- Fall or full year – March 15
- Winter – September 15
- Fall start: February 1 to April 1
- Winter (Spring) start: August 1 to October 1
- Note: the Faculty of Law only has one deadline of May 1 for any term
Each graduate program has their own application deadline. Please refer to the deadlines by program on the Future Graduate Students Programs page.
Submitting your application
Use the McGill Incoming Exchange Undergraduate Application Guide for step-by-instructions on how to submit your application.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Proof of English language proficiency is only required if the primary language of instruction at the student's home university is not English.
For proof of English language proficiency, submit:
A letter signed by an academic official at the home university indicating proficiency in English.
English language test results that meet McGill’s minimum requirements as listed on the English language proficiency website.
For minimum requirements, refer to the English language proficiency page on the Future Graduate Students website.
When to expect a Decision
Decisions on applications to undergraduate studies occur on a rolling basis, and all applications should have a decision within one month of the posted application deadline.
Note: The application is only complete once your application status in Minerva is “Ready for Review.”
Once a decision is rendered, students will be prompted to accept their offer of admission. The official decision letter will be generated and available to download and print via Minerva for undergraduate programs.
Admission letters for graduate programs are issued through the Grad Applicant Portal.
Note: McGill only issues electronic versions of the admission letter.
Applying for a fall or full-year exchange and you’re interested in applying for on-campus housing? While priority is given to first-year McGill-degree students, some places may be available for exchange students. When completing your application, indicate “Yes” under the “Residence Accommodation” section in the online application and send an email to housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca expressing your interest in housing, and please be sure to include your McGill student ID number.
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Global Affairs Canada funding opportunities for incoming students
Global Affairs Canada offers a number of scholarship opportunities available to support students who choose McGill as their study or research destination. The information provided below is intended for undergraduate students and international liaison officers and managers.
Graduate students who wish to apply to these programs to do research at McGill should click here for more information or email graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca.
- Undergraduate students who are nominated for exchange to McGill University by their Home institution. For a list of eligible partner universities, please visit our "Explore McGill exchange partners" page.
- SEED: (Canada-ASEAN) deadline for the submission of the application and supporting documents for undergraduate students is March 7th, 2023.
- SEP: (Canada CARICOM, ELAP, Study in Canada) deadline for the submission of the application and supporting documents for undergraduate students is March 7th, 2023.
Candidates interested in these scholarship programs should follow these steps:
- Only undergraduate students who are nominated for exchange to McGill University by their Home institution are eligible to apply. Contact your Home institution first to discuss the exchange application process at your Home institution.
- Candidates must carefully read the scholarship program guidelines and have all their supporting documents on hand, before beginning their scholarship application.
- Candidates must submit their complete application with supporting documents to McGill by the deadline. McGill will then apply on behalf of the candidate(s) to Global Affairs Canada. Note: incomplete applications will not be submitted. Please be sure to have all of the supporting documents on hand.
- McGill will communicate the outcome to students via email.
Note: All candidates must name the files in the following order when applying or there applications shall not be considered: Name of the program_Name of the document_Your name.
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Candidates must be citizens of the following ASEAN member states and be enrolled in an institution that is a McGill Abroad exchange partner within that country: Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
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Candidates must be citizens of the following CARICOM countries and be enrolled in an institution that is a McGill Abroad exchange partner within that country: Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago.
|Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)||Candidates must be citizens of the following ELAP countries and be enrolled in an institution that is a McGill Abroad exchange partner within that country: Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia||Guidelines|
|Study in Canada Scholarships (SIC)||Candidates must be citizens of the following SIC countries and be enrolled in an institution that is a McGill Abroad exchange partner within that country: Taiwan and Turkiye||Guidelines|