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, and currently has research and exchange collaborations with 468 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 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 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 studies.

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Standout Programs
Linguistics: This program takes a scientific approach and offers three streams: writing and editing, general linguistics, and linguistics applicable to learning French as a second language. The latter two streams offer an Indigenous studies concentration.
Human and Administrative Communication: This program trains future professionals to facilitate communication and interactions between individuals, groups and organizations, and offers six specializations and an internship abroad.
Preschool Education and Primary Teaching: This program offers up-to-date teaching strategies and emphasizes cultural diversity and its impact in the classroom. Students may complete one of their four mandatory internships abroad.

Cool Courses
Film Noir: Intrigue, Corruption, Anxiety: Students explore the fascinating genre, which exposes corruption and unease in society.
Creative Individuals and Creativity Workshop: Psychologist and art therapist Pierre Plante helps students explore their creative potential though sculpture and drawing.

$3,670 ($9,066 out-of-province students) (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 17.11-24.21 · Science: R score 18.12-24.07 · Commerce: R score 20.95-26.29
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 19,741 · Part-time: 12,258
Graduates: Full-time: 4,692 · Part-time: 3,343
International Students: First-year: 21.8% ·
Graduate: 27.6%
Male-Female Ratio: 37 to 63
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 921 (all reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room without meals: $4,140 to $4,320 · Single room without meals: $4,140 to $5,355 · Apartment-style: $4,140 to $5,355

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