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Be sure to check your In-Course Aid application often to look for online instructions or decisions.

International Students!
Please ensure you meet the requirements for working on campus and have a Social Insurance Number.

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: 2023-2024

Applications submitted by: Application Decisions Available as of:
July 9th, 2023 Week of August 6th, 2023 (for a start date of September 3rd, 2023)
July 30th, 2023  Week of August 13th, 2023 (for a start date of September 3rd, 2023)
August 13th, 2023 Week of September 3rd, 2023  (for a start date of September 3rd, 2023)
September 3rd, 2023 Week of September 24th, 2023

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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