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Established in 1821, McGill University is the oldest public research university in Montreal, attracting international students from over 150 countries annualy, accounting for 24% of its student population.
In 2018, the QS world university rankings, rated McGill as the 33rd Best University in the world, and the 2nd best University in Canada. It is a renowned institution for higher studies and is known for its excellent teaching and research programs.
McGill has two campuses, “ Downtown Campus” located at Mount Royal in downtown Montreal and the second campus “ Macdonald Campus” located in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. The University offers higher study courses in over 300 fields of study with the most popular faculties being Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering and Management.
It is internationally renowned for its law and medicine programs. The University offers a variety of student services, sports and recreation, clubs and academic enrichment with over 13 libraries and a museum.
The average tution cost for International students pursuing a undergraduate course at McGill is between $27,000 - $30,000. Students are required to have at least an 88.8% GPA to be eligible for entry into this University.
McGill University has 11 faculties and schools, including:
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
McGill University has 50 research centres and institutions, offering over 300 programs, and consist of an alumni network of 250,000.
Some of the popular courses taken by International students include:
The following graduates are highly desired by employers:
The University Scholarships and student aid office –The student aid office manages the bursaries, loans and work study programs based on financial needs of the students. They additionally work with students to carry out a program called “Frugal Scholar Money Management Program” which helps students to budget their finances effectively and graduate with little or no debt.
Merit Based Entrance Scholarships: are offered to first time university students, who enrol in a full-time undergraduate program. There are two types:
*Some of the faculties like Music, Law, Medicine and Dentistry also offer their own “faculty-specific” scholarships.
Entrance Bursary Program: Offers financial aid to students with low – medium income families and are applicable to new, first year undergraduates studying law or medicine, in the form of government aid, part time work, parental support and financial funding.
The bursary value would depend on the level of need of the students and their families, relative to other students, as well as the tuition fee, based on the program of study that has been undertaken.
*Students who receive this type of funding will be automatically approved to find employment through the University work study program.
McGill University overs a wide range of student services for physical, emotional, social, and financial wellbeing as well as student clubs and societies that help students in their socialization process.
Students have the option of living on campus while completing their studies, at either one of the two University campuses. The McGill Student housing offers accommodation in the form of apartment style or dormitory housing.
Students can choose from either single occupancy apartments or single bedrooms in shared-facilities housing. All housing is accompanied with 24-hour security, designated quiet places to study, and are located within walking distance to classrooms, libraries and other student services.