Are you an international student who dreams of studying at one of the best francophone universities in the world? If so, you might be interested in applying to the University de Montreal (UdeM), a prestigious institution that offers over 650 undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study.
In this blog post, we will provide you with some useful information and tips on how to apply to UdeM and what scholarships are available for you.
How to apply to UdeM as an international student?
The first step to applying to UdeM as an international student is to choose your program of interest from the list of undergraduate programs or graduate programs offered by the university.
The next step is to check the admission requirements for your chosen program. The admission requirements vary depending on the level and type of program, but generally include:
- Academic transcripts and diplomas from previous studies
- Proof of French language proficiency (such as TCF, TEF, or DELF)
- Proof of English language proficiency (such as TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE) for some programs
- Letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, or portfolio for some programs
- Application fee ($114 CAD for undergraduate programs and $87 CAD for graduate programs)
You can find the specific admission requirements for each program on the undergraduate admissions website or the graduate admissions website.
The third step is to submit your online application through the UdeM application portal for undergraduate programs or the UdeM graduate application portal for graduate programs.
The application deadlines vary depending on the program and intake term, but generally fall between November 1 and March 1 for undergraduate programs and between December 15 and April 1 for graduate programs.
What scholarships are available for international students at UdeM?
UdeM offers a number of scholarships and awards for international students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and community involvement. Some of the scholarships and awards that you can apply for or be automatically considered for are:
- UdeM Exemption Scholarship: This is a four-year award that exempts international students from paying the additional tuition fees normally charged to them. It is awarded to international students with an exceptional academic record who have the potential to make outstanding contributions both in the classroom and beyond.
- Global Opportunities Awards: These are one-time awards worth $1,000 CAD that are given to students who are participating in a UdeM-sanctioned international learning experience, such as an exchange program, a study abroad program, or a field course. To be eligible, you must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% and meet the criteria of the specific award. You must complete the International Experience Awards Application by November 15 or February 15.
- International Learning Awards: These are one-time awards worth $1,000 CAD that are guaranteed for students who have a minimum cumulative average of 70% and are participating in a UdeM-sanctioned international learning experience. No separate application is required.
- Graduate Studies Scholarships: These are merit-based scholarships that range from $5,000 CAD to $50,000 CAD per year for master’s and doctoral students. They are awarded by UdeM or by external agencies such as the Quebec Research Fund (FRQ), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). To be eligible, you must have a high academic standing and a strong research proposal. You must apply through your program or through the Graduate Studies Scholarships Portal.
We hope that this blog post has given you some helpful information and tips on how to apply to UdeM and what scholarships are available for you.