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McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

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McGill is a public University that owes its inception to the petition drafted by James McGill for improved education. His vision leads to the creation of the University which bears his name, in the year 1821. Today, McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known Institutions delivering about 300 Graduate programs from eleven different departments with 30% of the students coming from 150 different countries.

The University houses more than 3000 Undergraduate students in its two campuses, upper campus and lower campus located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Downtown Campus is the main campus of the University and the other campus is the MacDonald campus providing studies in the field of Agriculture and Environment, Nutrition, Parasitology, and Research. 

Over the years, McGill University witnessed a few of the remarkable discoveries from Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel-prize winning research on the nature of radioactivity to the advancement of Atomic theory, genetic codes, and DNA. The University is home to not only the Nobel-prize winning Faculty members but 145 nation-leading students with the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

McGill University Highlights :

FounderJames McGill
Canadian AffiliatesUniversities Canada, Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Canadian Bureau for International Education, World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
International AffiliatesAssociation of American Universities (AAU), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), Association of Commonwealth Universities, Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), Group of Canadian Research Universities, Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), Academics without Borders, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
InfrastructureClassrooms, Library, Hostels, Sports, Laboratories, Auditoriums, etc.
McGill University CoursesUndergraduate, Masters, Doctorate, Diploma and Certifications

McGill University Application :

The normal basis of admission to McGill University is the completion of the credentials that lead to University admission in the country of your study. The application form will be available online on the official website of the university until the deadline approaches. To access and login to the online application system, applicants must:

  1. Create or enter the login ID using a valid and reliable email address.
  2. Fill the details of the application form and submit it online.
  3. The University will send a confirmation mail after 48 hours with information on the Minerva Account and how to complete the file.
  4. Upload the necessary documents according to the instructions listed in the mail.
  5. Keep a credit card ready to pay the application fees of CAD 114.37/- and CAD 160.12/- for Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the Undergraduate level for two program choices. 
  6. Track the application and ensure its completion through the Minerva Account.

McGill University Admission Details :

Important Dates for Admission : 

Important Dates for Admission : 

Deadline – Transfer and Second Degree

Application from a University or College outside Canada

January 15

Submission of Supporting Documents

April 30

Application from University in Canada

May 1

Submission of Supporting Documents

June 1

McGill Financial Aid Application (online Minerva)

30 days from the acceptance date

Deadline – Special Student and Visiting


May 1

Submission of Supporting Documents

June 1

Programs with Separate Deadlines

Music Application and Documents

January 15

Architecture Portfolio Submission

March 7

Religious Studies Application and Documents

May 1

Social Work Documents Submission

May 1

McGill University Admission Fees : 

McGill University fees are based not only on the degree or programs that the candidates are interested in but also the residency status. The University reserves the right to make changes in the published scale of fees without prior notice.

The total annual fees for Bachelor of Commerce in accordance with the residency status is:

  • Quebec: CAD 4650.35/-
  • Non-Quebec Canadian: CAD 10,046.45/- 
  • International: CAD 51820.25/- 

The Doctor of Dental Medicine program bears an annual fee of:

  • Quebec: CAD 8,041.55/-
  • Non-Quebec Canadian: CAD 19,553.23/- 
  • International: CAD 46,735.55/- 

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University Stats

With the entire students of 40,153 in 2019, McGill University is home to an exceptional combination of scholars, faculty, and staff, and referred to as one among the best research universities in Canada. McGill ranks no.1 in Canada among Medical-Doctoral Universities on Maclean’s University Ranking 2019. McGill University has over 40,000 students with around 32% of international students.

Admission Details

The primary language of instruction of McGill is English. The applicants will be required to have a record of study, English language proficiency, TOEFL/ IELTS/ SAT scores, official transcripts, and letters of reference. Below are the details about admission requirements and the acceptance rate at the McGill University :

  • Accredited/recognized university degree
  • A minimum grade of 3.0 over 4.0 or equivalent in the university degree
  • Academic requirements set by McGill graduate department
  • English proficiency proof

Average Tuition Fees

McGill University offers over 300 programs and also provides financial assistance to the students. There are various financial aid programs available including bursaries and scholarships. Below is the information about average tuition fees for the courses at McGill :

  • For international students: $18,110- $48,747
  • For Quebec students: $2544
  • For other Canadian students: $7940
Degree TypeTuition Fees
Post Graduate$13583

Application Details

At McGill University, international applicants are encouraged to apply early so that you have enough time to prepare the travel, study, and immigration documents. Also, many departments of the university have earlier application deadlines for international students. The application process for admission at McGill is given below:

  • The applicant should first discover the right program from over 400 programs in over 80 departments
  • The applicant should connect with the respective department to learn about the program requirements, deadlines, and to find a supervisor.
  • He/ she should prepare the application along with all the supporting documents.
  • Finally, the applicant should upload all the documents and submit the application.
Application Deadline 2020-01-15

Other Fees

While planning for the tuition fees at McGill, students need to consider other fees as well such as living costs, accommodation fees, and other expenses. Below you can find some details regarding other fees for international students at McGill :

  • Estimated ancillary fees: $1537- $3391
  • Mandatory health insurance: $1,161
  • Books and supplies: $1000
  • McGill Housing cost: $8,148 – $13,052 per year
  • Apartment Rental: $500 – $1,300 per month
  • Food plan for McGill residence: $5,475
  • Voluntary meal plan: $2,600

Average Annual Tuition Fees$ 13,401Average Accommodation$ 8,712Application Fees$ 120.99

Courses Fees

McGill University offers various graduate certificate, degree, diploma, and certificate programs through 11 academic departments and schools. Below are the tuition fees for the undergraduate and graduate courses like bachelor of engineering, master of arts, and a bachelor of music and more :

  • Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng] Computer Engineering: $34,242
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] Computer Science: $13,583
  • Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] Neuroscience: $11,728
  • Graduate Diploma [Grad.Dip] Clinical Research: $13,590
  • Graduate Certificate [Grad. Cert] Professional Accounting: $10,089

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