Université de Montréal

Rank 7
Location Montreal
Established 1878
Famous For Research Power


The University of Montreal (UdeM) was established in 1878 in Quebec, Canada, with its main campus in Mount Royal. It is one of the top universities in Canada and is currently ranked 116th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

The University of Montreal is made up of 14 departments focusing on over 500 courses in health, law, music, humanities, medicine, and natural science. Full list of departments:

  • Arts and Science
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Environmental Design
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Optometry
  • Nursing

Students are taught in French at Montreal University and each year the University attracts $500 million in research funding, making it one of the most influential research universities in the country.

The University has around 70,000 students enrolled, of which 10,000 are international. 73% of its students are studying undergraduate programs, and 27% are graduates (the highest proportion in Canada). The University of Montreal is ranked third among the best 50 research institutes in Canada by Research Info.

Services for International Students

The University of Montreal will assist international students at every step of their journey via Student Life services. This includes support on financial aid, orientation, medical need, mental health issues and career advice.


  • 141st in QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 134th in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
  • 191-200 in QS Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 111th in THE World University Rankings 2023
  • 42nd in THE Impact Rankings 2023
  • 126-150 in THE World Reputation Rankings 2022


At the University of Montreal, there are three housing options for international students - residences, off-campus housing, and UdeM bachelor apartments. University residences are only available for students who opt for full-time courses.

For students looking for an off-campus housing facility, visit UdeM's Bureau logbook, which contains information regarding apartments and rooms near the university. Remember, there are a handful of residence options, even off campus.

About Location

The University of Montreal has nine campuses spread across Canada - Brossard, Longueuil, Montreal, the MIL, Bureau de l'enseignement régional, Mauricie, Laval, Lanaudiere, and Saint-Hyacinthe Campus. All these campuses are close to markets, places of interest and eateries.

Local prominent places you can visit while studying at the University of Montreal include Mount Royal Park, Barbie Expo, Montreal Botanical Garden, and Notre-Dame Basilica.

The nearest airport to the University of Montreal is Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (14kms away).

About Location

  • Pierre Trudeau - 15th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Pierre Karl Peladeau - former president and CEO of Quebecor
  • Michaelle Jean - 27th Governor General of Canada

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