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University of Montreal

University of Montreal
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History At A Glance

The University of Montreal (Université de Montréal) was founded in 1878 as a new branch of Université Laval in Quebec. It had been then referred to as the Université Laval à Montréal. The move initially went against the needs of Montréal's prelate, who upheld an independent university in his city. Certain parts of the institution's educational facilities, like those of the Séminaire de Québec and the Faculty of medicine, had already been established in Montréal in 1876 and 1843, respectively.

The Vatican granted the University some administrative sovereignty in 1889, hence allowing it to nominate its own professors and license its own diplomas. However, it was not until 8th May 1919 that a papal charter from Pope Benedict (XV) granted full sovereignty to the University. It thus became an independent Catholic university and endorsed Université de Montréal as its name. Université de Montréal was acknowledged its first provincial charter on 14th February 1920.

2 distinct schools eventually became associated with the University. The primary was the École Polytechnique, a faculty of engineering founded in 1873 and became affiliated in 1887. The 2nd was the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, or H.E.C. (a business school), founded in 1907 and amalgamated with the University in 1915.

In 1907, Université de Montréal commenced the 1st francophone school of architecture in Canada at the École Polytechnique.

By 1930, enough funds had been accrued to develop a new campus on the northwest slope of Mount Royal, presenting new plans designed by Ernest Cormier. However, the financial crisis of the 1930s virtually deferred all ongoing construction. Many contemplated that the University would need to unload its unfinished building projects to ensure its own survival. Not until 1939 did the provincial government directly arbitrated by imbuing public funds.

The University of Montreal was issued its 2nd provincial charter in 1950. a new government policy of upper education during the 1960s came in antiphon to popular pressure and, therefore, the belief that higher education was key to social justice and economic productivity. The policy led to the school's 3rd provincial charter, which was passed in 1967. It recognized the University of Montreal as a public institution dedicated to higher learning and research, with students and teachers having the proper to participate within the school's administration.

Since 2002, the University has begun its most significant construction project since the late 1960s, with the development of 5 new buildings planned for advanced research in pharmacology, engineering, aerospace, cancer studies and biotechnology.

Faculties / Courses Offered

1). Faculty of Arts and Science

  • The Montreal Centre for International Studies (CERIUM)
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of History
  • Department of Computer Science and Operations Research
  • Department of Literatures and Languages of the World
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • School of Industrial Relations
  • Centre canadiend'études allemandes et européennes
  • Centre de langues
  • Centre de ressources de l'espagnol
  • Centre d'étudesclassiques
  • Centre d'étudesasiatiques
  • Centre d'étudesethniques des universitésmontréalaises
  • Centre d'étudesmédiévales
  • Département de démographie
  • Départementd'histoire de l'art et d'étudescinématographiques
  • Département de linguistique et de traduction
  • Département des littératures de langue française
  • Département de sociologie
  • Direction de l'enseignement de service eninformatique (DESI)
  • École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information
  • École de criminology
  • École de psychoeducation
  • École de travail social
  • Institutd'études religieuses
  • Service d'appui à la formation interdisciplinaire et à la réussiteétudiante (SAFIRE)

2). Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education

3). Faculty of Environmental Design

Faculty of Environmental Design

4). Department of Kinesiology

5). Faculty of Law

6). Faculty of Medicine

  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine
  • Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology
  • Department of Neurosciences
  • Department of Nutrition
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Department of Psychiatry and Addiction
  • Department of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine
  • School of Rehabilitation
  • School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering

