If you are a foreign student, you can come to the Université de Montréal for a research stay, a clinical internship or any other internship, under the supervision of a UdeM professor-researcher, for a maximum duration of 12 months.
Start by identifying your admission status at UdeM:
Training or research intern
There is no partnership agreement signed between your home institution and UdeM and your stay lasts less than 12 months? You can carry out your stay as a training or research intern.
Carry out your research stay or internship via the exchange program:
1. Find a resource person
Find a supervisor who will oversee your project
You must find a professor who will accept to supervise you during your stay at UdeM. You are also responsible for having your supervision recognized by your home university, for financing your stay and for completing the necessary immigration procedures according to the nature of your stay.
- Consult the dedicated web page of the Admission Service.
- Refer to the UdeM website to find a faculty, then a department and consult the Research sections.
- Consult the faculty directory.
You must find an internship environment and ensure that you obtain the approval of the academic unit that will host you. The supervisor can be a teacher, researcher or internship coordinator at UdeM. Your home university can help you find an intership environment or a supervisor at UdeM.
Benefits and responsibilities of the student:
- No admission fees
- Tuition fees waived
- Access to the benefits and privileges of the exchange program, including all student services and the CEPSUM (sports center).
- The student must pay the mandatory medical insurance fee.
Responsibilities of the resource person and his/her unit:
- Supervising and welcoming the student
- Have its home unit must register the student.
- Take the necessary steps with the UdeM Human Resources Department to request a job offer number, if necessary.
- Provide the student with the necessary documents for immigration purposes.
2. Immigration procedures
Once you have obtained the agreement of a research professor at UdeM, you must send the invitation form to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com making sure that you have filled in all the information requested.
ATTENTION: It is important not to plan your arrival in Canada at this stage.
After analyzing your letter, the International Students’ Office will provide you with the necessary information to begin your immigration process, depending on the nature of your stay, its duration, your citizenship and your country of residence.
You are then responsible for taking the necessary steps as soon as possible once you have received the information in order to facilitate your arrival in Canada.
Please note that it usually takes a minimum of 3 months to obtain the authorizations to come to Canada.
CAUTION: It is important not to plan to arrive in Canada until you receive a decision on your immigration application.
Mention for Globalink Research Scholarship students:
If you are a Mitacs Research Scholar, check out this section >
3. Application for admission
Once you have received the necessary indications to begin your immigration process from the International Students' Office, you must follow the following steps in order to complete your official application for admission to the Université de Montréal.
- Send your letter of invitation and the International Students' Office analysis by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A team member will then invite you to submit an online application to create a Student Center. A link will be provided. Please note: You must choose the session corresponding to the beginning of your stay and the following sessions if your stay overlaps several sessions.
- Fall session: from September to December
- Winter session: from January to April
- Summer session: from May to August
- You must also select the right study cycle according to your registration at UdeM.
- Upload the invitation letter to your Student Center. An automatic email will be sent to you with information to complete this step.
- Also upload the following document (required by the Registrar's Office): a certified copy of your birth certificate or family record book. The document must show your parents' names and your full name. An official translation, issued by a competent authority, in French or English must be provided if the document is in another language. Important: your admission cannot be effective if the translation is not official.
We recommend that you complete the admission process at least two months prior to the start of your stay. Once your admission is complete, you will receive an official letter of admission and a letter of acceptance. Please note that these documents are not to be used for immigration purposes.
4. Once admitted at UdeM
The International Affairs Department will contact your academic unit to register you for full-time status.
Following registration, you may be required to pay a mandatory medical insurance fee through your student center.
Please note that students from certain countries can apply to be exempt.
Proof of your status in Canada
You will also need to submit your immigration documents. For more information, please see the details by clicking on the tasks that will appear in your student center:
Under Residence Permit: Please upload one of the immigration documents listed above:
- Work Permit
- Passport and boarding pass
- Airline ticket and boarding pass
Under CAQ/Exemptions: Please upload your invitation letter.
Note that the International Students' Office will contact you if there is a problem with the documents you provide or if another document is required. If you have any questions about this, please contact email@example.com.
