The McGill University is proud to offer two type of scholarships i.e. One-year entrance scholarships. These opportunities are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and Major entrance scholarships.
Entrance The studentships are awarded to students entering McGill University for the first time to undertake their first full-time undergraduate degree program. Transfer, Mature, Diploma, Exchange, Special, Part-time and Visiting students are not eligible for consideration.
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McGill University is a public research university in Canada. McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study, with the highest average admission requirements of any Canadian university.
- Application Deadline: Do not wait to be admitted to McGill to apply for a scholarship. Apply by the following deadlines: applicants from a Quebec CEGEP – March 7; applicants from a school in the rest of Canada – February 7; applicants from a school outside of Canada – January 22.
- Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue undergraduate prgramme.
- Study Subject: The studentships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
- Award: Awards range in value from $3,000 to $10,000. There are two types of entrance scholarships: the One-year, whereby eligibility is based solely on academic achievement, and the renewable Major, based on outstanding academic achievement as well as leadership qualities in school and community activities.
- Nationality: International Students
- Number of Awards: Numbers not given.
- The award can be taken in Canada
Eligible Countries: International Students are eligible to apply for this application programme.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this application you must meet the following requirements:
Competition for entrance scholarships is intense at McGill. An extraordinary number of exceptional applications are received each year and, unfortunately, we cannot award scholarships to all good candidates.
To provide some guidance to scholarship hopefuls, the proposed academic standings of Awardees for this upcoming fall term are listed in the table below. Some program-specific opportunities may have lower minima.
|Academic background||Minimum academic performance for consideration for all entrance scholarships|
|Quebec CEGEP||MINIMUM overall cote de rendement collégial (CRC) to be determined|
|Canadian High School (outside Quebec and Ontario)||MINIMUM 95% average on all academic grade 12 and grade 11 level courses|
|Ontario High School||MINIMUM 95% overall average on all 3U, 3M, 4U and 4M courses|
|United States High School||MINIMUM A average (at least 94% or GPA of 4.00, or equivalent unweighted) over last two years of full-time studies, and a minimum score of 700 in each SAT (730 on the new SAT) or 33 in the ACT. For changes to SAT scoring, please consult the McGill Enrolment Services’ website.|
|Overseas High School||MINIMUM A average (or equivalent) over last two years of full-time study|
|Advanced Levels||MINIMUM of 4 relevant Advanced-Level/CAPE/Pre-University subjects with minimum predicted grades of A*AAA (or equivalent) or minimum final grades of AAAA (or equivalent), plus AS results and GCSE/O-Level results at a similar level.
Exceptions: Countries where grade A* is not awarded (Caribbean CAPE, Scotland Advanced Highers, Singapore A-Levels) will be considered on A (and equivalent) grades.
|International Baccalaureate||41 subject points (not including bonus points) on predicted or final grades|
|French Baccalaureate||MINIMUM overall average of 17, with minimum score of 14 in each course|
Note: when class rank is available, it should be provided. Rank in the top 1 – 2% is expected.
The above is the PROPOSED scholarship minima for this upcoming fall term. It is possible that the minima may be lower if we should have more scholarship funds to disburse. It is also possible that the minima could be higher should we attract a greater number of qualified applicants. Please note: even if you meet the standings above, you are not guaranteed a scholarship.
Scholarship decisions are made during the admission process and are based on academic information available at that time. There is no reconsideration on additional or final results.
English Language Requirements: Applicants must have a very good knowledge of written and spoken English is required; this should be supported by a valid English proficiency test certificate.
How to Apply: The supporting documentation required to apply for major entrance scholarships varies according to the region, as do the deadlines for submission. Please refer to the following chart to find out what, and when, you need to submit:
|Applicant Type||Documents required||Deadline|
|Applicants from Quebec CEGEPs||· Two letters of reference||March 7*|
|Applicants from schools in Ontario and in the rest of Canada||· Two letters of reference
· Signed statement from your school (if available)
|Applicants from schools outside of Canada||· Two letters of reference
· Signed statement from your school (if available)