University of Montreal UdeM Exemption Scholarship Program for International Students in Canada for 2023/2024

About the UdeM Exemption Scholarship Program:

The UdeM Exemption Scholarship Program’s objective is to support the brightest minds from around the world in attending one of the top research institutions globally for the Francophone community. In exchange, these international students will contribute to the cultural richness of the Université de Montréal community, helping the institution achieve its educational goals.

The UdeM Exemption Scholarship Program is designed to assist international applicants in their academic pursuits. It offers a reduction in tuition fees typically charged to foreign students starting from the autumn of 2020. Scholarships will continue to be awarded for the winter 2023, summer 2023, fall 2023, and winter 2024 terms.

About the University of Montreal (UdeM):

The University of Montreal, often known as UdeM or simply the University of Montreal, is a public research institution located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The university’s main campus is situated on Mount Royal, next to the Outremont Summit (also known as Mount Murray), in the borough of Outremont, in the Côte-des-Neiges district of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. UdeM comprises thirteen faculties, over sixty departments, and two affiliated schools: Polytechnique Montréal (School of Engineering, formerly École polytechnique de Montréal) and HEC Montréal (School of Business). It offers more than 650 graduate and undergraduate programs, including 71 Ph.D. programs.

Values of UdeM Exemption Scholarship:


  • Level A: $12,951.76 per year (equivalent to two sessions of 30 credits), $6,475.88 per session (15 credits), or $431.73 per credit.
  • Level B: $305.75 per credit, $3,086.30 per session (15 credits), or $6,172.60 per year (two sessions).
  • Level C: $2,159.15 per year (two sessions, equivalent to 30 credits), $1,079.57 per session (15 credits), or $71.97 per credit.


  • Non-research: $3,348.78 per session (15 credits), $10,046.35 per year (three sessions, equivalent to 45 credits), or $223.25 per credit.
  • Research: $3,389.89 per session (15 credits), $225.99 per credit, or $10,169.68 per year (three sessions, equivalent to 45 credits).


  • $21,593.35 annually (three sessions, equivalent to 45 credits), $7,197.78 per session (15 credits), or $479.85 per credit.

Eligibility for UdeM Exemption Scholarship:

To be eligible for the UdeM Exemption Scholarship, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a foreign student.
  • Must have a study permit, and Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in Canada is not accepted.
  • All applicants must be enrolled full-time at the Université de Montréal throughout their academic careers.

Application Process for UdeM Exemption Scholarship:

  1. Apply for admission: Utilize the “Compass,” an interactive checklist that guides you through the necessary steps to initiate your application and admissions process. Ensure that you adhere to the application deadlines and review the admissions requirements for the study programs you are interested in before commencing the application process.
  2. Follow up on your file to receive an admissions offer: You will receive your “Student Centre” access codes a few days after submitting your admissions application. You can check the status of your application and download your letter of acceptance from this site.
  3. Accept the admissions offer to begin the assessment: Applying for a UdeM Exemption Scholarship is optional. The files of new applicants will be reviewed to determine their eligibility and the amount of their exemption scholarship.
  4. Receive the award notification and payment: The Université de Montréal will promptly email you after receiving your admissions offer to inform you of the scholarship amount for which you are eligible. This document should be printed and safely stored for future reference.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the UdeM Exemption Scholarship is September 1, 2023.

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