Incoming Exchange Students

Applying to McGill Engineering as an Exchange Student

All questions regarding participating in an exchange at McGill University’s Faculty of Engineering should be directed to the International Studies/Study Abroad Office of your home university. McGill University will only review exchange applications that are formally submitted to us by the exchange coordinators of exchange partner universities.

For more information, please visit McGill University's Student Exchange and Study Abroad website

Accepted exchange students in the Faculty of Engineering

Congratulations on your acceptance. We look forward to welcoming you to our Faculty!


The McGill Engineering Student Centre hosts an information session for all incoming exchange students upon arrival. Exchange students are also encouraged to attend all New Student Orientation activities.

Orientation for Incoming Exchange and Visiting Students:

Date: September 3, 2024
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: FDA3

PDF icon Incoming Exchange Student Presentation

Pre-Departure Information

For complete pre-departure information, please consult McGill’s International Student Services website, where you can access the McGill Pre-Arrival Guide, which is updated yearly.

Steps for course registration

Please note that due to programming restrictions, Exchange, Visiting, & Special students will not be able to register for most courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering you are unable to register for courses via MINERVA and therefore manual administrative registration (by the faculty) will be required .

You MUST fill out the Request for Course Authorization form and either submit it via email [at] or at our front desk in the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC) FDA (Frank Dawson Adams Building) Room 22. This form can also be found on the front desk stand.

If you are submitting the form in person -The form should clearly indicate all required registration fields: Term, CRN of the course as indicated on the example of the form those fields can be found on MINERVA.

It is important that the student and their home advisor both sign the form. If the student is unable to obtain the home advisor signature then an email from the advisor sent to [at] with their permission of course selection will suffice.

Please note the following:

The home advisor is attesting to the fact that you have successfully satisfied all pre-requisite courses and is capable of completing the identified courses on the form.

The home advisor is not guaranteeing that a student will get into the specified courses.

After we have received all necessary information (the form along with student and  home advisor signature/email)  we will then notify the student if further permission from our instructors or other departments is required.

If you would like to drop a course you can do so via MINERVA without filling out a form.

We are only in charge of registering you in ENGINEERING ADMINISTERED COURSES, for all other courses like language courses or anything NON ENGINEERING; you will need to search for that specific faculty and ask them for permission and they will enroll you in those NON ENGINEERING courses.

IMPORTANT: After you have submitted your form to [at] your respective department will then communicate to you about which courses you can register for through MINERVA, McGill's online student interface. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they have registered in the correct courses and have no conflicts.

Scholarships for incoming exchange students

Antje Graupe Pryor International Awards in Engineering

Established in 1999 by a generous gift from the late Werner Graupe and the Antje Graupe Pryor Foundation. Awarded by the Faculty of Engineering Scholarships Committee to second or third year Engineering students from a university in the European Union opting to study at McGill’s Faculty of Engineering for one or two terms with preference given to students applying from a German or French university.

Eligibility: Second- or third-year undergraduate Engineering students from German or French universities wishing to study at the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University for one or two semesters. 

Preference is given to students from German universities, particularly Technische Universität Berlin.

Value: $7,500 CDN for one semester; renewable for a second semester.

Application: There is no separate application required. You will be automatically considered for it.

For more information, please visit: European Union Awards

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