Admission Requirements

The Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University is committed to academic excellence, and only outstanding candidates are considered for entry into the graduate program. A comprehensive list of the entrance requirements can be found on the web pages of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office and in the University Regulations. The following essential criteria defined by the University must be met.

Academic qualifications

Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA), in both their undergraduate and Masters degree, equivalent to at least 3.0/4.0 in a recognized program in engineering or science disciplines, or an equivalent GPA, in both their undergraduate and Masters degree, of at least 3.2/4.0 over the last two years of the program..

Educational credentials obtained at non-Canadian institutions will be assessed for equivalency with a McGill University degree.

English proficiency

The primary language of instruction at McGill is English and you must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English to be considered for admission. Unless you meet one of the conditions listed here (, the minimum departmental standards on the TOEFL tests are 575 (PBT) and 90 (iBT - no less than 20 in each of the four component scores); and for the IELTS test a minimum score of 7.0 is required. Test scores sent directly to McGill University should use the Institution Code 0935 for TOEFL.

Research supervision

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in chemical engineering, will not be accepted without a formal commitment from an academic staff member. Students are encouraged to contact individual staff members with whom they share research interests. Please visit our research web pages and the home pages of our academic staff.


Students should have a clear idea of how they are going to finance their studies. A lack of funding is a common reason why students cannot be accommodated. A variety of funding opportunities are outlined on our financial support web page.

Those who meet the eligibility requirements and have considered the issues concerning research supervision and funding should proceed to our application procedure.


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