Improve your French
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5. Useful Resources
UdeM has a mandatory group medical insurance plan. Please note that a medical insurance fee of approximately $300 per term will automatically be charged to you via your Student Centre.
Some students may request to be exempt.
The Student Centre is the online portal through which you can find information about:
- Your studies at UdeM (course schedule, list of courses, gardes, etc.)
- Financial information (account statements, health insurance fees, language course fees)
- Admission (progression of your application, official acceptance information)
- Your personal contact information
- Uploading documents (application, immigration, insurance, etc.)
If you are having difficulty accessing the Student Centre, please consult the Student Centre Help Page.
Communications from UdeM will be sent to your institutional email. See how to set up your @umontreal.ca email >
Consult the university calendar for the exact start and end dates of each term, depending on your faculty or school at UdeM.
Once your enrolment is finalized and during the beginning of each term, fees will appear on your Student Centre. These are mandatory medical insurance fees and faculty fees, if applicable. You must pay these fees by the date indicated on your invoice or you will be billed for interest.
Certificate of enrollment
Should you need for an official document to be issued or signed (certificate of enrolment, proof of arrival/departure, letter for obtaining a scholarship, etc.), please request it by contacting the Registrar’s Office (fees apply).
Must-see activities and student associations
Webinars for newly admitted exchange students
Join us for one of our live webinars during which important information will be presented in regards to travel regulations, immigration formalities, and course enrolment. The webinar will mainly be held in French, but all your questions can be asked and answered in English.
New dates coming soon
At the start of every academic year, UdeM Student Life Services (Services à la vie étudiante) put on a wide variety of events that offer you many opportunities to build friendships and to discover all that UdeM has to offer. Orientation Week, designed especially for new students, takes place at the end of August. It includes orientation activities, workshops, campus tours, and much more. You won’t want to miss this chance to discover all the good things waiting for you at UdeM. It’s also a great chance to meet the yearly group of ambassadors in person—the people who will use their knowledge of the UdeM campus to keep you entertained and welcome you into our big family.
For exchange students who are coming to UdeM at the start of winter term, a similar set of orientation activities are held at the start of January. Whenever you arrive, take advantage of these opportunities to familiarize yourself with everything that your UdeM has to offer and to start off your time here on the right foot!
UdeM +1 Group
This Facebook group is dedicated to newly admitted students and students awaiting admission to Université de Montréal in the fall or winter.
You are invited to ask questions and share with your peers.
Through their unique backgrounds, the student ambassadors will answer your questions and share their experiences with you. They are trained and mentored by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
Les Roger blog
Reflections on student life... published regularly by our students on various topics: campus life, nightlife in Montreal, housing, academic stress, cultural and sexual diversity, the city's neighbourhoods (with its famous battle of the neighborhoods articles), getaway ideas, recipes and tips of all kinds. In short, so many themes that make up the reality of students, both old and new!
Resources on living in Montréal
To learn about life in Montréal, make sure to visit the International Students Office website. This site provides information on cost of living, food, culture, transportation and much more.
Health and psychological support
You can access UdeM’s health and psychological support services at any time (Centre de santé et de consultation psychologique).
Students living with disabilities
The UdeM support service for students living with disabilities (Soutien aux étudiants en situation de handicap) can help you to find the resources available at UdeM.
As an exchange student, you will have access to the UdeM athletics centre (CEPSUM).
|Questions about choosing courses, enrolment, etc.|
Academic advisor - Your advisor's contact information is included in your welcome message.
|Immigration procedures||International Students Office | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health insurance - Group health insurance plan||International Students Office | email@example.com|
|Housing||Off-campus housing | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Activities for new students||Orientation and support for new students|
|Any other questions||International Affairs Office Mobility Team: email@example.com|
You may be eligible the receive the Mitacs Globalink award. An application can be submitted at any time.
- You must get approval from a professor/supervisor at UdeM before submitting your application.
- Incoming students must obtain $3,000 in co-funding from an external source (professor/supervisor from UdeM or home institution, funding organizations, personal funding, private companies, etc.)
- Please note that your application for the Globalink award must be submitted 16 weeks before the start date of your research project.