International Relation’s Office


The École des sciences de la gestion (ESG UQAM) – School of Management’s internationalization has been multi-faceted. We have students from a hundred destinations; more than a hundred student mobility agreements or MOUs with universities throughout the world; opportunities for double-degree programs with foreign institutions; and numerous fruitful research partnerships.

We work closely with our faculty to nurture international collaboration.

This enables us to:

  • Draw more international students to exchange programs;
  • Attract the best international students to our second and third cycles programs;
  • Welcome foreign professors to join our research units;
  • Increase project-based collaborations with researchers attached to major management schools;
  • Offer continuing education to executives and managers with transnational or foreign organizations.

About 35 % of the School’s 290 professors and 25 associated professors are born outside Canada. In addition, it has every year nearly 3000 students born abroad . The School is also positioned in 3rd place in Canada for the largest number of foreign-born graduates .
(Statistics Canada, 2010)

International Relation's office

The mandate of the ESG International Office is to provide orientation and support for students from outside Quebec, and to ensure that they integrate comfortably, succeed at their studies and are satisfied with their experience at ESG UQAM. The International Office encourages its exchange students to become ambassadors, spreading the word about ESG locally, nationally and internationally.

The Integration and Student Life Advisor for international students is available to assist newcomers throughout the year. Students should feel free to contact her as needed.

Our support services include:

  • Orientation day at the start of term;
  • Orientation activities;
  • Academic and social activities;
  • Workshops and lectures;
  • Buddy program;
  • Farewell cocktail party.

To learn more about ESG UQAM and Montreal, take a look at our brochure.

The Centre des services d’accueil et de soutien socioéconomique section of UQAM’s Student Services website (Services à la vie étudiante – SVE) also offers activities complementing those provided by the ESG International Office. Consult their website (in french only) to learn more.

Complementary Services

Airport Reception Booth

For several weeks prior to the start of the fall semester, students arriving at Montreal-Trudeau Airport can consult staff at two reception booths (Accueil Plus). Their role is to provide information to new arrivals and respond to immediate concerns, such as transport to ESG and temporary accommodations in Montreal. This reception service is organized by the universities and colleges in the Montreal region, in collaboration with the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ) and the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) of Montreal.

Transportation from Montreal-Trudeau Airport to ESG-UQAM

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) 747 Express Bus runs on this route 24 hours a day:

Services on the UQAM Campus

Library, bookstore, computer labs, auditorium, cafeteria, sports centre.

Services Near the Campus

Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec (National Library of Quebec), restaurants, banks, shops, bookstores, hotels.

Experience Montreal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Studying in Montreal also means experiencing:

  • A vibrant city with year-round festivals and cultural events;
  • The second largest French-speaking city in the world (after Paris);
  • A cosmopolitan, hi-tech, romantic city with an open worldview;
  • A bilingual city;
  • A city of contrasts: linguistic (English/French), urban (European/North American), climatic (summer/winter) A city of contrasts: linguistic (English/French), urban (European/North American), climatic (summer/winter).

To learn more, see the Tourisme Montréal and Bonjour Québec websites.



School of Management

Recognized for the quality of its practice-oriented education, the excellence of its applied research, and its international presence, the School of Management (ESG UQAM) asserts its leadership with a bold vision for the future.


Université du Québec à Montréal
École des sciences de la gestion
315, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, Québec, H2X 3X2