Schull Yang International Experience Awards for Field Studies and Summer Studies

The Schull Yang International Experience Award, supported by Joseph Schull (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang (BCL, LLB ’88), helps undergraduate and graduate students gain first hand international experience related to their fields of study. The award provides full or partial funding to assist students with tuition, travel, and other expenses related to their international experience. The Schull Yang International Experience Award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards. For more information, click here.


This award supports students enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts (B.A., B.A & Sc., BSW, B.Th., M.A, MSW, MIS) who have been accepted to participate in one of the following international activities:

The value of the award is dependent on the applicant’s budget that must be included with the application material.

Generally the value ranges from $1,000 - $4,500.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must hold an official acceptance to one of the international activities listed above.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts (B.A., B.A & Sc., BSW, B.Th., M.A, MSW, MIS).

  • For summer awards : Students must be enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts (B.A., B.A & Sc., BSW, B.Th., M.A, MSW, MIS) in the summer term or registered in the preceding winter term as well as the upcoming fall term in the same program.

  • Must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0.


The award application is an online form. You will be asked to sign in with your McGill email and password. Please make sure that you meet all the eligibility criteria before you start an application. When filling the form, please have the following elements ready:

  • Personal and academic information.
  • International activity information.
  • Personal statement explaining your interest in the international activity; how the international activity is related to your field of study and what you hope to gain from the activity  (max 750 words), uploaded as a PDF, named in the format "lastname.firstname_ps"
  • Updated curriculum vitae.
  • Recommendation Letter Applicants must have one letter of recommendation as part of their award application. The letter must be from a McGill professor (faculty member or lecturer). Letters should be no more than 350 words in length and describe the capacity in which your referee knows you (academic, character, work etc.). Letters should be emailed to anne.turner [at]
  • Unofficial transcript uploaded as a PDF or JPG, named in the format "lastname.firstname_transcript".
  • A complete budget outlining expenses related to your international activity using the Office spreadsheet icon Budget Template and uploaded as an Excel file named in the format “firstname.last name_budget”.



Africa Field Study Semester, Panama Field Study Semester, Barbados Field Study Semester: November 5, 2023.



Award Responsibilities

Award Responsibilities are outlined in details in the MIEA Handbook. 

PDF icon McGill International Experience Awards Handbook

You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with these responsibilities before submitting your application. 

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