Université du Québec a Montréal

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a comprehensive public university based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a French-language university and is the largest constituent element of the Université du Québec (UQ), a public university system.

UQAM was founded on April 9, 1969 by the government of Quebec, through the merger of the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, a fine arts school; the Collège Sainte-Marie, a classical college; and a number of smaller schools.

It offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. It is one of Montreal's two francophone universities, along with the Université de Montréal, and only 1% of its student population is of anglophone origin.

UQAM holds EQUIS accreditation.



Campus facilities

UQAM campus is located in downtown Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, in the heart of the latin quarter.


Orientation sessions, welcoming days, "Aurevoir" cocktail party.


University library, bookstore, computer labs, cafeteria, sports center, sports activities, student coffee shop.


Quebec National Library, restaurants, banks, shops, bookstores, hotels.

Academic calendar

Autumn Semester: September to December

Spring Semester: January to April

You can check out the academic calendar on line.

Academic life

The minimum language requirement to study at UQAM in French is B2.

At UQAM, in the undergraduate (BA) programs, the language of instruction is predominantly French. However, they also offer a limited amount of courses in English suitable for the English SPA. Please click on the link below for the English course offering:


Most of the teaching consists of lectures but students will have many different workshops, seminars and group works.


Please see link below for how the grading system works:








FRENCH SPA workload requirements:

You are required to take a minimum of 20 ECTS equivalent per SPA semester from the subjects approved by EBSL, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

The minimum full-time workload at UQAM is 12 Canadian Credits, which is equivalent to 24 ECTS.

ENGLISH SPA workload requirements:

You are required to take 30 ECTS (15 Canadian Credits) per SPA semester from the courses approved by EBSL.

1 Canadian credit = 2 ECTS.

Each Canadian course carries 3 Canadian credits.

3 Canadian credits = 6 ECTS

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at EBS London, Regent's University London
  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd semester)
  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses
  • If you are doing the SPA in the target language, you can include one language course as part of your workload
  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language
  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution


Passing requirements

FRENCH SPA passing requirements:

Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS credits (8 Canadian Credits) per semester during their Study Period Abroad.  8 ECTS (4 Canadian Credits) must be passed in courses taken in French.

ENGLISH SPA passing requirements:

You are required to pass 30 ECTS (15 Canadian Credits) per SPA semester from the courses approved by Regent’s.

Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.

Students are not permitted to take resit exams on SPA at Université du Québec a Montréal.

If you fail to meet these requirements, you will be required to make up the missing credits.

Please contact the Outbound Unit (outbound@regents.ac.uk) for more details.


Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at Université du Québec a Montréal for students who have disabilities.



UQAM campus is located in downtown Montréal, the largest city in Québec, in the heart of the latin quarter.

International Students Guide

You will find many important information in the International Students Guide. Also see http://politique.uqam.ca/upload/files/POL5831-10-H13-Clavier.pdf


UQAM offers a support to the international students in their search of a place to stay through the Service de la vie étudiante.

UQAM offers also places in residences, however, the student must have completed the admission process and received the acceptance letter before their reservation be registered.

It is the responsibility of the student to get in touch with the administration of the Residences.

Cost of living

UQAM suggests the following:

On campus accommodation: 6480 $

Food: 3900$

Transport: 873$

Computer: 1750$

Internet/telephone: 408$/420$

Books, supplies, photocopies: 1000$

Miscellaneous: 2000$

Total: 16831$

Living expenses for students, depending on their lodging and lifestyle, range between 900 CAD and 1500 CAD monthly.


Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


Students who have been nominated to study at Université du Québec a Montréal will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA

Health Insurance  

You must provide evidence of having an appropriate health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.Health Insurance

The Government of Québec requires all students studying in Québec to subscribe to Health Insurance (approximately 576CD a year) provided by UQAM. Students must pay the amount required at their arrival at UQAM. The students proceeding from countries who have signed an agreement with the Government of Québec (France, Sweeden, Danemark, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, Portugal, Greece) are exempt from taking this insurance provided they complete the procedures with the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).


Visa requirements

Depending on your country of citizenship, you may need an entrance visa for Canada. To find out if you need a visa please see: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp.

If the duration of your studies at UQAM is longer than six months, you must obtain the following documents before your arrival in Quebec: 

  • Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies issued by the Quebec government (Immigration et Communautés culturelles) www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca
  • Study Permit issued by the government of Canada (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) www.cic.gc.ca

For more information, please contact the Canadian High Commission, 38 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 4AA

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.


Case postale 8888
Succursale Centre-Ville
Local R-1020
Montreal (Québec)
H3C 3P8

Contact: Benoit Chalifoux
Department: International Relations Coordinator – Incoming Students
Phone: 001 514-987-3000 ext. 2083
Fax: +1 514 987-6506
Email: chalifoux.benoit@uqam.ca

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Canada
Language of tuition: English,French
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: