Beyond the classroom

Graduate students make up roughly 23% of McGill’s 39,500 students, with the highest proportion of doctoral students among Canada’s top research universities.

The educational and personal contacts made at McGill yield lifetime benefits. As part of the most international student body in Canada, you’ll be exposed to a breadth of global perspectives that will enrich your research and your life.

The McGill graduate community comes together to unwind at Thomson House, a stately 1935 limestone mansion that serves as a hub for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars  from across the university. At Thomson House, conversations often spark new ideas, and many a fruitful research collaboration was begun over a casual meal or drink.  

McGill graduate students are passionately engaged in the world around them.  

Whether it’s travelling to the far corners of the globe for field research, or volunteering their time to a local organization, our students actively seek out ways to have an impact on the world.

As a McGill graduate, you’ll become a member of the global network of alumni from 180 countries who sustain the collegiality that characterizes the McGill experience. Whether in London, Beijing or San Francisco, McGill graduates can connect with influential fellow alumni who may help to open doors around the world. Distinguished alumni frequently return to campus to provide opportunities for current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to learn about the latest research, discoveries and innovations in a variety of fields. Alumni events also provide forums for students to begin building a personal network of connections.