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Differential Fee Waivers (DFWs) for International Students

Internal DFWs

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies allocates DFWs to McGill University faculties for international Doctoral students, and exceptionally to international research Master’s students for each academic year. International students who are allocated a DFW, by their respective faculties, are exempt from the international tuition supplement.


DFWs are restricted to international graduate students at McGill whose visa status requires them to pay full international tuition fees. Recipients must be:


Adequate medical coverage (which includes in-hospital and out-patient services) is a condition for postdoctoral registration at McGill, and proof of such insurance is one of the materials required to register as a postdoctoral fellow and as a postdoctoral research trainee.