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Come study at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music and enjoy an exceptional experience at the largest French-language educational establishment for music in North America. Innovative training programs, a diversified teaching faculty offering personalized supervision, and top-quality facilities along with instruments from prestigious makers will enable you to perfect your skills and give you the possibility of advancing in the professional community of today.

Regular program

Explore our study programs

Do you know which curriculum interests you most? Or maybe not? Whatever the case, you have to know that Québec universities follow the LMD model: a bachelor’s degree lasts 3 years; a master’s, 2 years; and a doctorate, from 3 to 6 years.

Consult the list of our study programs!

Check your eligibility

To join a Université de Montréal Faculty of Music study program, it’s important to know the equivalences between degrees in the country where you did your earlier studies and those in Québec.

Bachelor’s programs
Detailed descriptions of our study programs are available online. On the description of the program that interests you, consult the tab “Admission et exigences” (Admission and requirements): you’ll find a useful section there intended for foreign students.

Graduate studies
For music programs at the graduate level, we invite you to consult this page. But please note: the fact of holding the mandatory degree with the required average does not guarantee your admission.

Anticipate the costs

Furthering one’s education in another country requires organization and sound budget planning. Note that tuition fees vary according to your situation. You may find this typical budget of a foreign student in Montréal to be useful.

Make sure you have the required level of French

If you submit an application for an undergraduate program (bachelor’s, major, minor or certificate) and your previous studies were not done in an entirely French-language context, you’ll have to take a test to demonstrate that you possess sufficient knowledge of French (oral and written). You’ll find the specific conditions and accepted tests on the Université de Montréal’s written communication center page.

Are you applying for graduate studies (master’s, advanced graduate diploma, advanced professional studies diploma or doctorate)? Check with the head of the study program you’re interested in for the language level expected: it’s possible that a French test will not be required.

Submit an application

We invite you to submit an application for international candidates by February 1 of each year.

Finance your studies

The Université de Montréal course schedule will allow you to hold a job at the same time as your studies. International students enrolled in a regular study program and holding a study permit will be able to work off campus as well as on.

You can consult the job offers on campus, in particular at the Faculty of Music.

In addition, depending on your situation, there are certain grants available.

Take care of immigration formalities

To study in Québec you’ll need various entry formalities. For a stay of 6 months or longer, you’ll require the CAQ (Québec acceptance certificate) and the study permit. Certain nationalities will also need an entry visa. It is recommended that you submit all requests for official documents as soon as you receive your admission.

Coming in exchange

Come study at the Faculty of Music for a semester or two. Here are the conditions for participation:

  • First, to be an exchange student at the Faculty of Music, make sure that a partnership exists between Université de Montréal and your current school. The person responsible for exchanges at your institution can advise you as to the procedure to follow in submitting your application.
  • Next, find information about conditions for participation in the exchange program, by carefully reading the section devoted to foreign students on the UdeM international website.
  • Note that candidates who wish to enroll in instrument courses will have to send in an audio or video recording with their applications (please use YouTube, Vimeo or WeTransfer links).
  • Students whose mother tongue is not French must present a certification of level B1 or higher.
  • You can send it to the International Mobility Coordinator at the following email : international@umontreal.ca
  • Note that candidates who wish to enroll in instrument courses will have to send in an audio or video recording with their applications (please use YouTube, Vimeo or WeTransfer links).

Get to know...

Camille Brault

Master’s in performance student

Bachelor’s in performance, classical singing graduate (2018)
Instrument: Classical singing 
Country of origin: France (Paris)
Arrival at the Faculty of Music: autumn 2016

Joseph Visseaux

Doctorate in performance student (classical percussion)

Resource Person

Mélissa Levasseur-Dupuis
International Mobility Coordinator
international@musique.umontreal.ca
514 343-6111, ext. 4903
Office B-367