Université de Montréal Dentistry

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  • Regarding the program: 514-343-6111 ext. 1-3437
  • Regarding admissions: 514-343-7076

Admissions e-mail: admissions@regis.umontreal.ca (address can be found on last the page of this document)

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • 4 years or 5 years in length which includes a preparatory year for applicants admitted from CEGEP, applicants whose education is considered equivalent to a Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) and for applicants who completed a Bachelor’s degree or a degree deemed equivalent to the preparatory year. For DEC equivalencies, click here
    • Students that successfully pass the preparatory year are automatically promoted into the first year the 4-year DMD program without having to submit a new application.
  • Admission to the preparatory 1 year program is limited and applicants are chosen based on academic excellence.
  • Number of applications in 2012: 742 (including 203 CEGEP applicants)
  • Class size in 2012: 88 (including 40 CEGEP applicants)
    • At least one space is reserved for individuals who have completed their dental studies in a university outside of Canada.
  • Individuals who have already done studies in Dentistry at another Quebec university are ineligible to apply.
  • Individuals who have completed their dental studies in a university outside of Canada may be admitted into the 2nd year of the program.

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Either one of the following:
    • Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) in Sciences, Letters and Arts
    • DEC in Health or Pure and Applied Science and have completed Biology 00XU and Chemistry 00XV
    • Any other DEC issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Quebec and successfully completed the following courses:
      • Biology 301 and 401, or 2 human biology courses
      • Chemistry 101, 201 and 202
      • Math 103 and 203
      • Physics 101, 201 and 301
    • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree or a degree deemed equivalent to the preparatory year
      • As an example, the following programs from l’Université de Montréal are considered equivalent to the preparatory year (other programs may be deemed equivalent by the Admissions Committee):
  1. Bachelor’s in Audiology
  2. Bachelor’s in Biochemistry
  3. Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences
  4. Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciencest
  5. Bachelor’s in Biopharmaceutical sciences (sciences biopharmaceutiques)
  6. Bachelor’s in Nutrition
  7. Bacherlor’s in Nursing
  8. Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy
  9. Bachelor’s in Orthophony
  10. Doctorate in Pharmacy
  11. Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy
  12. Doctorate in Optometry

For more information, click here
For course descriptions and equivalencies, click here


  • The University does not have any available GPA minimum available.
  • Lowest cote de rendement collégial (CRC) accepted for an interview in 2009 from a CEGEP student: 32.937
  • The University also uses a grading system for university candidates called the cote de rendement universitaire (CRU). However, there is no cut-off point or any average accepted CRU available.

For more information on the CRC requirements, click here
For a detailed look on how the CRC is calculated, click here
For a detailed look on how the CRU is calculated, click here

DAT (a.k.a. the Test de l'Association dentaire canadienne (TAED) in French

  • The DAT is only offered twice during the year: February and November
  • Candidates need the following scores:
    • Manual Dexterity: 5
    • Perceptual Ability: 10
  • It is only required that the candidate passes the examination since the evaluation of a candidate’s file does not take into account the score.
  • Candidates may retake the test many times.

For more information, click here

Supporting Documents

  • Proof of French proficiency with either:
    • Successful completion of L’Épreuve uniforme de la langue et littérature française from the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).
    • Obtained 850/990 on the Test de français international (TFI). The cost for the TFI is $60. This information can be found here here (page 5)
  • A 2-page letter of motivation written in French. It must be submitted online before the application deadline.

For more information, click here

Other Requirements

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have a status as a permanent resident by the application deadline.
  • All candidates must make an application for the preparatory year DMD program. Depending on the applicant’s academic profile, the Admissions Committee decides if a candidacy will be considered for the preparatory year or the first year in the 4-year program.
  • Candidates must have completed all the required courses within 8 years before the application deadline.
  • Pass a medical exam if the Admissions Committee requires it.

For more information, click here


  • An interview may be required at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

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  • For students with DEC or equivalent:
    • Deadline to submit the application and the cover letter : March 1 2013
  • For students from outside Quebec or from other universities in Quebec:
    • Deadline to submit the application and the cover letter: February 1 2013

For more information on the application date, click here
For more information on registering for the DAT, click here

Tuition 2017-2018

  • Tuition for Quebec students
    • DMD program: $ 79.7 per credit
  • Tuition for Canadian Students from Outside Quebec
    • DMD program: $ 246.76 per credit
  • Tuition for international students:
    • DMD program: $ 609.63 per credit
  • Instruments (paid during the first year of the DMD program): $ 25 000 (this can be found at the bottom of the page here)
  • Some students may be exempt from paying international fees. For more information, click here
  • Other fees include:
    • French test: $ 60.00 (if applicable)
    • Application fee: $ 80.00 online, $ 100.00 by paper
    • Students services: $ 8.50 per credit (max. $ 127.50 per semester)
    • Management: $ 8.00 per credit (max. $ 120.00 per semester)
    • Authors’ rights: $ 0.57 per credit (max $ 8.55 semester)
    • Student Society: $ 10.50 ($ 12.25 during the summer session)
    • Improving student life funds: $ 25.00 per semester – optional
    • IT services: $ 6.00 per credit – optional
    • Diploma: $ 51.50

For more information on tuition, click here
For information on admission fees, click here
For information on other fees, click here
For information on application fees, click here For more information on financial assistance, employment services and scholarships, click here
For housing fees, click here