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    McMaster University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Fees & Scholarships

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    Since its inception in 1887, Mcmaster University has been dedicated to discovering and developing bright minds through its ground-breaking approaches towards teaching and learning and world-class interdisciplinary research. Presently ranking at #4 in Canada, Mcmaster is among the only four Canadian universities featuring consistently in the top 100 universities in the world. 

    Having a robust education system, the university has around 70 international exchange agreements allowing an international and interdisciplinary approach to the courses and teaching patterns. There are over 300 McMaster University courses to choose from for an international student. In case if you are considering studying here then you will be spending around 6 to 17 lakhs INR per year as McMaster University fees. To make your education affordable, you get the option to choose from a pool of scholarships offered by McMaster to its international students. 

    Top McMaster University Programs

    Programs Fees Per Annum Application Deadlines
    M.B.A $33,393 Round 3: Mar 31, 2021
    M.Eng Electrical and Computer Engineering $17,325 Sep intake: May 3, 2021
    M.S.N $8,548 January 15
    M.A Economics $8,548 January 15
    M.Sc Computer Science $8,548 March 30
    M.ASc Civil Engineering $8,548 March 13
    Master of Pubilc Health $21,094 Closed Now
    Closes in January
    B.Com $28,626 -
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing $25,582 February 1
    M.Sc Chemistry $8,548 April 30
    B.ASc Computer Science $33,407 -
    B.A Economics $26,725 Currently Open
    Masters in Financial Mathematics $22,522 February 1
    M.Sc Neuroscience $8,548 Currently Open
    B.Com Accounting $29,818 -

    McMaster University Rankings

    • #69 in the world and 4th in Canada: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
    • #133 in the world as per USNews Ranking 2021.
    • The university ranks #144 globally as per QS Rankings 2021. 
    • As per Shanghai Jiao Tong Rankings 2020, McMaster ranks #90. 
    • #4 in Canada for its Graduate Employability rankings as per QS (2020)
    • Ranked as the most research-intensive university in Canada by Research Infosource Inc.


    Type of university Public research university
    Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Type of Campus Urban
    Number of Undergraduate students 28,290
    Number of Graduate students 4,857
    Number of International students 4,400+
    Basic tuition fee for undergraduate international students 15,000 USD - 20,000 USD
    Basic tuition fee for graduate international students 12,500 - 13,000 USD
    Management Programs 13

    McMaster University Campus and Residence

    McMaster University’s main campus is located in the Westdale neighborhood of Hamilton, Ontario, at the western end of Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Commuting to the campus is easy with accessible bus routes and metro. All the necessary amenities are within a radius of 3km of the campus, it is home to the majority of the university's facilities.

    Spread across 300 acres, the McMaster campus is divided into three main areas:

    • Core Campus: Houses most of the university's academic, research, and residential buildings
    • North Campus: Comprises Mac’s athletic precinct and a small number of surface parking.
    • West Campus: The least developed area of the main campus, consisting of only a couple of buildings, surface parking, and undeveloped land.

    The university also has four regional campuses: Downtown Hamilton, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Niagara. The university also has a student club along with a fitness center and athletics teams. McMaster student club administers and supports around 250 academic, cultural, and social issues clubs on-campus. 

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    • McMaster University has 12 on-campus residences with an accommodation capacity of more than 3,600 students.
    • Residences are just a five-minute walk to the classes, athletic facilities, libraries, and dining facilities.
    • Buildings are divided into traditional dormitory-style and apartment/suite-style with a private room and kitchen, a washroom, and a living room on a shared basis.
    • There are co-ed and female-only halls of different sizes.

    International students can choose to stay off-campus too after the first year of their studies. Off-Campus Resource Centre assists students to find apartments, houses, and rooms off-campus. 

    Off-campus Housing

    McMaster is involved greatly in helping the students looking for off-campus accommodations. Mac Off-Campus Housing is a dedicated dashboard that helps you get access to off-campus rental listings. Services by Mac 0ff-campus housing have been offered to the McMaster community for the past ten years.

    In case an international student does not want to look for off-campus housing through Mac off-campus, the neighborhoods where they should be looking for accommodation include Westdale & Ainslie Wood, Downtown Hamilton, and Dundas. Though rental postings are made throughout the year, international applicants are suggested to apply as soon as possible. 