7). Faculty of Music

8). School of Optometry

9). Faculty of Nursing

10). School of Public Health

School of Public Health

11). Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Pharmacy

12). Faculty of Continuing Education

13). Polytechnique Montréal

14). H.E.C. Montréal

Upcoming Batches/classes & Important Dates

Academic Year

  1. The academic year is sub-divided into three terms: fall, winter, summer.
  2. Fall semester: September to December
  3. Winter semester: January to April
  4. Summer semester: May to August
Fall 2021
Classes begin 28th August
End of the term 21st December
Winter 2022
Classes begin 5thJanuary
End of the term 30thApril
A.d.d., Change, Cancel And Drop A Course
Deadline to add a course Generally18thJanuary   
Deadline to change a course or a sectionChange fees apply to start 16th November 2021 Generally18thJanuary
Deadline to cancel a course (with refund)Change fees apply to start 16th November 2021 Generally18thJanuary   
Deadline to opt-out from a course (without refund)Course drop-out after the deadline will result in a failing grade Generally22ndMarch   
Submission Of Immigration Papers
Deadline for submitting immigration documents 18thJanuary
Tuition Payment
Deadline for final payment 20thJanuary
Holidays
Easter break 15th to 18thApril
Examination And Results
Mid-term examination – B.B.A. and short graduate programs 23rdFebruary to1stMarch
Mid-term examination – MSc and PhD 2nd to 8thMarch
Final examination 13th to 30thApril
Posting of results 15 working days after the exam
Consulting a copy of the exam 24thMay to 6thJune
Deadline to apply for reviewing of a final examination 9thJune
Summer 2022
Classes begin 2nd May
End of the term 5th July or 26th August
Course Enrollment
Enrollment period Between 7th& 15th March
A.d.d., Change, Cancel And Drop A Course
Deadline to add a course Generally 7th May   
Deadline to change a course or a sectionChange fees apply to start 16thMarch Generally 7th May   
Deadline to cancel a course (with refund)Change fees apply to start 16th March Generally 7th May  
Deadline to opt-out from a course (without refund)Course drop-out after the deadline will result in a failing grade Generally 9th June
Submission Of Immigration Papers
Deadline for submitting immigration documents 7th May
Tuition Payment
Deadline for final payment 12th May
Holidays
National Patriots Day 23rd May
Québec’s National Holiday 24th June
Canada Day 1st July
Examination And Results
Mid-term examination 27thMay to 2ndJune
Final examination 22ndJune to 5th July
Posting of results 15 working days after the exam
Consulting a copy of the exam 18th to 20thJuly25th to 27thJuly
Deadline to apply for reviewing of a final examination 2ndAugust

World Ratings Of University Of Montreal

  • The 2022 Q.S. World University Rankings ranked the university #111 in the world and 4th in Canada.
  • The 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the university #88 in the world and 5th in Canada.
  • In U.S. News & World Report 2021 global university rankings, the University placed #140 in its world rankings and 6th in Canada.
  • In Maclean's 2021 Canadian university rankings, the University was ranked #11 in their Medical-Doctoral university category and 9th in their reputation ranking for Canadian universities.
  • Université de Montréal also placed in several rankings that classified the employment prospects of graduates.
  • In Q.S.'s 2020 graduate employability ranking, the University ranked 171–180 in the world and #8 in Canada.
  • In the Times Higher Education's 2020 global employability ranking, the University placed #41 in the world and #4 in Canada.
Admission / Selection Procedure

Some of the protruding features regarding admissions at the University of Montreal have been listed below:

  • The University charges an application fee of C$ 103 for undergraduate and graduate applications.
  • It is primarily a French-speaking university but also extends programs in English. Therefore, students may also be asked to provide French language dexterity test scores.
  • Deadlines for admissions differ and are dependent upon whether aspirants are applying to undergraduate and graduate programs. Those for Canadian students are different from international deadlines.
  • The University holds the right to refuse any screenshots, photographs, or prints of an uncorroborated document.
  • Supporting documents along with applications can be submitted after ten days of submission of the application form.
  • For International students, Quebec Acceptance Certificate-
  • (Q.A.C.) is a must, along with a visa to study in the Quebec region in Canada.
  • Undergraduate candidates are accepted only in the fall and winter admissions, whereas graduate candidates are admitted in fall, winter, and summer.

International Students applying to Graduate programs require a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and candidates applying to a Master's program need a Master's degree or equivalent. Apart from that, they also need to meet the degree prerequisites according to their country.

The University intakes students from every corner of the globe. Currently, it has nearly 10,000 students from about 142 different countries. Documents required for international student admissions may differ slightly as compared to Canadian students. Besides, the University also has country-specific requirements for certain countries.

