The admission criteria of the University require candidates to have a minimum B1 proficiency level in French.

    The Montreal campus of the University is spread over 160 acres and has some 40 buildings. The University of Montreal attracts over $600 million in research funding every year and has many renowned laboratories including MILA; the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC); and the Centre de Recherche en droit public (CRDP), the most comprehensive public-law research centre in Canada. UdeM also has 2 affiliated schools, 27 affiliated healthcare institutions, and 550 international partners from across the world.

    University of Montreal Highlights

    Year of Establishment1878
    Institute TypeUniversity
    Faculty Count2300
    Fee Range16.54 L - ₹16.54 L/yr
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    University of Montreal Ranking and Stats

    The University of Montreal is ranked 141st in the QS World University Rankings, 134th in the QS WUR Ranking By Subject, 60th in the QS Sustainability Ranking, and 191-200 in the Graduate Employability Ranking of 2024. The Times Higher Education has ranked the University 111th in World University Rankings 2024 and 42nd in Impact Rankings 2023. As per the U.S. News and World Report, the University of Montreal is ranked 156th place in Best Global Universities and 6th place in Best Global Universities in Canada. The subject-wise rankings given by the U.S. News and World Report are 20th in Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems, 74th in Computer Science, 94th in Economics and Business, 62nd in Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and 87th in Oncology.

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    Parametric Score and Ranking 2024

    Overall Score65.8
    University rank111
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    University of Montreal Courses

    The University of Montreal offers more than 100 Undergraduate and more than 200 Postgraduate programs across the 13 faculties. The top courses at UdeM are Immunology, Social Sciences and Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Psychiatry/Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, Economics and Business, Computer Science, and others.

    Education Level
    Duration36 Months
    Fees16.54 L/yr
    Duration24 Months
    Fees36.02 L/yr
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    Fees18.80 L/yr
    Duration24 Months
    Fees18.80 L/yr
    Duration36 Months
    Fees16.54 L/yr
    Duration36 Months
    Fees16.54 L/yr

    University of Montreal Fees

    CoursesDurationInternational StudentLocal Student
    B.Sc.(9 courses)3 years₹16.54 L/yr₹1.76 L/yr
    B.A.(1 courses)3 years₹16.54 L/yr₹1.76 L/yr

    University of Montreal Cost Of Living

    The students coming to study at the University of Montreal can expect to spend between $1,500 and $3,000 CAD per month excluding tuition fees but the actual cost of living in Canada can vary depending on the lifestyle and preferences of the students. The University of Montreal Student Services Centre offers financial counselling and workshops to help international students budget and manage their finances. Overall, Montreal is a relatively affordable city to live in, especially compared to other major cities in Canada and the United States. The UdeM cost of living is given in the table below.

    University of Montreal Cost of living for international students

    Cost Item

    Monthly Expenses (in Canadian dollars)


    $800 - $1,600


    $300 - $500




    $100 - $200

    Phone and internet

    $50 - $100

    Entertainment and other expenses

    $100 - $300

    Total cost

    $1,500 - $3,000 (approx.)

    University of Montreal Admission and Application

    Application deadline February,2024

    The University of Montreal admission process requires applicants to have B2 level proficiency in French in order to get admission to any degree programme of the UdeM. The proficiency requirements may differ for some courses, hence applicants are required to check the course-specific requirements of the French language. In certain undergraduate study programmes, the selection criteria may include interviews, tests, or others in addition to academic results to assess the motivation, aptitude, and judgement of the candidates.

    How to Apply?

    According to the University requirements, only the applicants with B2 level proficiency in French can directly enroll in the Undergraduate program of the UdeM. Otherwise, applicants have to first apply for the Preparatory year and the minimum requirement for this is B1 level proficiency in French. Applicants who do not meet the B1 or B2 proficiency requirements in French can not apply at the UdeM in any of the courses or degree programmes. Applicants must follow the given steps to apply at the University of Montreal.

    • Visit the official website at

    • Go to the Admission tab and click on ‘Choose a program’.  

    • Select the programme of choice and review the eligibility requirements of the selected course of study.

    • Click on ‘Add to your application’ and the programme will get added to the application.

    • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to display programme choice and the associated fees.

    • Now sign in to the account as a new user.

    • Login credentials will be sent via a registered email address.

    • Use the credentials to log in to the application portal.

    • Fill the application with all the required information.

    • Pay the fees and submit the application.

    Application Fee

    For the application fee of the UdeM, the base fee per session is $77.25 and for the Regular program is $21.60. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid in Canadian dollars.

    Required Documents

    After signing in, the applicants will receive an email welcoming them to the Student Centre. The applicants can access the Student Centre portal (Centre étudiant) by using their login credentials and clicking on the ‘Tasks’ tab to access the list of documents to upload. The documents must be scanned and uploaded in the PDF format. The documents must be uploaded within 10 business days after the submission of the application. Refer To-do list in the Student Centre portal to find the deadlines for each document required for your application. The documents required to complete the application process are as follows,

    • Higher Secondary School (class 12th) Certificate.

    • Academic Transcripts (if required).

    • Certificate of TFI (International French Test) or any other standardised French language test accepted by the University of Montreal.

    • Any other document as per the requirements of the selected course of study.

