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Welcome prospective Saudi Arabian students! We're glad that you are considering McGill University as a choice for your graduate education. 

Hear from current Saudi Arabian graduate students at McGill

 Ghada Aldosaryphoto of Ghada Aldosary

McGill University is known worldwide for its excellence. Regardless of your specialty, as a graduate student here, you will not only learn from its proficient team of internationally recognized professors, scientists and researchers, but you will also be lead into exciting research opportunities, enhance your academic status and soft skills and be able to exchange and discuss ideas with like-minded people! McGill University’s community is culturally diverse, and it has a great location meaning that everything you will need will always be within reach- and in Montreal everything always seems to be just 15 minutes away!


photo of Abeer Almudaihim Abeer Almudaihim

Attending McGill University for my graduate studies was a decision that I will never regret it. I liked the overall feel of the campus, the diversity among the students, the respect of all religions as well as social activities that are offered on a daily basis. I have met numerous people that have enriched my life and made my educational experience rewarding.

photo of Wagdan M Alenizy in front of McGillWagdan M Alenizy

I recognized that my desire to pursue the M.Sc. degree in Human Genetics would be achieved outstandingly at McGill University. Being recently involved in a clinically oriented project is without doubt going to fulfill the merited accomplishments as a Demonstrator in Taibh University in Saudi Arabia. Besides achieving the main goal, developing certain skills is required for a high standard McGill-graduate student.

Therefore, a great number of workshops are offered via different associations at McGill and given by highly experienced people. McGill also took the responsibility to provide the most convenient environment for its students by offering tremendous and unique services such as the first-year student and the safe walk services. Although the fact that it would be difficult for some Saudi girls students to be apart from their families, but with such privileges, McGill University enables to create the suitable and convenient environment for us as well as the outstanding level of education!!


photo of  Sharifa Alebrahim and husband Feras AlmubarakSharifa Alebrahim and husband Feras Almubarak

As Saudi students, we are proud to be part of McGill community because this university is not only the best school in Canada but also is one of the best universities in the world. Students, from different countries and cultures, come to pursue their dreams at McGill, giving us the chance to interact and learn from them.  

photo of Asma AlkusayerAsma Alkusayer

McGill’s Master of Science in Psychiatry program taught me that scientific research is a process and not a skill that I readily acquire.  Research refines one’s clinical skills and allows one to see people from a different perspective.  At McGill, I learned that my research contribution is valued and the knowledge I gain is respected.


photo of Hussam AlamriHussam Alamri

Graduate of King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Currently studying for masters in Experimental Surgery at McGill.

I deeply believe that McGill is the right choice for many Saudi Students, and for that I'm sending my words hoping it still counts.

"It’s hard to be an international student anywhere, however, at McGill University where one-fifth of the students are international, the student's community is so tolerant and welcoming. Being one of the top universities around the world, you will find all the tools that support your journey. It’s a journey worth the investment.

photo of Sultan AldebeyanSultan Aldebeyan

Graduate of King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Currently a masters student in Experimental Surgery at McGill University

Mcgill University is one of the most prominent establishments in the world, it’s friendly and multicultural atmosphere, which contains a high percentage of Saudis, helped me in settling down, it has been recruiting graduate students from Saudi Arabia for decades most of whom managed to be successful in their domains.

Top five reasons to come to McGill for graduate school

1. McGill ranks as one of the best universities in North America, and one of the top 20 in the world.

2. Study alongside students from over 160 countries, along with over 50 other international graduate students from Saudi Arabia.

3. Quebec tuition fees are some of the lowest in North America, and much lower than those in the United Kingdom and Europe

4. As an international student, you are eligible to receive a permit to work in Canada for up to three years after you graduate.

5. Live in Montreal, one of the safest, most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. (Ranked #1 in Canda and #10 in the world by QS Best Student Cities 2012 list).

International Degree Equivalency - Saudi Arabian Degrees

Please check out information on Saudi Arabian Degree Equivalency for minimum credentials and required admission documentation.

Visit the International Student Services website for more information.


Additional Resources:

You may wish to consult The Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada, established in 1978 to meet the educational needs of Saudi students wishing to pursue their higher education in Canadian Universities and Technical Colleges. 

The Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (ICAMES) is a collaborative project of McGill University, the Université de Montréal, and Concordia University, together with associated researchers based at other institutions. Established in 1989, ICAMES promotes and facilitate research on the contemporary Middle East.

McGill is proud to have participated in The 4th International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education (IECHE)

 McGill booth at ICEHE

16 - 19 April 2013, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

The International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education seeks to host international universities and higher education institutions under one umbrella in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  to provide an environment for scientific cooperation between international and Saudi higher education institutions in both the public and private sectors.