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COVID-19: IAO measures


Update: May 6, 2021

Please view the following sections to find out about the decision regarding incoming and outgoing student mobility at Université de Montréal for the fall term 2021 (September to December).

For more information regarding the measures, please see the Info COVID-19 website. You will also find frequently asked questions relating to stays abroad. At any time, you may contact internationalcovid19@umontreal.ca.

 

Incoming students

Student exchanges and research activities at UdeM are permitted under certain conditions

At this time, the Canadian borders are open to international students with a study permit. Therefore, Université de Montréal has decided to allow students to carry out their mobility program during the fall term 2021 under certain conditions. UdeM aims to offer most of its teaching activities in-person starting fall 2021 and will be pleased to welcome you on campus provided the requirements for travel and entry are met. The reopening of mobility programs is subject to the regulations of the government of Canada and certain conditions:

  • The feasibility of an exchange program or research project will depend on each faculty’s or department’s quota and capacity for accommodation. Some faculties or departments may not be able to accommodate exchange students;
  • The reopening of mobility programs depends on the teaching methods in which courses are delivered and may be affected by the restrictions imposed by hybrid or multimodal courses;
  • It is the student's responsibility to stay updated on Canada’s latest travel regulations and to make sure that requirements for entry are met. Requirements currently in effect may change at any time without prior notice. Please note that all fees are at the cost of the student (immigration paperwork, COVID-19 testing, quarantine, etc.).

The International Affairs Office will be getting in touch with students before the end of May to share information specific to their study program at UdeM and inform them of the faculties and departments’ possible accommodation measures such as allowing students to begin their term remotely in case of late arrivals due to immigration delays.

Students who decide to withdraw their application from the exchange program must inform the Student Mobility Team as soon as possible.


Globalink Research Awards

The reopening of the Globalink Research Awards Program is subject to the regulations of the government of Canada and certain conditions:

  • The feasibility of Globalink research stay depends on the agreement of the research supervisor;
  • It is the student's responsibility to stay updated on Canada’s latest travel regulations and to make sure that requirements for entry are met. Requirements currently in effect may change at any time without prior notice. Please note that all fees are at the cost of the student (immigration paperwork, COVID-19 testing, mandatory 14-day quarantine including a 3-day stay at a government-authorised hotel, etc.).

Should you wish to discuss your project, please contact Anaïs Détolle and Judith Beaulieu as soon as possible.

Outgoing students

Extended suspension of mobility programs outside Canada

Given that the Canadian government continues to advise against non-essential travel outside Canada, UdeM has regrettably decided to extend the suspension of outbound mobility programs outside Canada for the fall term 2021 according to the conditions currently in place. This measure applies to student exchanges, research activities as well as internships and particularly concerns our students who were expected to participate in a mobility program at your institution.

Some students could request for an exemption in order for UdeM to exceptionally allow them to carry out their mobility project abroad. This will be the case for many of our Globalink scholarship recipients, students conducting research that is essential to their graduation and students enrolled in a co-advisorship or joint program. The International Affairs Office will contact the concerned partners to discuss the feasibility of such projects.