Other international high schools

Admission review process

Applicants must have obtained, prior to the start of classes, a recognized, pre-university diploma. Studies in applied programs, or at vocational or technical high schools, are not normally considered for admission  

Accepted international credentials

Country

Admission Credentials

Albania*

Deftese Pjekurie (Maturity Certificate)
Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore për Arsimin e Mesëm (Diploma
of State Matura for Secondary Education)

Algeria

Baccalauréat de l'enseignement secondaire

Andorra*

Graduat en Segona Ensenyança + Batxillerat (Baccalaureate)

Argentina

Bachillerato (Universitario)

Armenia*

Mijnakarg Krtutyan Attestat; Hasunutian Vkaiakan (certificate of maturity)

Australia

Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (of the Australian States and Territories)

Austria*

Reifezeugnis/Maturazeugnis

Azerbaijan*

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education from a professional lyceum general education track

Bahamas

BGCSE (incl. completion of grades 11 & 12)

Bahrain

Tawjahiya (General Secondary School Certificate)

Bangladesh

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate, First Division

Belgium*

French community: Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur-CESS (PLUS Diplôme d'aptitude à accéder à l'enseignement supérieur if CESS obtained before 1994) Flemish community: Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs

Bolivia

Bachillerato Humanistico

Bosnia-Herzegovina*

Svjedocanstvo o Zavrsenom Obrazovanju

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Médio

Bulgaria*

Diploma za Zavursheno Sredno Obrazovanie

Cameroon

Baccalaureat or GCE A-Level

Chile

Licencia de Educacion Media (LEM)

China (Taiwan)

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

China (PRC)

Senior High School Graduation Diploma

Colombia

Bachillerato

Congo, Democratic Republic of (formerly Zaire)

Diplôme d’état d’études secondaires du cycle long

Costa Rica

Bachiller en la Enseñanza Media

Croatia*

School Leaving Diploma (Svjedod˛ba o Maturi/Matura)

Cyprus*

Greek System - Apolytirion Turkish System - Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

Czech Republic*

Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkousce

Denmark*

Studentereksamen

Dominican Republic

Bachillerato en Ciencias y Letras

Ecuador

Bachillerato en Humanidades or Ciencias

Egypt

Thanaweya A’ Amma

El Salvador

Bachillerato General

Estonia*

Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus

Ethiopia

Ethiopian General School Leaving Certificate

Finland*

Ylioppilastukintotodistus (Matriculation Certificate)

France*

Baccalauréat (Series L, ES, S)

Georgia*

Sashualo Skolis Atesti

Germany*

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)

Ghana

Senior Secondary School Certificate

Greece*

Apolytirion

Guatemala

Bachillerato de Ciencias y Letras

Guyana

CXC+2 years (CAPE examinations)

Haiti

Certificat de fin d’études secondaires classiques, 2ième partie

Holy See*

Diploma di Esame di Stato conclusivo del Corso di Liceo Classico - Italy

Hong Kong

Hong Kong (HKALE) Advanced Levels or G.C.E. Advanced Levels

Hungary*

Erettsegi Bizonyitvany (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Iceland*

Studentspróf

India

Higher Secondary School Certificate / All India Senior School Certificate (SSC) / Indian School Certificate (ISC)

Indonesia

Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas (STTB SMA) (Upper Secondary Certificate of Completion)

Iran

Diplom-Metevaseth (National High School Diploma) + Pre-University Certificate (One preparatory university year)

Iraq

Sixth Form Baccalaureat (Adadiyah)

Ireland*

Ardteistmeireacht (Leaving Certificate)

Israel

Bagrùt (Matriculation Certificate)

Italy*

Diploma di Esame di Stato conclusivo del Corso di Liceo Classico/Liceo Scientifico (formerly Diploma di Maturità)

Ivory Coast

Baccalauréat

Jamaica/West Indies

CXC+2 years (CAPE examinations) or GCE A-Level

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)

Jordan

Tawjihi (General Secondary Ed. Cert.)

Kazakhstan*

Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Korea (South)

High School Diploma

Kuwait

Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al- A’ama (General Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Latvia*

Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu

Lebanon

Baccalauréat libanais/Lebanese Baccalaureate Certificate of Secondary Education (Shahaadat Al-Bakaalouriya al Lubnaaniya l'il-ta 'liim al-Thaanawi) (shahaada thaanawiya amma)

Liberia

West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate

Libya

Secondary Education Certificate (12 years)

Liechtenstein*

Zeugnis des Oberschulabschülesses + Matura

Lithuania*

Brandos Atestatas

Luxembourg*

Diplôme de Fin d’Études Secondaires

Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic*

Svidetelstvo za zavreno sredno obrazovanie

Malaysia

Sijil Tinggi Perekolaham Malaysia (STPM)/ Higher School Certificate of Education, or G.C.E. Advanced Levels

Malta*

Matriculation Certificate

Mauritius

G.C.E. Advanced Levels

Mexico

Bachillerato General

Moldova*

Diploma de Baccalauréat/ or Atestat de Maturitate

Montenegro*

Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli

Morocco

Baccalauréat

Netherlands*

Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

New Zealand

National Certificate of Educational Achievement

Nicaragua

Bachillerato en humanides, or Ciencias

Nigeria

Senior School Certificate (SSSC)

