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Attaining excellence at a leading French-speaking university.

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Studying at Université de Montréal means...

Choosing the path that’s right for you 

With over 600 study programs to choose from, the university provides a high-quality education where you can specialize based on your interests and aspirations.

Receiving an education that is recognized around the world

Université de Montréal is ranked among the top universities in the world. It has 13 faculties and schools, and its range of program choices is one of the largest in Canada. The university also has one of the most highly conducive environments for interdisciplinary collaboration on the planet. A UdeM degree is recognized internationally, since the Canadian education system is compatible with the European and American systems.

Discovering one of the best university cities in the world

Considered to be the cultural capital of Canada, Montreal is known for its European flair, quality of life, safe streets, vibrant energy, and affordability. It’s no surprise that year after year, Montreal ranks as one of the top student cities! 

As a North American hub for innovation, Montreal is a prominent player in a number of fields, such as artificial intelligence, health, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical research and the environment. 

Imagining the future, together

An innovation-driven community focused on the challenges of the future, UdeM provides you with the opportunity to explore, learn and shape new knowledge and understanding. Interact with faculty members and research teams and meet with peers from all parts of the world. Welcome to the big UdeM family!

University of Montreal and of the world
Deeply rooted in the community, with an international outreach

Université de Montréal is ranked among the top universities in Canada and the French-speaking world. UdeM has over 67,000 students, 2,400 professors and researchers, and an active global network of 400,000 alumni.

Discover UdeM (page in French)

French language requirements

Knowledge of spoken and written French is a prerequisite for university studies at UdeM. To be eligible for a program, candidates must demonstrate that their knowledge of French meets the requirements for their study program. 

Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments strive to create a bilingual environment for students in graduate programs. 

4 things to know about the French admissions requirement

Academic equivalency for studies completed outside Quebec

Go to the Academic equivalency section to find out how your degrees compare to the Quebec education system.

Tuition and fees

In Quebec, fees are not differentiated by program. Tuition fees are the same whether you are studying astrophysics or history. Tuition fees for Canadian students who are not residents of Quebec are different from fees for Quebec students. Go to the current regulations to find out about the criteria required to meet the definition of a Quebec resident.

Get an estimate for the cost of pursuing your studies at UdeM (page in French)

Once your registration at UdeM has been confirmed, you will receive an invoice each session for your tuition and fees for that period.

Pursuing graduate or postgraduate studies at UdeM

More than 350 graduate and postgraduate programs

With 465 research units, UdeM is recognized as one of the most active Canadian universities in terms of research. Its research teams benefit from a wide range of opportunities and conditions: research within the university, international collaborations, plus state-of-the-art equipment on campus.

  • To be eligible for graduate studies (Master's and Specialized Graduate Diploma [DESS]), candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. 

  • To be eligible for postgraduate studies (PhD), candidates must have a research Master's degree. Did you know that tuition fees for postgraduate studies are the same as for students from Quebec? 

Specific requirements for your program of interest can be found in the Admission requirements section for the program description.  

For more information about minimum requirements from Canadian universities, go to Graduate and postdoctoral studies .