Université du Québec à Montréal

Founded 1969 | Montreal, QC

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 has research and exchange collaborations with 460 partner institutions in 68 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. “UQAM is known for the quality of its programs, the excellence of its faculty, cutting-edge research, its openness to the world, its spirit of innovation, its emphasis on practical training, and its commitment to inclusion and the success of its students,” says acting rector Louis Baron.

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—handy during the cold winters. Thanks to UQAM’s participation in a city greening initiative, Accès jardins, students and the public 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 and master’s studies.

Standout Programs

• Marketing Communications: The program has been redesigned and offers two new streams: advertising with a focus on creativity, content marketing and customer experience; and strategy and consulting, which includes data analysis and branding. Both offer case studies and internships.

• Environmental Design: Students progress from basic knowledge and principles to tackling concrete projects linking design to the needs of society, in order to gain an understanding of the social, cultural and environmental implications of design.

• Earth and Atmospheric Sciences: Weather and Climate: This multidisciplinary program combines theory and practice, preparing students for a variety of careers; includes access to onsite weather station, experimental labs and internships.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$3,972 ($9,905 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: R score 20-24.71 | Science: R score 19.18-23.4 | Commerce: R score 21.08-24.81

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 17,097 | Part-time: 10,963

Graduates: Full-time: 4,725 | Part-time: 4,134

International Students: First-year: 27.8% | Graduate: 42%

Male-Female Ratio: 36 to 64

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 921 (first come, first served)

Residence Costs:

Double room: $4,298 to $4,500 | Single room: $4,320 to $5,535

Apartment-style: $4,298 to $5,535

Cool Courses

• Introduction to the Aboriginal Worlds of Quebec and Canada: Topics include Indigenous political diversity, usurpation of territories and issues related to health and education.

• Arthropods: Learn about crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods and insects, including their economic importance.

Student Life on Campus

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