Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1887Established Year


McMaster University offers programs through its six faculties which are the DeGroote School of Business and the Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences. OUAC 105F International Application is required to be filled for applying to any course in more than one university in Ontario.

  • The different undergraduate, graduate, part-time and continuing education programs offered by the university.
  • No age barrier to admissions in the courses they offer.
  • Different programs have different academic requirements.
  • International candidates can apply for the university online through the application form present on the website of the university.

McMaster University Admission Deadlines

The admission process for McMaster University is currently ongoing. The application start date is February 1, 2019, and the deadline is April 1, 2019. Students in the B.Tech completion program will have to apply before November 1, 2017.

The fee for the application process is CAD 156.

McMaster University Admission for Undergraduate Program

The deadlines for the application process for undergraduate programs for international students are:

Arts & ScienceFebruary 1
Engineering I (Co-op & Non-Co-op)January 17
Health Sciences IJanuary 17
Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences IJanuary 17
Integrated Business and Humanities IFebruary 1
Integrated ScienceFebruary 1
MidwiferyFebruary 1
Nursing IFebruary 1

McMaster University Admission for Graduate Program

The deadlines for the application process for graduate programs for international students are:

Biomedical Discovery & CommercializationFebruary 1
Health Sciences (Above Level I)April 1
Justice, Political Philosophy, and LawApril 1
MidwiferyFebruary 1
Nursing - Transfer ApplicantsFebruary 1
Nursing Accelerated Stream (Above Level I)February 1
Physician AssistantFebruary 1
Social WorkFebruary 1

McMaster University Admission Deadlines for Spring-Summer Session

SessionInternational Deadline
May Entry (Term 1 or 3)April 1
June Entry (Term 2)May 15

McMaster University Requirements

For International Students

The university requires that the candidates should be excellent in their academics and should have good English proficiency.

  1. Academics: The eligibility criteria vary for different countries. The minimum qualification for admission is the completion of 12th state or national board exams with excellent results. Transcripts of the same are required.
  2. English Proficiency: If the students do not meet the exemption of English Language Proficiency (ELP), they will need to take any of the ELP tests. The accepted tests and their minimum requirements are:
    • IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall
    • TOEFL - 86 overall
    • PTE Academic- 60 overall
  3. Statement for application fraud: If McMaster concludes based on reasonable grounds that the applicant has falsified any information presented to the University as part of his or her application, without limiting any other rights of McMaster available at law, McMaster reserves the right to revoke the offer and, subject to applicable law and University Policy, to terminate a student’s registration.

105F International Application for International Applicants

The students from outside Canada, that is international students, who wish to take admission to the McMaster University will need to fill the OUAC 105 International Application form.

The following criteria makes an international student eligible to fill the 102F:

  • They are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and/or
  • They currently reside outside Canada
  • They are not currently attending Ontario High School day program (either in Ontario or Abroad)

McMaster University Admission Process

International students can apply to the university through the official website of the university, that is Students are advised to apply early for the university as the admissions are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application process for the university goes as follows:

  1. Research program options.
  2. Apply online to the university before the required deadline so that your application is processed without any delays.
  3. Fill in and submit all required documents.
  4. Monitor your application status using their online portal.
  5. The university will communicate the admission decision to you through e-mail within 4 to 8 weeks of the application being completed.
  6. Review and accept the offer if you agree to all the conditions.
  7. If required, complete the residency application including the deposit.
  8. Register yourself for the classes by selecting the classes and paying the fees.

The eligibility for admission will be considered only when the candidate has submitted all the documents related to academic records and other additional information requested by the division to which you have applied.

Consideration of application at McMaster University

The McMaster follows a good screening process before granting admission to the candidates as it is one of the best universities in Canada. The university witnesses above 80,000 enrollments every year. The steps that they take to finish the admission process of the candidates are:

  • Verification of the general admission requirements of the university being met by candidates.
  • Verification of the program-specific requirements being met by the aspirants
  • The previous academic record of the candidates is checked to make further decisions.
  • The scores of the ELP tests like IELTS, TOEFL, etc. are then considered.

McMaster University Additional Requirement

The scores of IELTS or TOEFL along with the necessary documents and the statement of application fraud are required by the candidates before securing admission in the McMaster University. The important things that should be kept in mind are:

  • International students are required to present a study permit if the stay is greater than 6 months.
  • The name of the candidate must be clearly visible on the documents provided.
  • The documents have to be submitted only once irrespective of the number of programs that the candidates apply to.
  • IELTS, CAE, PTE, MELAB, or TOEFL test scores have to be submitted for English proficiency.
  • International students can submit their application online through the portal on the official website of the university.

When submitting your documents, use the label(s) provided, with your preprinted student number on them. If you are unable to use the labels provided, you should ensure that all supporting documentation is clearly labeled with either your McMaster Student Number (found on your confirmation letter) or your Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) application reference number.

McMaster University Contact Details 

In case of any issue, the students can contact the McMaster University from the details below:

Enrolment Services

McMaster University

Admissions – GH 108

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton ON  L8S 4L8


Telephone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23650/23679/24321, 905-525-4600

Twitter: @MacAdmit


Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission

Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario
Concordia University Montreal, Quebec
Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver, British Columbia
OCAD University Toronto, Ontario