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 and has research and exchange collaborations with 400 partner institutions in 62 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 from lower levels of the campus—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 4,300 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.
• Economics: Students choose from five concentrations, learning how to analyze and interpret economic issues and how to allocate resources in society. The program leads to various career options.
• Communication, Politics and Society: While taking courses in communications, political science, media studies and journalism, students learn to analyze and mediate communications between governments, political organizations and the public.
• Biology Through Problem-Based Learning: This program explores biodiversity and the environment through a distinct teaching approach that focuses on real-world case studies and group collaboration. Many courses have been adapted to include content directly related to COVID-19.
• Video Art: Students explore video to learn how it shapes our understanding of space, sound, art, news and more.
• Sports and Physical Activity for People With Disabilities: Students examine sensory, motor and developmental disabilities, as well as intervention strategies.
Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$3,740 ($9,303 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 19.92-24.21 · Science: R score 18.12-22.43 · Commerce: R score 20.87-26.17
Undergraduates: Full-time: 18,601 · Part-time: 11,597
Graduates: Full-time: 4,846 · Part-time: 3,839
international Students: First-year: 21.8% · Graduate: 31.6%
Male-Female Ratio: 37 to 63
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 678 (921 last year; all reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room without meals: $4,230 to $5,445 · Apartment-style: $4,208 to $5,445