Montreal, Top Student City since 2016

Welcome to the McGill School of Population and Global Health, an interdisciplinary institution that fosters high-impact research and education.

McGill University downtown campus

McGill University was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1821. It is a leading Canadian post-secondary institution with two campuses, 11 faculties, 11 professional schools, 300 programs of study and some 40,000 students, including more than 10,000 graduate students. McGill attracts students from nearly 150 countries and its international students make up roughly 30% per cent of the student body. Over half of McGill students claim a first language other than English.

McGill’s downtown campus is located in the vibrant, multilingual and cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Canada. There is a seemingly endless supply of restaurants, festivals, clubs and activities. Walking is a good way to explore the city, particularly in the warmer months; however, biking, or taking public transportation are excellent alternatives.

As part of the Faculty of Medicine, the School's buildings are dotted around the base of Mont Royal surrounded by nature walks, green space and the creatively designed Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, the 'pedestrian oasis' on McTavish Street, where you can stroll or sit with a clear view of the athletics field and the mountain. Affordable student housing is located on campus and there is no shortage of cafes and restaurants for every budget. The global higher education analyst released its fifth annual QS Best Student Cities ranking on February 14, 2017 and we are proud to be the world's best student city that year. Since then, Montreal has consistently ranked in the top 10 student cities in the world!

Founded in 1829, the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was the first faculty at the university and the first medical faculty in Canada. Today, it is one of the world's leading sites in health science education and research. 

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