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Programs of study with particular requirements

The list below shows the programs of study at UdeM that have particular requirements. If your program of study is not listed here, then only the normal requirements apply.

Faculty of Arts and Science

Closed programs
  • Bachelor's degree - Film Studies
  • Bachelor’s degree – Literature and Human Sciences
  • Bachelor’s degree – Political Science and Philosophy
  • Bachelor's degree - Script Writing and Literature
  • Master’s degree (DESS) – Media, Culture and Technology
  • Master’s degree (DESS) – Journalism
  • Master’s degree (DESS) - Arts, Creation and Technology
  • Master’s degree (DESS) – Digital Editing
  • Master’s degree (DESS) – Social Administration
  • Master’s degree – Physics – Plasma Option, international path
  • Master’s degree – Medical Physics
  • Microprogram (undergraduate) in multimedia
  • Microprogram (graduate) in International Studies
  • Microprogram (graduate) in Analysis and International Strategy
  • Microprogram (graduate) in Pluralism Practices and Policies
  • All of the programs of the School of psychoeducation are closed to exchange students, except for research stays.
Department of Anthropology
  • A GPA of at least 12/20 (60%) is required.
  • Internships and fieldwork courses are not open to exchange students.
Department of Art History and Film Studies
  • Exchange students cannot take practical courses from the Bachelor in Film Studies (117110). Undergraduate candidates can only choose among the courses offered within the Film Studies Minor (117140) or Major (117120).
  • Graduate students do not have access to seminars CIN6053A, CIN6054A, CIN7001A and HAR60011-60012; they are reserved for regular students of the Department of Art History and Film Studies.
  • Please note that only a one-term exchange is possible for the students doing their Master and PhD in Film studies.
  • Students whose first language is not French must present proof of French proficiency corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework, or its equivalent, with a writing and speaking level of at least 15/25.
  • For the field of Video Grames Studies, only the program of Minor in Video Games Studies is available for undergraduate exchange students. 
Department of Biology

Due to the high number of applications received each year, candidate selection is very competitive. Only applicants with an above-average academic record may be selected. The Department may restrict access to certain courses if places are limited.

Department of Chemistry

Due to the high number of applications received each year, candidate selection is very competitive. Only students with an overall average above 12/20 (or its equivalent) will be considered.

Department of Communication

The Department negotiates in advance with its partners the number of students who can submit applications. Only students from universities that are partners with the Department of Communication can apply (university-wide agreements are not accepted).

  • Only the Bachelor and the Master in Communication Sciences are open to exchange students. 
  • The number of places in the Master in Communication is very limited and a good level of English is required.
Department of Demography

Only students currently enrolled in a Bachelor at their home university can apply to the Bachelor in Demography.

Department of Economics
  • Due to the high number of applications received each year, candidate selection is very competitive. Only applicants with an above-average academic record may be selected.
  • Students whose first language is not French must provide proof of French proficiency according to the Common European Framework, a C1 or its equivalent is required. Level of written and speaking French must be shown. 
  • Students must take at least 3 economics courses per term.
  • Students take a maximum of 1 language course per term.
Department of French Language Literatures
  • Undergraduate programs: students whose first language is not French must provide a proof of French proficiency of C1.
  • Graduate programs: students whose first language is not French must provide a proof of French proficiency of C2.
Department of Geography
  • A GPA of at least 12/20 (60%) is required.
  • Internships and fieldwork courses are not open to exchange students.
Department of Linguistics and Translation

Students whose first language is not French must provide a TFI of 785/990 or a DALF or TEF of C1 for these programs: 

  • Bachelor in Translation (118510)
  • Major in Translation (118520)
  • Bachelor in Linguistics (118101)
  • Major in Linguistics (118020)
  • Bachelor in French Literature and Linguistics (114715)
  • Master in Linguistics (218010)
  • PhD in Linguistics (318010)

Students whose first language is not French must provide a DALF or TEF of C2 and have an advanced level of English for these programs: 

