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Q&A – Future Internationals Students

Q&A – International Student - Fall 2021

Is my arrival at the University of Montreal compromised?

The Government of Quebec has planned to open Quebec universities for the Fall 2021 semester. Unless there is a change of direction beyond our control, we will be delighted to welcome you in late August 2021 for the start of the academic year. We recommend that you start your immigration process as soon as possible and wait until you have obtained the necessary documents for your stay in Canada before incurring any expenses.

Will I be able to start classes in the Fall if Canadian government travel restrictions are still in place?

The current situation is evolving rapidly and the University of Montreal is following any and all developments related to the pandemic closely. We are committed to finding ways to allow newly enrolled students, including international students, to begin their studies at the University of Montreal during the 2021-2022 schoolyear, and even if restrictions to mobility persist.

It is the responsibility of international students to be familiar with and respect the conditions of entry to Canada and to pay any related costs (as a reminder, the following requirements are currently in effect and could change at any time: immigration documents, testing requirements, a quarantine plan, mandatory isolation of at least 14 days, including a three-day stay in a government-authorized hotel, etc.).

What can I expect in September?

We are working closely with public health authorities to determine when and how to facilitate a safe return to classrooms this Fall. Although campus activities are subject to change, we want to assure you that your law school experience will begin in September. Some courses can be delivered entirely or partially through distance education, for example - but whatever approach you take, rest assured that our world-class Faculty will continue to work with all students, providing the highest quality of education and mentorship for which we are known. You will also have many opportunities to interact and collaborate with your colleagues.

Is it safe to come and study at the University of Montreal if I accept my offer?

Our management team takes the safety and well-being of our community seriously and works with various internal stakeholders and external experts such as public health officials to support the health and well-being of our community. The University has plans and mechanisms in place to respond to a range of potential emergencies and executes these plans as required.

What are the reimbursable expenses?

We strongly recommend that students refrain from incurring expenses for your studies in Montreal that are not 100% reimbursable. This includes payments for airline tickets, accommodations, or others.

The law school will not reimburse the costs incurred by students before an official communication on the status of the programs is issued. Please continue to check your emails, consult your program coordinator and visit our website and the Covid-19 tab for updates on international study programs.

Do I have to take an English language test?

We are continuing to monitor the provision of English language tests, as well as other student exams around the world, and will provide further information should admitted students be affected and unable to take the necessary tests.

International students who must take an English-language test should verify for updates on when IELTS and TOEFL test centers will reopen.

An online TOEFL test is now available in some countries (excluding Iran and China) to help students who don't have access to testing centers. If you're eligible for the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, we recommend that you take this test as soon as possible.


Please note the information is not exhaustive and will be up dated from time to time.

You can also consult those website :

Officials informations from the Université de Montréal during global pandemic

Bureau for international students

For any other information, do not hesitate to contact directly with us.

Portrait of an International Graduate

Françoise Girard, LL. B. 1989

Présidente, International Women's Health Coalition