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Year of establishment1821
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Accepted Exams
Total International Students12052
Size of Campus in acres80
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 1 billion
Accommodation expenses10832 CAD for 1 sharing (UG),6370 CAD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses6200 CAD (UG),2600 CAD (PG)
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Q:   Is it hard to get into McGill University?


McGill does not officially publish data on the acceptance rate. However, as per some unofficial sources, McGill University acceptance rate ranges between 46%-56%. This shows that the application process of the university is moderately selective in admissions. Please note, that the data on the acceptance rate given above is taken from unofficial sources, therefore, it is subject to vary.


Q:   How much is the application fee for McGill University?


McGill University is a public university, therefore, application fees for domestic and international students may vary. International students must pay the non-refundable application fee at the time of submitting their application form. Check below McGill University application fees for international students:

ProgramsApplication Fee
All undergraduate programs except Medicine and DentistryCAD 133.41/INR 8,099
Medicine and DentistryCAD 186.77/INR 11,339
School of Continuing StudiesCAD 104.42/INR 6,339
Graduate Studies (for Summer 2025)CAD 136.89/INR 8,311
Graduate Medicine/Dentistry (for Fall 2025)CAD 136.89/INR 8,311

*CAD/INR = 60.71


McGill University Rankings 2024

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Q:   Is it worth studying MIM at McGill University for international students?


McGill Desautels Faculty of Management offers specialized Master’s programs that will launch the applicant's next career move. McGill University offers a variety of MIM programs such as; Master of Management in Analytics, Master of Management in Finance and Master of Management in Retailing. The MIM programs of the university are top-rated and highly ranked nationally and globally


Q:   Is McGill University a top university?


McGill University is one of the best-known institutions of higher education in Canada and one of the leading universities in the world. It is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. Check below McGill University rankings in the world as published by major ranking bodies:

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The QS World University Rankings 2024 - Global#30
THE World University Rankings 2024 - Global#49

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Q:   Does McGill give full scholarships to international students?


Yes, McGill University offers a variety of scholarships for international students. The university is strongly committed to supporting students in their future endeavours irrespective of their background. The Scholarships and Student Aid of the university offer merit-based entrance scholarships to first-time university students studying a full-time undergraduate degree program. Check below McGill University scholarships for international students:

Scholarship NameAward
One Year Entrance ScholarshipCAD 3,000/INR 1.85L
Major Entrance Scholarship

CAD 3,000 - 12,000 (INR 1.85L - 7.40L)

*CAD/INR = 61.59


Q:   What is the minimum eligibility for In-Course Financial Aid at McGill?


McGill University's In-Course Financial Aid Program provides modest amounts of loans and/or bursaries to currently enrolled graduate students in need of supplemental financial assistance. However, McGill's Scholarships and Student Aid does not guarantee to completely waive off or significantly cover a great deal of a graduate student's costs. Check below the minimum eligibility for the In-Course Financial Aid program:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree programme at the university
  • Apply for and accept the maximum available government student aid
  • Have a satisfactory academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need

McGill University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 114 - 133
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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LORNeeded for few courses
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CVNeeded for few courses
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Fall15ᵗʰ Jan 2023 - 15ᵗʰ Mar 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Jul 2023
Summer1ˢᵗ Mar 2023 - 15ᵗʰ Jan 2024
Winter1ˢᵗ Jul - 1ˢᵗ Aug 2024
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Q:   Can I still apply to McGill University if I missed the admission deadline?


Yes, you still apply to McGill University however, late applications are not considered for scholarships, or for limited enrolment programs unless written permission to apply late is obtained in advance from the Admissions Office concerned. Late applications are also not considered for non-limited enrolment programs. Students are expected to contact the department in question directly to check whether they are accepting late applications.


McGill University Fees & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(41 courses)
INR 10 L - 19 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 86 - 100, GRE: 304 & Above
M.A.(33 courses)
INR 11 L - 16 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 8, TOEFL: 86 - 100
B.Sc.(37 courses)
INR 12 L - 35 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 65 & Above
B.A.(26 courses)
INR 12 L - 28 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(16 courses)
INR 16 L - 40 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 65 & Above
BBA(12 courses)
INR 13 L - 32 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 - 100, PTE: 65 & Above
PG Diploma(12 courses)
INR 12 L - 17 L
Duration13 weeks-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, Duolingo: 115 & Above
MBA/PGDM(4 courses)
INR 14 L - 60 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, GRE, TOEFL: 86 - 100
UG certificate(14 courses)
INR 12 L - 24 L
Duration13 weeks-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 65 & Above
MEng(7 courses)
INR 15 L - 17 L
Duration18-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 86 - 100
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Q:   How much is the tuition fee for international students at McGill?


McGill offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The tuition fees for international students depend on the type of course and level of study. Therefore, international students should check the tuition fees for their courses before applying. Check below McGill University tuition fees for international students:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
INR 14L - 61L
INR 10L - 19L
INR 14L - 37L
INR 12L - 35L
INR 11L - 16L
INR 12L - 28L
INR 13L - 32L
INR 16L - 40L

Q:   What are the admission requirements for international students at McGill University?