  • DESS (master level degree) in Translation (218511)
  • Professional Master in Translation (218511)

Students whose first language is not French must provide a DALF or TEF of C1 and have an advanced level of English for these programs: 

  • Research Master in Translation (218511) 
  • PhD in Translation (318510)

Students must take at least 2 Linguistics courses per term for this program:

  • Bachelor in French Literature and Linguistics (114715)
Department of Literatures and Languages of the World – English Studies
  • Students whose first language is not English must provide proof of B2 English proficiency. 
  • All types of language certificates are accepted; for example, a letter from home university, English level test of the British Council, etc. 
  • Students who are currently taking courses in English Studies at their home university will be prioritised in the selection process.
  • Upon arrival, students must take an English placement test and may be asked to take an English language course depending on placement result.

 

Department of Political Science
  • Students whose first language is not French, must submit a proof of French proficiency according to the Common European Framework that includes their level of written and oral French.
  • Students must take at least 2 political science courses per term.
  • Bachelor in International Studies: students may take a maximum of 1 law course per term.
  • Bachelor in Communication and Politics: students may take a maximum of 2 communication courses per term.
  • Bachelor in Economics and Politics: students must take at least 2 political science courses per term.
Department of Psychology
  • Due to the high number of applications received each year, candidate selection is very competitive. A minimum GPA of 14/20 (70%) or 4.5/6 for students from Switzerland or 2.5 for students from Germany is required. 
  • The level 6000 courses are available for only a few students who would like to register to the graduate courses. The level 7000 are not available to exchange students.
  • The following courses are closed to exchange students: IFT1016, MAT1919, NCM2200, PSY1048, PSY1049, PSY2007, PSY2008, PSY2038, PSY3008, PSY3009, PSY3018, PSY3019, PSY3129, PSY3298, PSY3299, PSY4016, PSY4022, PSY40001, PSY40002 et PSY6013.
  • Students will be asked to read mandatory books in English. Mastering this language is required to study in this Department.
  • Internship, research and clinical courses are closed to exchange students. 
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience program is closed to exchange students. 
Department of Sociology
  • A GPA of at least 13/20 (65%) is required.
  • Internships and fieldwork courses are not open to exchange students.
Master in Museology

These courses are not opened to exchanges students:

  • MSL6600 Internship
  • MSL6800 Overview Seminar
  • MSL6700 Working Group (led by a professor)

This restriction does not apply to students from École du Louvre.

Master programs in International Studies
  • Students whose first language is not French, must submit a proof of French proficiency according to the Common European Framework that includes their level of written and oral French.
  • Students can take a maximum of 1 political science course per term.
  • Students can take a maximum of 1 law course per term.
  • Students can take a maximum of 1 course from the HEC per term.
  • Students must have a background in Social Sciences and / or Human Sciences (in one of these disciplines: Political Science, Sociology, Communication, Law, History, Anthropology, etc.).
  • Students must a good knowledge of English (reading and written).
Minor in Arts and Sciences
  • Students can take a maximum of 2 courses from the same program of study per term. 
  • 2nd and 3rd year (2xxx and 3xxx) may not be available, since there are often prerequisites for the courses. It is therefore important to select courses according to their requirements; the evaluation of an application may take longer if 2nd or 3rd year courses are selected.
School of Criminology

  • The School of Criminology only accepts exchange students for one term.
  • Students must indicate in their letter of intent: 

    • Their overall average 
    • Level of study they will be in during the time of the exchange at UdeM.

  • Internships are not available to exchange students.
School of Industrial Relations
  • Only students with a background in a relevant field of study (management, labor studies, law, political science, work psychology, workforce security, etc.) will be considered.
  • Only students with an overall average of 12/20 (or its equivalent) and higher will be considered.
  • Students who wish to take undergraduate courses with prerequisites must first obtain the approval of the academic advisor.
  • One or two Master degree courses can be taken only under the academic advisor’s recommendation.
  • Candidates whose first language is not French must provide proof of French proficiency corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework, or its equivalent.
  • PhD programs are closed to exchange students, with the exception of the research-credit students.
School of Social Work

Students from universities that have a specific agreement directly with the School of Social Work will be prioritised. Other applications will be evaluated according to available places. 

