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McGill University Financial Aid

For information on possible sources of financial aid, contact McGill's Scholarship and Student Aid Office. This office provides information on government aid, institutional loans, bursaries and awards, as well as counseling on budget and debt management. The Faculty of Medicine's bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need and are administered by the Scholarship and Student Aid Office

Newly accepted students entering their first year of an undergraduate program may apply for Entrance Financial Aid via the Financial Aid Menu on Minerva. Applicants for university and faculty financial aid must first avail themselves of government and other sources of assistance for which they may be eligible. 

In-course students may apply for In-Course Financial Aid via the Financial Aid/Awards Menu on Minerva.

Scholarship, bursary and prize values are based on funds available. Section 7.2 of the Health Sciences Calendar outlines the various scholarships, bursaries, prizes, medals and loan funds available to medical students.

McGill Entrance Scholarships for MDCM Students

The Faculty of Medicine offers a number of Entrance Scholarships annually to newly admitted first-year MDCM (including joint program) students on the basis of overall achievement as evidenced in the admissions application. All admitted students are automatically considered for entrance scholarships. There is no form to complete. Scholarships are allocated at the discretion of the Faculty of Medicine and according to available funds.

External Scholarships for MDCM Students

The following scholarships are available to 1st year medical students. These scholarships are not administered by McGill University.

The Karen E. Latt Memorial Scholarship is for female graduates entering medical school. For more information, visit the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal website at with keyword search: JCF Scholarships.

The Canadian Medical Foundation offers a Special Bursary Program for Aboriginal Medical Students. Amongst others, bursaries for Quebec and Single Mother Aboriginal applicants, and the Dr. John Big Canoe Memorial Scholarship are offered.

The RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for Medical and Dental Students for students entering first year of a Canadian medical or dental school.

The Quebec Black Medical Association offers scholarships to students of African and/or Caribbean descent in CEGEP or University, studying health-related sciences such as medicine, pharmacy/pharmacology, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, exercise science/kinesiology, psychology, public health and more.

Entrance Scholarships for Med-P Students

Entrance scholarships are available for students accepted to the Med-P program. While in the Med-P program, students are registered in the Faculty of Science and hence are eligible for University entrance scholarships, both one-year and renewable.

Once admitted to the Faculty of Medicine (MDCM), recipients of renewable entrance scholarships must meet certain criteria in order that the scholarship be renewed (for a maximum of 3 years).