Study Away

Study Away at a Quebec university

Students who wish to take a course at a Quebec University, must complete an application for Inter-University Transfer (IUT)


Study Away at a university outside Quebec

Summer Study Away

Students who wish to take courses outside Quebec during the summer term must apply to Study Away on Minerva.

The Study Away module will open for the Summer semester on February 1st and close on August 15th.  Please ensure that you submit your request, before you leave, both in Minerva and using the Exchange/Study Away Transfer Credit Form

Architecture Students Only

Summer, Fall and Winter Study Away

With permission, B.Sc.(Architecture) students may undertake a 'Study Away' term during the regular school year (Fall OR Winter – one term only), or in the summer semester. The permission of the School is required to take Freshman (Year 0) courses, required courses, as well as architectural complementaries and outside electives, in a Study Away program. Students interested in undertaking a Study Away term must have their plans approved by the Architecture Student Advisor before committing to any program. Permission may be granted only after a review of documentation that includes course lists with the host university’s course descriptions and syllabi.

The Study Away module on Minerva will open for the Fall term on February 1st and close on September 1st and for the Winter term on February 1st and close on December 15th.

 


Steps to follow for Study Away

With permission, B.Eng./B.S.E. students may take the following courses outside McGill:

  • Freshman (Year 0) courses
  • Complementary Studies courses (Impact of Technology (Group A) or Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Studies and Law courses (Group B))
  • Mechanical Engineering Elective courses (for students from a CEGEP background)
  • Computer or Software Engineering Natural Science Complementary Courses (for students from a CEGEP background)
  • Minor courses: Up to 6 credits of courses taken toward a minor can be taken outside McGill, provided that the course is being used only toward the minor or is being used toward both the minor and the Complementary Studies / Elective requirement.

Please consult the McGill University Basic Math and Sciences Equivalence Table for course equivalencies at other institutions. Complementary Studies and Mechanical Engineering Elective courses do not require evaluation by the department unless direct course mapping is required (i.e., where the course satisfies a Minor requirement, students should have the course evaluated and approved by the appropriate department). Computer or Software Engineering Natural Science Complementary Courses must be evaluated by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. See below for Freshman (Year 0 courses).

With permission, B.Sc.(Architecture) students may undertake a 'Study Away' term during the regular school year (Fall OR Winter – one term only), or in the summer semester under special circumstances. The permission of the School is required to take Freshman (Year 0) courses, required courses, as well as architectural complementaries and outside electives, in a Study Away program. Students interested in undertaking a Study Away term must have their plans approved by the Architecture Student Advisor before committing to any program. Permission may be granted only after a review of documentation that includes course lists with the host university’s course descriptions and syllabi.

Students may create up to three Study Away applications for a given term.  

Questions regarding Study Away may be addressed at the MESC (McGill Engineering Student Centre) at FDA 22 or by studyaway.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (email).

Before you leave:

When you return:

  • Upon completion of your Study Away, ensure that your host institution sends your official transcript to MESC as soon as possible.

Transfer Credit Policies

Once we receive and review official transcripts from your host institution, the appropriate McGill transfer credits can be viewed on your unofficial transcript in Minerva.

Students shall only be eligible to transfer earned credits back to McGill if the grade earned for each course is equivalent a C or higher. Please note that sometimes the grading system can be very different from ours. A “Pass“ or 55% at the host institution may not be acceptable if it is considered to be equivalent to a D grade here at McGill.  Please refer to the International credentials and grade equivalencies website as a reference: https://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/international/apply/equivalency . For more detail please contact the exchange.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (McGill Engineering Student Centre) (FDA 22).

When in doubt as to whether your grades are eligible for transfer credits, please contact MESC. Do not rely on the minimum passing grade at the host institution.