After applying

Admission to the program is competitive and based on a number of requirements; be assured your application will receive serious consideration. Because we process applications as they are received, we strongly suggest that prospective students submit their applications as early as possible.


After a preliminary review of their file, a candidate may be invited for an interview. Interviews are primarily conducted by Skype for international and non-Montreal students, and in-person for local students. We would like to highlight the importance of the interview process: It not only helps the admissions committee to better understand your background and objectives—it is also an important opportunity for you to ask key questions to ensure that the MMF at McGill-Desautels is the right program for you. Following the interview, your file will be forwarded to and evaluated by the Master’s Admissions Committee.

Admitted candidates

Candidates who are accepted by the Admissions Committee will have a specific amount of time to accept the offer and secure a place in the MMF program. In order to accept the offer, the accepted candidate must log onto the Graduate Admission System and pay a non-refundable deposit of CAD $5,000. For any questions, please contact us at mmf [at]

Deferred admission

Deferring admission for one year may be considered in exceptional cases upon evidence of extenuating circumstances. A written request should be submitted to us at mmf [at] If approved, students wishing to defer their admission will be required to submit a non-refundable confirmation deposit in order to secure their place for the following year.

Non-Canadian applicants are advised to contact their home country's Canadian Embassy prior to the start date of their desired program. Students from some countries may have additional requirements for visas and medical examinations. 

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