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Language requirements

The language of instruction at  Université de Montréal is French. A French proficiency corresponding to B2 minimum (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFRL) is therefore required.

Students who are not from a French-speaking university must submit proof of French proficiency along with the French Proficiency Form (filled out by home university). The proof of French proficiency can be issued by the language department of your university, Alliance française, a language school, etc.

Most programs of study at UdeM require a B2 level of French. Some programs require official French tests and higher levels of French proficiency, please see the list of programs with particular requirements for more information. 

French language courses

Exchange students can take French language courses offered by the UdeM Language School. 3-credit French courses are tuition free, students are billed 530$CAN for 6-credit intensive French courses.

There are two options available to exchange students :

  • One full term of French language courses comprised of two 6-credit courses or one 6-credit course + two 3-credit courses.
  • One to two French language courses along with regular courses.

Students who wish to take French language courses will be asked to take an online placement test. Course registration will depend on course availability and placement test results. For more information regarding the courses offered, please visit the website of the Language School