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Resources for students from abroad

Discover this page especially designed to provide tools for all the Faculty of Music’s international students. If you don’t find the answer to your questions, get in touch with the international mobility team, who will be pleased to help.

Just starting your studies? Make sure to complete all the steps involved in coming to and settling in Québec with this international student checklist.


Steps to follow after admission

  • Accept your offer of admission from the UdeM admission and recruiting department by logging in to your student center as soon as you receive it. It is essential to do so in order to confirm your admission. It is not necessary to wait for a reply from the Faculty of Music.
  • Take care of immigration formalities.
  • Do the placement tests. These tests are non-eliminatory, and are held in June. An invitation will go out to you by email.
  • Make your course selection.
  • Attend the welcome sessions.
  • Consult the Faculty of Music student guides:

Study guide for the undergraduate level

Guide for graduate studies

Course enrolment


People planning to continue their studies in Québec for a period of 6 months or longer must obtain their official immigration documents before their arrival. UdeM international is there to guide you.

Furthermore, for the entire length of your stay you must keep your official documents valid at all times.

If you want to remain in Québec after your studies, we advise you to find out the procedures for moving from the status of student to that of worker.

Student life

The Faculty of Music and Université de Montréal offer you a number of ways to get involved. At the Faculty you’ll discover AÉMUM, the UdeM Music Student Association. In addition, the UdeM’s student life services provide a wide range of activities. Consult the calendar so as not to miss out on anything.

Learn French

If French is not your first language, you can deepen your linguistic knowledge in a number of ways. Among others, there’s the language school. Then, the Université de Montréal’s  Centre d’aide en français  (assistance in French center) can help you improve your command of the language of Molière.

The government of Québec offers international students francization courses free of charge.

Living in Montréal

Montréal is a dynamic metropolis, open to the world and diversity. It has many large parks where you can indulge in a number of sports and leisure activities. ( Not to mention the cultural scene with its Maisons de la culture, its museums, its concert halls and its artistic events.

On a practical note, consult these few tips to have all the tools you need for your stay in the city.


The student life services can help you in your search for temporary accommodation.

Get information and useful advice for helping you choose your neighborhood and accommodation in Montréal by consulting the Bureau du logement hors campus de l’Université de Montréal website.

If you’re considering university residences, reserve your place as soon as possible.

Physical and psychological health

Desjardins international-student group health insurance plan

International students attending the Université de Montréal in person are automatically registered in a group health insurance plan. The cost of this compulsory insurance is added to tuition fees.


International students attending the Université de Montréal in person are automatically registered in a group health insurance plan. However, Québec has a reciprocal agreement with10 countries (Romania, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal and Sweden) that allows for free coverage. For access, you must make a request for coverage to the Régie d’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

Dental care

As a University student and member of the FAÉCUM, you will be automatically registered for dental insurance, but with no obligation to keep that coverage.

On campus

If you need to consult a doctor during your stay in Québec, on campus you’ll find the Clinique de santé et de consultation psychologique (CSCP) (Health and Psychological Consultation Clinic) open to the university community.

In addition, the Faculty of Music offers a peer support program, PAMUM. Active listeners who will help you through your concerns, volunteer members of the student community are ready to welcome you in a laid-back atmosphere.

You can also consult the Tout le monde à des bas (Everyone Feels Down Sometimes) website, a campaign to promote the psychological health of the Université de Montréal community.

Other clinics are available to you on campus:

Financial assistance and scholarships

Consult the scholarship offers of the Faculty of Music and of Université de Montréal

Looking for a part-time job?

Carrefour SAÉ – Financing and employment: Resources to help you finance your studies

UdeM job bank and career advice

Nathalie Fernando welcomes you!

Watch testimonials from international students

Resource Person

Mélissa Levasseur-Dupuis
International Mobility Coordinator
514 343-6111, ext. 4903
Office B-367