    The cost of accommodations on and off-campus for the university are tabulated below:

    Accommodation Type Cost (USD/annum)
    On-Campus Accommodation 
    Double Room 5000
    Single Room 5600
    Apartment 6000
    Suite 6400
    Off-Campus Accommodation
    Shared Rentals (4-people) 3200
    Two-Bedroom Apartment 9300
    One-Bedroom Apartment 6800

    Applicants must note that these are approximate costs and vary each year slightly. It is suggested that international students visit the official webpage for accommodations on the university website. 

    McMaster University Programs & Faculties

    McMaster offers more than 3000 undergraduate and 150 graduate courses offered by its six academic faculties. These faculties have been able to make a standing in the global world by providing researched intensive, student-centered higher education. Given below are the faculties and their global ranking for various programs offered: 

    • DeGroote School of Business: 200+ as per QS global MBA rankings. MBA programs at DeGroote have offered some renowned alumni to the world. Wayne C. Fox is one such name. Currently Heading his own investment company, Wayne C. Fox, has previously worked with giants like Cygnus Investment Partner, CanadaHelps, XFO Private Asset Solution post completion of his MBA from DeGroote. 
      • DeGroote Schools of business is popular among aspirants for studying MBA in Canada
    • Faculty of Engineering: McMaster ranks globally #185 for its engineering programs. The faculty of engineering makes its mark across the eminent engineering colleges abroad with its master's mechanical engineering, computer engineering programs ranking among the top 150 across the world. 
    • Faculty of Health Sciences: The university was ranked #3 in Canada for its health sciences, clinical, and pre-clinical subjects. The global standing for these programs was #26 as per THE Rankings. 
    • Faculty of Humanities: With Henry Giroux, a public intellectual and most cited Canadian Academics in humanities, as one of the professors in the faculty, quality educational thinking in the modern times of tyranny is guaranteed. 
    • Faculty of Science: Faculty of Science at McMaster has 8 departments and schools. It also has 13 co-op science programs and collaborative relationships with researchers from over 32 countries. The Faculty has been the recent recipient of the following awards:
      • Canadian Association of Physicist Brockhouse Medal (2019, Graeme Luke)
      • Chemical Institute of Canada, Macromolecular and Engineering Award (2018, Alex Adronov)
      • Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society (2018, Megumi Harada) 
    • Faculty of Social Sciences: As per NTU field of Social Sciences at McMaster ranked #52 in the world. 

    Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences are considered some of the best in Canada. International students have the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule, study plan, and preferred language. 

    Schedule Day; Evening; Weekend
    Study Plan Part-time; Full-time
    Program Type Thesis; Course-based; Project Industrial Internship
    Field Placement; Major Research Paper; Online

    McMaster University Application Process

    The application process for admission to McMaster University is similar for all the courses. Here are a few common steps involved in the application process.

    • Visit the official website of OUAC and create an account.
    • Select the course and check eligibility criteria from McMaster’s website.
    • Be ready with all the test scores and upload other necessary documents.
    • The application fee for undergraduate courses is 194 USD and 113 USD for the MBA program. 
    • Applicants from outside Canada should complete their application process for McMaster at least five months before the date of entry.
    • Once the application has been submitted, applicants will receive an email shortly confirming the submission.
    • Applicants can check their application status online anytime by logging into Mosaic Applicant Portal.

    Documents Required for Application

    As an international student applying for study in Canada, there are some specific documents or proof required along with your application form. Some of these include:

    • Scores of exams required to study in Canada. IELTS and TOEFL are required for both UG and PG applicants. However, GMAT is mostly required for applicants of PG management or related programs. GRE scores may be required for some of the master's programs at the university. 
    • Canadian Study Permit is an additional requirement for international applicants. Applicants must apply for a student visa to study in Canada as soon as they receive the acceptance information. 
    • Supporting Documents like LORs, SOPs, Portfolios, and related documents may be required depending on the program you choose to apply for. 

    McMaster University Cost of Attendance

    The average cost of attendance to attend one academic year at the university is around 10,000 USD excluding tuition fees. The cost of attendance is based on different variables that include tuition fees, books & supplies, type of accommodation and meal plan, traveling, and personal expenses.

    McMaster University Fees

    McMaster university fees differ according to the program, opted major, study plan, and level of the program. Tuition fees of some of the popular programs and majors for international students are mentioned in below:

    Program/Major/Faculty Tuition Fee for 2019-20 (in USD)
    Art & Science and Health Science 24,300
    Humanities and Social Sciences 23,080
    B.Tech 26,725
    Engineering 37,455
    Master’s Program 12,820
    MBA  65,250
    Master of Finance in Mathematics 41,000

    Other Expenses

    The expenses incurred other than tuition and accommodation are being provided in the table below. However, international students must note that some of these expenses can vary depending upon the lifestyle choices of a student.  