Faculty of Continuing Education

Closed programs: certificate programs from the Faculty of Continuing Education are not offered to exchange students.

Faculty of Education

Closed Programs
  • Master of Education, Secondary Education (281113) 
  • Master of Education - Preschool and Primary Education (282019)
Particularities
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of bachelor studies at their home university before beginning the exchange.
  • The number of places is very limited in the Bachelor in Physical and Health Education.
  • Undergraduate students whose first language is not French must provide a TFI (International French test) with a score of 785/990 or another test with a score of C1 level (in both comprehension and production), as stated by Université de Montréal.
  • Graduate students whose first language is not French must provide proof of French proficiency in oral and written (comprehension and production). C1 level, according to the Common European Framework, or its equivalent, is required. 
  • Internship options are not available.
  • Deadline to submit an application for the winter term: June 1st
Department of Administration and Educational Foundations

Graduate students whose first language is not French must provide proof of French proficiency in oral and written (comprehension and production). C1 level, according to the Common European Framework, or its equivalent, is required.  

Faculty of Environmental Design

Closed programs

Urban Planning:

  • Minor program

Landscape Architecture:

  • Minor in Garden and Landscape Design

Design:

  • Master programs

Environmental Design:

  • Master in Environmental Design, Design, Creation and Innovation Option
School of Architecture

The number of students who can apply to the School of Architecture was determined beforehand with its partners. Only students from universities that are partners with the School of Architecture can apply (university-wide agreements are not accepted).

  • Only applications for the full academic year (September to April) will be considered.
  • Prospective candidates must submit a portfolio (in PDF format sent via WeTransfer to echange@umontreal.ca).
  • The School accepts a limited number of students who wish to pursue the third year of the Bachelor’s degree of Architecture.
  • If the agreement between the School of Architecture and the partner university allows graduate program exchanges (master’s), students must have completed at least 4 years of studies at their home university. The number of places at the master level is very limited.
School of Design

The School negotiates in advance with its partners the number of students who can submit applications. Only students from universities that are partners with the School of Design can apply (university-wide agreements are not accepted).

  • Interior Design programs are open only in the fall term.
  • Industrial Design programs are open for the fall and winter terms (provided students are able to attend their classes starting the first week of January). 
  • Prospective candidates must submit a portfolio (in PDF format sent via WeTransfer to echange@umontreal.ca).
  • No late applications will be accepted after the deadline: April 1.
  • The D.E.S.S. program in Game Design is open only for stays starting in the fall term (exchange during the fall term or the whole year).
School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture

The School negotiates in advance with its partners the number of students who can submit applications. Only students from universities that are partners with the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture can apply (university-wide agreements are not accepted).

Urban Planning :

  • Bachelor level workshop courses are closed to exchange students.
  • Students can only apply for one term (some exceptions).
  • Master level students must have completed at least one semester of their master’s program before beginning the exchange. 
  • Only a limited number of students are accepted for the Master in Urban Planning with limited access to workshop courses.

Landscape Architecture :

  • Master level students must have completed at least one semester of their master’s program before beginning the exchange. 
  • Master level students must enroll to a minimum of 9 credits per term.
  • Prospective candidates must submit a portfolio (in PDF format sent via WeTransfer to echange@umontreal.ca).

Faculty of Dentistry

Only students from Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) can apply for the Dentistry programs. 

Faculty of Law

  • Due to the high number of applications received each year, candidate selection is competitive. Only applicants with an above-average academic record may be considered. The Faculty reserves the right to consider students’ professional experience as well as reciprocity of exchange with partner universities in the evaluation of applications. 
  • Undergraduate students must choose their courses from the list of courses open to exchange students.
  • The Master in Business Law in a Global Context has very limited spots for exchange students. Please contact us in advance if a student from your university is interested in this program.
  • A Proof of English proficiency is required for the Master in Business Law and the Master of Laws in Comparative Common Law. Students must have an IELTS of 6.5 or a TOEFL (MyBest Scores accepted) of 90.

