McGill University - Overview

McGill University is proud to offer over 250 specialized and interdisciplinary Master’s and Doctoral graduate degree programs, earning its excellent reputation as one of the great centers for learning and research in North America. Graduate students make up roughly 23% of McGill’s 36,500 students, and have the opportunity to work closely with world-renowned faculty members who are pioneers, innovators, designers and explorers in their fields. McGill boasts two gorgeous, geographically distinct campuses, one in the heart of cosmopolitan downtown Montreal, and one 40 km (25 miles) west on the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. Dedicated to fostering the complete student experience, McGill is proud to offer a comprehensive range of award-winning student services and resources, designed to best support your life, learning, personal, and academic achievement.

McGill University - History and Facts

Founded in 1821 with a bequest by Montreal merchant James McGill, McGill University has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. The only Canadian university ranked in the top 25 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement for four years running, McGill was also picked as the top medical-doctoral school in the country by Maclean's magazine in 2008. Innovative research programs and cutting-edge facilities including our brand new Life Sciences Complex attract internationally respected faculty. Our faculty excel at research; in 2008, McGill professors Nahum Sonenberg and Charles Taylor took home, respectively, the Gairdner International Award and the Kyoto Prize, two of the world's top research prizes. McGill's faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, too, bringing their cutting-edge breakthroughs into the classroom. McGill also attracts the brightest students. The University offers its 34,000 students unparalleled opportunities to enrich their educational experience through hands-on research opportunities, international exchanges, internships, field-study and study-abroad programs. McGill's 21 faculties and professional schools offer degrees in more than 300 fields of study. McGill offers a full range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs as well as professional degrees in law, dentistry, business and medicine.

Programs - Bachelor - McGill University

Bachelor Accounting Economics
Bachelor African Studies
Bachelor Agricultural Economics
Bachelor Agriculture and Food Systems
Bachelor Agro-Environmental Sciences
Bachelor Anatomy & Cell Biology
Bachelor Animal Biology
Bachelor Animal Health and Disease
Bachelor Animal Production
Bachelor Anthropology
Bachelor Applied Ecosystem Sciences
Bachelor Architecture
Bachelor Art History
Bachelor Atmospheric Science
Bachelor Atmospheric Science and Physics
Bachelor Biochemistry
Bachelor Biology
Bachelor Biology with Chemistry for Teachers
Bachelor Biology with Physics for Teachers
Bachelor Biology and Mathematics
Bachelor Bioresource Engineering
Bachelor Canadian Studies
Bachelor Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chemistry and Physics
Bachelor Chemistry with Biology for Teachers
Bachelor Chemistry with Physics for Teachers
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Bachelor Classics
Bachelor Cognitive Science
Bachelor Commercial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Bachelor Composition
Bachelor Computer Engineering
Bachelor Computer Science
Bachelor Computer Science and Biology
Bachelor Dietetics
Bachelor Earth and Planetary Sciences
Bachelor Earth System Science
Bachelor East Asian Studies
Bachelor Ecological Agriculture
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Economics and Accounting
Bachelor Economics and Finance
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Bachelor English: Cultural Studies
Bachelor English: Drama and Theatre
Bachelor English: Literature
Bachelor Entomology
Bachelor Environment
Bachelor Environmental Biology
Bachelor Environmental Economics
Bachelor Finance
Bachelor Food Science
Bachelor Food Science & Nutritional Science
Bachelor French
Bachelor General Engineering*
Bachelor General Management
Bachelor Geography
Bachelor Geography: Urban Systems
Bachelor German Language and Literature
Bachelor German Literature and Culture
Bachelor German Studies
Bachelor German Studies, Contemporary
Bachelor Health and Nutrition
Bachelor Hispanic Languages
Bachelor Hispanic Literature and Culture
Bachelor Hispanic Studies
Bachelor History
Bachelor Industrial Relations
Bachelor Information Systems
Bachelor International Agriculture
Bachelor International Agriculture and Food Systems
Bachelor International Development
Bachelor International Development Studies
Bachelor International Human Rights and Development Law
Bachelor International Management
Bachelor Investment Management
Bachelor Italian Studies
Bachelor Jewish Studies
Bachelor Kindergarten and Elementary Education
Bachelor Kinesiology
Bachelor Labour-Management Relations
Bachelor Langue et littérature françaises: Études et pratiques littéraires
Bachelor Langue et littérature françaises: Traduction
Bachelor Latin-American and Caribbean Studies
Bachelor Latin-American Studies
Bachelor Life Sciences
Bachelor Linguistics
Bachelor Marketing
Bachelor Materials Engineering
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mathematics and Computer Science
Bachelor Mathematics for Teachers
Bachelor Mathematics or Secondary Education: Science and Technology
Bachelor Mathematics, Applied
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Microbiology
Bachelor Microbiology and Immunology
Bachelor Middle East Studies
Bachelor Mining Engineering
Bachelor Molecular Biotechnology
Bachelor Music
Bachelor Music Education
Bachelor Music History
Bachelor Music Performance
Bachelor Music Performance:
Bachelor Music Performance: Artist Diploma
Bachelor Music Performance: Early Music
Bachelor Music Performance: Jazz
Bachelor Music Performance: Licentiate
Bachelor Music Performance: Orchestral Instruments
Bachelor Music Performance: Piano
Bachelor Music Performance: Voice
Bachelor Music Theory
Bachelor Neuroscience
Bachelor North American Studies
Bachelor Nursing
Bachelor Nutrition
Bachelor Occupational Therapy
Bachelor Pharmacology
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Philosophy and Western Religions
Bachelor Physical and Health Education
Bachelor Physical Therapy
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Physics and Computer Science
Bachelor Physics and Geophysics
Bachelor Physics with Biology for Teachers
Bachelor Physics with Chemistry for Teachers
Bachelor Physiology
Bachelor Physiology and Mathematics
Bachelor Physiology and Physics
Bachelor Plant Biology
Bachelor Plant Production
Bachelor Plant Protection
Bachelor Political Science
Bachelor Probability and Statistics
Bachelor Professional Agrology
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Quebec Studies
Bachelor Religious Studies
Bachelor Religious Studies: Asian Religions
Bachelor Religious Studies: Western Religions
Bachelor Russian
Bachelor Scriptures and Interpretations
Bachelor Secondary Education: English
Bachelor Secondary Education: Mathematics
Bachelor Secondary Education: Science and Technology
Bachelor Secondary Education: Social Sciences
Bachelor Social Work
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Software Engineering
Bachelor Soil and Water Resources
Bachelor Statistics
Bachelor Statistics and Computer Science
Bachelor Teaching English as a Second Language
Bachelor Wildlife Biology
Bachelor Women’s Studies
Bachelor World Religions
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Programs - Master - McGill University

