MCGILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC - ADMISSION

Montreal, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1821Established Year
  40036Enrollment

McGill University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated By : KOMAL YADAV

With an acceptance rate of 42% for Fall 2018 admissions, McGIll University accepted less than 50% of total received applications for undergraduate admission. Only 40% of total accepted applicants enrolled for studying in University.

Fall 2018 semester had a total enrollment of 40,036 students. From these, 27,601 students enrolled in undergraduate programs while graduate programs had enrollment of 10,144 students. International population sums upto 31.3% of total enrolled student population

  • Maximum number of students enrolled for Arts, Science, Medicine and Engineering programs.
  • Certain programs require extra testing fees in addition to application fees.
  • English Proficiency scores are not required for students having english as the primary language.

Highlights

Application PortalUniversity Application
Application FeeUndergraduate: $154.56 (Faculty of Medicine); $110.40 (Other Programs)
Graduate: $117.35
Payment ModeCredit Card
Acceptance Rate for Fall 201842%
Enrollment Rate40%

McGill University Admission Deadline

Following are the deadlines for McGill University undergraduate admission. Application deadline for graduate programs varies with course.

ProgramApplication DeadlineSupporting Documents Deadlines
ArchitectureJanuary 15March 7 (Portfolio)
MusicJanuary 15January 15
Religious StudiesMay 1May1
Other ProgramsJanuary 15March 15

English Proficiency Requirement for International Students

International students applying to McGill University are required to submit one of the following scores as english proficiency requirement. Requirements for some of the graduate programs are different from below mentioned scores.

TestMinimum Score Required (Undergraduate)Minimum Score Required (Graduate)
TOEFL80-100 (Varies with program)86 (Paper based)
567 (Internet based)
IELTS6.06.5
MELAB85%85%
PTE65Not Applicable

Immigration Requirements for International Students

International students accepted for admission to McGill University are required to apply for a study permit. A Temporary Resident Visa is required for study permit application.

Essentials for visa application:

  1. Acceptance letter from University
  2. Proof of financial support for studying and living in Canada
  3. Evidence of clean background
  4. Required medical certificates and health records
  5. Passport valid upto the duration of applied course
  6. A statement of purpose
  7. Visa application fee

McGill University Undergraduate Admission

McGill University’s undergraduate programs have country specific requirements. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted but original documents will be required during enrollment. University encourages students to upload all necessary documents through University’s application portal instead of sending them through fax or mail.

Where to Apply: University Undergraduate Application

Application Fee: $154.56 (Faculty of Medicine) & $110.40 (Other Programs)

Academic Requirement: General requirements for admission in undergraduate programs are listed below:

  • For International Baccalaureate Diploma
  1. Mid year and final year result of high school
  2. GCSE/IGCSE/O-level/CSEC or MYP results (if appeared)
  3. Predicted or final result of IB diploma
  • For China
  1. Transcripts of all years of Senior High School
  2. 85% or higher in each year and in all prerequisite courses
  3. Huiko/Academic Proficiency Test (APT) score
  4. ACT or SAT I and SAT II scores (for provinces where Huiko is not available)
  5. Gaokao (if appeared)
  • For Hong Kong
  1. High School transcript
  2. HKDSE result/predicted result with following minimum course requirement
  3. 4 core subjects - Chinese Language, English, Mathematics and Liberal Studiesas well as
  4. 2 or 3 elective subjects - Category A (academic subject) or Category C (foreign languages)
  5. Predicted/final grade of 3 or above in all subjects
  • For India
  1. Class 10 and 11 result
  2. Class 12 results (if completed) or mid-year class 12 results (if not completed)
  3. 60% or above in each year and in all prerequisite courses
  • For Other Countries
  1. High school transcripts
  2. Results of all exams appeared in final year (interim, mid-year, final year)
  3. B+ or above in all years

Subject requirements for some of the undergraduate programs are as follows:

Qualifying ExamArchitectureEngineeringManagementBachelor of Arts and ScienceScience
International Baccalaureate DiplomaMaths, Chemistry and Physics at higher or standard levelMaths, Chemistry and Physics at higher or standard levelMaths at higher or standard levelMaths, 2 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at higher or standard levelMaths, 2 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at higher or standard level
Hong Kong Diploma of High SchoolPhysics and ChemistryPhysics and ChemistryMaths with Grade 4 or higherAt least one of Physics, Chemistry and BiologyTwp of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Senior High School Diploma of ChinaMaths, Physics and Chemistry in Grade 2 or 3 levelMaths, Physics and Chemistry in Grade 2 or 3 levelMaths at Grade 3 levelMaths, 2 courses in BiologyMaths, 2 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Secondary School Certificate of IndiaMaths, Chemistry and Physics in Class 11 and 12Maths, Chemistry and Physics in Class 11 and 12Maths in Class 11 and 12Maths, 2 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Class 11 and 12Maths, 2 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Class 11 and 12
Other High SChool DiplomaMaths, Chemistry and PhysicsMaths, Chemistry and PhysicsMaths at Senior High School levelMaths, 2 of Biology, Chemistry and PhysicsMaths, 2 of Biology, Chemistry and Physics

McGill University Graduate Admission

Admissions in graduate programs require an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 or above GPA. Minimum GPA requirement is higher for some of the courses. Applications for two different programs can be submitted by paying $117.35 required application fee once.

Where to Apply: University Graduate Application

Application Fee: $117.35

Academic Requirements: Requirement for some of the graduate programs are listed below:

RequirementsM.B.A.M.Sc. in Computer ScienceMasters in Electrical and Computer ScienceMaster of Information SystemMasters in Mechanical EngineeringMasters in Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Academic3.2 or above GPA3.2 or above GPA3.0 or above GPA overall or 3.2 GPA in the last two years of study3.0 or above GPA overall or 3.2 GPA in the last two years of study3.3 or above GPA3.0 or above GPA overall or 3.2 GPA in the last two years of study
English ProficiencyTOEFL: 100 (iBT), 600 (pBT)
IELTS: 7.0
No Specific RequirementNo Specific RequirementTOEFL: 100 (iBT), 600 (pBT)
IELTS: 7.5
TOEFL: 92 (iBT)
IELTS: 7.0
TOEFL: 94(iBT), 587 (pBT)
GRE/GMATGMATGREGRENot RequiredNot RequiredGRE (Recommended)
Experience2 yearsNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
ReferencesTwo recommendations lettersNot RequiredNot RequiredContact Information of two referencesTwo recommendation lettersNot Required
InterviewRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
ResumeNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequiredRequiredNot Required
Personal StatementNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredUpto 800-1000 wordsUpto 1 pageNot Required
Additional DocumentsNot RequiredNot RequiredArea of Research, Applicant Profile FormNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Application Deadline (for International Students)Round 1: November 1
Round 2: January 15 Round 3: March 15
Fall: March 1Fall : December 15
Winter: August 1
Fall: January 15Fall: January 15 Winter: August 1Fall: January 15
Winter: August 1

Applications are accepted after specified deadlines if space remains available for any program. Computer based TOEFL scores are not accepted by University. SAT scores cannot be submitted as a substitute for Huiko scores.

Students interested in getting financial aid from University should apply for the same within 30 days of receiving acceptance decision. McGill University’s graduate application portal remains offline from 5:00 am to 5:15 am for maintenance purpose.

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