To be eligible for postdoctoral fellow status, you must:
have received, within the past five years, a research-based Ph.D. or have similar academic training (for example a professional degree in a biomedical field + research intership);
have received a favorable recommendation from the professor in charge of the fellowship and from the chair of the academic or research unit in question;
have a scholarship or be paid by the supervisor or by the academic unit in order to carry out a full-time research period, which normally cannot exceed 3 years from the first registration.
N.B. Individuals having earned their required degree in the preceding ten years may exceptionally be eligible for postdoctoral candidate status if they can justify the additional number of years with specific career interruption. For more information see the Policy on the status of postdoctoral candidate (French version only).
Online Admission Application
In order to register as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal, you should
(i) Identify your postdoctoral program on the program list
(ii) Inquire about the admission fees you will have to pay after completing your Online Admission Application
(iii) Complete the Online Admission Application Form
(iv) Send the required documents mentioned below to the FESP.
Note : Postdoctoral fellows who need help to understand French terms and to complete the Admission Application Form may download this bilingual document
Required documents for admission application:
- Identity document (certified copy both sides or original) :
A birth certificate if you are born in Canada;
A citizenship card and of your passport if you are a Canadian citizen born abroad;
A permanent resident card and of your passport if you are a permanent resident;
A passport if you are a foreigner.
- Ph.D. degree (original or certified copy) or proof/certification of obtaining your Ph.D. degree;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Acceptance form signed by your supervisor and the chair of the academic or research unit
A check list of the required documents for your admission application is available in our « Formulaires » section.
Submission of the Required Documents
The required documents must be forwarded to the FESP, to the attention of:
Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales, Office 210
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7
Phone : 514 343-7125
Fax : 514 343-2252
Admission fees are required for postdoctoral fellow’s online admission application. Fees should be paid online with a credit card.
Identification Number and Personal Identification Number (UNIP)
Once your online admission application is completed, you receive a login and a temporary password (UNIP) which enables you to connect to your student center «Centre étudiant». As soon as you are admitted to your postdoctoral program, you will be able to view your admission letter in your «Centre étudiant». Your UdeM Identification Number (matricule) will be provided in your admission letter.