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McGill University: Admission 2024, Acceptance Rate, Ranking & Fees

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About McGill University

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Year of establishment1821
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Accepted Exams
TOEFLIELTS+1 More
Total International Students12052
Size of Campus in acres80
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 1 billion
No.of Campuses2
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:   Does McGill accept Indian students?

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Yes, McGill University accepts a number of Indian students each year. McGill University is very popular among international students including Indian students. The university has more than 30% international students from aroudn the world. The minimum requirement for Indian students is as follows:

Undergraduate courses: For undergraduate admissions, Indian applicants shall be considered for admission on the basis of their class 10th board exam scores (if written), school transcripts for Grade 10, 11, and mid-year 12 or, if already written, on the class 12th Certificate. The applicants are reviewed on a minimum of 4 academic courses.

Graduate courses: The applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a subject closely related to the one they will choose to pursue at the graduate level. The minimum CGPA required is 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 or a GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies. In some departments, a higher CGPA is needed for admission.

Q:   Does McGill offer courses in French or English medium?

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McGill is an English-language university and all classes and course materials are taught in English. Students may submit written coursework and exams in English or in French. International students need to demonstrate English language proficiency to secure admission to McGill University. McGill is accepting IELTS or TOEFL score for giving admission to international students. Applicants need to have IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL IBT score of 94, TOEFL ITP score of 587 while applying for McGill University courses.

Q:   How hard is it to get into McGill University?

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Although at least 85% average score is required to be eligible for admission, the average entering grade at McGill is over 92%. Thus, it is very competitive for international students to secure admission here. There are also seats reserved for students from Quebec, making the admissions process highly competitive for international applicants.

McGill University Fees & Eligibility

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(41 courses)
INR 9 L - 19 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 86 - 100, GRE: 304 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(16 courses)
INR 16 L - 39 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 65 & Above
M.A.(33 courses)
INR 11 L - 15 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 8, 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
B.Sc.(37 courses)
INR 12 L - 35 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 65 & Above
PG Certificate(13 courses)
INR 7 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-16 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 86 - 100
PG Diploma(12 courses)
INR 12 L - 17 L
Duration13 weeks-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, Duolingo: 115 & Above
B.Com(4 courses)
INR 39 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 - 100, PTE: 65 & Above
MIM(3 courses)
INR 14 L - 36 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, GRE, TOEFL: 86 & Above
B.A.(26 courses)
INR 12 L - 27 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
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Q:   How much is the tuition fee for international students at McGill?

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The Quebec Government has announced that the rates for the academic year 2023-24 might increase by 3%. The Quebec basic tuition fee in 2023-2024 is CAD 96.03 per credit, which is a 3% increase from 2022-23. Below we have provided McGill University fees for different courses.

Courses

Duration

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (32 courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 11 L - 19.6 L

M.A. (26 courses)

18 months-2 years

INR 11 L - 15.8 L

UG certificate (14 courses)

13 weeks-1 year

INR 12 L - 24.7 L

B.Com (4 courses)

3-4 years

INR 40.2 L

B.Sc. (33 courses)

42 months-4 years

INR 13.2 L - 35.7 L

BBA (12 courses)

4 years

INR 13.2 L - 32.2 L

PG Certificate (13 courses)

1 year-16 months

INR 7.5 L - 15 L

Others PG (18 courses)

18 months-3 years

INR 9.7 L - 15.8 L

B.A. (26 courses)

4-5 years

INR 12 L - 28 L

B.E. / B.Tech (16 courses)

3-4 years

INR 16.2 L - 40.2 L

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

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The admission requirements at McGill University will vary from programme to programme and depend on the level of study. International students should check the minimum eligibility for their cousre before applying at McGill University. The general admission requirements for interntaional students are:

  • Completed Application form
  • Academic transcripts 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • GRE/GMAT
  • English language proficiency 
  • CV/Resume

McGill University Scholarships 2023

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Q:   Does McGill give full scholarships to international students?