    Particulars Estimated Cost (in USD)
    Books and Supplies 918 
    Personal Expenses 756
    Meal Plan 3,000 – 4,500
    Accommodation 2,000 – 8,000
    Total 6,674 – 14, 174

    McMaster University Scholarships

    McMaster University provides financial aid for international students based on their academic and financial qualifications. Most of the scholarship offers are made on a conditional basis. The scholarship value is based on a student’s final admission average to the program/courseTypes of Scholarships available to international students at McMaster are:

    • The McMaster Honour Awards (general and named scholarships)
    • Entrance Awards for Indigenous Students
    • Entrance Awards by Application
    • Athletic Financial Awards
    • Faculty Entrance Awards

    Some of the popular scholarships offered at the university are:

    Scholarship Award (USD) Department/Program Eligibility
    Engineering Honor Award 1700 Faculty of Engineering 95% on completion of program
    BTech Entrance Scholarship  1400 Faculty of Engineering 88% on completion of program
    Provost International Scholarship 5300 All UG applicants Nomination by the high school
    David Feather Family MBA Scholarship 3500 DeGroote FT/Co-op MBA Meritorious applicants who have applied by May 1

    It is often observed that 80% of the international students at the university apply for its co-op programs where they are offered to work with not only industry giants in Canada, but also with US employers like Google, Tesla, and Microsoft. 

    Work While Study

    The Work-Study Program (WSP) of McMaster University is designed to give a chance to the students to work part-time on-campus and off-campus during the academic year as well as summer. International students can work-study in Canada regardless of their program of study. They can work for a maximum of 20 hours/week during studies and full time during school holidays. The university offers around 1200 jobs on average in their 110 different departments. For working while studying international students need to fulfill the following conditions:

    • Enrolled in a full-time program.
    • Have a valid study permit.
    • Have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

    Working Off-Campus

    International students also have the flexibility to work off-campus. need to satisfy the following additional conditions:

    • Have already started studying.
    • Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with a duration of at least 6 months.

    McMaster University Placements

    The graduate employment rate of McMaster University crosses the mark of 90%. The university ranked #93 for its graduate employability by QS Rankings (2019). To help its students have a successful career ahead the university organizes Hamilton’s largest job fair. McMaster helps its students with career placements. These are unpaid job opportunities that help the students to build their resume, study how classroom learning is applied to the market and its challenges, and gain experience for their future job.

    Some of the highest paying McMaster University programs and the salaries offered to graduates are detailed below:

    Degree Salaries (USD/year)
    Ph.D 122,000
    MBA 93,000
    MSc 86,000
    BSc 65,000
    B.A 59,000
    M.A 58,000

    Some of the hieghest paying sectors for graduates of McMaster University include Sales & B.D, Human Resources, Marketing, Financial Services, IT & Software Development, and Logistics.

    McMaster University ranks #4 for its student satisfaction in Canada, as per The university has also climbed up the ladder of global rankings. These rankings have been awarded as per the assessment of both student satisfaction and research success, suggesting that pursuing a program from McMaster University will bring opportunities for experiential learning and cultural diversity for an international student. It was recognized as Canada’s most research-intensive university in 2017 Research Infosource rankings. The university has been dedicated to the cultivation of human potential since 1887. It offers a proud tradition of research and academic excellence. This is evidenced by groundbreaking learning and teaching. With more than 70 research centers and institutes, McMaster offers 3000+ programs at various levels of studies. It is also one of the only four Canadian universities that consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings

    McMaster University Alumni

    Currently, 275,000 McMaster alumni are living and working in more than 180 countries around the globe. McMaster including government officials, academics, business leaders, Gates Cambridge Scholars, and Nobel Laureates. McMaster has an active portal to provide its alumni with various career management services. Alumni offer various employment services and guidance to current students and recent graduates. Along with these services an endowment fund is also maintained by the alumni network of McMaster

    Notable Alumni

    Some of the popular alumni who graduated from the university are listed below:

    • Tihomir Orešković: 11th Prime Minister of Croatia
    • Bertram Brockhouse: Nobel Laureate in physics
    • Stephen Elop: President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Corporation
    • Myron Scholes: Nobel Laureate in Economics

    Four students from the alumni network have won a Nobel Prize (Nobel peace, Physics, and Economics). The university has not only offered the world with some brilliant minds but also with some brilliant performers like Dave Thomas (comedian), Ivan Reitman (director of meatballs and ghostbusters), Eugene Levy (a name from American Pie) and others.  


