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General Guide for Tuition Fees

Please consult www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/fees for the annual fees specific to your program.

Costs are based on a normal undergraduate course load (30 credits) for the full academic year (Fall and Winter terms) in 2013-2014, and are subject to change. Lodging, food and other expenses are the estimated minimum amounts for eight months.

Residence Fees 2014 / 2015
Fees vary depending on the type of accommodation (dorm, apartment, house), size of the room, and whether a meal plan is included. See details here.

Financial assistance information may be obtained from the Student Aid Office of McGill.

Scholarships and Student Aid
McGill is proud of the quality of its students and their accomplishments, and it has an extensive program of entrance scholarships to recognize academic excellence.

The Schulich School of Music and the Scholarships and Student Aid Office help students locate the financial resources necessary to cover the costs of their education. Here you’ll find information on scholarship funding, government aid programs, McGill loans and bursaries, debt management, individualized budget counselling, and the Work-Study program.

  • Application deadline for admission and Entrance Scholarship consideration: January 15
  • February 28 to March 8, 2015 entrance auditions will serve as scholarship auditions for Performance applicants. Non-performance applicants for scholarship consideration will be evaluated on their academic record.

Schulich School of Music Scholarship Guidelines

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships offered at the time of admissions.
Awarded by Department Chairs to outstanding applicants, in consultation with Area Chairs. Administered by Music Admissions and the Dean’s Office.  Based on audition and GPA.

  • All eligible applicants are automatically considered for Academic Basic Scholarships. Separate applications are required for all Major Scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded to first-time university students entering a full-time undergraduate degree program.

Additional information on Academic Scholarships can be found at McGill Scholarships and Student Aid.

Financial Aid

McGill offers financial aid in the form of loans (money that needs to eventually be repaid) and bursaries (money that does not need to be repaid) to eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Our assistance is meant to supplement other sources of core funding such as government aid, part-time work and, in some cases, a student line of credit from the bank. More information can be found at Student Aid.

*The following information is not intended for newly accepted applicants but for current registered students in the Schulich School of Music. All new admits should refer to the above guidelines (Scholarship and Financial Aid).

Undergraduate In-Course awards.
Scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries available in the Schulich School of Music are awarded at the discretion of the Dean and the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee. No applications are required as all eligible students will automatically be considered. Awards are generally made in the Spring on the basis of academic standing during the preceding Fall and Winter terms. To be eligible, a student must have successfully completed at least 27 graded credits (not including summer courses) in the academic year preceding. Administered by the Dean’s Office,  dean [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca .

**Please note that courses flagged with the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option will be excluded from the credit load considered for scholarships.  Students must be registered for a minimum of 27 credits in addition to any S/U course.
**Summer courses are also excluded from the credit load considered for scholarships.
**Students whose records contain outstanding incompletes or deferrals will not be considered.

Financial Need Scholarships.
The Schulich School of Music offers a small number of financial need scholarships, and assists with referrals to the Scholarships and Student Aid Office. Students who find themselves in a position of Financial Need should arrange to meet with Prof. Sara Laimon (Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs).

For a complete listing of Music Scholarships, please refer to the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar.