University of California

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Location 🌎

Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Various*, California, United States English Open to all Faculties (Engineering, Law, and Management excluded)


The University of California opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the UC system includes more than 238,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world.

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Important information

  • *Note: you will be applying to the UC system, not a specific campus. Campus assignment is determined by the University of California admissions. Check here to see which programs are offered at each campus!

  • Due to the quarter system at UC, a Fall only exchange is not recommended as you would need to complete a minimum of 2 quarters in order to be eligible for 15 McGill credits (which would then run into McGill's Winter term). Additionally, please note that Economics majors require calculus as a pre-requisite.

Funding Opportunity:

All students going on exchange to the US are eligible for Killam Undergraduate Fellowships. If you are interested in going to the US for an exchange and meet the requirements of Killam, please submit your application via Killam's website by January 31st, 2024. Once you have been nominated by McGill to go on exchange to a US partner, Killam will process your application and let you know if you have been selected.

Term dates 

Semester 1

Semester 2

August - December January - March

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm. 

Contact information

Education Abroad Program
Email: uc-reciprocity [at]




The information on this page is drawn from either the institution's fact sheet or their website as linked above.

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