McGill University Scholarship 2018 (UPDATED)

Now, international students are eligible to receive McGill University Scholarships to study in this excellent institution. The institution is an excellent research university located in Montreal, Canada. Established in 1821, this university has educated hundreds of thousands of excelling students in many areas of study. It has produced 12 Nobel Laureates, 3 Canadian Prime Ministers, 142 Rhodes Scholars, 13 Canadian Supreme Court Justices, 4 foreign leaders, 11 Grammy Award winners, 28 Olympic medalists, and other alumni that excelled in other areas.

The university itself has a complicated history. The mother university was Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning which was founded in 1801. James McGill, the person who the McGill University is named after, left 10,000 pounds to the Royal Institution in his will to found a college. So, in honor of his will, the Institution founded a college in Lower Canada named McGill College. Pretty soon after its founding in 1813, it was given a Royal Charter by King George IV to become a university. So in 1821, it could start awarding degrees.

McGill University has done much in pioneering the higher education in Canada. First, it created the first medical school in Canada in 1829. Also, it became the first Canadian University to grant Doctor of Medicine in 1833. The only facility that McGill University had from 1829 to 1843 was the School of Medicine. After 1843, it started to expand into different fields and founded Faculty of Arts in 1843 and Faculty of Law in 1848. After that, other faculties have been added, and now it offers many programs in different academic areas.

McGill University has approximately 27,000 undergraduate, 9,500 postgraduate, and 5,000 academic and administrative staff. They are located in 300 different programs that this university offers. Since this university has one of the highest admissions standards in Canada, students must be in the top 10% of their class to have a chance to be admitted. These students can study any of 340 programs in eleven faculties. Also, they can study in any of 250 masters and doctoral programs. Students can receive McGill University Scholarships to help offset the cost. These programs are offered in many beautiful campuses of McGill University.

Aside from the main campus located in Montreal, there are other campuses in this university. First, there is the Macdonald Campus which house specific Faculty and programs. Also, this university wants to expand to two other campuses and have invested total of $1.6 billion dollars into this project.

McGill University Scholarships (Undergraduate) 

Unfortunately, there are not full tuition and fully funded scholarships available for international undergraduate students. However, they do offer the significant amount of scholarships which will cover the majority of tuition. With the combination of these scholarships, students might cover tuition and other expenses. Please see Entrance Scholarships and Need-based Scholarship (including work-study). 

McGill University Scholarships (Graduate) 

Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Scholarships for Excellence in Graduate Education (Masters) 

  • Scholarship Amount- Approximately $34,000 to cover tuition, travel, and living expenses 
  • Application Deadline- The application deadline is set by the individual academic unit. Contact the academic unit of your choice for information about the deadline. (After you have submitted the application to the academic unit, the deadline for academic units to submit nominees to Graduate and Postgraduate Studies is March 1st.) 
  • Eligibility- Preference will be given to Permanent Residents of Greece, and students must be admitted to McGill or currently enrolled and hold first class CGPA determined by McGill. 
  • Application Procedure- Students need to submit a paper an application form by the application deadline. The application form and the application form can be found at this link.
  • Scholarship Amount- $50,000 a year for 3 years 
  • Application Deadline- September 21 
  • Eligibility and Application Procedure- Please see Vanier Scholarship Article. 

Quebec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students (Ph.D. PostDoc)

  • Scholarship Amount 
    • Doctoral- $25,000 a year
    • Postdoctoral- $35,000 a year 
    • Short-Term Research- $3,000 a month 
  • Application Deadline- Students needs to submit pre-selection application to individual academic unity by June 29.  
  • Eligibility- All international students are welcome to apply. However, students from Brazil, India, Israel, and Wallonia Region will compete in their own citizenship category. 
  • Application Procedure- This is a two-step process. Students need to first apply to the academic unit for pre-selection by the deadline. If they are selected, then they will be contacted by the scholarship organization to submit required documents and application forms to the agency. For more information about the application procedure, visit Quebec Merit Scholarship Page. 
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