UNIVERSITY OF QUEBEC AT MONTREAL - [QUAM], MONTREAL

Montreal, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1969Established Year

The University of Quebec at Montreal is a French-language, public university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Established in the year 1969, the university offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral programs in different fields of study.

Why Choose University of Quebec at Montreal?

  • U.S News & World Report Global: ranked 552
  • U.S News & World Report National: ranked 21
  • Maclean's Comprehensive Report: ranked 13

Why UQAM Stands Out?

  • The university has raised $192 million in funding (as in April 2017)
  • It has invested more than $31 million in scholarships
  • UQAM offers distance online courses in the subjects like computer science, education, communication, environmental science, and management
  • The university holds 26 Canada Research Chairs, 25 Innovation Research Chairs, 4 NSERC Industrial Research Chairs, 3 UQAM Strategic Chairs, and 4 UNESCO Chairs (International chairs)
  • The international student population is 9% of total number of students

Highlights

TypePublic
Number of Programs305
Number of Students43,314
Number of Undergraduate Students33,142
Number of Graduate Students6,049
Number of Doctoral Students1,863
Number of International Students3,599
Programs offered305
Departments40
Academic staffs3,277
LanguageFrench
Test scores acceptedTFI
Websitehttps://uqam.ca/

Programs offered

UQAM offers total 305 study programs with 160 undergraduate, 115 graduate, and 30 are doctoral programs. The university has 6 faculties and 1 school, namely:

  • Faculty of Arts – 8 departments
  • Faculty of Communications – 3 departments
  • Faculty of Political Science and Law – 3 departments
  • Faculty of Science – 7 departments
  • Faculty of Education – 4 departments
  • Faculty of Social Sciences – 12 departments
  • School of Management (ESG UQAM) – 9 departments

These are further divided into 40 departments and schools. The schools coming under these faculties are as follows:

Faculty of Arts
School of Design
School of Theatre
School of Visual & Media Arts
Faculty of Communications
School of Language
School of Media
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Social Work
School of Management
School of Fashion

There are 6 institutes offering multidisciplinary training, research and activity sites:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Health and Society
  • Women’s Studies Research
  • Environmental Science
  • International Studies
  • Heritage

Mode of study

The university offers two types of study, such as:

  1. Regular and onsite
  2. Distance and online

Campus & Housing at University of Quebec at Montreal

The main campus is located in downtown Montreal and it is near the Berri-UQAM Metro station. In addition to the main campus, the university has four regional campuses as well:

  • UQAM Lanaudière: offers undergraduate degrees in management, education, communication and the arts
  • UQAM Laval: offers undergraduate degrees in management, education, communication, science and the arts
  • UQAM Longueil: Offers undergraduate degrees in management, education and communication
  • UQAM West Island Campus: offers undergraduate degrees in Management, Education and Communication

Accommodation

UQAM has two on campus residences: René-Lévesque and Saint-Urbain. The two residential building have a total capacity of 927.

Type of RoomsNumber of Rooms
René-Lévesque: 432 (capacity)
Individual Studio150
Studio for Couple5
Multi Units 28
Multi Units 346
Multi Units 816
Saint-Urbain: 490(capacity)
Individual Studio219
Studio for Couple8
Multi Units 241
Multi Units 316
Multi Units 44
Multi Units 88

University of Quebec at Montreal Application process

Prospective students need to start with the following before applying for the University-

  • Documents relating to identity
  • Transcripts, diplomas, and certificates
  • International French Test score

What to do next?

  • Interested students must select the program and check its requirements on the official website.
  • International students are also required to fulfill the requirements stated for their country.
  • Students, domestic or international, must apply directly on the official website.

Application fee

  • $ 93 for Canadian applicants and permanent residents
  • $ 123 for foreign applicants

Expenses

Given below is an outline of the expenses a student may have to bear while studying at UQAM:-

Tuition fees

Type of programsQuebec student or permanent resident of QuebecCanadian student non-resident of QuebecForeign student holding a French passportForeign student
Certificate and Bachelor$ 3,015$ 8,030$ 8,030$ 17,000 to $20,410 (depending on the sector of study)
DESS and master without memory$ 3,015$ 8,030$ 3,015$ 17,000
MBA$ 4,080$ 9,090$ 4,080$ 18,060
Mastery with memory$5150$12465$5150$25925
Ph.D.$9200$9200$9200$9200

Student Residences Rates

Type of RoomsNumber of Rooms
René-Lévesque: 432 (capacity)
Individual Studio150
Studio for Couple5
Multi Units 28
Multi Units 346
Multi Units 816
Saint-Urbain: 490(capacity)
Individual Studio219
Studio for Couple8
Multi Units 241
Multi Units 316
Multi Units 44
Multi Units 88

Financial Aid offered by UQAM

Scholarships: The university offers several merit-based scholarships and awards to the meritorious students and financial aids to the deserving candidates. Some of them are:

ScholarshipAmount received
Entrance Scholarshipsone-year $ 2,000 bursary
The Pierre Arbor University Foundation Bursaries$ 10,000 (Master's degree) $ 13,000 (MBA) $ 17,000 (PhD)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships$ 60,000 per year for up to 4 years
Mackenzie King Scholarship1 bursary of $ 8,500
Mackenzie King Scholarships for Study Abroad4 scholarships of $ 10,500
UQAM Foundation Scholarships300+ bursaries valued between $ 500 and $ 12,500
Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship$ 7,000, including some travel expenses

In addition to these, numerous other scholarships and financial support are provided by the university. Some of them are:

  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Schwarzman Scholarships
  • UQAM Excellence Scholarships for Graduate Studies (FARE)
  • Excellence Scholarships at the Master's and Ph.D. levels of the Faculty of Science at UQAM
  • Scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Scholarships

Alumni network

The University maintains a strong alumni network with 257,607 graduates so far.

The university offers benefits like insurance plans, coupons and discount offers, health services, accommodation plans, library and bookstore benefits etc. to its alumni

Some of the distinguished alumni are:

  • Daniel Langlois: originator of Softimage, Ex-Centris
  • Louise Beaudoin: ex-Quebec minister of international relations
  • Pierre Fortin: Economist
  • Bernard Landry: former Quebec Prime Minister
  • Régine Robin: novelist
  • Denis Villeneuve: filmmaker
  • Louis Hamelin: journalist and fiction writer
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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
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Bachelors Tuition Fees$21000
Post graduate Tuition Fees$19720
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 5,620
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
43,140
International Students
6,471
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SUMMER SEASON )
Application Deadline
June 22, 2019
Start of Application process January 01, 2019
End of Application process June 22, 2019
Application Fee
$ 123
Application website etudier.uqam.ca
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
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Total Applications
15,199
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