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    University of Montreal, Canada: Ranking, Programs, Application Deadlines, Admission 2021, Fees, Scholarships

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    University of Montreal located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is a French-language public research university serving the aspirants since 1878. The university has affiliations with HEC Montreal and Polytechnique Montreal. It is home to 67,559 students out of which 44,921 are enrolled at the main campus, 13,944 at HEC Montreal and 8,694 at Polytechnique Montreal. Around 73% of the total students are enrolled in undergraduate programs while 27% in graduate programs which is also the highest proportion of graduate enrollments in Canada. Furthermore, the university has a truly international community with more than 10,000 foreign students on campus every year. According to the Times Higher Education, it is the 3rd most international university in Canada.

    UdeM provides 600 study programs organized into 13 faculties. Recognized as a leader of higher education in Quebec, the university enjoys a world-class reputation for Library and Information Management, Statistical and Operational Research, Veterinary Science, Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems, Pharmacy, etc. It ranks in the top 75 universities in the world in THE World University Rankings 2021. University of Montreal is one of the most coveted institutions in Canada.

    University of Montreal Rankings

    • University of Montreal is ranked 118th in QS World University Rankings 2021.
    • The Times Higher Education ranks the university in the following categories:
      • =73rd in World University Rankings 2021
      • 101-200th in Impact Rankings 2020
      • 126-150th in World Reputation Rankings 2020


    Establishment Year 1878
    Type of University French language public research University
    Location Montreal, Quebec
    Campus Setting Urban
    Academic staff 7,329
    Total Enrollment 67,559
    Mode of Application Online
    Application Fee 102.50 CAD
    Financial Aid Scholarships, part-time employment
    Official website

    University of Montreal Campus

    • The University of Montreal is housed at eight different campuses: the main campus and other campuses.
    • The main campus is situated on 65 hectares of land on the northwestern slope of Mount Royal, inarguably recognized as one of North America’s finest urban parks.
    • Other campuses of the school are The MIL Campus, Laval campus, Saint-Hyacinthe campus, Mauricie campus, Longueuil campus, Lanaudière campus, and The Bureau de l'enseignement régional.
    • MIL campus is home to the Science Complex housing four departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science namely: physics, chemistry, biological science, and physics.
    • The MIL campus also houses the ultra-modern library and the scientific facilities including about 190 cutting-edge research laboratories and scientific facilities.
    • The Laval Campus located at Cité du savoir is home to some specialized programs like nursing, psychology, social work, preschool education, and elementary special needs teaching.
    • Just like the main campus, the Laval campus is easily accessible to students as it is linked by a tunnel to the Montmorency metro station
    • Saint-Hyacinthe campus, located in the heart of Quebec’s main agri-food zone, houses the UdeM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine which is the only veterinary school in the province.

    University of Montreal Residence

    • On-campus and off-campus housing are available to students
    • On-campus housing at the University of Montreal's main campus is reserved for regular full-time students of the university.
    • There is no housing for couples due to the limitation in the number of rooms available
    • Rent for a single room on campus is around 380 CAD a month and 4,560 CAD a year
    • Students interested in residing off-campus can visit the off-campus housing office as the Bureau has a data bank of affordable and easily accessible apartments and rooms near the university campus or in neighborhoods
    • In comparison to other big cities in Canada, off-campus rent at Montreal is reasonable and affordable
    • The off-campus housing office (Bureau du logement hors campus) cannot make reservations for students in advance, thus new students are advised to arrive the campus two to three weeks before the beginning of classes to find housing
    • Off-campus rooms are usually furnished with rent around 4,800 to 6,000 CAD per year depending on the location. The rent covers electricity, hot water, heating, and use of the kitchen
    • Off-campus apartments include a private kitchen and bathroom with a stove and refrigerator and they rental fee cost about 5,500 CAD to 100,000 CAD per year
    • There are facilities on campus to support students with disabilities

    University of Montreal Courses

    • University of Montreal offers 600 programs to choose from.
    • There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programs i.e. undergraduate and graduate study programs.
    • The university has 13 faculties through which it offers various programs in Arts and Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Law, Music, Nursing, Optometry, etc.
    • HEC Montreal is the management school of the university that provides programs in business administration, management, finance, etc.
    • Specialized programs in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, computer and other fields of engineering are offered through Polytechnique Montreal.
    • The School of Public Health is the largest provider of public-health training in Canada.
    • It has a School of Optometry which is the only French-language school in Canada and also the only one to offer a professional doctorate in Optometry.
    • The Language Centre of the university provides programs in more than 15 languages.

