Université de Montreal

City: Montreal
Language of instruction: French
  • With over 60,000 students (33 200 undergraduates) from around the world, the Université de Montréal is the largest university in Quebec and the second largest in Canada
  • One of the top 100 institutions in the world in the field of life science and medicine
  • 150+ training and development workshops, from theater, singing and dance lessons to jewelry making and film animation
  • Located in Montreal, an extremely vibrant cultural and artistic city with one of the largest post-secondary student populations in the world

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsLand and Food Systems

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Minimum of B1 level of French, B2 and above recommended
  • Some departments may require a higher level


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Only UBCV Arts and Law students are eligible to apply to this partner university

Term dates

  • Fall Semester: Beginning of September to End of December
  • Winter Semester: Beginning of January to End of April
  • Summer Semester (Intensive): Beginning of March to End of June
  • Summer Semester (Regular): Beginning of March to End of August
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC credits

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • A+ = 4.3 (EXCELLENT)
  • A = 4.0
  • A- = 3.7
  • B+ = 3.3 (TRÈS BON)
  • B = 3.0
  • B- = 2.7
  • C+ = 2.3 (BON)
  • C = 2.0
  • C- = 1.7
  • D+ = 1.3 (PASSABLE)
  • D = 1.0
  • E = 0.5 (FAIBLE (ÉCHEC))
  • F = 0.0 (NUL (ÉCHEC))

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Full course load information

  • Minimum: 12 credits
  • Maximum: 15 credits per term
  • A credit equals 15 classroom hours; most courses are 3 credits (3 hours per week for 15 weeks)

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: FREN 416
Title: Modern and Contemporary Poetry
Partner course code: FRA 2180
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: FREN 420F
Title: History of Youth Literature
Partner course code: FRA 2184
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: FREN 430
Title: Francophone Author
Partner course code: FRA 3241
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: FREN 482
Title: Literature and Psychoanalysis
Partner course code: FRA 3313
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: FREN 4th
Title: History of the French Language
Partner course code: LNG 1120
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • The Bureau has a data bank of apartments and rooms located near the UdeM or in neighborhoods that are easily accessible by metro or bus
  • To find off campus housing, visit the UdeM's Bureau du logement hors campus (off campus housing office) - please note that the Bureau cannot make reservations, and it is therefore useless to contact it before arriving in Montréal 
  • Compared to many other big cities, rent is reasonable in Montréal, however, the number of vacancies has fallen in recent years
  • It is recommended that you arrive 2-3 weeks before the beginning of classes to find housing

Information on Accommodation

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