Master Agricultural Economics
Master Animal Science
Master Anthropology
Master Architecture
Master Art History and Communication Studies
Master Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Master Biochemistry
Master Bioinformatics
Master Biology
Master Biomedical Engineering
Master Biomedical Ethics
Master Bioresource Engineering
Master Biotechnology
Master Cell Biology and Anatomy
Master Chemical Biology
Master Chemical Engineering
Master Chemistry
Master Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Master Classics
Master Communication Sciences and Disorders
Master Computational Science and Engineering
Master Computer Science
Master Dentistry
Master Development Studies Option
Master Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Master Earth and Planetary Sciences
Master East Asian Studies
Master Economics
Master Educational and Counselling Psychology
Master Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master English
Master Environment
Master Environmental Engineering
Master Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Master European Studies
Master Experimental Medicine
Master Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Master French Language and Literature
Master Gender and Womens Studies
Master Geography
Master German Studies
Master Hispanic Studies
Master History
Master Human Genetics
Master Information Studies
Master Integrated Studies in Education
Master Islamic Studies
Master Italian Studies
Master Jewish Studies
Master Kinesiology and Physical Education
Master Language Acquisition
Master Law
Master Linguistics
Master M.B.A.
Master M.B.A./LL.B.
Master M.D./M.B.A.
Master Management
Master Mathematics and Statistics
Master Mechanical Engineering
Master Medical Physics
Master Microbiology and Immunology
Master Mining and Materials Engineering
Master Music
Master Natural Resource Sciences
Master Neotropical Environment
Master Neuroscience
Master Nursing
Master Occupational Health
Master Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Master Parasitology
Master Pathology
Master Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Master Philosophy
Master Physical and Occupational Therapy
Master Physics
Master Physiology
Master Plant Science
Master Political Science
Master Post-M.B.A. Certificate
Master Psychiatry
Master Psychology
Master Psychosocial Oncology
Master Religious Studies
Master Russian and Slavic Studies
Master Social Statistics
Master Social Studies of Medicine
Master Social Work
Master Sociology
Master Surgical Research
Master Urban Planning
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Ranking  34      2
Country Canada
City Montreal
Bachelor (foreigners)27,390 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)7,563 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)9,040 USD/year.
Master (citizens)4,689 USD/year.
Cost of living $650-1,143 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1821
Teachers 3,584
Students 29,100
Foreigners 30%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Red and white
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
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• Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec
• Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Association of American Universities (AAU)
• Group of Thirteen (G13)
• Universitas 21
• Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)
• Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
• University of the Arctic (UArctic)
• Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
World ranking34
Country ranking2
Academic Reputation32
Employer Reputation56
Quality of teaching130
International Faculty133
International Students82
Citations per Faculty157
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities35
Engineering and Technology68
Life Sciences and Medicine34
Natural Science47
Social Sciences and Management49
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science76
Economics & Business51
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking34
QS World University Rankings24
ARWU Academic Ranking64
Webometrics Ranking65
Cost of living in Montreal
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 230 352
Food 259 434
Transportation 49 137
Communications and utilities 71 72
Clothing 20 73
Sports and leisure 21 75
Accommodation in Montreal USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre232
Shared room in city centre356
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre404
1 bedroom apartment in city centre581
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة ماكجيل
German McGill University
Spanish Universidad de McGill
French Univeristé McGill
Japanese マッギル大学
Korean 맥길대학교
Portuguese Universidade de McGill
Russian Университет Макгилла
Chinese 麦吉尔大学
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