Université du Québec à Montréal

country rank  24
world rank  386

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University Overview

Founded in 1969, Université du Québec à Montréal (University of Québec in Montréal) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Montréal (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Quebec. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Lanaudière, Laval, Montérégie, Ouest de l'île. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec (Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 48 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UQAM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name University of Québec in Montréal
Acronym UQAM
Founded 1969
Motto L'effet UQAM
The UQAM effect
Colours White and blue

University Location

Address PO Box 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
H3C 3P8 Quebec
T +1 (514) 987 3000
F +1 (514) 987 0399
Other locations Lanaudière, Laval, Montérégie, Ouest de l'île

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office PO Box 8888, succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal H3C 3P8
+1 (514) 987 3132
(514) 987 8932

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
  • Chambre de l'assurance de dommages (CHAD)
  • The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada)
  • Chambre de la sécurité
  • financière
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)


  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

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