Norway*

Vitnemål fra Videregående Skole (General area of study)

Pakistan

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate - (First Division)

Peru

Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Commun completa

Philippines

Senior High School Diploma (minimum of 12 years of schooling)

Poland*

Swiadectwo dojrzalosci liceum ogólnoksztalcacego (Maturity Certificate of the General Lyceum) or swiadectwo ukonczenia liceum ogólnoksztalcacego (Certificate of Completion of Education in the General Lyceum)

Portugal*

Diploma de Ensino Secundário

Romania*

Diploma de Bacalaureat

Russian Federation*

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary. Education Certificate)

Scotland*

Advanced Highers (SCQF level 7)

Senegal

Baccalaureat

Serbia*

Diploma o Zavrenoj Srednjoj ≥koli

Singapore

Singapore/Cambridge G.C.E. Advanced Level

Slovak Republic*

Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skúke (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Slovenia*

Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

South Africa

Senior Certificates

Spain*

Titulo de Bachiller (LOGSE), or former Curso de Orientacion Universitaria (COU)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka GCE Advanced Level

Sweden*

Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola

Switzerland*

Maturitätszeugnis; Certificat de Maturité (Baccalauréat in Vaud Canton); Attestato di Maturita

Syria

AL Shahada Al Thanawiya/Baccalauréat (Secondary Leaving Certificate)

Thailand

Matayom Suksa 6 (Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Tunisia

Baccalaureat

Turkey*

Devlet Lise Diplomasi (public)/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (private)

Uganda

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

Ukraine*

Atestat/ Matriculation School Certificate

United Arab Emirates

Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

United Kingdom*

G.C.E. Advanced Levels

United States

U.S. High school diploma

Uruguay

Bachillerato Diversificado de Ensenanza secundaria

Venezuela

Titulo de Bachiller

Vietnam

Bàng Tót Nghiêp Phó Thông Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation

Certificate)

Zimbabwe

G.C.E. Advanced Levels/new certificate programme (under review)

* Subject to review under the Bologna Declaration.


Applicants are reviewed on their high school transcript with particular emphasis on yearly averages and results in prerequisite subjects (prerequisite subjects must have been completed during the last two years of high school). 

Bologna-signatory countries

McGill welcomes qualified applicants from throughout Europe, including from schools in Bologna signatory countries. Applicants will be considered for admission into McGill degree programs of similar duration as those at comparable, research-intensive universities in Europe. Accordingly, qualified applicants to the faculties of Arts, Education, and Management at McGill, with a Bologna-compliant diploma that leads to a three-year undergraduate program in Europe, will be admissible to a three-year program at McGill. Students in Management will be required to complete additional mathematics coursework.

European Baccalaureate

Applicants will be considered for admission on their high school transcript (including first semester of S7). While 75% is the minimum expected, most programs are more competitive and will require higher grades.


Minimum grades and prerequisites

While the minimum requirements is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements.

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences


These programs are offered on the Macdonald campus

  PREREQUISITES 

All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus) and normally two of biology, chemistry,
    or physics at the senior high school level.

Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))

 

Architecture

PREREQUISITES
  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus) and physics, in senior high school (last two years)
  • Portfolio (Admission review takes into account the portfolio evaluation)

 

Arts

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific prerequisites

 

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.)

PREREQUISITES
  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus) and normally two of biology, chemistry, or physics at the senior high school level.


Note: The B.A. & Sc. is a unique degree that is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.  It is rooted in both Arts and Science and carries roughly equal course weight in each faculty. It is an interdisciplinary degree intended for students who want to pursue simultaneously a Major in the Faculty of Arts and one in the Faculty of Science or one of the interfaculty programs in Cognitive Science, Environment or Sustainability, Science and Society.

 

Education

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific prerequisites except for the following programs:
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include math (minimum of pre-calculus) at the senior high school level.
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include math (minimum of pre-calculus) and normally two of biology, chemistry, or physics, all at the senior high school level.
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
  • TESL applicants must also pass a language test.

Engineering

  PREREQUISITES

Bioengineering**

  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus), chemistry and physics
    at the senior high school level.

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

 

Human Nutrition


This program is offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITeS
  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus) and normally two of biology, chemistry, or physics at the senior high school level.

 

Kinesiology

PREREQUISITES
  •  Math (minimum of pre-calculus) and normally two of biology, chemistry or physics at the senior high school level.

 

Management

PREREQUISITES
  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus) at the senior high school level.

 

Music


​For information on admission requirements, see the Schulich School of Music website.

 

Nursing

PREREQUISITES
  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus) and normally two of biology, chemistry or physics at the senior high school level.
  • Applicants to Nursing are required to complete a mandatory online assessment called CASPer, as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
  • Proof of French proficiency

 

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

See: Arts

 

Science

  PREREQUISITES

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group

  • Math (minimum of pre-calculus) and normally two of biology,
    chemistry or physics at the senior high school level.

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group

Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group

 

Social Work

PREREQUISITES
  • Not eligible for direct admission

 

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