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University of Montreal

  • Public University, Estd 1878
  • Montréal, Quebec
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University Highlights

  • Ranks
    • #1 in Quebec
    • #4 in Canada
    • #41 in the world according to Global University Employability Ranking
    • #73 in the world according to Times Higher Education
  • 27% of 67,559 students are enrolled in graduate studies, one of the highest proportions in Canada
  • Canada’s 3rd most international university according to the Times Higher Education ranking with 10,000 international students
  • 13 faculties and schools
  • 2 affiliated schools
  • 27 affiliated healthcare institutions
  • 2,300 professors and researchers
  • $597.2 M in research income
  • 400,000 graduates worldwide
  • 3 million books and documents in the library system
  • An acceptance rate of 43%

University at a Glance

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The Université de Montréal, a French-language public research university, is based in the province of Quebec in Canada. The name translates to the University of Montreal but it also goes by UdeM at times. Founded in 1878, UdeM started as a satellite campus of the Université Laval. It became an autonomous institution after receiving a papal charter in 1919 as well as a provincial charter in 1920. This institute relocated from Montreal's Quartier Latin to its existing location at Mount Royal in 1942. In 1967, it became a secular institution with the passing of another provincial charter. This university is the very best and the most renowned in Quebec. It also ranks as the fourth-best University in Canada and 73rd in the world according to THE university rankings.

The University of Montreal is the school of learning for almost 68,000 students. Among them, about 10,000 are international, making this institute the third-most international university in Canada. These students can choose from 600 programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees and PhDs. The programs come in 15 languages but students must be proficient in French to apply to this university. 13 faculties and departments oversee the courses and programs. They are:

  • Faculty of:
    • Arts and Science
    • Dentistry
    • Education
    • Environmental Design
    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Music
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • Continuing Education
  • School of:
    • Optometry
    • Public Health

The university also affiliates with two colleges: HEC Montreal and Polytechnique Montréal.

Over 40,000 alumni reside across Canada and throughout the world, with renowned alumni working as government officials, academics, and business leaders. Some of these distinguished alumni are Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, Louise Arbour, Denys Arcand, Jean Coutu, Kim Thuy, Robert Bourassa, Joanne Liu, Roger Guillemin, Hubert Reeves, Jacques Parizeau, Antonine Maillet,Lucille Teasdale, Morris Goodman, Paul Gérin-Lajoie, Hubert Aquin, Pierre Péladeau, and Pauline Marois.

The Université de Montréal is operates across seven campuses:

  • The main campus of Montreal
  • Campus MIL
  • Campus de l'UdeM à Longueuil
  • Campus de l'UdeM à Saint-Hyacinthe
  • L’UdeM dans Lanaudière
  • Campus de l'UdeM à Laval
  • Campus de l'UdeM en Mauricie

Residence and housing are available at these campuses at an affordable price with many amenities. Student groups, counselling, daycare, and career support are also accessible on-campus. Libraries, bookstores, and cafeterias are also spread across all the campuses as well.

Education goes hand-in-hand with sports and research at the University of Montreal. This university has 23 Carabins competition teams and more than 520 student-athletes. It also has 465 research units and 148 Canada Research Chairs. The research centres have made $597.2 million in income, which is one of the selling points of UdeM.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Needed for all courses
LOR: Needed for all courses
Essays: Needed for all courses
CV: Needed for all courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of French Proficiency: Required


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On campus accommodation :
  • The University provides many styles of accommodation such as apartments, suites, studios etc.
  • Rent at on-campus residence is half as much as apartment rents off-campus.
  • Amenities include:
    • Telephone
    • Internet
    • Dining
    • Laundry
    • Travelling options
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Medical service
    • 24/7 security
  • Separate towers are available for females



Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    PO Box 6128, Station Centre-ville Montréal QC H3C 3J7
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    514 343-7076

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