Mobility awards

The purpose of the Mobility Award is to encourage students to study abroad as part of their McGill degree program by defraying part of the cost of this experience. The two ways a student may receive funding for this award are through the:

  • Basic Mobility Award and/or
  • Mobility Financial Aid Supplement.

Information on these, as well as other travel awards, is available on McGill's International Education website. Below you will find additional information needed in order to apply for the Mobility Financial Aid Supplement. 

Mobility Financial Aid Supplement


The Mobility Financial Aid Supplement, administered by the Scholarships and Student Aid Office, is primarily for students who:

  • are approved for an eligible study abroad activity.
  • demonstrate financial need according to SSAO guidelines*.

*Due to the high costs associated with travel, receipt of government aid is not the only determining factor in demonstrating financial need.

How to apply

Students can apply by going to Minerva > Financial Aid/Awards tab > Financial Aid Menu > Apply for McGill Financial Aid and submitting a Mobility Award application. There is no need to make an appointment for an interview with a Student Aid Counselor. Your application will be assessed online, so it is very important to clearly and accurately include all relevant information.

When to apply

Be prepared to submit your application within the open/close dates indicated below. Late applications will not be accepted (no exceptions!).

If you are approved to study away: Minerva Mobility Financial Aid application: You will get results (viewable on Minerva) by:

Summer 2016 or
Fall 2016 or
Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

Opens: May 1, 2016
Closes: May 31, 2016

June 30, 2016

Winter 2017 or
Late approvals for Fall 2016
Opens: October 1, 2016
Closes: October 31, 2016
November 30, 2016


Have questions?

Questions specific to the Exchange Program and the Basic Mobility Award may be submitted via the studentexchanges [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Mobility Awards email address).

Questions about the Mobility Financial Aid Supplement may be directed to the student [dot] aid [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Scholarships & Student Aid Office).