Université du Québec à Montréal

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

Universite du Quebec a Montreal campus

Located in a dynamic, urban setting, the Université du Québec à Montréal offers more than 300 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. Whether in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America, the university is expanding its research and exchange collaborations across the globe.

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 from lower levels of the campus—handy during the cold winters. Students are actively involved in the culture of city life, participating in local festivals.

Adding to the vibrancy are the nearly 3,800 international students who come from 95 countries to study at UQAM. In addition to the main campus, UQAM has four regional campuses that offer undergraduate studies.

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Standout Programs
Law: The program aims to train lawyers focused on social justice; flexible pathways allow students to specialize in a field of law or pursue complementary areas.
• Marketing Communications: Developed in conjunction with advertising industry experts, this program helps students master all facets of marketing communications, from public relations and sponsorships to advertising and direct marketing.
• Preschool Education and Primary Teaching: Graduates are fully trained to use new teaching strategies, with an emphasis on cultural diversity and its impact in the classroom. Students may also complete one of their four mandatory internships abroad.

Cool Courses
• Create and Manage a Start-up: In this Dragons’ Den-style class, students present their very own startup projects to a jury of industry professionals who play the role of potential investors.
• Philosophy of Sexuality, Love and Friendship: Students use a philosophical point of view to analyze ancient and modern concepts related to sexuality, love and friendship, such as family, sex work and cybersex.

$3,501 ($8,677 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 17.52-24.46 · Science: R score 16.65-22.56 · Commerce: R score 20.63-24.67
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 20,423 · Part-time: 12,453
Graduates: Full-time: 4,643 · Part-time: 3,359
International Students: First-year: 17.6% ·
Graduate: 29.8%
Male-Female Ratio: 38 to 62
Residence Spaces
921 (all reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs
Double room without meals: $4,095 to $4,275 · Single room without meals: $4,095 to $5,310 · Apartment-style: $4,095 to $5,310

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