Explore Available Funding

Find the best fit for your global learning opportunity!

When going abroad you can expect to incur costs such as airline tickets, accommodations and other living expenses – but don’t let this stop you from gaining an international experience. Explore the opportunities listed below to learn more about available funding for your global learning opportunity including exchanges, internships, field studies and semesters, research and more.

Global Skills Opportunity

The GSO widens the access and increases equity in outbound student mobility and international learning opportunities.

Funding for Exchanges

The Mobility Bursary for Exchanges can help defray additional costs related to exchanges for students who otherwise could not afford to participate.

McCall MacBain International Fellowships

Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC)

Killam Fellowships (Canada - United States)

Funding for International Experiential Opportunities

Enriched Educational Opportunities (EEOs) are high-quality off-campus mobility. McGill is striving to make them accessible to all undergraduates regardless of their financial capacity.

McGill International Experience Awards (MIEA)

The McGill International Experience Awards (MIEA) were established in 2013 through a donation by Joseph Schull and Anna Yang. The MIEA benefit students in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, and all other faculties through the Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning). Each faculty administers its own awards. 

Different awards are open to students in the faculty of:

  • Arts
  • Law
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Agriculture and Environmental Science

Read more on the different International Experience Awards for each of the faculties as well as the eligibility criteria for each one.

Other Funding Opportunities (by location and faculty)

Funding Opporunity Amount Location Faculty Eligible
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. Any country where applicant does not hold citizenship All (undergrad and graduate)
Mitacs RISE-Globalink Research Internship

Mitacs provides $6,000 to support the student’s travel costs and living expenses.

The DAAD provides health, accident, and liability insurance as well as logistical support to selected students (including assistance finding accommodation in cooperation with mentors at the host institution, information on visas and work permits, and research arrangements).

Germany All (undergrad)
Türkiye Scholarships Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded higher education scholarship program runned by the Republic of Türkiye for international students. The primary purpose of Türkiye Scholarships is to provide equal opportunities to successful students around the world in order to receive them. Turkey All
BUTEX Scholarship £500 UK (various institutions) All (undergrad)
Bourses Gouvernement du Québec - Chine

Undergrad : 2 500 ¥;

Masters: 3 000 ¥;

PhD & Postdoc: 3 500 ¥;

Also included: housing, health insurance, and $2500 for moving fees

China All
EMGIP-Bundestag Internship (DAAD) 2-month long internship program in Germany. €1,800 per month from the German Bundestag. Subsidized health insurance is available through DAAD for a monthly fee. Travel expenses are the intern’s responsibility. Germany Political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German (undergrad or masters)
MEXT Scholarship Program

Covers full tuition, monthy allowance (117000 yen/month) , round trip flight between Japan and Canada

5- year undergrad program & 2- year master's

Japan All
Korean Government Support Program for Foreign Exchange Students 4 months (one term) or 10 months (two terms): 500 000 won per month in living expenses, 200 000 won for settlement, round-trip airfare, tuition, 20 000 won per month for medical insurance Korea All
Antje Graupe Pryor International Awards in Engineering $7500 per semester Any university in the EU (preference for Germany & France) Engineering
Moyse Travelling Scholarship Approximately $10 000 for each of the two students (one in Arts and one in Science) for one year of study Any (preference for British or European university) Arts, Science
John Rea Travel Award in Composition $7500/year awarded to one student to participate in a masterclass, attend a conference or take a course abroad Any Music
Music Graduate Travel Awards 75% of the amount requested in your budget up to $500 for continental travel and $800 for intercontinental travel, must have applied to other funding as well Any Music

Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

Up to $6,000 CAD for Canadian students (including travel and living expenses). Various (Common wealth countries) Primarily Medicine and Management
University of Zurich International Summer School 2024

Scholarships up to 1,000 Swiss francs available to applicants from McGill University to participate in the UZH International Summer Schools from July 1 to July 19, 2024. These discounts are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Application is now open and will close on 15 April 2024. Apply now!

Switzerland All


Note to American students regarding federal student aid and exchanges: The U.S. Dept. of Education published final regulations which took effect on July 1, 2021, which allows US students registered at a Title IV foreign school to access US Direct Loans while attending US eligible colleges and universities and foreign institutions that do not participate in the US Direct Loan program, for up to 25% of their program of study. All other eligibility requirements must be met. List of eligible Title IV schools.

For further information, please consult the Scholarships and Student Aid website.

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.
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