Admission

Law Faculty

PhD in Law

Graduate 3-325-1-0

August 2025
Start of session
Full-time and Half-time
Plan of study
90 credits
Dissertation or thesis track
Program Type
Application deadline
Start of admission: August 1, 2024
Offered at the Montréal campus

Options

Développez une expertise quant au rôle du droit dans la promotion, la gouvernance et l'encadrement de l'innovation, et ce, dans une perspective de droit comparé ouverte à la réalité des économies émergentes.
Note that the option you are interested in may not be offered during the session for which you wish to apply.

Courses and specifics

  • 90 credits
  • Full-time
  • Half-time
  • Day course
  • Dissertation or thesis track

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

You studied
and have, or will obtain, a diploma from the following program or province:
and have, or will obtain, a diploma from the following program or country:

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Additional documents to provide
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation from respondents (preferably university professors, including the candidate's master's thesis supervisor) who know the candidate personally and who can directly assess their research abilities by referring, ideally, to specific work produced by the candidate that the respondents were able to assess formally or informally.
  • A two-page (maximum) submission outlining the candidate's educational and professional goals in applying to the doctoral program, demonstrating their motivation to undertake a large-scale research program and explaining all the circumstances that may have affected their past academic performance.
  • A four-page (maximum) submission briefly describing their research project (even in an embryonic state).
  • A copy of a major research paper (100 pages minimum, excluding appendices) previously produced by the candidate (e.g., a master's thesis). Please email this document to the PhD technician.

The minimum duration of the program is six full-time sessions. The maximum duration of the program is 15 sessions or 18 sessions if you began your studies as half-time.

 

Students must be registered as full-time. In some cases, the dean may allow a student to register as half-time (in exceptional cases).

 

Note that the quantitative criteria indicated above does not replace a qualitative review of your application. These criteria are provided for information purposes only. Eligibility for a study program does not guarantee an offer of admission. Information on this page may change without notice.

Costs and financial aid

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Check your legal status

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Good news! You may be able to lower this amount!

Under certain conditions, Canadian students who are not residents of Quebec can follow university study programs offered in French while benefiting from the same tuition fees as residents of Quebec.

Check eligibility criteria

Check your legal status

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$9,435.98 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $8,854.20

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Good news! You may be able to lower this amount!

As an international student, you have access to exemption scholarships granted by UdeM throughout your university program. Note that for ungraduated programs, you must be enrolled as a full-time student for two sessions and reside in Quebec in the case of exclusively online study programs.

Find out about the UdeM exemption scholarship

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

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