Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)


The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a French-language public university with an international influence.

The originality and specific features of its programs, its cutting-edge research often focused on social concerns as well as its innovations in creation have contributed to its reputation.

UQAM is also distinguished by the quality of its educational support, the availability of its teachers and the livel  life on campus, situated in downtown Montreal at the heart of the “knowledge economy”. To all the incomparable cultural facilities located near the campus is added the Grande Bibliothèque of Quebec.


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Service des relations internationales
C.P. 8888, succursale centre-ville
Montréal (Québec)

T (514) 987-3000, ext. 0868
E. mobilite@uqam.ca
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Points of interest

Active City

Festivals & Nightlife

Maritime & Fluvial City

Fields of study

  • Administration
  • Applied Sciences (other than Engineering)
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Pure Sciences
List of programs offered to exchange students

Applicable for the academic year 2020-2021


Application Deadline

  • April 1, 2020 (Fall semester)
  • September 15, 2020 (Winter semester)

The postmark will not be considered. The students’ files have to be sent early enough to arrive at UQAM before deadline.

UQAM will not accept students in the second round for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Applying to UQAM

Admission requirements and conditions of participation :

Some programs of studies have established admission criteria and conditions of participation for exchange students. Be sure to understand those criteria and conditions before applying.

Documents à joindre au dossier de candidature :

For the complete list of required documents, please consult the International Relations Service website.

Number of application copies:
  • 3 copies (one original and two photocopies).

Admission decision:
  • Candidates will receive an official answer at their personal address after June 1st (November 1st for the Winter semester).
  • The Registrar at UQAM reserves the right to refuse any application that is incomplete or received after the deadline.

All decisions by the Registrar are final.

Specific requirements for certain programs

The spots available for exchange students and admissions criteria are determined by each program of studies. Details can be found in the document Programs with specific admission requirements.


Language requirements

Students from non-french speaking universities are required to provide appropriate test results in French from a recognized organization. The minimum level accepted is Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent to B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The proof of language proficiency in French must have been issued in the last year.

Test results from the following organizations are accepted :

  • School of languages or French Department at your home university
  • TFI (test de français international)
  • TCF (test de connaissance du français)
  • DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française)
  • DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française)

IMPORTANT — If a student cannot provide any of the above list, one will have to do the French test offered online at UQAM. Fees of 60.00 $ CAD will apply.


Programs offered to exchange students

The list of programs that are offered to exchange students can be found here: Study programs open to exchange students.

Course selection

  • All candidates must fill the course selection form in order to submit a course selection at UQAM. This form must be approved by the exchange program coordinator at the home university;
  • Students must select their courses from only one program of studies and from only one level (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate);
  • To facilitate research for courses, use the engine research by program code on the Registrar’s website in order to find the list of courses;
  • Courses are grouped according to their program and can be found under the tab Cours à suivre et horaires;
  • It is recommended that you present a comprehensive selection of courses with your application (to permit alternatives). A successful admission in an exchange program does not guarantee access to all the courses you have selected. Certain courses may require prerequisites or may not be offered during your stay;
  • Scheduling information for fall courses are available in January and winter courses in July;
  • All courses identified as ateliers (workshop), stages (internships) or séminaires d’intégration are not offered to exchange students;
  • The majority of courses offered at UQAM are worth 3 credits. A three-credit course corresponds to forty-five (45) class hours over 15 weeks or 3 class hours per week;
  • For each course credit, you should calculate 45 hours of study outside of class hours;
  • All exchange students must be enroled in a full-time course load;
  • The number of credits (per semester) required to be a full-time student:
    • Undergraduate Studies (including certificates):
      12 to 15 credits (4 or 5 courses of 3 credits)
    • Graduate Studies:
      6 to 9 credits (2 to 3 courses of 3 credits)

IMPORTANT – Students applying to courses from post-graduate programs must include a list of the titles and descriptions of the courses being taken in the present academic year with their applications.


Academic calendar

Fall: September 8th – December 23rd 2020
Winter: January 7th – May 2nd 2021

  • All exchange students must respect the beginning dates as indicated in the academic calendar
  • Any students unable to attend the beginning of classes will be required to withdraw from their exchange program.
  • No exchange student is allowed to take courses during the summer semester.



IMPORTANT –Work and off-campus internships are not available for exchange students. All research supervision must be assumed by the student’s home university. Exchange students are not authorised to register for internship courses at UQAM.



An admission at UQAM doesn’t guarantee a place in the on-campus dorms. For more information about on-campus dorms, students may contact them directly.

For more information on accommodation options.

There are no limitations regarding the number of applications that can be sent from each partner institution.


The courier companies (i.e. UPS, DHL, Purolator) do not deliver to PO boxes. Therefore, applications sent by Courier must be addressed to the civic address.

Sophia Dieng
Service des relations internationales
Université du Québec à Montréal
Quai de réception Aquin
1200, rue Berri
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4S6