University Of Montreal

Introduction to University Of Montreal

The University of Montreal is a public institution that traces its roots back to 1878. Initially a branch of the Université Laval de Québec, it became an independent institution in 1919. The university is affiliated with two other schools: Polytechnique Montréal, an engineering school, and HEC Montréal, a business school. It is a publicly funded research university, and a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Depending on a student’s citizenship, they may be eligible for financial assistance from the Student Financial Assistance program, administered by the provincial Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports, and/or the Canada Student Loans and Grants through the federal and provincial governments. Alumni and former students reside across Canada and around the world, with notable alumni serving as government officials, academics, and business leaders.

Courses Available at University Of Montreal

Université de Montréal (UdeM) offers a broad selection of bachelor’s, minor and major programs in almost every discipline, including 250 undergraduate programs within:

  • Law, humanities and social sciences
  • Health sciences
  • Natural sciences and mathematics
  • Literature, fine arts and communication.

Note: All undergraduate courses at UdeM are taught in French, and to enroll you will need to complete a French admission test.

Université de Montréal (UdeM) offers master’s and PhD programs in almost every discipline. With a broad selection of microprograms and specialized graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, research-based and professional-focused courses, students are  sure to find a program tailored to their academic aspirations and goals.

UdeM offers 350 graduate programs within:

  • Law, humanities and social sciences
  • Health sciences
  • Natural sciences and mathematics
  • Literature, fine arts and communication.

Rankings of University Of Montreal

Ranked amongst the world’s leading universities, and with a verdant campus in the heart of the world’s most enchanting student city, Université de Montréal (UdeM) offers a truly international experience.

Université de Montréal is:

  • Rated the highest possible score of 5+ in the QS Stars rating system
  • Among the top five universities in Canada in 2015/16
  • Ranked among the global top 100 institutions in the field of life sciences and medicine, and 48th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology in 2017
  • The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the university 90th in the world, and fifth in Canada.
  • The 2019 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 149th in the world, and sixth in Canada.
  • In the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) rankings, the university was ranked 101-150th in the world.
  • In terms of national rankings, Maclean’s has ranked the university 10th in its 2019 Medical Doctoral university rankings.

Campus Location

The university’s main campus is located on the northern slope of Mount Royal in the Outremont and Côte-des-Neiges boroughs. Apart from its main Mont-Royal campus, the university also maintains five regional facilities in Terrebonne, Laval, Longueuil, Saint-Hyacinthe and Mauricie.


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