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$7,000 CAD at the Bellairs Reseach Institute

  • Meals (two meals/day (lunch, supper) during the week (Monday-Friday).
  • Accommodation (2-3 students/room), laundry, kitchen access, computer room access.

This amount does not include airfare, tuition, immunizations, health insurance and some meals.

Refund policy
The program fees are non refundable. Unless for unseen circumstances and with the support of valid documentation (i.e medical note) a withdrawal from the program is inevitable, a decision about possible refund would be undertaken.


  • $1000.00 deposit: once accepted in the program, the deposit must be paid and  is NON-REFUNDABLE .
  • Final payment (balance of the program fee) - Due: March 28

Please make both the deposit and balance payments to your McGill student account, in the same way you usually pay tuition.
For futher information on procedures for payment of fees go to the Student Accounts website.

Do not wait for or expect to see specific charges for these. Once a payment is made, please send an email to student [dot] accounts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Student Accounts) with a subject of BITS – deposit or BITS – balance. The body of your email should include your student ID number. Also, please copy this email to julie [dot] major [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Julie Major.)

Potential Funding

McGill students participating in an official exchange, field study semester, study-on-own, research or internship program may be entitled to a bursary for international studies.

    (Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec)

If you are between 18 and 35 years old, canadian citizen or permanent resident, and have been living in Quebec for at least one year, you may receive funding for your project (once you have been accepted in the BITS program).

To be awarded to meritorious MSE undergraduate students on a 3 year rotational cycle basis. This year a student from the Faculty of Arts will be awarded $550. The award supports students who wish to take a McGill recognized field study abroad program OR have a pre-arranged independent course or honours course that involves field research abroad.

If you are in the Faculty of Arts and your project is organized through the Faculty of Arts Internship Program, check the Arts Internship Awards.