The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Student Stories

Learn more about McGill from our current and recent graduate students.

Student Stories are concise and authentic stories about our graduate students. We encourage you to explore their stories to learn more about what it means to be part of our community.


Never ending curiosity

Yasemin Erdogan recently completed the MA in Educational Psychology (Human Development).

Having started as an undergrad and then pursuing her graduate studies at McGill, she was motivated by the potential to learn new things and explore different opportunities.


Forging the future of disease diagnostics and treatment

John Nguyen, a PhD student in Biological and Biomedical Engineering (BBME) saw in real-time how his research in the lab could be applied to the real world in the context of global health pandemics. Through his project and research, he aims to make positive change to the benefit of society.


Finding what you need

Stephanie Sirmakesyan recently submitted the first draft of her thesis in the MSc in Experimental Surgery. After having spent most of her degree off campus due to COVID-19 restrictions, she shares her unique experience of finding everything she needed to develop and succeed in her academic journey.


Never be afraid to try a different path

Elliston Vallarino Reyes, a PhD student in Microbiology began his graduate studies in cancer research but pivoted to microbiome interactions of Legionella pneumophilia in humans.

Throughout his studies, he was never afraid to try something new.


Always keep learning

Sabrina Shajeen Alam, a recent graduate of the PhD in Educational Psychology successfully defended her dissertation two short months after giving birth to her second child.

Looking towards the future, Sabrina sees herself working in academia to help students out their own path.


Making the most of McGill and Montréal

Clare Maguire, a second year MSc(A) student in Speech-Language Pathology left her small town in Nova Scotia to pursue her graduate studies in Montréal. Even as a busy student, Clare devotes time to be involved with the campus community and make the most of her time at McGill.


Building community - one patient, workshop, and guest lecture at a time

Matthew Salaciak, a PhD student in Experimental Medicine took a transformative moment in his life and used it to chart his future in medicine. Using his non-traditional academic background, he is approaching cancer research by applying the principles of computer science to single-cell RNA sequencing.


Pioneering for peace in South Sudan

Malith Kur, a PhD student in Religious Studies left war-torn South Sudan as a teenager and now endeavours to build peace through community efforts and his academic research, focusing on the relationship between religion and public policy, so that key stakeholders can come together to build peace and a viable future.

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