UQAM in Montreal, University of Québec

With Four campuses and more than 300 programs offered in six disciplines including Communications, Political Science and Law, Education, Science, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts, The University of Quebec, UQAM in Montreal, has a fantastic reputation amongst the Universities in Quebec, and Canada. Their booming student population is more than 40,000 and they maintain high educational standards, boasting production studios, workshops, athletics, laboratories, and cultural installations on their campuses. Campuses include Campus de Lanaudière, Campus de Laval, Campus de Longueuil and Campus de l’Ouest-de-l’Île.

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International Programs

UQAM in Montreal has a wide range of connections in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America . Consequently, students can travel to more than 35 countries with which UQAM has an agreement. This provides a great opportunity not only for student exchange, but the sharing of research between different institutions. By studying abroad, students can earn language certificates in numerous languages, and take summer school classes abroad, or classes locally that are taught by visiting international faculty members.


These are approximate, and change depending on the student’s program and level of study, as well as how many credit they are enrolled to take. Figures are based on two semesters per year.

  • Quebec residents: $3,000 per year.
  • Students from other Canadian provinces: $7,000 per year.
  • International Students: starting at about $17,000 per year.


UQAM University offers on-campus housing at a reasonable price to its students. Everything from single rooms, to large houses that accommodate up to 8 people, as well as studios that are accessible for those students with disabilities, are available. Off-Campus housing is also a great option, and students can find their own near the campus, or use the university services housing bank to search.

Programs of Study

Humanities, Science, Arts, Communication, Education, Sustainable Development, Management, Languages, Health, Political Science and Law, are the fields of study that UQAM in Montreal offers, and one can obtain a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or a Ph.D. Free classes are also offered to students. UQAM’s focused and practical approach to education makes the university a distinctive higher education choice in Montreal.


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About Jerry

Before my family and I relocated to Canada where I received a teaching opportunity at one of the country’s renowned universities, my wife and kids were naturally full of questions. What would the schools be like? How does healthcare work? Is Canadian French very different than European French? What about Canadian English verses European English? How cold are those frigid northern winters we’ve heard so much about? The only way to fully understand a new city or country is to experience it first-hand. My family and I decided to embrace our relocation as an adventure. Years after the move, we still consider “The Great White North” our home, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with our quality of life here. // Avant que ma famille et moi-même soyons relocalisés au Canada parce que j’ai eu l’opportunité d’aller enseigner dans l’une des universités assez réputée du pays, ma femme et mes enfants avaient naturellement beaucoup de questions. A quoi ressemblent les écoles ? Comment fonctionne le système de santé ? Le français canadien est-il vraiment différent de celui parlé en France ? L’anglais canadien est-il vraiment différent de celui parlé en Europe? Est-ce que les hivers sont vraiment très rigoureux? La meilleure façon de comprendre entièrement une nouvelle ville et un pays est d’en faire personnellement l’expérience. Ma famille et moi avons décidé de voir la relocalisation comme une aventure. Quelques années plus tard, nous considérons “Le Grand Nord Blanc” comme notre maison et nous ne pourrions pas être plus satisfaits.