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Virtual exchange

This program is not offered until further notice.

Studying at Université de Montréal without having to travel is possible ! 

Many study programs now offer a choice of online courses, which can be taken synchronously or asynchronously. A great way to incorporate a Canadian dimension into your academic journey.

View the offer in each of UdeM's faculties. For more information, please contact echange@umontreal.ca.

Faculty of Environmental Design

No courses are offered as part of a virtual exchange in the winter term 2021.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Course offering  

Please refer to this list of courses.

Placement tests for English and Spanish language courses are done online in form of a questionnaire. Placement tests for other language courses will be done in the form of an online interview. All level 1 courses are dedicated to students who have never taken a course in the relevant language. A placement test is required for students who wish to take English, Spanish and Arabic language courses.

Other type of virtual exchange

Graduate students who wish to participate in a virtual exchange can visit the regular course offering for more information regarding the teaching modalities for each course. Your application will be reviewed by each academic unit. Please not that submitting an application does not guarantee your admission to the program.

Additional conditions

Students must meet with the usual requirements of the exchange program.

Submit an application 

Once nominated by their institution, students must submit an online application (link will be provided by home university) and upload the application documents.

Students who have already submitted an application must provide an updated version of their Study Plan

Deadlines 

Students must submit their application before December 1st, 2020

Language proficiency

The usual level of French required to take courses at UdeM is B2. Some readings may be in English for some courses, such as science or psychology courses. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences therefore requires a working knowledge of English for reading.

Course enrolment

Students may choose from 1 to 4 courses from the list above. Their choice of courses and their eligibility will be validated according to the relevant study programs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. An academic advisor will contact students to finalize their course enrolment.

Faculty of Law

Course offering  

All of the Faculty of Law's courses are offered as part of a virtual exchange during the winter term 2021, except for the Master in Business Law in a Global Context.
 

Additional conditions

Students must meet with the usual requirements of the exchange program.

Submit an application 

Once nominated by their institution, students submit an online application (link will be provided by home university) and upload the application documents.

Students who have already submitted an application must provide an updated version of their Study Plan. 

Deadlines 

Students must submit their application before December 1st, 2020

Language proficiency 

The usual level of French required to take courses at UdeM is B2. 

Course enrolment

Places are limited; students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Faculty of Medicine

Only the Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology of the Faculty of Medicine will take part in virtual exchanges.

Course offering  

MCB1040 - Éthique en microbiologie et immunologieVirtual classes (Zoom) and pre-recorded capsules/presentations (recording available throughout the term)
Friday, 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

MCB3637- Pathogenèse microbienneVirtual classes (Zoom) and pre-recorded capsules/presentations (recording available throughout the term)
Thursday, 1 P.M. to 3 P.M.
 

Additional conditions

Students must meet with the usual requirements of the exchange program. 

No prerequisite is necessary for the MCB1040 course. The following prerequisites are however required for the MCB3637 course :  

  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology

Submit an application 

Once nominated by their institution, students must submit an online application (link will be provided by home university) and upload the application documents.

Students who have already submitted an application must provide an updated version of their Study Plan.

Deadlines 

Students must submit their application before December 1st, 2020

Language proficiency 

The usual level of French required to take courses at UdeM is B2. 

Course enrolment

Please contact Michel Marie Smithe in order to proceed with your registration.

Faculty of Dentistry

No courses are offered as part of a virtual exchange in the winter term 2021.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

No courses are offered as part of a virtual exchange in the winter term 2021.

Faculty of Music

Course offering  

Please refer to this list of courses

In addition to the courses included in this list, individual instrument courses may be offered (depending on availability) to students whose applications come from institutions with which there is a faculty-level agreement. Students can also choose courses from different programs.

Additional conditions

Students must meet with the usual requirements of the exchange program.

Students who wish to apply for a virtual exchange at the Faculty of Music must note that : 

  • There are 3 types of teaching:

    • Individual (instrument and composition)
    • Small group (chamber music, composition workshops, etc.)
    • Lectures and large ensembles.

  • Individual lessons (instrument, composition) as well as Jazz Combo ensembles are not open to exchange students, unless students are from institutions with which there is a faculty-level agreement, if their level meets requirements and if there are places are available.
  • Students wishing to register for instrument workshops will need to provide an audio or video recording with their application (please indicate a WeTransfer or YouTube link in your letter of intent).

Submit an application 

Once nominated by their institution, students must submit an online application (link will be provided by home university) and upload the application documents.

Students who have already submitted an application must provide an updated version of their Study Plan.

Students wishing to register for instrument workshops will need to provide an audio or video recording with their application (please indicate a WeTransfer or YouTube link in you letter of intent).

Deadlines 

Students must submit their application before December 1st, 2020

Language proficiency

Students whose first language is not French must present a certificate of level B1 or higher.

Registration information

Students will be enrolled to courses according to the places available in each course. Admission to a course will depend on availability of places. Most of the courses at the Faculty of Music are live and may not be recorded for students to consult outside the regular course schedule (students must take into account the time difference with Montreal).

School of Optometry

No courses are offered as part of a virtual exchange in the winter term 2021.

Faculty of Pharmacy

No courses are offered as part of a virtual exchange in the winter term 2021.

School of Public Health

Course offering  

Please refer to this list of courses.

Additional conditions

Students must meet with the usual requirements of the exchange program.

Submit an application 

Once nominated by their institution, students must submit an online application (link will be provided by home university) and upload the application documents.

Students who have already submitted an application must provide an updated version of their Study Plan.

Deadlines 

Students must submit their application before December 1st, 2020

Language proficiency 

The usual level of French required to take courses at UdeM is B2.

Course enrolment

Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Faculty of Education Sciences

No undergraduate courses are offered at the Faculty of Education Sciences as part of a virtual exchange during the winter term 2021, but some graduate courses are available. 

Course offering  

Please refer to this list of courses.

Additional conditions

Students must meet with the usual requirements of the exchange program.

Submit an application 

Once nominated by their institution, students must submit an online application (link will be provided by home university) and upload the application documents.

Students who have already submitted an application must provide an updated version of their Study Plan.

Deadlines 

Students must submit their application before December 1st, 2020

Language proficiency 

The usual level of French required to take courses at UdeM is B2.

Faculty of Nursing

No courses are offered as part of a virtual exchange in the winter term 2021.

Faculty of Continuing Education

Course offering  

Please refer to the following list to see the courses available for a virtual exchange.  

Additional conditions

Students must meet with the usual requirements of the exchange program.

Submit an application 

Once nominated by their institution, students submit an online application (link will be provided by home university) and upload the application documents.

Students who have already submitted an application must provide an updated version of their Study Plan. 

Deadlines 

Students must submit their application before December 1st, 2020

Language proficiency 

Students whose first language is not French must provide proof of French proficiency of B1 or higher. Students who wish to take French as a second language courses will be asked to take an online placement test. This test may also be required for translation and journalism courses. Knowledge of the French language is essential for all courses (except for FRSxxxx courses)

Course enrolment

Your application will be reviewed by the Faculty of Continuing Education and your acceptance will depend on the number of available places in the chosen courses and your academic standing. Graduate students’ applications will be prioritised.