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Be part of a culturally diverse university community that is inclusive, vibrant, and has a global perspective. 

The most multilingual francophone university

Université de Montréal is recognized as a world-class French-speaking university. Ranked among the best universities, UdeM strives to provide the best and the brightest students from all parts of the world with the opportunity to contribute to its history.

Professional practice

Are you a professional who completed your education abroad? Looking to be qualified so you can practice your profession in Quebec? Several options are available.

Find out more about professionals educated abroad (page in French).

This section provides answers to the questions below to help you determine if our university aligns with your aspirations. 

  • What are the general admission requirements? 
  • Will my education be recognized?  
  • How much does it cost? 
  • How can I finance my studies? 
  • What immigration process is required? 

Did you pursue your studies in one of the countries below?

Go to the page for the country of the institution you recently attended to find out more about general admission requirements, equivalency information, and costs for your studies.


General admission requirements

Make sure to select the country where you received your most recent degree/diploma to find out about the general admission requirements that apply to you.


See if you are eligible

Knowledge of French

Knowledge of spoken and written French is required for university studies in French. To be eligible for a graduate program, you must demonstrate that your knowledge of French meets the requirements for your study program.

Intensive university French program

This 4-month program enables future students to achieve the level of French proficiency (B2) required for admission to one of our many study programs.

Discover the program

Cost of studies

Quebec’s tuition fees for international students are among the lowest in North America. They depend on factors such as number of courses taken, level of study and country of origin.

UdeM offers a number of financing possibilities to help you balance academic projects, university life and accommodation, and achieve peace of mind.

Need help with your search? Review the financial aid measures listed below to find what best reflects your situation to help you pursue your studies at UdeM. 

Note : To work in Canada, you will need a social insurance number and a Canadian study permit. This permit allows international students to work up to 20 hours a week. 

Exemption scholarship for international students

The exemption scholarship is specifically designed for international students to help reduce their tuition fees. Good news! No form is required. Once you receive an offer of admission, your file will be automatically evaluated.

Learn more 

Tuition fees and financing
Resources and tips for financing your studies

UdeM offers a few tools to help you estimate study costs, plan your budget, find scholarship programs and financial aid available for each level of study. 

Immigration formalities

No process is required for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. International students must follow immigration procedures to plan for their arrival in Canada.  

If you reside outside Canada, before you arrive in the country, you will need to have: 

  • A Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) 
  • A study permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) 
  • In some case, a work permit for internships issued by the IRCC; 
  • In some cases, an entry visa from the Government of Canada or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) 

Since immigration procedures can take several months, we recommend that you start this as soon as you receive your letter of admission. 

To find out more about these immigration procedures, visit the UdeM international website.

Need help with this process?
These resources may be helpful:

Contact UdeM International for assistance specific to your situation for support with the administrative steps.

UdeM international (page in French)

Not sure if you want to continue your studies in the same field or switch to another area of focus? Take advantage of the academic and professional information services as well as all the services and activities  available to the UdeM student community that you are part of!

Student services (page in French)

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