Selection Factors

University Of Montreal

The number of positions available for 2018/19 was 291 which included 281 positions filled by Québec residents, 3 filled by Québec applicants who obtained their medical degree from an institution outside Canada and the United States (IMG), 3 filled by New Brunswick residents following an agreement with that province, 2 filled by visa students. Up to 4 additional positions are made available to applicants who are Québec residents and First Nations or Inuit people (the maximum contingent to be allocated between Québec faculties of medicine – 0 admissions in 2016 at the University of Montreal) and two additional positions was offered to the Canadian Forces (0 admissions in 2016 at the University of Montreal).

The 291 positions in year one and preparatory year are allocated to two campuses: at the University of Montreal – 209 in preparatory year and 82 in the MD program.

All applicants present an admission request for the preparatory year for the MD program. Depending on the academic profile of the applicant, the Admission Committee decides if the applicant is considered for the preparatory year or the first year of medical studies.

Depending on the number of positions, about three quarters of the selected applicants are admitted in preparatory year and the other quarter joins the contingent of last year’s preparatory year to form the first year.

Canadian citizens/permanent residents or visa students may apply.

About 45% of the selected applicants hold a Bachelor’s degree and are considered in a particular category. Applicants holding a PhD in relation to biomedical sciences are also in a particular category. The same is true for international applicants.

Preparatory year: Applicants must either have completed two full years in a Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CÉGEP) in sciences, arts and literature or in natural sciences, having successfully completed 00XU (biology) and 00XV (chemistry). Alternately, applicants may have obtained a different college diploma or degree, with successful completion, before entering the program, of the following prerequisites: Biology 301 and 401 or two courses of human biology; Chemistry 101, 201 and 202; Mathematics 103 and 203; Physics 101, 201 and 301. Or such applicants must hold a post-secondary studies diploma equivalent to a Diploma of College Studies (Diplôme d’études collégiales or DÉC) or a Bachelor’s degree as issued in Québec and have succeeded in the above-mentioned prerequisites or equivalent courses in each of the four subjects. The preparatory year is required for college students, international students and university students who have completed a first university degree but the study program is considered globally to be less than equivalent to the preparatory year.

Four years: The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree obtained in Québec in a study program considered equivalent to the preparatory year. Alternatively, another equivalent degree is required at the time of admission for applicants of the university category.

A performance rating is calculated for all applicants. According to the actual criteria, a first selection is made, by category, based on the excellence of the academic record demonstrated by taking the performance rating into account. The last college student interviewed had a performance rating of 34.038 and the last university student interviewed had one of 34.200.

The MCAT is not required.

University Of Montreal

Faculty Of Medicine

2018/19 New Admissions Into Year One: 291

(209 – 5 years; 82 – 4 years, first year) This number could increase or decrease because of drop-outs in previous years.

2018/19 First-Year Tuition:

  • Canadian Residents: $11,192
  • Québec Residents: $3,601 (Québec Schools Only)
  • Visa Students: $27,548
  • Compulsory Fees: $1,165
  • Foreign Students: $0 (Above Quota Contract)

Tuition Details

  • Admission Requirements
  • Length Of Program : 5 years (including preparatory year) 4 years (MD Program only)
  • Language Of Instruction : French
  • Testing of Language Proficiency : Yes, if CEGEP was attended in English
  • Computer : Personal required as of Winter 2017

Academic Criteria:

Special Consideration:

  • Applies to applicants holding a degree from a faculty of medicine outside Canada and the United States (IMG) who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and who are Québec residents.

Deferred Admissions:

  • Not considered


  • Not considered


  • Applicants selected on the basis of their academic results are invited to the Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI) prepared in collaboration with the faculties of medicine of Laval University and of Montréal. The interviews will take place on April 27 and April 28, 2019.The elegible applicants from Atlantic Canada will attend their MMI interviews in Moncton. An interview fee of $125.00 is applied.

Offers of Admission:

  • Offers will be mailed around the 16th of May 2019 for all applicants. A mandatory acceptance deposit of $300 is required; it will be subsequently deducted from the tuition fee.

Combined Programs:

  • None

Application Details:

  • The electronic version will exceptionally be available on November 1st, 2018. The application deadline is January 15, 2019 for university students and March 1st, 2019 for college students. The charge for opening an electronic applicant file is $94,000.

Admission Rates:

Contact Information:

Université de Montréal, CP 6205, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal QC H3C 3T5

(Centre étudiant)

Tel: 514-343-7076

Fax: 514-343-5788



Adapted from AFMC 2017 Admissions Requirement- MedApplications (Parria Educational Services Inc.) takes no responsibility for the data published. It is the sole responsibility of each user to verify the published information with the official institutional resources.