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University of Quebec

Address: 2600 Boulevard Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 4M6, Canada

Description University of Quebec

  • Year of foundation: 1969
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Type: State University
  • Number of students: about 45,000
  • Language of instruction: French.

The main building of the Université du Québec Montréal (UQÀM), a state university in Canada, is located in the largest city in the province of Quebec - Montreal - and occupies high positions in the ranking of educational institutions of higher education in the country. UQÀM also consistently falls in the top of the world's universities. This dynamic, open, creative university is respected for the originality and quality of programs, advanced research, attention to social problems, and innovation in art. In addition to the main building in Montreal, the university has several more campuses in the central region of Canada.

UQAM offers more than 300 curricula in seven main areas: art, communication, education, management, political science and law, philosophy and social sciences. Many of these programs are unique in Quebec, Canada and North America. The University of Quebec is part of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and is a member of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

The university has a rich language program, there are centers for counseling and psychological support for students, and grant programs. Université du Québec actively participates in international exchange programs for university students and researchers.

Language classes

Université du Québec welcomes students from a wide variety of linguistic and cultural communities, but the courses are in French (there is a program for teaching French as a foreign language). The language school is known for its high-quality curricula and high-tech computer equipment. Languages taught:

  • Deutsch
  • English
  • Arab
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • french as a second language
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Brazilian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Quebec

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from 10 000 $CAD / year


90% of undergraduate programs in Quebec include internships, exhibitions, laboratory events, international competitions or excursions. The academic year in an educational institution is divided into trimesters. Tuition: about $ 10,000 per year, duration - 3 years. Some undergraduate programs last four years, including teaching and engineering. It is also proposed to get an MBA diploma.

Directions of specialties:

  • Arts
  • Connection
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Control
  • Social Innovation
  • Languages
  • Health
  • Political science and law
  • The science
  • Humanitarian sciences.
from 10 000 $CAD / year


The master's degree is calculated on average for 2 years of full-time study. There are 2 types of skill. The first year focuses on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, the second year involves practice. The cost of $ 10,000 per year.


The duration of study for a doctor of science is 4 years. Université du Québec offers programs in the humanities and natural sciences, in the fields of education and psychology, chemistry and biology and other fields.

Short term programs

Many vacation and short-term programs, as well as refresher courses for up to two months, are proposed to be mastered by already established professionals in the field of arts, science, and sociology (including specific ones, such as “sexology” or “language didactics”).

Accommodation, housing and food

The UQAM Central Campus and its Pierre-Dansereau Science Center are located in the heart of Montreal: you can reach it directly from Berri-UQAM and Place-des-Arts Metro stations. Bicycle lanes and self-service bicycle stations also serve all of its pavilions. Accommodation is provided on campus.

Events University of Quebec

All students have the opportunity to join one of the many associations, associations or student media. To support students in the implementation of various projects on campus (festivals, shows, or themed weeks), about fifty seminars and grant programs are held.

In addition to access to the sports center, students can join one of the university's sports teams. The centers of science and art offer a rich program of cultural and scientific events every year, including lectures, exhibitions and architectural projects.

In Montreal, students can enjoy the Grande Bibliothèque, Cinémathèque québécoise and numerous cafes, restaurants and terraces. The Pierre-Dansero Science Complex is located next to the Festivals Square, the Museum of Modern Art and the Arts Square.


  • The Université du Québec of Montreal is ranked 1st in Quebec and 6th in Canada for research funding for comprehensive universities (Research Infosource, 2018)
  • The main campus of UQAM and its science complex Pierre-Dansereau are located in the heart of the two most lively areas of central Montreal
  • A wide range of innovative programs
  • Nearly 90% of UQAM undergraduate programs include internships, exhibitions, laboratories, simulations, competitions or excursions.
  • The average class size, one of the lowest in Canadian universities, creates ideal conditions for maintaining two-way communication.
  • Each year, groups of students from the University of Quebec receive top honors at a number of events, including the UN National Model in New York
  • UQAM hosts over 3,800 international students from 95 countries each year.
  • The university offers programs of various levels: from short-term to master's and doctoral. Excellent students are given the opportunity to apply for a scholarship, and Université du Québec Montréal offers distance learning programs.

Equipment University of Quebec

  • University Library
  • Campus with residences for living
  • Sports Complex
  • Studio Theater
  • Center of Diffusion and Experiment
  • Cinemas
  • Design Center and Gallery UQAM.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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