Montreal is a popular city for students to move to for their studies. As Canada’s second-biggest city, Montreal has something for everyone. While the first language of the city is French, English is spoken just as widely.
Home to two English-language and two French-language universities, Montreal is a major hub for higher education. If you are interested in studying in Montreal, these are the best universities in Montreal, according to Nicholas Kyriacopoulos.
McGill University is one of the leading educational institutions in Canada. It has 11 faculties and schools, including agricultural and environmental sciences, dentistry, music, and many other subjects.
McGill also has an extensive exchange program, having established educational partnerships with 99 different countries for academic and scientific exchange. Students can spend their time abroad at one of McGill’s partner institutions for a semester, or for an entire academic year. Likewise, McGill is attended by international students from over 150 countries every year, facilitated by its global partnerships.
University of Montreal
The University of Montreal was originally founded in the city’s Quartier Latin. Since 1942, it has moved to its current premises on Mount Royal.
The university now consists of eight campuses around the city. The main campus covers 65 hectares, and is within easy walking distance of several metro stations, making it easy to reach any place throughout the city.
While the university only had three faculties when first established, (aw, medicine, and theology, it has since grown to 13 faculties, including veterinary medicine, optometry, environmental design, and arts and science, among others. The university also has strong connections with two affiliated schools: HEC Montréal (School of Business), and Polytechnique Montréal (School of Engineering).
Outside the classroom, students get involved in a wide range of activities, including clubs for cultural or academic pursuits, as well as plenty of entertainment and leisure activities, ranging from live music to art exhibitions. The university also has a proud sporting tradition which includes wrestling, a sport in which Nicholas Kyriacopoulos was a passionate competitor during his own days as a student.
In addition to teaching students, the university is also one of Canada’s foremost research institutions. The university’s research centers include the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, and the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer.
Concordia University has two campuses which are named after the two separate colleges, which later joined together to form Concordia University. Sir George Williams Campus is located in the downtown area of Quartier Concordia, and is the university’s main campus. Loyola Campus, on the other hand, is found in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce district, which is a quieter and more residential area.
The university is organized into four faculties and schools: faculty of arts and science, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, faculty of fine arts, and John Molson School of Business. Each of these faculties offers a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Concordia University is one of the three universities in Quebec which uses English as the first language of the institution, making Concordia a popular choice for students who are not fluent in French.
The university has developed partnerships with higher education institutions around the world to facilitate student exchange programs, enabling Concordia University students to learn in countries across the globe, with the university itself attended by international students from over 150 countries.