Montreal, QuebecLOCATION
Estd 1821Established Year

McGill University, one of the oldest Canadian universities, is located in Montreal, Quebec. The university offers more than 300 degrees and diplomas including master’s degrees, Ph.D., MBA, and graduate certificate programs. It is one of just three English-language universities in Quebec. It is home to 11 faculties catering to 40,000  students from more than 150 countries. According to Mclean’s, these are the best courses/programs at McGill:

  • Bioengineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Artificial Intelligence

Geography of NunavutIt is among the two Canadian research universities to be part of the American Association of Universities (AAU) and the only Canadian university in Global University Leaders Forum.

Why Choose McGill University?

Global Rankings

  • ARWU World Ranking - #67
  • QS World Ranking - #33
  • US News - #49
  • Times Higher Education - #38

Salient Features

  • 38% of graduate students are international students.
  • 49% of doctoral students are international students.
  • Among the top 26 universities in the world
  • 12 Nobel laureates and 144 Rhodes Scholars, both the most in Canada
  • 27,52 undergraduate and 9,704 postgraduate student; other students: 3,741
  • McGill internal funding and external funding for graduate education.
  • Home to the Atlantic Reference Centre which is popular for its extensive marine biology collections.


Year of Establishment1821
LocationMontreal, Quebec
Type of UniversityPublic research university
Number of courses offeredOver 300
Number of students30,000 above
International students20%
Exams acceptedGRE, IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 86
Tuition feeCAD 20,164 – CAD 46,220

International Student Intake

Saudi Arabia327
Other Countries4,312

McGill University Faculties and Schools

12 faculties and schools with numerous courses over 300 courses

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesFaculty of Arts
Faculty of EducationFaculty of Dentistry
Faculty of EngineeringSchool of Continuing Studies
Desautels Faculty of ManagementGraduate Studies
Schulich School of MusicFaculty of Law
Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders SchoolSchool of Social Work
School of Human NutritionSchool of Computer Science
School of Information StudiesMcGill School of Environment
Ingram School of NursingSchool of Religious Studies
School of ArchitectureSchool of Physical and Occupational Therapy
School of Urban PlanningPostdoctoral Studies
  • Offers Continuing Studies under the School of Continuing Studies.
  • Also has the Institute of Islamic Studies offering graduate courses, M.A., Ph.D. degrees covering fields such as history, culture and the civilization of Islam.
  • McGill actively participates in Athletics.
  • Home to 28 teams with strong hockey and lacrosse programs.

Campus and Residence


Two campuses - Downtown Montreal Campus (Main) and Macdonald Campus

McGill Downtown Montreal Campus

  • Offers all the mainstream courses. It houses a large number of candidates.
  • In-house residence for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Facility to have an apartment around Montreal campus.

McGill Macdonald Campus

Harbors Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science, the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, the Institute of Parasitology, and the McGill School of Environment.

Residence Options at McGill University

McGill's residence system houses more than 3,100 students. Residences are available in the following styles:

  • Apartment-style living
  • Dormitory living
  • Hotel-type living

Students can also choose from First people’s house or hyper sustainable Eco-Residence that welcome both undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Process


  • Nationality, citizenship, language etc., not considered for admissions.
  • No reservation or quota for national students.
  • Only educational background and programs applied matter.
  • English proficiency tests for non-English speaking countries and regions are mandatory.
English Proficiency TestAccepted Score
GRE 6.5

How to Apply?

  • Choose the program and check details about the program, deadlines, eligibility, etc.
  • Create an account on the official portal.
  • Keep the required documents handy.
  • Upload all the documents and submit the application form.
  • Provide a valid email address to get confirmation email to access Minerva account.
  • Specify parent/guardian details to receive application information.
  • Pay a non-refundable fee of CAD 110.29.
  • Review the entire application form before the final submission.
  • After scrutinization, you will receive the offer letter from the university.

Costs and Expenses

McGill University Tuition Fee

Undergraduate tuition for international studentsCAD 16,373 - CAD 42,027
Undergraduate tuition for Quebec studentsCAD 2,391
Undergraduate tuition for other Canadian studentsCAD 7,402
Fall tuition fee for graduatesCAD 2,326
Winter tuition fee for graduatesCAD 1,824

Residence Fee


McGill Residence (for students living on campus)CAD 4,014 - CAD 12,580
Rented ApartmentCAD 500 - CAD 1,300 per month.


Mandatory Residential Meal Plan (8-month plan for students living on campus)CAD 5475
Voluntary Meal Plan (For non-campus resident students)CAD 2,600

For Graduate Programs

Except for some variations in certain programs, the cost of graduate courses for international students is as given in the below table.

Full-time Residency TermCAD 8,186.70CAD 7,348.35
Half-time Residency TermCAD 4,093.35CAD 3674.18
Tuition Per CreditCAD 545.78N/A
Additional SessionCAD 723.49CAD 723.49
Non-thesis ExtensionCAD 1,085.23N/A
Thesis Evaluation Term0.000.00

Besides the above, there are certain other compulsory fees per credit, per term for graduate students.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Offered by McGill University 

  • Available to first-time students enrolling in full-time four-year undergraduate programs.
  • Centrally-funded by the university.
One-year scholarshipsNon-renewableCAD 3,000
Major scholarshipsRenewed annually for a period of four yearsCAD 3,000 - CAD 12,000

Type of Scholarships Available

  1. Faculty Scholarships
  • Various scholarships from individual faculties and departments; course-wise for undergraduates.
  • Government Aid and Financial Aid programs available too.
  1. McGill Work Study Program
  • Grants in the form of part-time clerical, research and assistance jobs on the campus.
  • After attending lectures work for a few hours every day.
  1. PBEEE-Quebec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students
  • Available to graduate and postdoctoral international students of outstanding merit.
  • Can only be availed by students who have not applied for permanent residency.

Alumni Network of McGill University

McGill Alumni Association is a vast community of more than 275,000 alumni across 180 countries. As a McGill graduate, you automatically become its member and there are no membership charges.

Alumni Benefits

  • In-person and online access to the huge collections and publications at the McGill Library
  • McGill email for life
  • Discounted rates for Summer residence accommodations in Montreal from mid-May to mid-August
  • Special offers at the McGill Sports Complex
  • Access to these career resources and professional development opportunities and centers.

Notable Alumni

Alumni of McGill University include Nobel prize winners, actors, prime ministers, and people from many other fields.

Nobel Prize Winners

  • Willard Boyle - Nobel Prize in Physics 2009
  • Val Fitch - Nobel Prize in Physics 1980

Public Services

  • Sir John Abbott - Third Prime Minister of Canada
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier - Seventh Prime Minister of Canada
  • Justin Trudeau - 23rd Prime Minister of Canada

Arts and Media

  • Actress Mackenzie Davis, starred in Blade Runner
  • William Shatner, starred in Star Trek
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Average Tution Fees (Annual)
$ 38,124
Bachelors Tuition Fees$38124
Post graduate Tuition Fees$12600
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 8,297
Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Student : Faculty Ratio
Application Deadline
April 30, 2019
Start of Application process August 01, 2018
End of Application process April 30, 2019
Application Fee
$ 110.29
Application website
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
53 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
Min. 90
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