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.
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.
SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE UQAM CAMPUS
University library, bookstore, computer labs, cafeteria, sports center, sports activities, student coffee shop.
SERVICES AVAILABLE NEAR THE UQAM CAMPUS
Quebec National Library, restaurants, banks, shops, bookstores, hotels.
Autumn Semester: September to December
Spring Semester: January to April
You can check out the academic calendar on line.
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
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.
UQAM suggests the following:
On campus accommodation: 6480 $
Books, supplies, photocopies: 1000$
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
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).
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:
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.
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Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.
Language of tuition: English,French
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner
Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: