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Study in Montréal: A Guide for International Students

Montréal is consistently ranked among the best student cities in the world (QS) and is one of the top destinations for international students. Located in Québec, Canada’s largest province, Montréal is home to 11 universities and 60 colleges, all offering various programs of study in a diverse range of fields.

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All international students in Montréal have the opportunity to work in Québec during and after their studies. When they graduate, they can count on a booming job market where they can gain experience in leading-edge sectors like aerospace, visual effects, video games, big data, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and many more.

There are also lots of opportunities to add experience to your resume while you study in Montréal. With companies like Bell, Desjardins and Google located in Montréal, you have the opportunity to find plenty of internship opportunities while you study in Montreal. 


Work opportunities aside, Montréal parle français! Most of Canada speaks English, but the population of Montréal speaks French first, as well as English! This means that you can study in Montréal, and leave speaking French, one of the world’s major languages. 

But this is only the surface of Montréal. Check out this comprehensive guide for everything you need to know about Montréal:

An Inspiring Place to Learn

Want to learn more about what it's like to study in Montréal? This section tells you what you need to know about student life in Montréal, from learning French to festivals and activities held in the city, as well as Montréal's world-famous food scene.

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A Multicultural Metropolis for International Students

Montréal is one of the most diverse cities in North America. With people from all over the world living there, Montréal is vibrant and exciting, and home to a great range of schools. Find out more about all this in this section.

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A Range of Programs with Promising Prospects

With great opportunities for work and internships during and after your studies, programs in Montréal have promising prospects for your future career. Find out more about that in this section.

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Study in Canada

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A Montréal International Student Interview

Want to learn more about opportunities to stay in Montréal after graduation? This section introduces you to a Q&A session with Hasti, an international student from Iran who is staying in country at the end of her Master's degree.

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The Immigration Process

Already decided to study in Montréal? Find out everything you need to know about study permits and the immigration process for international students in Québec.

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Why Montréal? A graduate's perspective

This interview with Wanda, a recent graduate from Concordia University, sheds light on the various opportunities for international students in Montréal after graduation.

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Last update: 05 May 2022

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