    University of Montreal Application Process

    International students applying to University of Montreal must complete all formalities for studying in Canada which require at least 3 to 6 months. It must be noted that if all the process is not completed on time, the application will be deferred to a later date.

    How to Apply?

    The process and requirements for admission to University of Montreal are discussed below:

    Application Portal: Online Application

    Application Fee: 105.50 CAD

    Application Deadlines: The application deadlines are given in the table below:

    Semester Undergraduate Application Deadlines Graduate Application Deadlines
    Fall February 1 February 1
    Winter November 1 September 1
    Summer - February 1

    Undergraduate Admission Requirements: The following documents are required for undergraduate admission:

    • Official high school transcripts
    • Proof of French language proficiency (level B2)
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Copy of birth certificate

    Graduate Admission Requirements: Applicants for graduate programs must fulfill the following requirements for admission:

    • Completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • Proof of French language proficiency (level B2)
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Program-specific requirements

    Cost of Attendance

    The table below presents the estimated cost of attendance for the 2020/2021 academic year which includes tuition and student budget.

    Fees Undergraduate (CAD) Graduate (CAD)
    Tuition 11,831 – 23,662 4,505 – 9,100
    Other fees 1,972 2,000
    Housing 4,800 – 15,000 8,000 - 25000
    Food 4,200 4,200
    Books and supplies 4,260 4,260
    Total 27,063 – 49,094 22,965 – 44,560

    University of Montreal Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • University of Montreal offers financial aid to international students in the form of scholarships.
    • The university introduced an Exemption Scholarship for international students in fall 2020 that provides exemption from the additional tuition fees for international students.
    • The criteria for this award is evaluated on the basis of academic excellence and are given in the table below:
    Level of Study Value of Award
    Undergraduate Level A: 11,998 USD per year (2 sessions, equivalent to 30 credits)
    Level B: 5,718 USD per year (2 sessions, equivalent to 30 credits)
    Level C: 2,000 USD per year (2 sessions, equivalent to 30 credits)
    Graduate 9,420 USD per year (3 sessions, equivalent to 45 credits)
    • Graduate students may receive part-time employment opportunities on campus such as teaching assistantships, lecturing positions, research assistantships, etc. to fund their studies.
    • International students can contact the International Student Office for information on any available positions.

    University of Montreal Alumni

    • The UdeM alumni Network is made up of 400,000 graduates of the university
    • The alumni network also consist of the donor network with an additional 12,000 members
    • The network organized fundraising events to support events, projects, and students of the institution
    • Prominent alumni of the school are:
    • Stéphane Aquin, - Art Curator, Hirshhorn Museum
    • Roger Guillemin, Neuroscientist and Noble Prize Recipient
    • Pierre Trudeau – Former Prime Minister of Canada
    • Louise Arbour - UN Special Representative for International Migration

    University of Montreal Placements

    • As per the Global University Employability Rankings, University of Montreal ranks 41st in the world for its graduate reputation among employers.
    • The salaries of graduates from UdeM based on their degrees according to Emolument are given below:
    Degree Average Salary (in CAD)
    Masters in Science 150,000
    MBA 145,000
    Bachelor of Science 107,000
    Other Degree 63,000
    Bachelor of Arts 50,000

    The University of Montreal offers many online resources to enhance employability, career skills and improve the job search process. Various career quizzes, workshops and networking events are held at the university annually. Students can even avail personalized support at any point while studying at the university.


    Ques. Is the University of Montreal an English-speaking university?

    Ans. No, French is the major language used at University of Montreal. Most of the courses are offered in French. However, students who are proficient in English are welcomed and accepted into a few graduate-level programs.

    Ques. What is the University of Montreal famous for?

    Ans. The University of Montreal is famous as it is Quebec's largest institution. It is also on the list of top 100 institutions in the world.

    Ques. Where does University of Montreal rank in the world?

    Ans. University of Montreal ranked 73rd in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

    Ques. How many programs can I apply for at University of Montreal?

    Ans. Students can only apply for only one program per study cycle. Students can provide 2 choices of graduate program.

    Ques. Are all the courses taught in French at the University of Montreal?

    Ans. Yes, nearly all the courses at University of Montreal are taught in French except the “academic writing in English” program.

    Ques. Is it mandatory to have French language proficiency to apply for admission to University of Montreal?

