The Intensive University French Program is reserved for future students at the Université de Montréal. To take part, you must have been accepted in the undergraduate or graduate program you will pursue after these four months of French classes.


To be admissible to this French program you must:

1. Have sufficient knowledge of French

This intensive French program is exclusively developed for university students whose knowledge of French meets level 6 of the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

To be admissible, all candidates must provide proof of French knowledge equivalent to level B1.

To this end, they must have attained one of the following:

  • level B1 on the TEF Express online test reserved for Université de Montréal candidates.
  • between 345 and 600 out of 990 on the TFI or level B1 in listening and reading comprehension on one of the following tests in the 18 months prior to enrolment in the study program.

2. Submit an application to a study program at the Université de Montréal

If you successfully complete this intensive program, you will not have to take an additional French proficiency test to begin your studies at UdeM. The Université de Montréal considers the results of the program to be valid, provided that it has been successfully completed within the 24 months preceding the start of your study program. 


University of Montreal's language requirements

Knowledge of oral and written French is a prerequisite to engaging in university studies in French. To be admissible to an undergraduate or graduate program, the candidate must prove that their knowledge of French meets the requirements of their desired study program.

Undergraduate studies

To be admissible to an undergraduate study program (Bachelor's degree, certificate), the candidate must provide an attestation of results from a test or diploma accepted by the Université de Montréal or pass the Intensive University French Program. The level of knowledge of French required may be higher than B2 depending on the program chosen. For this information, see the description page for the program of your interest under "Admission and Requirements".

Graduate studies

At the graduate level (Master's, doctorate), most programs do not require official certification of French language proficiency. However, students are constantly invited to exchange ideas and actively participate during their courses. This program is intended as an additional tool to help them ease into their new environment.