A guide for international students wanting to study at UdeM

International Student Resources

Are you living abroad and thinking about attending UdeM in the near future? That’s a great idea! Did you know that the Université de Montréal is one of the best universities in the world? Each year, the institution welcomes around 10,000 international students into our community.

Here are the steps to follow, plus some tips about the application process at UdeM:

Admission in 4 easy steps

1. Explore the many study programs at UdeM

Did you know that the Université de Montréal offers over 250 undergraduate programs? If you're not sure which one to choose (which is perfectly normal!), try the Find Your Path career quiz or Affiniti! These easy-to-use tools developed by UdeM suggest possible paths and study programs based on your interests and academic background.

If you’re interested in more than one field of study, the program comparer (in French) can help you. This tool highlights the similarities and differences between 2-3 study programs you find interesting.

To learn more about the various study programs, go to the Videos on demand (in French) tab on the UdeM admissions site to find information sessions about several fields of study!

2. Prepare your application file

It’s important to know that all admission procedures are completed right on the Université de Montréal admission site. Be sure to consult the description pages of the study programs of your interest before you begin to get all the details about admission periods and requirements.

Before you begin your application, remember to gather the required documents to support your file and meet the requirements. Be sure to have your official transcripts from your most recent studies and your birth certificate at hand.

The interactive checklist Compass is a great tool to help you understand all the steps you need to take to become a Udemian!

3. Apply for admission

Once you have a better idea of your preferred fields of study, you can choose up to three programs! Be sure to prioritize them. Your first choice should be the one that interests you the most of the three. Then you’re ready to complete the UdeM application form!

4. Track the status of your application

It doesn't stop there! Be sure to check your Student Centre regularly to follow the progress of your application.

Some timely tips

1. Get a head start

Planning your application is the key to a smooth application process. Try to gather all the documents you need to apply for admission well before you begin the process. This will save you time and reduce stress!

2. Get well informed

Don't be shy to ask questions, whether you ask someone you know who works in a field you’re interested in or a professional at UdeM! Asking people can help you make the right choice.

Also, research job prospects and eligibility criteria in the fields you’re interested in studying, for example.

There are lots of resources to help you

UdeM International

UdeM International’s mission is to help international students find a place in the university community and to adapt to life in Quebec. You can find the steps to take to get ready to be an international student at UdeM on their website (in French).


ervices à la vie étudiante (SVÉ) (student services) offers workshops, activities and many other resources to make life better for new students at the Université de Montréal (in French).

Chat with student ambassadors

In case you have questions for other UdeM students, you can now chat with student ambassadors. They’ll be happy to share their experience with you, whether you have questions about a specific study program or about the student experience at UdeM.

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