    Ans. Yes, French language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission to University of Montreal.

    Ques. How much is the tuition fee at University of Montreal?

    Ans. The tuition fee for undergraduates at University of Montreal is 23,662 CAD for 30 credits. The graduate tuition fee is 27,300 CAD for 45 credits.

    Ques. How many international students attend the University of Montreal?

    Ans. Over 10,000 international students attend the University of Montreal.

    Ques. Is housing offered to students at University of Montreal?

    Ans. Yes, housing is offered to students at University of Montreal. Students should inform the university early about the housing since the university adopts a "first come first serve" policy.

    Ques. When do documents require translation while applying for admission to University of Montreal?

    Ans. Documents that are not issued in English or French must be submitted with a French translation certified by the consulate of the applicant’s home country.

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 36,7501st YEAR

    1 year

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    Nov 15

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available
    Offered by HEC Montreal


    6.8 / 10

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    Offered by HEC Montreal
    $ 14,9971st YEAR

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    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline



    7.7 / 10

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline


    University of Montreal Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $19,597 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    250 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    February 1

    Application deadline

    April 16

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted

    University of Montreal Acceptance Rate

    45.0 %

    acceptance rate


    total applicants


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    University of Montreal enrollment

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $14,997 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $19,597 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Studio
    $4,620 / Year
    Private Room
    $8,712 / Year

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    Address: 2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit Montreal, Quebec H3T 1J4

    HEC Montreal

    Address: 3000 chemin de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal

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    College Rating

    Based on 30 Students Rating

    8.1 out of 10
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    7.7 /10

    I had heard about this university from my uncle whose daughter had completed his graduation here. She told me each and every thing about the selection procedure, and the do's and don'ts. I found my admission process quite simple, just I needed to take care of the steps. Academically, my background had been great through out my school education, although I was good in the extra curricular activities as well.

    Course Curriculum :

    In my course curriculum, I had been taught about several concepts like design and implementation of systems consisting of hardware and software whose function is to capture, store, process, transmit, control and present information, etc. Also I had learned multiple programming languages here and the advanced algorithm and data structures. Through the help of these skills, I was ranked in top 50 students on Codersrank.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.3 /10

    Since after completing my school education, I made my mind to be a mechanical engineer as my father had been in the same profession. So from child hood, I had the passion of designing new components. My score in 12th class was 89% in PCM and my IIT jee score was 74 in my first attempt. The cost of application for my course was $90.

    Course Curriculum :

    In my course, I had been given such subject which totally enhanced my technical skills in design and manufacturing. Although, later I come to know about my inner strength which was in research work. I had published a work study on cascade refrigeration system under my assistant professor during my graduation. Apart from that the lab part was creative enough to make me attracted towards it all the time.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.5 /10

    I opted for this course I was very fond of computer applications in my 12th standard. I chose computer science as one of my main subject in school. Since the beginning I was very sharp in technology segment. My online application charges for application was around $150 for one time.

    Course Curriculum :

    Through my course curriculum I gathered a solid background in technological and scientific knowledge. In addition to it I was good in the design and implementation of systems consisting of hardware and software whose function was to capture, store, process, transmit, control and present information.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    I had already clear with with my thought to pursue my graduation in mechanical engineering. In my family, It was my father's dream that I do so. In my 12th standard, I had achieved 88.35% in PCM as my main subjects. In additional I took biology also.

    Course Curriculum :

    In my curriculum, my weak subjects was aerodynamics and industrial engineering. Apart from that I was a good scorer in thermodynamics and strength of material. My core concepts was clear from the root depth.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    It was ranked #1 for my course. The structure of the course is very flexible and the strategic management subject is ranked highest in Europe. It was a short path to entering the business world because MBA requires work ex, and MiM doesn't.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's great. The flexibility and freedom to choose subjects and select electives is what attracted me the most. The fcaulty is world class and the interaction with th real business world through conferences and talks is amazing.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    2900 Edouard Montpetit Blvd, Montreal

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    Isles Pinoy Depot Montreal2.21 km
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    Montreal Forum2.89 km
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    CLSC Cote Des Neiges1.32 km
    St. Mary's Hospital1.44 km
    Institut Universitaire De Geriatrie De Montreal - Pavillon Alfred-Desrochers1.96 km
    MUHC Planning Office2.82 km
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    Jarry NDB ZMT 2845.33 km
    E-CARGO INC.7.58 km

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