Applying to the program

Applications for the new academic year open on July 1.

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: 2022-2023

Applications submitted by: Application Decisions Available as of:
July 10th, 2022 Week of August 7th, 2022 (for a start date of September 4th, 2022)
July 31st, 2022  Week of August 28th, 2022 (for a start date of September 4th, 2022)
August 14th, 2022 Week of September 4th, 2022
September 4th, 2022 Week of September 18th, 2022

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.  

To view your status, log in to Minerva:

  1. Select the Financial Aid/Awards tab
  2. Click on the Financial Aid Menu
  3. Under the Apply for McGill Financial Aid header, click on View status - the letter will be displayed for you to print or save as a PDF file.

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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