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Visiting University Students

Registering for McGill Summer Studies

We look forward to welcoming you on McGill's green campus this summer. This is an excellent opportunity to experience Montreal during the best time of year, while taking courses from Canada's top medical-doctoral university (ranking: Maclean's magazine).

Who are Visiting University Students?

Students who are currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program at an out-of-province university, and international university students.

Credit transfers

You may take undergraduate summer courses at McGill for credit at your home university. Once you have selected the courses that you would like to take for university credit, you must obtain written permission from the Registrar or other responsible authority at your home university. This letter of permission should state the course(s) and number of credits which may be taken. The letter must accompany the registration documentation sent to McGill.

To register for undergraduate summer courses, all Visiting University Students must submit the Registration Package, which includes the Registration Form, the Permanent Code Data form, and supporting legal documentation.
For graduate courses, see the Registration Notes below.

Instructions for completing the Registration Package

All visiting university students must submit the Registration and the Permanent Code Data forms and provide supporting legal documentation. There is a $50 non-refundable processing fee, payable online when you upload your Registration Package, or in person at Service Point on campus. 
Don't delay! Popular courses fill up quickly. Send your Registration Package as soon as possible.

  • Visiting students must include a letter of permission from their home university.
  • Provide, when applicable, proof of citizenship or Permanent Resident status, or official attestation of residency in Quebec.
    • More information regarding Legal Documents is available on the Legal Documents website.
    • It is critical that you review the information posted on the Legal Documents website concerning which legal documents you are required to submit.

Submitting your Registration Package

For the Summer 2016 Registration Package, click here.

Upload documents:

In person:

  • Please indicate "Re: Summer Studies" on the front of the envelope.

Service Point
McLennan Library Building
3415 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C8

After submitting your Registration Package

Once you have submitted your forms and legal documents, you will receive an email from Enrolment Services in approximately 3-5 business days indicating your McGill ID number and instructions on how to log into Minerva, McGill's online student interface, to register for your courses. If your registration package is incomplete, Enrolment Services will email you indicating what is missing. If you wish to check the status of your registration package, you may contact McGill Service Point at 514-398-7878 or submit on online query.

Registration Notes

  • Graduate courses (600+ level courses): Students wishing to take a Graduate level course must register with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office and submit an application via uapply.
  • Dropping courses: Students are responsible for all courses in which they are registered unless they formally drop these courses using Minerva before the deadline date. It is not sufficient to notify the instructor or cease to attend lectures. Please see the section on Course Drop & Withdrawal for more information. 
  • Restrictions: Registration restrictions for certain courses are listed in the Calendar—please note them before using Minerva.
  • Minerva help: If you have any problems using the online McGill student interface, Minerva, please refer to the F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) section and instructions at the Minerva for Students website. If you are still having problems using Minerva, please contact the Minerva Help Line at 514-398-7878.

Students from outside Canada 

International Students may refer to McGill's International Student Services (ISS) office for helpful information regarding immigration regulations and services available.

Health Insurance

The International Student Services (ISS) office administers the University's Health Insurance Plan for International Students. International Students must ensure that they have adequate hospitalization and medical coverage during their stay at McGill. You may enroll in the University's International Student Health Plan for the summer term for which you are registered. The University and Immigration Québec require International Students to have proof of health insurance.  It is important that you pick-up your health insurance card upon your arrival at McGill.

For more information, please visit the ISS website

To pick-up your student health insurance card, please go to:

Service Point
McLennan Library Building
3415 McTavish St.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1