Université du Québec à Montréal | Montreal, Que. | Founded 1969

UQAM (Courtesy of the Université du Québec)

UQAM (Courtesy of the Université du Québec)

Université du Québec à Montréal offers more than 320 programs and several degree options in the arts, humanities and social sciences, political science and law, management, communications, education and science. UQAM aims to add an international dimension to all areas of study and has research and exchange collaborations with 400 partner institutions in 68 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. UQAM offers “original curricula in a wide range of fields,” notes rector Magda Fusaro. “It engages in cutting-edge research and creative arts that address major social, ethical and environmental issues, and continues to establish fruitful relationships with local and international partners.”

The campus is located in two of Montreal’s liveliest districts: the Latin Quarter and the Quartier des spectacles. It’s easy to get around, as there is direct access to two metro stations—handy during the cold winters. Thanks to UQAM’s participation in a city greening initiative, Accès jardins, students and the public now have access to more urban gardens and redeveloped green spaces. Adding to the vibrancy are the nearly 3,800 international students who have come from 95 countries to study at UQAM. In addition to the main campus, UQAM has four regional campuses that offer undergraduate and master’s studies.

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Standout Programs
Psychology: With the recent addition of 16 new courses, including human/animal relations and death and bereavement, this flexible program allows students to specialize in a specific area or to pursue various psychology-related studies.
Tourism and Hotel Management: Offered with the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, this program allows students to combine two specializations in one; it includes three paid internships within a tourism organization.
• Communications (Digital Media): Study three new streams: video games, digital media and artificial intelligence. Explore the impacts of digital communication technologies on a global scale and gain skills in digital communications management and problem-solving.

Cool Courses
Project Design Methods: Develop a project to be presented as part of Nuit Blanche during the Montréal en Lumière festival.
• Outdoor Intervention Strategies: Learn about risks and intervention strategies in the management of outdoor activity and expeditions.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$3,910 ($9,691 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 19.75-24.12 · Science: R score 19.31-24 · Commerce: R score 21.28-26.26
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 18,307 · Part-time: 11,877
Graduates: Full-time: 4,639 · Part-time: 3,872
international Students: First-year: 25% · Graduate: 30.3%
Male-Female Ratio: 37 to 63
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 921 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Double room: $4,253 to $4,455 · Single room: $4,275 to $5,490 · Apartment-style: $4,252 to $5,265

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