Overview and specifics

Admission in fall and winter

Application deadlines

Before submitting an application, check the application periods for the chosen session.

  • Fall 2021: From August 15, 2020 to February 1st, 2021
  • Winter 2021: From August 15, 2020 to December 1st, 2020

Admission requirements

To be admissible as a regular student and, subject to the quality of the application, the candidate must have proof of:

  • a high school diploma (DES) from Québec obtained at least 4 years ago
  • a DES from Québec with an interruption in secondary studies of at least 4 years
  • a DES equivalent approved by the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (for example, the Attestation d'équivalence de niveau secondaire - AENS) with an interruption in secondary studies of at least 4 years a high school diploma (12 years) from a Canadian province other than Québec (see the table Formations hors Québec))
  • a high school diploma (12 years) from a private high school in Québec offering the 12-year program
  • a pre-university diploma obtained outside Canada that is not equivalent to a college diploma (DEC) from Québec (see the table Formations hors Québec)

The candidate may be invited to take one or more admissions tests.

French language requirements

To be admissible, candidates must provide proof of the level of French knowledge required for this study program. To this end, they must have:

  • passed the Épreuve uniforme de français langue et littérature, au collégial, du ministère de l'Éducation et Enseignement supérieur du Québec.
  • attained a minimum of 605/990 at the TFI or B2 in oral and written comprehension at the TEF, TCF, DELF or DALF (see the detailed list of accepted tests and diplomas) during the 18 months prior to the start of the academic session for which admission is sought.


  • Successful completion of the Preparatory Year makes the candidate equally admissible to Université de Montréal's undergraduate programs as the DEC holder, except for the following programs:

    • Bachelor of Laws if admission to the Preparatory Year was based on a Diplôme d'études secondaires (DES) or its equivalent
    • Undergraduate doctorates, or if applicable, their Preparatory Year
    • Programmes requiring specific prior training:

      • Bachelor of Nursing - Integrated DEC-BA Education
      • Major in Advanced Pre-hospital Emergency Care
      • Nursing module
      • Qualification programs

  • Reviewing an admissions application to a limited-capacity or a near threshold program may take all Preparatory Year results into account. Hence, the admissions process may take longer than for other categories of candidates.
  • Students who enrol in the MAT 1903 course are strongly advised to take a mathematical assessment test. If his/her test results are insufficient, it is strongly recommended that they enrol in a course other than the MAT 1901 program.
  • Most program courses can be taken at the Montréal or Laval campuses.
  • Anyone interested in this program may, if they wish, contact an advisor from the Service d'appui à la formation interdisciplinaire et à la réussite étudiante (SAFIRE) to discuss their educational path (514 343-6521).

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