Université de Montréal


Founded as a satellite campus in 1878, the Université de Montréal was given the status of an independent institution in 1920. The University consists of thirteen faculties and two affiliate schools, including Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal. The University provides more than 600 undergraduate and graduate programs. It also offers doctoral studies in about 70 programs. 

Over the course of 100 years, the University has provided people like Louise Arbour and the 5th UN High Commission for human rights.

The research performance of the University has been recognized in various bibliometric rankings. 2019's Performance Ranking of Scientific Paper for World Universities ranked Université de Montréal 5th in Canada and 104th worldwide. This institution is a member of the U15 Universities Group, representing 15 research institutes in Canada. It has 465 research departments. Research Infosource ranked it in the top 50 research universities with research revenue of 536 million USD only through external source funding.


The total number of students at Université de Montréal is about 45,000. Because of the number of international students, the University has been ranked the third most international University in Canada. Undergraduate students make up 74% of the University's community, and the graduate community account for 24% of the student population. The University of Montreal offers 600 scholarships for international students.

FAÉCUM (Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l'Université de Montréal) is main student union of the university representing undergraduate and graduate students. This union traces its lineage back to 1989. Around 82 student organizations are associated with FAÉCUM. It covers a wide range of interests, interests, whether religious, cultural, academic or social issues.

Students here operate several news and media outlets, including Quartier Libre newspaper and independently owned station CISM-FM. The radio station here dates to 1970 and is the world's largest French-language university radio station. The student union operates it.

Sports teams of the University are called Carabins. Most teams of Université de Montréal participate in U Sports’ RESEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du) conference for most of varsity sports. It has rugby, golf, swimming, hockey, soccer, alpine skiing, tennis, and volleyball teams. Athletic programs in universities have been taking place since 1922.


Université of Montréal does facilitate as much regarding the on-campus residence. There are limited rooms available, plus there is no room for couples. As for off-campus residences, you can find single rooms and apartments at different rates.


Following is the global ranking of Université de Montréal.

  • By QS World Ranking, the Université de Montréal ranks 116.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the Université de Montréal ranks 88.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the Université de Montréal at 151.


Université de Montréal
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