English Language and Culture Program

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You can apply to the English Language and Culture Program online. It’s quick, simple and secure.

Ensure you have a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for the non-refundable application fee:

Application fee for admission as of the Winter 2022 term: $98.43 ($101.38 as of winter 2024).

The fee must be paid online to submit your application.

How to Apply by Proxy

If you are using a proxy to apply, you must complete, sign, and submit this English Language and Culture Registration Proxy Form . You should apply online and then have the proxy holder submit all supporting documents and fees at Client Services.

Please use the above-linked document to have your letter released to a third party. The form can be submitted by email or fax at (514) 398-2650.

NOTE: Students using a proxy are bound by contract with McGill University upon their application.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2024 semester

International applicants: February 13, 2024

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants: April 2, 2024

Fall 2024 semester

International applicants: June 27, 2024

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants: August 13, 2024

Winter 2025 semester

International applicants: November 5, 2024

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants: December 10, 2024

Each semester is divided into two six-week sessions for these programs. Admission into the intensive Certificate of Proficiency programs is only possible for the first session of a semester.

Missed the Deadline?

It is possible to register as an independent (special) student and attend courses. However, you will not be eligible for the Certificate of Proficiency until you apply to the program and are formally admitted. Once you are admitted, your completed courses will count towards the certificate.

To register for a course as an independent (special) student you need to:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or
  • An International student with valid immigration status for the entire 6 – week session
  • Provide payment in full for the session before your register

You can then apply for formal admission to the Certificate Program for the start of a new semester.

If you have missed the application deadline to apply for the first session, please contact us at intensivelanguage.conted [at] mcgill.ca or by phone at (514) 398-6200.

Application Status

Within two (2) business days after submitting your online application, you will receive by email a confirmation and further instructions on how to complete your application.

You will be also be provided with a McGill ID number and a 6-character PIN (Personal Identification Number) so you can sign into Minerva, McGill’s online student information system, to track the status of your application and upload supporting documents.

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