    University of Montreal Scholarship

    The University of Montreal offers scholarships to international students on the basis of a strong academic record. The scholarships are generally offered as tuition fee exemptions (fully or partially). These scholarships are available for undergraduate, master's, and as well as PhD studies. International students from all over the world are eligible to apply for these scholarships. There are several other scholarships in Canada available to International students. Some of the UdeM scholarships are mentioned below.

    • UdeM exemption scholarship for international students (UG/PG/PhD)

    • Scholarship program: On the road to inclusive mobility (Graduate)

    • Global Excellence Postgraduate Taught Scholarship (PG)

    University of Montreal Eligibility

    The University of Montreal requires applicants to meet the academic and language requirements in order to gain admission. The applicants can check their eligibility under the selected course of study/chosen programme. The basic minimum eligibility for admission at UdeM is as follows,

    • The applicants must not be less than 18 years of age.

    • Must have completed the Higher secondary school (class 12th).

    • Must meet the French language proficiency requirements, i.e. B1 level for the preparatory programme and B2 level for UG/PG/Doctoral Programmes.

    • Any other additional requirements of the chosen degree programme.

    French language Requirements at the University of Montreal

    • The University of Montreal requires the knowledge of spoken and written French for studies in French. 

    • Only applicants with B2 level proficiency in French can directly apply for the degree programmes at the UdeM. 

    • Otherwise, applicants have to first enroll in the Preparatory programme at the University, under which the students will be taught the French language to attain the B2 level of proficiency. 

    • The Intensive University French Programme is a four-month programme exclusively intended for university students who meet level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). 

    • Applicants who successfully complete this intensive program, will not have to take any additional French proficiency test to begin their studies at UdeM. 

    • The results of the programme will be considered to be valid if it has been completed within the 24 months preceding the start of the study program.

    • Candidates must provide proof of level B1 French proficiency and upload it to the registration platform of the French Intensive program. 

    • Once the enrolment in the French Intensive Program is confirmed, applicants can apply for admission to a study program at UdeM with a B2 requirement in French.

    ** Applicants can check the list of accepted French language proficiency tests, on the University website.

    University of Montreal Campus Facilities

    Study Amenities


    The University of Montreal provides library facilities to all its students and staff. The library is well equipped with internet connectivity, online resources, study spaces, Research support services, services for people with disabilities, and more.

    Amenities and Clubs


    There are many student clubs, student groups, and student associations actively working at the UdeM for various causes and fields. Music and Art Club, Sports Clubs, Dance groups, etc. are some examples.



    The University of Montreal has one of the largest sports complexes in Quebec called CEPSUM (Gym, Swimming pool, and Sports Centre). It offers modern sports facilities including 184 m+ of running track, 250+ activities, 2 outdoor stadiums (football and soccer), and much more.


    Transport Facility

    The city of Montreal offers a widespread and efficient public transit system that includes buses and metro facilities. The transportation cost is quite affordable.

    Parking Facility

    The University of Montreal offers multi-level parking for students, staff and visitors. Parking fees for one full day are $17 CAD.

    Student Support Services

    Training and Placement Cell

    The University provides career facilities to the students such as career counselling, and job opportunities. The study/work programmes help students to work while studying in Canada by offering part-time employment on campus.



    The University of Montreal offers a wide range of healthcare services including Dentistry, Sports medicine and physiotherapy, Nutrition, Psychological assistance, and others.

    University of Montreal International Office Details

    The international students can contact the University of Montreal at the given details.

    Office of Admissions and Recruitment

    Address: Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève, 3rd floor, 2332 Édouard-Montpetit Blvd, Montreal (Quebec), H3T 1J4, Canada

    Phone No. 800 977-0761


    University of Montreal Accommodation

    The University of Montreal offers University residences and also provides assistance in finding off-campus accommodations for international students. University Residences serve as a good place for first-year students or for short-term stays. The residences are well-equipped with living rooms, a shared kitchen, internet connectivity, and other amenities. The accommodation charges are $402 per month for a single studio with a shared bathroom and $757 per month for a studio with a private bathroom. Students can apply for housing as early as March 1 by visiting the university's residence hall site. Leases are for eight months, from September 1 to April 30, to coincide with the study period.

    Off-campus Accommodations

    Students who wish to live independently can look for off-campus accommodations in or near Montreal or can go for a number of other accommodations in Canada as well. UdeM provides students with some information resources for finding a suitable residence outside the university campus. Students are advised to plan a budget of about $600 per month for a room in a shared apartment or about $1,000 per month for renting their own studio apartment. Leases in Quebec are for 12 months and sometimes include facilities like hot water and electricity. Côte-des-Neiges is located on the outskirts of the University and has relatively moderate rents and reasonably priced cafés and restaurants which serve as an ideal location for student residences.

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    The University of Montreal is ranked 141st in the QS World University Rankings, and 111th in THE World University Rankings of 2024.

    The acceptance rate for the University of Montreal is approximately 57%.

    The average tuition fee at the UdeM is $21,439 CAD. International students can know the course-wise fees by using the fee calculator at the University website.

    All Undergraduate programmes at the University of Montreal are offered in French. An applicant must meet the French proficiency requirement to get admitted to the University.

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