    Ques. What is McMaster University known for?

    Ans.  The McMaster University is highly recognized for its medical school and its dedication to the cultivation of human potential. With its groundbreaking research and inventions in the field of medicine, it was recognized as Canada’s most research-intensive university in the 2017 Research Infosource rankings. Apart from its medical schools, the arts and science program's inquiry-based approaches at McMaster are also highly recognized around the world. 

    Ques. What GPA is required to get into McMaster University?

    Ans. To get into McMaster, you require at least 85% or more. Though the percentage required varies depending on the program you wish to apply for.  

    Ques. What are the McMaster University World Rankings?

    Ans. McMaster University ranks #72 as per Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In Canada, McMaster is ranked #4. 

    Ques. Is McMaster a party school?

    Ans. Though McMaster is not recognized as a party school but it is given fair credit for offering abundant co-curricular activities and buzzing student festivals. 

    Ques. What is the cost of studying at McMaster?

    Ans. The average cost of pursuing UG programs at McMaster University is around 26,000 USD a year. The cost of pursuing PG programs is around 9000 USD a year. 

    Ques. Are there Hostel available with McMaster University?

    Ans. Yes, international students can avail one of the 12 residence houses available for on-campus accommodations to international students. The cost of living on-campus can range between 6000 to 8000 USD/year.  

    Ques. What are the deadlines for MBA program at McMaster University?

    Ans. You can apply for MBA with McMaster in either of the three rounds available. The deadlines for the same are- Round 1: Oct 15, 2021, Round 2: Jan 15, 2021, and Round 3: Mar 31, 2021. 

    Ques. How much does MBA at McMaster cost for Indian students?

    Ans. .The cost of pursuing MBA at McMaster University for an Indian Student is around 24 LPA INR. This is majorly the tuition fees, you will need additional costs to survive, which can go up to 4 lakhs a year. 

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    McMaster University - Ontario, canada: 1 answered questions


    Ques. What are the strongest academic programs at McMaster University?

    ● Top Answer By Mayuri Katiyar on 11 Jan 21

    Ans. McMaster is one of the best among global universities so it won't be an exaggeration to say that almost all of its programs are pretty strong and well known. It ranks #4 in Canada so you can imagine the competition and crowd it must attract. They are specially known for their graduate employability in and outside Canada.  Still, it is especially known for its medical, engineering and IT related programs. However, you need to be very good to get into those programs as the competition there is seriously insane. You might get inside but staying there is another deal altogether. Other than these, their programs in the fields of arts, humanities and business have also garnered significant recognition in recent years. MacMaster’s DeGroote School of Medicine is among the top 50 medicine universities as per THE Medicine Ranking.  While its DeGroote Business School is ranked #200-250 globally, it has been ranked #9 in Canada by the Canadian Business Magazine with an average starting salary of 68,000 CAD. This university is popular for its problem-based student centered learning. Its excellence is evident by its recent rank in the top global universities. These are MacMaster’s top ranked subjects according to QS: The university is a research-intensive medical-doctoral university and has been gaining new heights for its clinical, pre-clinical, and health programs. It brings about 379 million CAD research income. The outpacing peers in research averaging 443,700 CAD per faculty accounts for more than double of the national average.Read more
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    placement (average package)

    The university’s graduate employment rate is above 90%. The highest-paid McMaster graduates are the doctorate student with an annual average salary of 122,000 USD. MBA graduates are able to earn about 93,000 USD per year while bachelor graduates earn an annual salary of 43,000 USD

    Western University has an employment rate of 91.5% after 6 months of graduation. With dentistry, medicine and therapy & rehabilitation having an employment rate of 100%. Average salary of Western University graduates is 62,000 USD. Highest earning graduates are Doctorate (293,000 USD); Executive MBA (181,000); Masters in Finance (161,000 USD); MBA (109,000 USD), etc.

    Graduate Employability Rankings (QS 2020)- #301-500
    MS- $120,000
    BA- $60,000
    Other Bachelor degrees- $80,000

    Masters Graduates- $110,000
    MBA Graduates- $93,000

    MS graduates were hired at highest package- $128,000
    Average base salary offered to undergraduates- $72,500
    MBA graduates were offered around $83,000

    Graduate Employability Ranks (2020): #131-140. Top recruiters- University of Calgary, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, ATB Financials, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Alberta Health Sevices, etc.
    MS: $100,000.
    BSc: $80,000.
    MBA: $40,000 to $60,000.