Application Portal: Online Application
Application Fee: CAD 102.50

Basic Admission requirements:

The following documents must be submitted online and also sent via mail to the Office of The Registrar:

  • Official application for admission;
  • a birth certificate, certificate of baptism (baptistery) or an official document including one's legal name, all the first and middle names, date of birth, sex, place of birth (city, country), the last and first names of their parents (original document if possible);
  • Proof of citizenship or residence;
  • official copies from the previous two years of secondary studies and each year of consecutive studies at a university or other institution (these transcripts/copies must show detailed results for each year);
  • an official certificate for diplomas achieved and, if required, the results attained in tests or exams leading to these diplomas;
  • for doctoral applicants, three transcripts of the summary describing their research project (between 250 to 500 words);
  • Canadian certified cheque or money order be made payable to the University of Montreal. Post-dated cheques are not accepted. Notice is served about any amendments to admission processing fees, whether the application is submitted by mail or online. Please verify the current fees applicable before application.
  • Letters of recommendation (L.O.R.s), to be presented whenever required.

One can opt for 3 programs on one application form. One must enter them in order of predilection, starting with the program of the first choice.

All the uploaded transcripts, diplomas, and identity documents must be official; that is, they must be copies of original documents or photocopies certified as true copies by an authorized person/authority. The document is considered unofficial if the words “true copy” have been reproduced by photocopy before the document is uploaded.

Gradings

Understanding the GPA

GPA means Grade Point Average. It’s an assessment tool for the employers or schools to compare which students performed better academically. However, the G.P.A. calculation is a little bit different in various University. Hence G.P.A. is one of the tools to compare students, although this is not the only norm that employers or schools look upto. For example, another benchmark will be the ranking of the University.  The better university ranks, meaning the better the students learn, which leads to a better future and career prospects.

A+/A*

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

E

F

4.30

4.00

3.70

3.30

3.00

2.70

2.30

2.00

1.70

1.30

1.00

NA

0.50

0.00

Rating reference point from letter grade to G.P.A.

N.A. denotes the University does not use this grade. 

Any other letter will denote a G.P.A. of 0, unless the course is discontinued before the course drop deadline.

TGPA is the average G.P.A. of the TERM, and CGPA is the average G.P.A. of all the COURSES strived for in University. However, they are computed the same way. The only difference is the number of courses opted for.

Rating scale from numerical percentage grade to letter grade

The table below is a general converting system for the University. The grading system is at the sole discretion of the professors or the educators. They can change the conversion based on the average of the class or the understanding of the students. Also, different departments (programs) can serve another conversion.

A+/A* 90 to 100
A 85 to 89
A- 80 to84
B+ 77 to 79
B 73 to 76
B- 70 to 72
C+ 65 to 69
C 60 to 64
C- 57 to 59
D+ 54 to 56
D 50 to 53
D- NA
E 35 to 49
F 0 to 34

N.A. denotes the University does not use this grade.

Conclusion

G.P.A. is one of the tools to compare students' depth of understanding. However, this is not the only tool.

For the employer, they usually also focus at

  • which university one came from,
  • how well did one performance during the interview,
  • the G.P.A. that one has attained,
  • did one fail in any course,
  • what kind of activity that one has delivered for the society,
  • if one has any previous job experience, etc.

Course Fees & Accommodation/other Costs

Master of Science [M.Sc]

Degree Level Master
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 17720

Master of Science in Nursing [M.S.N]

Degree Level Master
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 19600

Master of Engineering

Degree Level Master
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 9330

Master of Education [M.Ed.]

Degree Level Master
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 19600

Master of Arts [M.A.]

Degree Level Master
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 9660

Master of Business Administration [M.B.A.]

Degree Level Master
Duration 1 Year
Tuition per year $ 36750

Master of Architecture [M.Arch]

Degree Level Master
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 19600

Master of Laws [LL.M]

Type Full Time
Degree Level Master
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 19950

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]

Degree Level Bachelor
Duration 3 Years
Tuition per year $ 14420

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Engg.]

Degree Level Bachelor
Duration 4 Years
Tuition per year $ 14500

Bachelor of Arts [B.A]

Degree Level Bachelor
Duration 4 Years
Tuition per year $ 8595

Bachelor of Business Administration [B.B.A]

Degree Level Bachelor
Duration 3 Years
Tuition per year $ 20560

Bachelor of Music [B.Mus]

Degree Level Bachelor
Duration 3 Years
Tuition per year $ 14385

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture [B.L.A]

Degree Level Bachelor
Duration 3 Years
Tuition per year $ 14600

Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B]

Degree Level Bachelor
Duration 3 Years
Tuition per year $ 17230

Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Degree Level Doctor
Duration 4 Years
Tuition per year $ 15325

Doctor of Medicine [M.D]

Degree Level Doctor
Duration 4 Years
Tuition per year $ 17600

Certificate in Business Management

Degree Level Certificate
Duration 1 Year
Tuition per year $ 20420

Certificate in Financial management

Degree Level Certificate
Duration 1 Year
Tuition per year $ 20450

Specialized Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Degree Level Advanced Certificate
Duration 1 Year
Tuition per year $ 14180

Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering

Degree Level Advanced Certificate
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per year $ 6465
Cost of living

Although the cost of living in Montréal is comparatively low compared to other North American cities, international students should expect to spend fat sum of money to get settled.