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McGill University offers a few fully-funded scholarships to international students. These scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master and PhD applicants. Undergraduate recipients receive up to USD 8,500 and Masters and PhD recipients get a modest amount of bursaries. McGill's Scholarships and Student Aid offers merit-based entrance scholarships to first-time university students studying a full-time undergraduate degree program.

There are two types of centrally-administered entrance scholarships:

  • One-year Scholarships, valued at CAD 3,000 (non-renewable)
  • Major Scholarships, valued between CAD 3,000 and CAD 12,000 (renewable annually up to 3 or 4 years provided criteria for renewal are met)

Q:   What is the McGill scholarship 2023-2024?

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The McCall MacBain Scholarship is one of the most popular Fully Funded scholarship in Canada. You can apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarship in 2023 if you are planning to apply for summer / fall 2024 to study a full-time master's or second-entry professional undergraduate programme at McGill University.

McGill University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 114 - 133
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Fall1ˢᵗ Dec 2023 - 15ᵗʰ Mar 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Jul 2023
Summer15ᵗʰ Jan 2024
Winter1ˢᵗ Jun - 1ˢᵗ Aug 2024
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Q:   How can I get admission in McGill University?

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Below we have mentioned how to apply to McGill in 7 steps.

  • Know your deadlines
  • Decide what to study
  • Meet eligiblity for your course
  • Get ready to apply before the deadline
  • Submit your application
  • Apply for an entrance scholarship
  • Submit your application with supporting documents and check the application status

Q:   What are the documents required while applying to McGill?

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The documents needed to apply at McGill University are given below:

Q:   Does McGill have rolling admissions?

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Admission to graduate programs operates on a rolling basis, so the application deadlines vary as per program. However, undergraduate programs have specific intakes and deadlines.

Q:   Can I still apply to McGill University if I missed the admission deadline?

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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.

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Students Ratings & Reviews

4.1/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
Student Views
  • 33% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.5
Part time work3.5
Post study jobs4.5
Quality of faculty4
Student Life4
Value for money4
Public transportation4.5
Safety4.5
Indian Food3.5
Permanent Immigration4
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Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in International Management - Batch of 2024
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It is for your dream come true university.
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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MBA - Batch of 2024
4.3
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
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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Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Public Relations Management - Batch of 2021
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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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McGill University Ranking 2023

A+
Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
#51-100
#51-75
Business Economics
A
#73
Mechanical Engineering
A+
#42
#51-100
#151-200
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Q:   Where does McGill rank in the world?

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McGill is one of the top public universities based in Montreal, Canada. As per the QS World University Rankings 2024, McGill ranked #30 and in the top 50 world universities by Times Higher Education (THE) and slightly above top 50 universities in the US News & World Report - Global Universities category. It is home to the highest percentage of PhD students in Canada, more than any other research university in Canada.

Q:   What is the ranking of McGill University?

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McGill University has been ranked #54 in Best Global Universities by US NEWS for 2023. Mcgill University has been ranked number two in Canada behind the University of Toronto in the QS World University Ranking 2024. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 rates McGill as the 46th best university in the world. It marks the 13th consecutive year that McGill ranks in the top 50 universities globally.

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Studying in Canada

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 4.4 L (based on 51 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 2.7 L (based on 33 colleges)

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McGill University
FAQs

Q:   Can I still apply to McGill University if I missed the admission deadline?

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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.

Q:   Does McGill accepts IELTS?

A: 

International students need to demonstrate English language proficiency to secure admission to McGill University. McGill is accepting IELTS or TOEFL score for giving admission to international students. Applicants need to have IELTS score of 6.5 while applying to McGill. Below you can check out each of the IELTS sections and learn more about them specifically by visiting our dedicated pages for them.

Q:   Does McGill accept a lot of international students?

A: 
As of 2022, the acceptance rate of McGill University for international students is 46%. So, yes, the university does accept a good number of international students.

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