During the period in which McGill has committed to offering remote instruction, the Scholarships and Student Aid Office is pleased to offer virtual services as well as limited in-person services.

Student Services is here for you!

McGill offers a wide variety of services to support student success and well-being. Due to the COVID-19 alert level in Montreal, some of our services will return to remote delivery until further notice. For details, click visit the "How to Access Student Services" page. In all cases, access is by appointment only, so please contact us for an appointment.

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Applying to the program

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year opens July 1, 2020.

How to apply

Check the eligibility requirements before you apply.

To apply, log in to Minerva:

  1. Select the Financial Aid/Awards tab
  2. Click on the Financial Aid Menu
  3. Apply for McGill Financial Aid
  4. Apply to Work Study
  5. Update your financial aid profile
  6. Submit your application

Work Study does not guarantee employment as hiring decisions are made by participating employers.

When to apply

Applications open July 1 for the upcoming academic year and are assessed on a rolling basis, except during peak periods when recommended submission dates apply.

If you apply by early August you will know whether or not you have been accepted by the beginning of the Fall term and will have access to more jobs. 

You must reapply each year for Work Study participation.

Recommended submission dates: 2020-2021

Applications submitted by: Application Decisions Available as of:
July 10, 2020 Week of August 9, 2020 (for a start date of September 6, 2020)
July 31, 2020 at 9 pm due to system downtime Week of August 30, 2020 (for a start date of September 6, 2020)
August 14, 2020 Week of September 6, 2020
September 4, 2020 Week of September 20, 2020

Applications submitted after the recommended dates will be assessed on a rolling basis.

View the status of your application

Student Aid decisions are displayed on your Minerva Work Study application. If accepted, you will have the ability to produce a Work Study Confirmation letter.  The letter will include the approved start and end dates for each applicable term to share with your prospective employers.  The letter is only valid for 30 days and can be reproduced as needed.  

What happens next?

If you’ve been:

  • accepted: you can find out about the next steps.
  • refused: you can email the Work Study team if your circumstances have changed or if you have additional information that you would like us to consider.
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