Cost guide

What does a year cost?

This chart provides an estimate of what you can expect to pay for one academic year (from September to the end of April) as an undergraduate student at McGill.

Don’t forget about other personal expenses, like travel, clothes, transportation, entertainment, and your phone. Need help planning your budget? The Scholarships and Student Aid Office has tools and guidelines to help you get started.

The fees listed below are for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

International Students: See 2021-22 Tuition Rates - International Undergraduate Students

Not sure which item to choose? Learn more about fees by residency status and tuition fee exemptions.

Tuition and fees for international students

Your residency status will be evaluated after you've been admitted to McGill. For more information about residency requirements, consult our Legal documents website.

Tuition* $21,006 - $56,544
Ancillary fees* $1,747 - $4,695
Books & supplies $1,000
Health Insurance $1,047
Total cost $24, 800 - $63,286
*Fees vary by program; consult our Fee calculator to determine your estimated education costs by program.

Tuition and fees for Quebec residents

Your residency status will be evaluated after you've been admitted to McGill. For more information about residency requirements, consult our Legal documents website.

Tuition* $2,725
Ancillary fees* $1,846 - $3,843
Books & supplies $1,000
Total cost $5,571 - $7,568
*Fees vary by program; consult our Fee calculator to determine your estimated education costs by program.

Tuition and fees for Canadian citizens

Your residency status will be evaluated after you've been admitted to McGill. For more information about residency requirements, consult our Legal documents website.

Tuition* $8,505
Ancillary fees* $1,846 - $3,743
Books & supplies $1,000
Total cost $11,351 - $13,248
*Fees vary by program; consult our Fee calculator to determine your estimated education costs by program.

Living costs

Your living costs will depend on where you choose to live, and how much you spend on things like entertainment and eating out.

If you live off campus, you might need to factor in things like transportation, internet, heating and electricity. Residences are a great choice for first-year students who don’t want to worry about these added costs.

  On-campus (McGill Residences) Off-campus
Housing $9,130 - $19,079
(depending on housing type and length of occupation)
$6,000 - $15,600
(based on a 12-month lease)
Food $5,475 $2,600 (voluntary campus meal plan) - $4,500
Total $14,605 - $24,554 $8,600 - $20,100

Grand total for international students

On-campus Off-Campus
$39,405 - $87,840 $33,400 - $83,386

Grand total for Quebec residents

On-campus Off-Campus
$20,176 - $32,122 $14,171 - $27,668

Grand total for Canadian citizens

On-campus Off-Campus
$25,956 - $37,802 $19,951 - $33,348
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