Faculty of Medicine

Closed programs

Year 1 and 2 (preclinical) of the Medical Doctor Program (MD) are closed to exchange students.

The Faculty of Medicine accepts to receive a limited number of exchange applications for the year 3 and 4  (clerkship) for the program leading to the achievement of a medical degree. It is full time clinical interships with the University's affiliated hospitals. Learn more 

The Master’s degree in Cellular Biology and Pathology is closed to exchange students.

The Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology is closed to exchange students.

Department of Nutrition

For the Bachelor in Nutrition:

  • The number of places in exchange program is limited, only applicants with an above-average academic record will be considered.
  • Students whose first language is not French must provide the TFI (International French Test) with a score of 850/990.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least the first year of their degree and can only take bachelor level courses.
  • Internship options are not available.
School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Studies
  • Due to the high number of applications received each year, candidate selection is very competitive. Only applicants with an above-average academic record may be selected.
  • Students whose first language is not French must provide proof of French proficiency corresponding to C1 according to the Common European Framework, or its equivalent.
  • Undergraduate and Master level students must have completed at least the first year of their degree in order to be considered.
  • Internship options are not available. 
School of Rehabilitation

For the Bachelor in Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy) and the Master in Occupational Therapy:

  • The number of places in exchange program is limited, only applicants with an above-average academic record will be considered.
  • Students whose first language is not French must provide the TFI (International French Test) with a score of 785/990.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 2 years of their degree before beginning the exchange. 
  • Students may be asked to take preliminary online courses before the beginning of the exchange
  • For clinical training options: only students from universities that are partners with the School can apply (university-wide agreements are not accepted).

For the Bachelor and the Master in Physiotherapy: 

  • The Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (174511) only accepts 3rd year students from universities with which there is a sectorial agreements (university-wide agreements are not accepted).
  • The Master's degree in Physiotherapy (274510) is not open to exchange students, except for universities with a specific agreement.
School of Speech Therapy and Audiology

The Master's degree and Ph.D. in speech therapy and audiology are the only programs open to exchange students (classes or research stays).

Faculty of Music

Click here to see the particular requirements of the Faculty of Music.

Faculty of Nursing

  • Due to the high number of applications received each year, candidate selection is very competitive. Only applicants with an above-average academic record may be considered.
  • Undergraduate students can take only one of the following 3rd year courses: SOI3604A/3604B/3704 or SOI3516/3716.
  • Candidates whose first language is not French must provide the TFI (International French Test) with a score of 785/990 and a score of 4 for the writing component. 
  • List of courses available to exchange students for the Master's degree: 
TermCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
FALL

SOI6237

Assises disciplinaires et pratique infirmière avancée3
SOI6102Recherche et pratique infirmière3
SOI6189Approches novatrices en formation infirmière3
SOI6900Organisation des services infirmiers3
SOI6920Transfert de connaissances : intégration3
WINTERSOI6231Pratique réflexive et perspectives3
SOI6177Gestion de projets - nouvelles pratiques3
SOI6171Méthodes qualitatives en sciences infirmières3
SPU6020Méthodes de rech. approche quantitative3
SUMMERSOI6202Éthique de la santé et pratique infirmière3
SOI6230Qualité des soins infirmiers et sécurité3

Prerequisites:

  • An undergraduate degree in Nursing. 
  • An overall average of 3/4.3 or 12/20.

Faculty of Pharmacy

Closed programs:

  • The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is not open to exchange students, except for institutions with whom the program has a specific agreement.
  • The Master in Advanced Pharmacotherapy program is not open to exchange students, except for institutions with whom the program has a specific agreement.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Only students from universities that are partners with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine can apply (university-wide agreements are not accepted). Please talk with your home institution about the requirements for a study stay at UdeM.

School of Optometry

Closed program: the OD program in Optometry is closed to exchange students.