Prospective foreign students

Studying in the heart of Montréal

The main campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and its Pierre-Dansereau Science Complex are located in the heart of two of central Montréal's liveliest districts: the Quartier Latin [Latin Quarter] and the Quartier des spectacles [Entertainment District].

UQAM is directly accessible from the Berri-UQAM and Place-des-Arts metro stations. Bicycle paths and self-service bike stations also serve all its pavilions. Nearby you will find the Musée d’art contemporain, the Place des Festivals, Place des Arts, the Grande Bibliothèque and the Cinémathèque québécoise, as well as a wealth of cafes, restaurants and outdoor dining terraces.

Residences and housing

Located on campus, the UQAM university residences offer an opportunity to meet students from different regions of Quebec and from different countries. Rooms for individuals or couples, accommodations for 2, 3, 4 or 8 people and studios for students with disabilities are offered at affordable rates.

In addition to the residences, students have access to a sizeable housing bank provided by the Housing Service.

Choosing Montréal

Thinking of studying in Montréal? That is what some 180,000 university students do each year, including more than 22,000 foreign students.

A felicitous blend of North American and European cultures, Montréal offers an exceptional quality of life because of its safety, its environment, the affordable cost of living and its numerous cultural and international events. Montréal is a happening city, winter or summer, day or night, vibrant with cultural activities.

Furthermore, according to The Economist, Montréal is the best city in the world for international students.


Montréal has a wealth of theatres, cinemas, cafés-théâtres, museums and spaces dedicated to the arts. The city hosts many prestigious cultural and sporting events each year.


Although Montréal is predominantly a French city, it is known for its cultural and linguistic diversity. Dozens of languages can be heard on its streets, as many cultural communities have found a home in Montréal.


With its 11 university institutions, Montréal is the university research capital of Canada. The Montréal region ranks first in Canada in terms of university research funding and the number of university researchers.

The great outdoors

Just 30 minutes from Montréal, lakes, mountains and fields begin to unfold. Whatever the season, the outdoor environment is available for sports or simply walking and contemplation.

Are major cities more to your liking? Toronto, Ottawa, New York and Boston are just a few hours away.

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