845 Sherbrooke Street W
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T5
Founded in 1821 with a bequest by Scottish-born Montrealer James McGill, McGill University enjoys an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Cutting-edge facilities, innovative teaching programs and multidisciplinary research attract first-class professors and students from around the world, making McGill one of Canada’s most internationally diverse universities. Of McGill’s 38,779 students, 55 percent hail from the university’s home province of Quebec, 25 percent from elsewhere in Canada and 20 percent from abroad.
McGill’s main campus, a mosaic of heritage and modern buildings in a green oasis, is set in Montreal’s vibrant downtown core with Mount Royal as a backdrop. The university’s Macdonald Campus occupies 650 hectares of woods and fields on the western shore of the Island of Montreal, providing unparalleled opportunities for agricultural and environmental fieldwork and research. McGill has several remote research stations, 13 branch libraries and special collections, and major museum collections and ecological treasures, including Canada’s largest arboretum.
Eleven faculties (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Music, Religious Studies, and Science) bring together more than 1,600 tenured and tenure-stream professors, in 11 schools, 71 departments and 18 institutes. The university is also home to, or partners with, more than 100 research centres and networks,
McGill offers more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Program strengths include stellar faculty, unique opportunities for students, innovative teaching and McGill’s position at cultural crossroads. Professional programs are of the highest quality. The world-renowned Faculty of Medicine has four affiliated teaching hospitals and graduates more than 1,000 health care professionals each year. Opportunities for students to enrich their educational experience include hands-on research, exchange programs, internships, field study, study abroad programs, engagement in community service, and a vibrant campus student life. The university honours academic distinction and leadership by providing about $15 million a year in undergraduate scholarships and student aid.
McGill faculty engages in an extensive array of research partnerships with other universities, government and industry in Quebec, Canada, throughout North America and around the world.. At McGill, research informs teaching at all levels; top researchers regularly teach undergraduate classes; they engage students in inquiry-based learning and share this passion with them. . McGill is cultivating innovation, training the global leaders of tomorrow, and increasing the competitiveness of Quebec and Canada.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Tuition fees (residents of Quebec): $2,168
Tuition fees (out-of-province): $5,880
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $14,562
Graduate tuition fees: $13,076 - $14,562
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2011 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 22,830
Full-time (graduates): 7,670
Part-time (undergraduates): 6,870
Part-time (graduates): 4,150
* Source: Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities