McGill University (U21)
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Incoming Exchange

Approximate semester dates: Fall Term: September-December
Winter Term: January-April
Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent: 15 credits per term

Fields of Study Available:

Humanities & Social Sciences:

Anthropology
Art History
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
French Language & literature
Geography
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
History and Classical Studies
Women’s Studies
African Studies
International Development Studies
Canadian Studies
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Linguistics
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Middle East Studies
Sexual Diversity Studies
Sociology
Languages & Cultural Studies
Russian & Slavic Studies
Communication Studies
Music
World Cinema
Education
 

Science & Health Sciences:

Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Nutrition
Cognitve Science
Food Science
Agriculture
Life Sciences
Animal Biology
Plant Science
Microbiology & Molecular Biotechnology
Dietetics & Nutrition
Natural Resource Sciences
Anatomy and Cell Biology
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Chemistry
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Geography
Mathematics & Statistics
Physics
Physiology
Environmental Science
Neuroscience
Psychology
Kinesiology

Technologies:

Architecture
Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining & Materials Engineering
Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics
Urban Planning
 

Business:
Agricultural Economics
Management

 

Course Catalogue

Economics Courses Available Here

Politics Courses Available Here 

Sociology Courses Available Here

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Students are only permitted to take up to 1 course outside their admitted faculty. 

 

Law is not available for exchange at McGill.

 

Commerce & Business:

Very limited. Registration in more than 2 commerce and business courses cannot be accommodated. Students are recommended to save general electives in order to complete commerce and business courses at McGill. 

Finance and Accounting unavailable to exchange students.

 

Science:

Courses with limited enrolment: Anatomy/Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology.

 

Engineering:

Spaces are very limited, especially in Chemical, Civil and Mechanical disciplines are limited - places in engineering exchange are subject to availability and not guaranteed each semester. UQ is only able to nominate 2 Engineering students per semester. 

Students looking to take courses in MECH or CHEE should know that these courses fill up quickly and can be difficult for exchange students to secure. Courses in CIVIL, MIME and FACC are generally easier for exchange students to enrol in. 

 

Architecture:

Very limited and is not always available. Please check with UQ Abroad if you wish to study Architecture at McGill. If places are available for Architecture, there is a minimum GPA requirement of 5.5 for applicants to be considered. 

 

The following courses, among others, are NOT open to exchange students: Courses offered at McGill University by some professional faculties (Medicine, Dentistry); research project courses and thesis courses; special topics courses; courses in the Centre for Continuing Education.

Approximate living expenses:

CAN$7000 - CAN$11000
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For more information on expenses, see the "While You're At McGill" section here.

Insurance:

McGill requires all international students and any accompanying dependents to participate in the compulsory McGill International Helath Insurance Plan. For more information, click here.

Additional information:

Semester long exchange only.

McGill University Exchange Fact Sheet

Accommodation

 

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students: Courses in these areas are located McGill's Macdonald Campus, located in Ste. Anne de Bellevue (the very western tip of the island of Montreal).  There is a shuttle bus between the two campuses (you should allow approximately 1 hour for the shuttle bus in each direction) and Macdonald offers an excellent possibility of on-campus housing. 

 

For Science students: You would need to be able to show some flexibility with your courses (in other words, have more than 5 courses approved by the Science Faculty).

 

Postgraduate Student Information
Please Note: Postgrad applicants must meet the deadline of the department they are applying to, and some departments may not accept applications for both semesters.  Graduate deadlines are usually much earlier and require additional application information.  Also, the processing time for graduate level exchange applications is much longer.

 

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McGill YouTube Channel

 

Fun Facts:
- McGill has more Rhodes scholars than any other Canadian university
- A popular local snack in Montreal is “poutine” (French fries with cheese curds topped with gravy) absolutely delicious!
- Do you tango? With the highest number of tango dancers and dance halls on the continent, Montréal is the tango capital of North America.

Universitas 21 Member:

www.universitas21.com

 

What our students say about McGill University
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Hannah: McGill University (Semester 1, 2015) Hannah: McGill University (Semester 1, 2015) Bachelor of Arts/Major Art History, 3rd year
Sadi: McGill University (Semester 2, 2014) Sadi: McGill University (Semester 2, 2014) Bachelor of Engineering and Information Technology
Helen: McGill University (Semester 2, 2014) Helen: McGill University (Semester 2, 2014) Bachelor of Science, 3rd year
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Fiona: McGill University (Semester 1, 2014) Fiona: McGill University (Semester 1, 2014) Bachelor of Laws/Arts
Elinore: McGill University (Semester 1, 2014) Elinore: McGill University (Semester 1, 2014) Bachelor of Psychological Science
Chloe: McGill University (Semester 1, 2014) Chloe: McGill University (Semester 1, 2014) Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience)
Michael: McGill University (Semester 2, 2013) Michael: McGill University (Semester 2, 2013) Bachelor of Engineering/Science