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Ranked 1st in Quebec as the leading hub of higher education and 4th in Canada as the top university by volume of research, Université de Montréal is a leading public university in Quebec, Canada, with a deep emphasis on research. With its affiliated schools, Polytechnique Montreal (engineering), and HEC Montreal (business), the University of Montreal is one of the largest university complexes in North America. Founded in 1878, the University of Montreal is a French language university- with French as its medium of communication in Teaching. The QS World University Rankings has ranked the university 116th in the world. It has  8 campuses. It is a popular choice among international students who want to study in Canada. 

There are 600 programs to select from at the University of Montreal. 350 graduate-level ones are included in these. One of Canada’s largest selections of academic fields is studied on its campuses, which promotes interdisciplinary learning. The university comprises 13 faculties that offer courses in the arts and sciences, dentistry, medicine, law, music, nursing, optometry, and other fields. Polytechnique Montreal offers specialized engineering programs in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, computer, and other domains.

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), which ranks among the most productive in its field, the Centre de Recherche en droit public (CRDP), which is the largest public-law research center in Canada, and MILA, which is the world’s top university research center in deep learning, were all established at University of Montreal.


  • The University of Montreal boasts of over 66,972 students on its campuses and affiliated institutions. 73% of these enrollments are witnessed in undergraduate studies.
  • Université de Montréal has 10,000 foreign students, making it Canada’s third most international university, according to the Times Higher Education ranking. 
  • The acceptance rate is about 57%.
  • About 300 Indian students enroll in the university every year.
  • The male-to-female ratio is 51:49.

The average tuition fee for international students in the 2022-2023 academic year is CAD 7,348 CAD per year for undergraduate programs.

Course NameAnnual Tuition FeesAnnual Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng], Civil EngineeringINR 9,11,518CAD 14,997
Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng], Industrial EngineeringINR 9,11,518CAD 14,997
Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng], Computer EngineeringINR 9,11,518CAD 14,997
Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B]INR 10,47,118CAD 17,228
Bachelor of Business Administration [B.B.A]INR 12,49,029CAD 20,550

The UdeM exemption scholarship program is designed to support international candidates in their university studies. Starting in the fall of 2020, they could benefit from an exemption from the tuition fees normally charged to international students. 

Level of StudyValue of Award
Level A: 11,998 CAD per year (2 sessions, equivalent to 30 credits) (approx 7.4 L INR)
UndergraduateLevel B: 5,718 CAD per year (2 sessions, equivalent to 30 credits) (approx 3.5 L INR)
Level C: 2,000 CAD per year (2 sessions, equivalent to 30 credits) (approx 1.2 L INR)

The University of Montreal offers French-taught undergraduate programs in their entirety. As all courses are taught in French at the University of Montreal, proficiency in the language is a requirement for entrance to the undergraduate programs. Students from abroad whose mother tongue is not French must prove they are proficient in it.

The University of Montreal is ranked number 41 worldwide for its graduates’ reputation with employers according to the Global University Employability Rankings. 

DegreeAverage Salary (in CAD/ INR)
Bachelor of Science107,000 / 66,09,729.19
Bachelor of Arts50,000 / 30,88,658.50
  • International students who wish to study in Quebec must meet certain requirements of the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada. Once admitted to UdeM, international students must first obtain a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) as well as a study permit and, in some cases, a visitor visa from the Government of Canada.
  • To obtain these documents, contact the Quebec authorities and the Canadian diplomatic mission for your territory of residence after you receive the official letter of admission from UdeM. You must prove that you have been admitted as a full-time student to UdeM and that you have sufficient financial resources.
  • To obtain a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies, you must also submit an application for temporary selection for studies online.
  • You must submit the required documents for your application for temporary selection for studies:
  • A photocopy of the identity pages of your passport;  
  • A letter of admission from your educational institution in Québec;
  • Your proof of financial capacity.
  • You need these documents to apply for a study permit:
  • proof of acceptance
  • proof of identity
  • proof of financial support

You may also need

  • a letter of explanation
  • an attestation of issuance of your Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ)
  • a medical exam
  • a custodian declaration (minors only), or
  • other documents, if requested