McGill University admission requirements for international students vary from course to course. Therefore, International students should check the minimum eligibility for their courses before applying to McGill. Check below the admission requirements for Indian students are:

Requirement for Undergraduate Courses

  • Completed application form
  • Class X certificate
  • Class XII certificate
  • A minimum average of 75% to 85% in Class XII result
  • Proficiency in English language

Requirements for Postgraduate Courses

  • A completed application form
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English language

Q:   What is the English language requirement for McGill University?


McGill requires international students to prove their proficiency in the English language. International students can prove their proficiency in the English language by submitting TOEFL, IELTS and PTE scores. Check below McGill University English language requirements for international students:


Minimum Scores for UG

Minimum Scores for PG


125 or more



6.5 or more

6.5 or more


65 or more



100 or more

86 or more


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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
  • Multi-dimensional
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  • 33% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.5
Post study jobs4.5
Quality of faculty4
Student Life4
Value for money4
Public transportation4.5
Indian Food3.5
Permanent Immigration4
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Good student life with the McGill's MBA.
Tips: It is a pretty intensive course and it requires long hours. French language is not necessary. But it’s fun to learn from professors and guest speakers. The fall semester is the hardest with maximum number of subjects in one semester and it is pretty fast paced as well.
Likes (Student Life): Safe environment for students. Clean and quiet places around the campus are there to sit and study. Study rooms for group study in library as well as in the department building are there. Special care is given for the physical and mental well being of students. A lot of fun events are organized on almost every weekend.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Less options for Indian cuisine are available, but a great place for people who are interested in trying different cuisines. Plenty of affordable eateries near the campus are available as well, although you can find good Indian restaurants outside downtown and they are pretty cheap as well.
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Life at Mcgill university , Canada
Tips: You have to give good numbers of hours to studies. And be punctual in assignments and quiz. Try to utilize the lectures as much as you can, because the professor are very helpful and understanding. They help not only to the cultural difference but also the academic changes.
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Tips: When I came to McGill University, things were a bit different. Montreal's mix of cultures was interesting. At first, it was a bit strange, but I liked learning about new traditions, foods and celebrations. Being part of McGill's diverse community has made my time here more colourful and exciting.
Likes (Public transportation): Getting around McGill University is pretty convenient with good public transportation. The system connects well with the rest of the city, making it easy to move around and affordable. The weather is generally nice but if you plan to work in the long run, having your own vehicle like a car, might come in handy.
Dislikes (Student Life): Life as a student at McGill University is a mix of studies and some chill time. The campus in Montreal is cool with open space to relax during break. I am not much into events because I am busy and there are not many specific student clubs. It's a laid-back vibe. But I have found my own routine.
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McGill University Placements

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Capital One
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Q:   What is the average salary for a McGill University graduates?


McGill graduates are highly skilled and in great demand across the industries. They are readily recruited by the top industries. Check below the annual salaries of McGill University graduates:


Average Salary


CAD 60,621/INR 36.80L

Full-time MBA

CAD 100,012/INR 60L


CAD 82,441/INR 50L


CAD 76,704/INR 46.55L


CAD 69,107/INR 42L

*Placement within six months of graduation

*CAD/INR = 60.71


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Q:   How many campuses does McGill University have?


McGill University has two beatiful campuses in Downtown Montreal and Macdonald in Sainte-Ane-de-Bellevue. It is one of the finest intitutions of higher education and one of the leading universities in the world. McGill University main campus is located in downtown Montreal at the foot of Mount Royal. Majority of the academic buildings and parks of McGill University are located on this campus.


Q:   What does Macdonald campus of McGill University have?


Macdonald campus is the second campus of McGill University located at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. McGill University Macdonald campus is home to the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the School of Dietetics & Human Nutrition, the Insititute of Parasitology, and the McGill School of Environment. Macdonald campus of McGill University is spread over a luscious and sprawling 1,600 acre waterfront property.


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Q:   Is the University of British Columbia better than McGill University?


The University of British Columbia and McGill University are both among the best universities in the country. They are regarded as one of the oldest and the finest institutions of higher education in Canada. When it comes to comparing two universities, there are various factors that should be considered. The best university is the one that suits students' needs and is under their budget. However, check below ranking comparison of McGill and UBC:

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Answered 4 weeks ago

Both the universities are one of the best in Canada. However, while they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rate of Concordia University and McGill University. Overall this information could



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Answered a month ago

Yes, McGill University offers on-campus accommodations to international students. McGill accommodations offer various amenities such as shared washrooms, single & double rooms, shared kitchens, common rooms, games rooms, aerobics rooms, desks, chairs, dressers, 24/7 washers and dryers etc. Internat


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The cost of living for international students at McGill University depends on the type of accommodation and their lifestyle. Therefore, the cost of living for international students may vary from individual to individual. Check below McGill University housing rates for international students:



Anurag Pal

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Answered a month ago

The average salary for McGill University MBA graduates is CAD 92,000 as per the employment statistics of 2023. The highest average base salary was given to graduates who went for doing jobs in the Consulting job profiles. The average salary according to the jobs can be checked from the table given b


Akanksha Malhotra

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McGill University has mentioned that for the MBA graduates for the Class of 2023, the reported median salary was CAD 92,000 and the average signing bonus was CAD 10,000. A few of the top companies where MBA graduates were hired include companies such as Bain & Company, Amazon, Facebook, RBC, McKinse


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