Standard budget (all figures are approximate & differ from one’s

Preferences and affordability

Cost of arriving and settling
Arrival (transportation, temporary accommodations, restaurants) 460$
Getting settled (equipment for housing, telephone deposit, etc.) 650$
Winter clothing 700$
---------
1 650$
Living costs
Housing and bills 600$ / month
Food 375$ /  month
Transportation 85$ /  month
Telephone 50$ / month
Miscellaneous 250$ / month
Other
Books and school supplies 375$ / year
Tuition and Medical insurance coverage
Tuition per session
(depending on the level of study-refer above table)
(Refer above table)
Medical insurance coverage(health/accident) 1100 $ / year
Dental insurance 125$ / year

Note: For each subsequent year, expect &plan on a 2 to 5% annual escalation.

The University of Montreal offers its full-time students with in-campus accommodation facilities that the rates are around $425. Apart from this, the University also cooperates with students to find off-campus accommodations, which are usually one or could also be two bedroom apartments given on a rental contract for a period of not but one year at a time. Such apartments are well equipped and comprise all essential facilities like study tables, cupboards, stove, refrigerator, laundry room, etc. A number of the favored housing choices of scholars are within the proximity of Snowdon, Outremont, C.D.N., Westmount, Centreville, etc.

Placements

Alumni Employment Data

These employment data were established based on an annual survey of the University's recent alumni. All amounts are indicated in Canadian dollars.

2018-2019
BBA Business Management
96.0% Employment rate 95.0% Employment rate
$50,083  Average annual base salary $61,277 Average annual base salary
$48,998 yearly median base salary $56,199 yearly median base salary
Specialized Graduate Programs M.Sc.
All Specializations (Except Professional Accounting) Msc Programs In French
94.0% Employment rate 95.0% Employment rate
$61,353 Average annual base salary $63,628Average annual base salary
$60,501 yearly median base salary $61,998 yearly median base salary
Msc Programs In English Prof.
88.0% Employment rate 95.0% Employment rate
$67,480 Average annual base salary $67,460 Average annual base salary
$67,628 yearly median base salary $66,252 yearly median base salary
MBA PhD.
79.0% Employment rate 92.0% Employment Rate
$79,587 Average annual base salary $116,752 Average annual base salary
$80,005 yearly median base salary $106,503 Median annual base salary

Organizations and firms of all kinds (private companies, public and para-public bodies, etc.) get to benefit from the services of skilled students looking to attain valuable professional experience.

The University also helps with the following:

  1. Information & Resources for finding job and internship opportunities;
  2. Info and schedule of events related to employment;
  3. Employment dashboard;
  4. Review and references for assistance in writing C.V.s and cover letters;
  5. Networking events.
Scholarships

To obtain the global Excellence Postgraduate Taught Scholarship, the candidate must meet all of the subsequent requirements below:

  1. Required Language: English.
  2. Eligible Countries: All world countries
  3. Must possess a study permit, who are neither permanent residents nor Canadian citizens.
  4. Must be matriculated full-time during a study program throughout their studies.
  5. Must not enjoy another sort of tuition fee exemption through another policy or re-source.

Please follow the subsequent application instructions to use for this scholarship:

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Follow-up on your file and wait to receive a suggestion of admission.
  3. Accept the offer of admissions to start the appraisal.
  4. Receive the notice of award with the amount of scholarship.

After receiving your admissions offer, the Université de Montréal will promptly inform you, by email, of the amount of the scholarship to which you're entitled. Print and keep this document in a very safe place. It'll be helpful for future reference.

Nearby Cities & Airports
  • 14 km: Montreal, Canada: Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
  • 195 km: Ottawa, Canada: Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
  • 261 km: Quebec City, Canada:Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
  • 394 km: Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Hancock International Airport
  • 418 km: Portland, ME: Portland International Jetport.
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