Applicant Categories

There are THREE categories of applicants for the DMD Program:

  1. Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is a recognized resident of the Province of Québec (Quebec resident) 
  2. Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is not a recognized resident of Québec province, also known as Non-Quebec Canadians (OOPC) 
  3. International citizen, including citizens of the U.S.A., who do not hold Canadian citizenship or permanent  residency (US/Foreign) 

 

Applicants recognised as Quebec residents

Prospective students can apply in our Quebec resident  category if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is a recognized resident of the Province of Québec
  • A member of a First Nation or Inuit who is also a recognized resident of the Province of Québec

Note: Québec residency status must be fully established (not provisionally) by the application deadline for all those applying to the dental programs. Changes of citizenship or residency after the application deadline will not be considered.

  • must have obtained by July 31st of the entering year a Bachelor's degree in accordance with stated requirements. Applicants who have successfully obtained a diploma of college studies (Diplôme d'études collégiales) in a pre-university program can apply with a 90 credit program from a Quebec university.
  • must meet all other admissions requirements

How do I know if I am a recognised resident of Quebec?

The Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec (MELS) has established attestation standards for Québec residency status for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. To assist you in establishing your attestation of residency, a web-based guide has been provided by McGill's Enrolment Services.

 

Non-Quebec Canadian Applicants

Non-Quebec Canadians can apply to our undergraduate dental program if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is not a resident of Québec;
  • must have obtained by July 31st of the entering year, a Bachelor's degree of 120 credit;
  • must meet all other admissions requirements.

 

International Applicants

International residents (including citizens of the U.S.A. who do not hold Canadian citizenship or residency) can apply to our undergraduate dental program if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • must be an individual who requires a study permit to study in Canada (not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident);
  • must have obtained by July 31st of the entering year, a Bachelor's degree of 120 credit;
  • must meet all other admissions requirements.

As an International applicant, you have two paths to apply to the DMD program at McGill University:

McGill Web Application Service; or

AADSAS (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) 

If you are applying through AADSAS:

Applicants considered competitive (cGPA of approx. 3.5/4.0) will be invited to fill out an online form and pay a McGill supplemental fee of $178.21 CDN (paid by credit card). The candidates who are not invited by the Admissions Office to fill out this application will not be considered further.


NOTE: As an international student, you will need to get your immigration papers once you are accepted into the DMD program. You will also need to get the Certificate of Acceptance from Quebec (CAQ), issued by Immigration Quebec, a Study Permit and a Coop Permit, issued by Immigration Canada. Click here for more information

 

 

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