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In-Course Awards for McGill Students

In-Course Awards for McGill Students

Faculty scholarships and awards are decided by the faculty scholarships committees. You should consult the appropriate section of the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar for regulations and information concerning these awardsat www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/calendars, or the following website: www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships/current.

  • Most undergraduate scholarships and awards are granted on the basis of the combined GPA for the Fall and Winter terms (i.e., your sessional GPA), or a ranking in the top 5% of the faculty, subject to the faculty's budget. Applications are not required unless specifically indicated in the terms of an award.
  • To be considered for in-course awards and/or the renewal of entrance scholarships, you must complete at least 27 graded credits in the regular academic year. Courses completed under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) option, and Summer courses, are not considered. Program content and number of credits may also be considered.
  • Up to a maximum of 6 credits from courses taken at other Quebec universities through the Inter-University Transfer (IUT) agreement can be counted towards the requirements for scholarship renewal or for consideration for other academic awards. Eligibility is based on all courses taken during the regular academic year, on both the McGill GPA and the global GPA, which includes the IUT credits.
  • You should review all regulations regarding in-course awards by consulting www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships/current/eligibility.
  • A maximum of the top 10% of students in each faculty are named to the Dean's Honour List. This designation is based on the combined GPA for the Fall and Winter terms (i.e., your sessional GPA) and the minimum required combined GPA is determined by each faculty. It is an official University recognition of the student's achievements and appears on the transcript. There is no monetary reward.
  • All awards, with the exception of prizes, are credited to the tuition fee accounts of students for the following academic year. Students must be registered on a full-time basis to receive the funds.
  • If you hold a renewable scholarship from the Committee on Enrolment and Student Affairs, it will only be renewed if you meet the McGill standards for renewal. See www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships/prospective/regulation.

Need-Based Entrance Financial Aid

Need-Based Entrance Financial Aid

This program offers financial aid to students from families of modest means who require assistance to attend McGill. Upon acceptance to the University, first-year, undergraduate students can apply for an entrance bursary on Minerva. The value of the entrance bursary depends on the student's degree of need. Since financial need is the primary factor in the selection of aid recipients, applicants for this program are expected to apply for government student aid programs where eligible.

The University offers an In-Course Financial Aid program to full-time undergraduate degree students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. This aid includes bursaries, short- and long-term loans and a Work Study Program. To be considered for McGill financial aid, the University recommends that applicants apply for the maximum government student assistance for which they are eligible. The Scholarships and Student Aid Office oversees all provincial, federal and U.S. student aid programs and disburses government funds.

Student Aid Counsellors are available for consultation on an individual basis to provide advice on budgeting and debt management, and to award financial assistance to needy and deserving students. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/studentaid.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 16, 2011) (disclaimer)