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 101 – 110; Average annual salary is 49,000 USD. Highest paying degree and their per annum salaries are:

    MBA: 96,000 CAD; BA: 79,000 CAD; BS: 75,000 CAD

    Placement rate was around 85% within 3 months of graduationTop recruiters were McKenzie Investments, KPMG, EY, Deloitte, Pepsico, Scotiank, National Bank Financial and others.
    MS Graduates: $98,000
    MBA- $110,000
    Executive MBA graduates were hired at the highest packages

    The placement rate observed was 93% in 4 months of graduation. Base salaris offered (mean) are around 87,000 CAD. Top recruiters include EY, KPMG, McKinsey Consulting, Adidas, Loreal, etc
    MBA Graduates: $108,000
    MS Graduates: $100,000

    Graduate Employability Rankings- # 25 (QS 2020); 98.9% international student employment rate; Top recruiters are Manulife, TD Canada, Sun Life Financial Inc. etc. The average salary offered to graduates is 50,000 CAD per annum. Highest paying degrees: Doctorate (195,000 USD), Masters in Finance (113,000 USD), Masters in Management (102,000 USD), Bachelor of Science (90,000 USD), Bachelor (89,000 USD), Masters in Science (74,000 USD). 

    Graduate employability Ranks QS: #87
    Graduate students hired at a base salary of $62,000
    Highest salries were offered to students entering human resources field

    Top recruiters at UBC were Deloitte, P&G, Labatt, Netsle, Telus, GE Healthcare, etc. Base salaries offered were around $90,000 to the postgraduates. Finance graduates were highest paid: $107,000

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    application requirements

    Personal Statement;
    Supplementary Application (for a few programs);
    Test scores (such as TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT)


    Supplementary Program Information Form
    Letters of Recommendation


    Qualitative and Analytical skill assessment
    Graduation from University-prepratory program (program dependent)

    Some specific courses are required for admissions (vary with program).
    Country-specific entry requirements criteria must be fulfilled. 
    PG applicants must have a GPA 3.0 on scale of 4.0 (Grade B/percentile: 83-86)

    Minimum 75% in bachelors for MBA and 60% for Masters in Engineering; Portfolio; Essays; Resume.

    Student Profile/Supplemenatry Application (depends on program)
    Indian student: Boards Certificate


    Core subject requirements like Maths, Science, Language. 
    Other subjects may be requried at the basic level depending upon the choice of program

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    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    February 1

    Application deadline

    April 16

    Application results


    McMaster University offers programs by its six faculties which are the DeGroote School of Business and the Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences. McMaster University does not put age as a barrier to admissions in the courses they offer.

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score6.56.59-
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score10386120-

    McMaster University Acceptance Rate

    58.7 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $33,407 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $8,548 / Year
    On Campus
    Triple Residence Room
    $6,375 / Year
    Double Residence Room
    $7,150 / Year
    Single Residence Room
    $8,200 / Year
    Single Residence Room
    $4,895 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    DeGroote School of Business

    Address: Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, ON L8S 4E8

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Engineers Canada
    Medicine Programs
    Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (CME/CPD Offices)
    Chemistry Programs
    Canadian Society for Chemistry


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    McMaster University Work/Study program helps financing students facing a financial crunch. The work study program at McMaster allows the students to work during the fall/winter semester and over the summer semester. International students with a valid study permit can also apply for the program, without acquiring a work permit for Canada. The university offers more than 1250 jobs within the 110 departments with part-time positions being available for all the three terms and full-time positions being available over summer term only. International student planning to work while studying at McMaster must be familiar with the following sets of information:

    What jobs can you get at McMaster work/study program?

    • Full-time: 35 hours/week (available for summer semester only)
    • Part-time: 10 hours/week (available for fall, winter and summer semester)
    • Job types offered include: customer service, atheletic coordinator, admistrative and research support. 

    Note: Students must not that they are allowed to hold only one work position at a time. Also, First-year students are not eligible for fall/winter term part-time jobs. However, jobs available over the summer term at McMaster are available to freshman students. 

    How much can you make while working?

    • Students are paid on an hourly basis. 
    • The wage differ as per the role, but employers are required to offer at least the Ontario Minimum Wage to students working.
    • The hourly wage usually ranges between 12-15 CAD per hour.

