There are so many reasons to study at UdeM
Université de Montréal (UdeM), founded in 1878, consistently ranks in the top tier of universities around the world according prestigious institutions such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities
UdeM’s environment of academic excellence and cultural diversity is a common ground for students from all around the world to pursue studies, conduct research and expand their horizons. Our16 faculties and schools, 27 affiliated health establishments and two affiliated schools—the HEC Montréal and École Polytechnique—all add up to one great place to study.
The top 3 reasons international students choose to study in Canada:
- The quality of the Canadian education system
- Canada’s reputation as a tolerant and non-discriminatory society
- Canada’s reputation as a safe country
UdeM: One of the most academically diverse universities in Canada
- The most comprehensive Life Sciences programs in Canada
- 250 undergraduate programs
- 350 graduate programs
UdeM: A top Canadian university with an international mission
- 2nd biggest research university in Canada
- Top teaching and research institution in Quebec
- Top French-speaking comprehensive university in the world
Research revenue at UdeM exceeds half a billion dollars per year, ranking third among all Canadian universities for research activity and first in Quebec since 2005.
UdeM: strength in numbers
- 2,800 internationally renowned professors and researchers
- 465 research units
- 27 partner health institutions
- 550 projects financed by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Quebec
Most international graduate students at UdeM receive some form of financial assistance to make their studies in Canada more affordable.
Université de Montréal (UdeM) believes that a graduate degree is an investment in a career and, ultimately, in life. That’s why we offer several funding options to help pay for graduate school:
- Tuition Waivers
- Exemption Scholarship for International Student —The UdeM exemption scholarship program is designed to support international candidates in their university studies. Thanks to this scholarship, they could benefit from an exemption from the tuition fees normally charged to international students.
- Fellowships and Scholarships
- Program Scholarships for Foreign Students (PBEEE)—International students in all areas of research are eligible for the PBEEE scholarship. Each university in Quebec screens their applications and nominates the best ones for this competition. A separate category for Indian students improves the odds of being awarded a PBEEE scholarship.
- Research-Interest Related Fellowships and Scholarships—Principal Investigator and professors are the best people to help students find and secure research-related funding. Research supervisors can provide information on the best funding opportunities in a specific field of study.
- Scholarship Directory Tool —a great resource for reviewing the eligibility requirements of available scholarships.
- Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute Scholarship—Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute is a binational organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges. The institute provides students with opportunities to gain first-hand experience in India or Canada through funded internships and fellowships.
- Working as a Research and Teaching Assistant makes studying at UdeM more affordable. Besides paying a stipend, an Assistantship gets students directly involved in the academic and administrative aspects of research—a rewarding way to enrich the study experience!
India is the most linguistically diverse country in the world, so Indian students should feel right at home in Montréal, a vibrant multilingual, multicultural city. Although UdeM is a francophone university, speaking French is not a requirement to study in some programs. At UdeM, learning French is an opportunity—not an obligation—that can improve career options.
Many international students at UdeM recognize the advantages of learning French, an indispensable, international language and we do everything we can to support their efforts. Some students become so comfortable in French, they stay to pursue a career in Montréal.
Montréal is one of the best student cities in the world according to the prestigious QS 2019 Best Student Cities rankings. Ranked sixth best student city in the world and first in North America, Montreal has a lot to offer. This international index considers university rankings, affordability, student mix, desirability and employer activity. QS also praised Montréal, dubbed the cultural capital of Canada, for its world-renowned indie music scene and major international festivals. Montreal is a very affordable place to live compared to other North American cities.
Film buffs, music lovers, sports fans and foodies enjoy the fun in the city’s many vibrant, safe neighbourhoods—all accessible night and day via Montreal’s extensive public transportation network.
Montreal’s cultural scene is hot throughout all four seasons. No doubt, Indian students will appreciate our cooler summers and once they experience a good old-fashioned Montreal snowstorm, they might even learn to love winter! In fact, gathering around the TV on a snowy winter’s night is a great place to enjoy another Montreal tradition: cheering for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.
After they’ve lived in Montreal for a few years, many of our international students like it so much they want to stay. In fact, 51% of international students plan to apply for permanent residence in Canada, according to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).
A degree from UdeM makes it all possible. The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from Université de Montréal to gain valuable Canadian work experience. A work permit under the PGWPP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length.
Moreover, once students have successfully completed a study program in Québec, they can apply, under certain conditions, for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) to stay and work in their field of study for several years. After they have completed that first step, UdeM graduates can apply to the Government of Canada for Permanent Residence.
For more information, please visit immigration website.
Where to find information?
There are many online events for international students. You’ll find their dates and locations on this page.
You’re a student
Admission and Recruitment Service
You’re a teacher or guidance counsellor
(001) 514 343-6111, ext. 8882
Non-francophone student support
(001) 514 343-5723
Information about visas and study permits
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-2111, USA
Quebec Government Office in New-York
One Rockefeller Plaza, 26th Floor ,
New York, NY 10020-2102, USA
Immigration Office of Quebec
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