What level of French is required to participate to the Intensive University French Program?

The Intensive University French Program is exclusively intended for university students who meet level 6 French on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Visit the "Admission requirements" page for more information.

How do I know the level of French proficiency required by my program?

Not all programs of study require the same level of French knowledge. To find this information, see the description page for the program of your interest under the "Admission et exigences" tab. Once you’ve determined your level, you must take the steps to send a attestation of results from one of the tests or diplomas accepted by the Université de Montréal.  

Is financial assistance available for this program?

This program is not eligible for any scholarship or financial assistance. However, UdeM does offer its students a large number of scholarships. Refer to the "Program dates and cost" section to learn about the various forms of funding available after the Intensive University French Program.

Do I receive official certification after taking the Intensive University French Program?

You will not receive an official certificate at the end of this program. This program has been designed exclusively for those who would like to study at the Université de Montréal.

Can I take this program if my study program requires level C1 or C2 French?

To date, the program is not designed for you to demonstrate level C1 or C2 French proficiency. You will be able to take part, but at the end of the Intensive University French Program, you will have to continue intensive French to advance from level B2 to level C1.

How long is the success of the intensive university French program valid for?

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.