The name of the city Montreal is derived from the triple-peaked hills, ‘Mount Royal’ located right in the city.
Montreal has a population of around 1,705,000, with a population of about 1,942,000 in the urban, including all of the other municipalities on the Island of Montreal. The broader metropolitan area has a population of 4,100,000.
With access to six universities and 12 junior colleges in an eight-kilometer radius, Montreal, has the highest proportion of post-secondary students of all major cities in North America.
To explore some of Montreal’s colleges and universities, click on the university names below, or visit our ‘Study in Canada’ page.
If you’re a Canadian citizen studying in Canada, you can expect to pay an average of CA$6,838 per year for an undergraduate degree, and CA$7,086 per year for a graduate degree. According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fees for international students in 2018/19 are CA$27,159 (~US$20,600) per year.
Montreal draws inspiration from many things making it a very eclectic city. All of these factors combined with the friendliness and diversity of the city make Montréal very attractive to not only international students, but also Canadian students. The biggest reason you chose to study abroad, education! In addition to everything Montréal has to offer, it is home to some of the best educational institutions.
Safety is an important point to consider when studying abroad. According to the current Numbeo Safety Index, Montreal has a score of 71 – ranking it at number 76 of 374 cities globally for safety.
Montreal blends all the good things in North America with the beauty and culture found in Europe. It’s known for its laid back yet vibrant lifestyle, unique and creative industries, nightlife and café culture. You can choose to stroll down narrow cobblestone roads in Old Montreal, or explore modern, high-tech buildings in the downtown core.
The cost of living can play a major factor in deciding where to study. Aside from tuition fees, students should consider the local cost of living – including items like housing, food, and social life. According to the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index, Montreal has a score of 67.67 – ranking it at number 147 of 476 cities globally for the cost of living (the higher the ranking, the more expensive the cost of living is).
If you’re considering pursuing a degree abroad, then let us help you find the best university for you. U-Multirank’s ‘For students’ track offers personalised university comparisons, so you can find the university that best matches you. Create your own personalised university rankings today, and compare universities according to what matters most to you. To start, make sure to select your desired study destination and we’ll help guide you through the rest.