    How to Apply for McMaster Work-Study Program

    The primary step for making applications for work-study program is completing your online personal profile on the aid application Mosaic. Given below are the steps briefly describing the process of applcation

    • Apply for Aids and Awards
    • Make declarations and preferences: Select current year of award, accept student declaration post reading it, select from the given statements that apply to you
    • Receive OSAP
      • In cases you do not receive OSAP, choose a reason from the already provided one’s. 
      • One of the reasons is being an international student, click on the same.
      • You will now be prompted to provide additional documents. 
      • Add/upload the required documents within 10 business days
    • Make the work program application through general bursary/work-program tab. 
    • Chose the term for which you want to work. 
    • Keep a track of application and wait for approval

    Dates and Deadlines for McMaster Work Study Program

    • Application Closes for Fall/Winter term: Feb 28. 
    • ApplicationCcloses for Summer term: July 15

    Tips for McMaster Work-Study Program

    • You can accept only one job offer

    • If not eligibile for work program, you can still be hired by an employer. In such case, you will not be subsidized by the work program

    • The student success center at McMaster offers help with resumes and cover letters. 

    Work-off Campus while at McMaster University

    International students at McMaster University can work off-campus for 20 hours per week during a school year. As per CIC, announcements, as much as 2000 international students at McMaster can work off-campus. The off-campus work program allows international students to apply for an open work permit. For working off-campus you must:

    • Have a study permit
    • Must have been enrolled in a FT program for at least 6 months preceding the work permit application
    • Have satisfactory academic standing
    • Sign from McMaster to apply wth an application fee of 150 CAD when applying for work pernmit through CIC. 

    Financing your studies at McMaster is an easy task not requiring much paper-work. The abundance of employment opportunities on-campus makes it easier for students to work on-campus. As McMaster university is one of the partner institutes for CIC allowing international students to work off-campus, it becomes easier and feasible for students to work off-campus. 


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    8.3 /10

    Reputed university, cheap as compared to other canadian universities for MBA. Closer to Toronto region, 2 year MBA program, opportunity to specialise in MBA (Marketing, Finance, Health)

    Course Curriculum :

    The course syllabus is as per the recent market demand. Yes we were made to work with realtime companies to solve their problems.

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    8.2 /10

    It was my dream to study at a university in the Canada to get better opportunities for my future. I opted for this university as it was suggested by my parents and after exploring a lot about the university. I applied to the university online along with the application fee was $60.

    Course Curriculum :

    The aim of my course curriculum is to inculcate the required skills by the professionals of this field and to develop industry skills. The curriculum included all the subjects like web development, programming, data structures, algorithm and so on. Intense practice was also provided to me via practicals, presentations.

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    8.3 /10

    I had contacted my study abroad counselor and he had advised me to take admission here. I applied online through the admission portal of the university and paid a $60 application fee. My high school score of 8.2 GPA were also considered at the admission process.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course was very high level and provided me a lot of insight about the industry and how it works. My curriculum helped me analyzing the problem and creating solution. I was taught subjects such as micro-economics, macro-economics, accounts and so on.

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    9.5 /10

    I chose McMaster University because of the educational atmosphere and I appreciated that the degree will surely multiply my career prospects in the future. Also, I knew that, I'll be getting opportunities to establish a relationship with my professors. For me, smaller class size promotes a better learning environment and a certain ease level. I applied here using the official admission portal at university's website. The application fee that I paid was around $200.

    Course Curriculum :

    My commerce program provides the essential grounding in business subjects while giving us the opportunity to broaden our horizons by taking social science, humanities, and science courses as well. While studying the program, we gain knowledge and develop skills we need for positions of leadership in organizations spanning all sectors of the economy. My curriculum includes subjects like Accounting, Finance, Human Resources and Management, Information Systems, Marketing and Strategic Management, and Operations Management.

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    9.3 /10

    I decided to attend McMaster University because of its active student-faculty relationships and the small class sizes. Also, the university has a very wide alumni network, which will help me to have incredible resources throughout the years and also in the future for things such as letters of recommendation for graduate school. To apply here, I submitted an application form online through the admission portal of official website and also paid an application fee of around $200.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program I choose focused on advancing our knowledge in computational theory and practice through intensive computing research problems that involve scientific theory and engineering practice. The specialization courses that were available with our program were computer Systems and Software Quality, Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, Scientific Computing and Optimization, Security, Privacy, and Data Analytics, Theory and Methodologies of Computation.

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