Thank you for your interest in pursuing graduate studies in law at McGill.
About our admissions process and deadlines
The admissions process for graduate studies at McGill University takes place in two stages, and runs from beginning of December until April.
At the first stage, the Faculty of Law reviews all applications.
Those that are recommended by the Graduate Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Law are then sent to the University's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS).
Official offers to our programs are made to successful applicants at the second stage of the process.
Because of the large number of applications received, it takes time to review and assess candidates’ files.
The deadline to apply to all graduate law programs (LL.M.*, D.C.L., Graduate Certificates) is December 15th. Files must include supporting documents before being forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review, so candidates should arrange for all required documents to be uploaded via uApply by the deadline of December 20.
To access up-to-date information on your admissions status, please go to the uApply, McGill's self-service web-based administrative system. On uApply, you will find information as to which documents of your file have been received and processed.
You will also be notified on uApply if you have been admitted, and will be able to confirm your final admission or refusal by the University. Letters of admission will be available on uApply.
Communication with GPS or Law's Graduate Law Admissions Office regarding applicants and/or application files is limited to those administrative officers responsible for graduate programs, such as Faculty Deans, Faculty Associate Dean (Graduate Studies), Graduate Program Directors, or Graduate Program Coordinators.
Non-Canadian applicants should contact the Canadian Embassy in their home country at least one year prior to their desired program's starting date to find out if they need student visas, medical examinations, etc.
The McGill International Student Services provide valuable information about this process, along with a downloadable Pre-Departure Guide.