The Université de Montréal: we’re here for you

The Université de Montréal is closely following the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We’re devoting all our efforts to ensuring the continuity of the admissions processes with the health, well-being and safety of our entire community as a top priority.

These complex circumstances may raise questions and create uncertainty for applicants and prospective students. For this reason, the Admissions and Recruitment Department is committed to regularly updating the information and FAQs on this page.

For the latest information about your admissions application to the Université de Montréal, bookmark this page and visit it regularly.


July 9, 2020

Flexible measures to meet admissions and commitment requirements for Fall 2020

According to Undergraduate Regulations, candidates must meet the admission requirements for their study program by September 30 for the Fall session. The deadline for the Fall 2020 session has been extended to October 15, 2020.

Beyond this date, the Dean of a faculty may extend, by a maximum of two sessions, a candidate’s deadline to meet the commitment to complete a college program or a prerequisite course, provided that the candidate has only one course to complete to obtain the Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC). This deadline has now been extended to include the Summer 2021 session and the number of courses has been increased to three, which may include a single prerequisite course. Failure to meet this extension will result in the revocation of a candidate’s admission to a study program

Furthermore, a Dean is not required to offer a commitment extension for programs requiring proof of successfully completed prerequisite courses prior to the commencement of the academic period. Timeline details for the successfully completed prerequisite courses per program will be conveyed to candidates in May.

For more information on admissions and commitment requirements for Fall 2020, visit this page.

Updated: July 9, 4:00 p.m.


June 30, 2020

Deferral to a later session

If you must cancel your studies for the Fall 2020 session due to a major unforeseen event, you may request a deferral at this time.

The procedure to make a request is the same for all cycles of study. As of June 25, 2020, you can fill out the form available at your Centre étudiant. Requests will be reviewed by the faculties on a case-by-case basis. Once your file has been processed, your faculty will inform you of the decision.

Visit the Formulaires page on the Office of the Registrar website for further information about transactions conducted with a tracking form.

Updated: June 30, 3:30 p.m.


June 18, 2020

Fall 2020 session: getting ready for the new school year

A whole new section of the umontreal.ca website, offering a wealth of practical resources to help plan your successful back-to-school season, is now online. Among other things, you'll find details on adjustments to admission requirements, course registration, student life, financial support and support services. This section will get even better as the weeks go by, so check it out often!

What’s more, four teaching modes will be offered in the Fall session. You’ll find more details about these on the Bureau du registraire website.

Updated: June 18, 6:35 p.m.


More updates

May 11 | The majority of the Fall 2020 session will be taught by distance education

Out of concern for the health of our future students and the overall community, the Université de Montréal has decided to conduct a large part of its Fall 2020 educational program by distance learning. Our teams are well aware of all the issues arising from this decision and are working together to prepare for this exceptional start to the 2020 academic year. More information about the measures to be taken for the Fall session will be sent to you soon.

May 8 | Over 600 courses available by distance education this summer

All courses offered by the Université de Montréal this summer will be by distance education, starting May 18, 2020. The educational offering includes over 600 credit courses from all UdeM faculties and many non-credit courses from several units and departments. Don’t delay… see the list of courses and register for the Summer 2020 session. Your potential is unconfined.

May 5 | Opening of the course selection period for Fall 2020

New students will soon be able to register for courses (page in French) and plan the schedule for their next session. To explore the course listings and find the registration period specific to your status and study program, consult the Student Center. The Registration Dates box on the home page will tell you the date and time when you can register for courses.

April 22nd | French proficiency test & measures to meet admissions and commitment requirements

A home test for candidates who must demonstrate their level of French language proficiency

Due to the unexpected closure of many test centres around the world, the Université de Montréal will, at this time, accept TEF EXPRESS (Test d'évaluation du français Express) results for admission to the Fall 2020 session. To register for a session, visit the TEF EXPRESS website. For more information on the French requirement for admission, visit the Centre de communication écrite (CCE) website.

