MCGILL UNIVERSITY - [MCGILLU], MONTREAL

Montreal, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1821Established Year
  40971Enrollment

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?

  • 38% of graduate students are international students.
  • 49% of doctoral students are international students.
  • 12 Nobel laureates and 144 Rhodes Scholars, both the most in Canada.
  • 27,52 undergraduate, 9,704 postgraduate and 3,741 other students.
  • Home to the Atlantic Reference Centre which is popular for its extensive marine biology collections.
  • Home to 28 teams with strong hockey and lacrosse programs.

Highlights

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
ScholarshipYes
Websitehttps://www.mcgill.ca/

International Student Intake

CountryIntake
USA2,435
China2,394
France1,875
India709
Saudi Arabia327
Other Countries4,312
Total12,052

McGill University Faculties and Schools

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

McGill University Campus and Residence

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.

McGill University Application Process

Pre-Requisites

  • No reservation or quota for national students.
  • Only educational background and programs applied for matter.
  • English proficiency tests for non-English speaking countries and regions are mandatory.
English Proficiency TestAccepted Score
GRE 6.5
IELTS6.5
TOEFL 86

How to Apply?

  • Choose the program and check details about the program, deadlines, eligibility, etc.
  • Create an account on the official portal (Minerva account) and upload the required documents.
  • Provide a valid email address to get a confirmation email to access the 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 and wait for the final offer.

McGill University Costs and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate

Undergraduate tuition for international studentsCAD 16,373 - CAD 42,027
Undergraduate tuition for Quebec studentsCAD 2,391

Graduate Programs

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

CategoryMastersPh.D.
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

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

Housing

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

Food

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

McGill Financial Aid and Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships Offered by McGill University 

 First-time students

Scholarship-TypeRenewabilityAmount
One-year scholarshipsNon-renewableCAD 3,000
Major scholarshipsRenewed annually for a period of four yearsCAD 3,000 - CAD 12,000

Faculty Scholarships

  • Various scholarships from individual faculties and departments; course-wise for undergraduates.
  • Government Aid and Financial Aid programs available too.?

??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.?

??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.

Notable Alumni

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

  • Willard Boyle - Nobel Prize in Physics 2009
  • Val Fitch - Nobel Prize in Physics 1980
  • Justin Trudeau - 23rd Prime Minister of Canada
  • Actress Mackenzie Davis, starred in Blade Runner
  • William Shatner, starred in Star Trek
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$20,619 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
3 yearson-campusEnglish
$19,643 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
3 yearson-campusEnglish
$19,533 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$22,102 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$10,402 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$10,402 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearson-campusSchulich School of Music
$10,402 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearson-campusEnglish
$19,643 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearson-campusEnglish
$16,800 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
BROWSE STREAMS EnvironmentMeteorology
$19,643 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
HONOURSImmunology
6 yearson-campusArts
$16,432 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
6 monthson-campusEnglish
$16,800 - 16,810 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$16,800 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
18 monthson-campusEngineering
$10,402 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
6 yearson-campusArts
$16,432 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearson-campusEnglish
$48,143 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$16,432 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearson-campusSchool of Architecture
$10,402 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearson-campusEngineering
$10,402 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 42,173
Bachelors Tuition Fees$42173
Post graduate Tuition Fees$10402
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 8,297
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
40,971
International Students
12,052
Male : Female Ratio
43:57
Student : Faculty Ratio
3:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
Application Deadline
November 01, 2018
Start of Application process June 01, 2018
End of Application process November 01, 2018
Application Fee
$ 110.29
Application website horizon.mcgill.ca
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
53 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
152,531
Min. 90
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Breakdown of Ranking
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  • Global Rank (Out of 1250)
    #43
    Score (Out of 100)
    #74.1

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