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Incoming Students


The McGill Engineering Student Centre hosts an information session for all incoming exchange students upon arrival. Exchange students are also encouraged to attend all New Student Orientation activities.

January 6, 2014
10:00 a.m.

Frank Dawson Adams (FDA) Building,
Room 5


Incoming_Information_Session [pdf]

Applying to McGill Engineering as an Exchange Student

All questions regarding participating in an exchange at McGill University’s Faculty of Engineering should be directed to the International Studies/Study Abroad Office of your home university. McGill University will only review exchange applications that are formally submitted to us by the exchange coordinators of exchange partner universities.
More information: McGill University Student Exchange and Study Abroad

You have been accepted as an exchange student in the Faculty of Engineering

Congratulations on your acceptance: we look forward to welcoming you to our Faculty!

Pre-Departure Information

For complete pre-departure information, please consult McGill’s International Student Services website, where you can download the McGill Pre-Departure Guide, which is updated yearly.

Faculty-Specific Information


PLEASE NOTE: Due to programming restrictions, Exchange, Visiting, & Special students will not be able to register for most courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering. Therefore manual registration will be required and students must follow one of the options described below.

OPTION A – Prior to Arrival


OPTION B – Students Who Have Arrived

  • Obtain a signature approval from McGill professors. Using the Request_for_Course_Authorization_-_following_arrival_2012  [.doc]. please request that each individual instructor sign the form granting approval to register for the course.
  • Please return this form by email exchange [dot] engineering [at] mcgill [dot] ca
    or deliver to the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC),
    Frank Dawson Adams Bldg., room 22.

When this form is received and processed, students should verify and confirm their course registration on MINERVA. It is the student's responsibility to make ensure they are registered in the correct courses and have no time conflicts.