Flexible measures to meet admissions and commitment requirements for Fall 2020

According to Undergraduate Regulations, candidates must meet the admission requirements for their study program by September 30 for the Fall session. The deadline for the Fall 2020 session has been extended to October 15, 2020.

Beyond this date, the Dean of a faculty may extend, by a maximum of two sessions, a candidate’s deadline to meet the commitment to complete a college program or a prerequisite course, provided that the candidate has only one course to complete to obtain the Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC). This deadline has now been extended to include the Summer 2021 session and the number of courses has been increased to three, which may include a single prerequisite course. Failure to meet this extension will result in the revocation of a candidate’s admission to a study program

Furthermore, a Dean is not required to offer a commitment extension for programs requiring proof of successfully completed prerequisite courses prior to the commencement of the academic period. Timeline details for the successfully completed prerequisite courses per program will be conveyed to candidates in May.

Updated April 22, 10:20 a.m.

April 1st | Test de français Laval-Montréal postponed & Mini-entrevues multiples francophones intégrées cancelled

Postponement of April 25, 2020 session of the Test de français Laval-Montréal (TFLM) for students in the Bachelor’s of Translation program

Due to the cancellation of on-campus activities, candidates who have registered for the April 25, 2020 test will be receive email notification about a future test date in July or August, when evaluation activities resume. If you are unable, for a valid reason, to attend your assigned TFLM session, you must contact the Centre de communication écrite before the test date, indicating your full name and registration number.

Cancellation of mini-entrevues multiples francophones intégrées for admission to the undergraduate medical program

The mini-entrevues multiples francophones intégrées (MEMFI) are cancelled for admission to the Fall 2020 session. The new selection criteria for the various Fall session quotas are available on the descriptive pages of the Preparatory Year for Undergraduate Doctor of Medicine  and the Undergraduate Doctor of Medicine.

March 30 | Deadline extended for providing proof of knowledge of French

Candidates who must provide an attestation of test results or a diploma of knowledge of French or who would like to receive an exemption from this requirement by May 1, 2020, now have until July 13, 2020 to do so. For more information on the exemption request or on the tests and diplomas accepted by the Université de Montréal, visit the Centre de communication écrite website.

 If you have already submitted a request for exemption or proof of your level of knowledge of French, your file will be processed as soon as possible.

March 24 | Deadlines extended for several programs

The admissions application deadline has been extended for several undergraduate and graduate programs. Be sure to respect the admissions deadlines by consulting the descriptive pages of the study programs of your interest. To access the admissions application form, go to the Admissions page. 

March 23 | 59% of undergraduate admissions files have been completed

Despite the circumstances, we have processed 59% of all undergraduate admissions files and sent corresponding admissions decisions. At this time last year, our completion rate was 56%. 

If you still haven’t received an answer, we expect to meet the usual deadlines and achieve a completion rate of 87% by mid-May for files received in the regular intake period.   

March 21 | Resumption of distance learning courses for the Winter session

Since Saturday, March 21, courses that can be taken at a distance have resumed in the form of online courses and any form of teaching other than face-to-face. Students should consult their institutional email inbox or StudiUM, the university's digital learning environment, to find out which of their courses are resuming at a distance. 

March 17, 2020 | Continued evaluation and follow-up of admissions files

The Admissions Department is available to address your concerns. Admissions files will continue to be reviewed without interruption. Although our teams are affected by this situation, they are working to continue processing applications efficiently.

March 17, 2020 | Decrease in some services

Since access to our campus is limited, in-person service (at the J.-A.-DeSève Pavilion counter) and telephone service is temporarily suspended. The best way to send us your admissions documents, such as your transcripts, is to download them or order a digital copy from the relevant Quebec university via BCI electronic transmission or ETX (Electronic Transcript Exchange).


How to reach us

Our team is available on several platforms to answer your questions

  • Contact us by email
  • Chat with a member of our team, from Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT) via the Chat  option on the Information page.
  • Schedule a telephone appointment with a member of our team, according to your availability, via the Call Request form on the Stay connected page.

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