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University of Montreal


Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal, is now the largest university in Quebec and the second largest in Canada.


Université de Montréal offers a selection of programs vast enough to cover every field of knowledge. Recognized as a major North American research university, it is one of the most fertile grounds on Earth for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Graduate studies allow you to tap into your full potential. Acquire a specialization, deepen your knowledge, stay up-to-date in your area of expertise, or contribute to a developing body of knowledge—there are so many reasons to extend your university career.

We have a wide variety of bachelor, major and minor programs at the undergraduate level, along with certificate programs. All undergraduate programs are given in French.


With research revenue exceeding half a billion dollars, UdeM is ranked third among all Canadian universities in terms of research activity and has been number one in Quebec since 2005.

UdeM: a few figures
  • 2,640 internationally renowned professors and researchers, among the most brilliant minds of their generation
  • 465 research units
  • 37 partner health institutions
  • 550 projects financed by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Quebec


After they’ve lived in Montreal for a few years, many of our international students like it so much they want to stay. In fact, 51% of international students plan to apply for permanent residence in Canada, according to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

A degree from UdeM makes it all possible. Once students have successfully completed a study program in Québec, they can apply for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) to stay and work in their field of study for several years. After they have completed that first step, UdeM graduates can apply to the Government of Canada for Permanent Residence.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Bureau des étudiants internationaux (Foreign students office) helps you feel comfortable at Université de Montréal and in Quebec. You can use these services as soon as you arrive and throughout your stay. BEI staff are exclusively focused on the needs of international students.

Housing services

Housing is very affordable here compared to other North American cities. In fact, apartments in Montréal are approximately 30% cheaper than in the Greater Toronto and the Greater Vancouver areas.

Library services

With over 4 million books and digital documents, the Université de Montréal library network will provide you with all the research resources you need.

ICT services

You need a laptop or other device with a WiFi card that supports the common wireless protocols, 802.11a/b/g/n. The laptop needs to be setup up to use the eduroam SSID which can be found on every participating eduroam campus.

Campus life

With the wide variety of services it offers its students on campus, Université de Montréal is like a small town within a big city. These services and resources exist not simply to meet students' needs, but also to make their lives as students exceptional, enriching and enjoyable.

Nearly 150 training and development workshops are offered in visual arts, film, communications, dance, languages, multimedia, music, photography and theatre. Theatre, dance and singing troupes give students the opportunity to perform on stage.

Sports facilities

The CEPSUM, located in the heart of the city, is one of Québec's largest sports centres. There you will find modern sport facilities to satisfy you: competition pool, diving pool, skating rink, training room, indoor running track, dance studios, etc.

The Oregon Health & Science University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) a regional accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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