Overview

McGill University

City: Montreal
Language of instruction: English
  • One of Canada's oldest and most respected international universities 
  • Member of the U21 network
  • 22 faculties and professional schools with over 300 programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels
  • International students from over 155 countries
  • Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, a vibrant, multilingual city rich with culture and history as well as a thriving arts and nightlife scene

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEducationEngineeringHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsLawManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • English is the main language of instruction

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Students must have minimum cumulative average of 73% to attend this university
  • Space is limited at this partnership - please see an advisor if you would like to attend McGill

Term dates

  • Semester 1:Beginning of September to End of December
  • Semester 2: Beginning of January to Late April

Timing

Not applicable

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC credits

Passing grade

Passing grade: D

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Faculties not open to exchange students: Medicine, Dentistry, Continuing Studies
  • Schulich School of Music: strongly recommends exchange students start in the Fall term
  • School of Nursing: applicants must be from a U21 partner institution
  • Architecture, Education, Law, Music, Management and Nursing students: must already be registered in the same degree program in their home university
  • Engineering: limited spaces in Chemical, Civil and Mechanical disciplines
  • Law: There is no strict French requirement for exchange students applying to the Faculty of Law. It is important for exchange students to know that the McGill program is a bilingual program and readings can be in either English or French and students can ask questions in either language. Please note that it is also possible to take a French as a Second Language course at McGill as part of your exchange.
  • Students must take the majority of their courses within their admitted faculty, they may take 2 courses maximum outside their admitted faculty if taking 5 courses
  • Please research applicable course restrictions on the McGill University's exchange website

Full course load information

  • Average course load: 4-5 courses (12-15 credits) per term
  • Full year is normally 30 credits

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: MECH 305
Title: Mechanical Laboratory
Partner course code: MECH 362
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MECH 327
Title: Thermodynamics
Partner course code: MECH 341
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MECH 358
Title: Advanced Math for Engineers
Partner course code: MATH 264
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MECH 360
Title: Mechanics of Deformable Solids
Partner course code: MECH 321
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MECH 375
Title: Heat Transfer
Partner course code: MECH 346
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MECH 380
Title: Fluid Mechanics
Partner course code: MECH 430
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MECH 463
Title: Mechanics
Partner course code: MECH 315
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: MECH 466
Title: System Dynamics and Control
Partner course code: MECH 412
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 408
Title: Environment and Development in Africa
Partner course code: ANTH 416
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-01
UBC course: ANTH 408
Title: Research in Society and Development in East Africa
Partner course code: ANTH 451
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-01
UBC course: ANTH 4TH
Title: Primate Studies and Conservation
Partner course code: ANTH 411
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: ANTH 4th
Title: NUTRITION FIELD STUDIES IN EAST AFRICA Ethnobotany, Nutrition and Health
Partner course code: NUTR 404
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-01
UBC course: ANTH 4th
Title: Environment and Development in Africa
Partner course code: ANTH 416
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-01
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Media and Modernity in the 20th Century
Partner course code: COMS 300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-01
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Indigenous Art and Culture: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Canada
Partner course code: ARTH 315
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-01
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Issues in Native Studies
Partner course code: CANS 306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-27
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Sound Culture
Partner course code: COMS 350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Hinduism and Buddhism
Partner course code: RELG 252
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Natural History of East Africa
Partner course code: NRSC 300
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Biological Diversity of East Africa
Partner course code: BIOL 328
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: ECON 311
Title: Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications
Partner course code: ECON 209
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-24
UBC course: ENGL 220
Title: Departmental Survey of English Literature 1
Partner course code: ENGL 202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-26
UBC course: ENGL 344
Title: Middle English
Partner course code: ENGL 356
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-15
UBC course: ENGL 466
Title: 20th-Century British Novel
Partner course code: ENGL 335
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-15
UBC course: FIST 334
Title: Jews in Film (The Jewish Documentary)
Partner course code: JWST 309
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-07
UBC course: FREN 111 & 112
Title: Oral & Written French I / Oral & Written French 2
Partner course code: FRSL 211
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-01-31
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Oral & Written French 1
Partner course code: FRSL 212
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-03-18
UBC course: GEOG 329
Title: Political Geography
Partner course code: GEOG 316
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: GEOG 497
Title: Geography of Nunavut
Partner course code: GEOG 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-15
UBC course: GERM 210
Title: German Language Intensive Intermediate
Partner course code: GERM 300
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2015-04-10
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: Canada Since 1867
Partner course code: HIST 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-04
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Modern European History
Partner course code: HIST 215
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of Quebec
Partner course code: HIST 303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-21
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: East Central Europe, 1944-2004
Partner course code: HIST 306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The United States, 1940-1965
Partner course code: HIST 377
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-18
UBC course: HIST 490
Title: Themes in Canadian History: Scots and the British Empire in northern North America
Partner course code: HIST 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: PHIL 435A
Title: Environmental Philosophy
Partner course code: PHIL 349
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-02
UBC course: POLI 308
Title: Language Policies and Language Rights in Canada
Partner course code: CANS 303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 327
Title: Politics: Contemporary Europe
Partner course code: POLI 357
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 363
Title: Canadian Foreign Policy
Partner course code: POLI 342
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: International Political Economy: International Trade
Partner course code: POLI 441
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 367
Title: Political Theory and International Relations
Partner course code: POLI 362
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative Local Government
Partner course code: POLI 318
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Democracy and the Market
Partner course code: POLI 473
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Developing Areas/Middle East
Partner course code: POLI 340
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Challenges of Canadian Federalism
Partner course code: POLI 371
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Aboriginal Politics in Canada
Partner course code: POLI 372
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Social Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 215
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-30
UBC course: PSYC 311
Title: Sport Psychology
Partner course code: EDKP 498
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-28
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of Bilingualism
Partner course code: PSYC 341
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-29
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Urban Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 222
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Family and the Modern Society
Partner course code: SOCI 247
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
UBC course: SOCI 473
Title: Sociology of Mental Disorder
Partner course code: SOCI 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: SPAN 357
Title: Survey of Spanish Literature 1
Partner course code: HISP 241
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 292
Title: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
Partner course code: MGCR 222
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: COMM 465
Title: Principles of Marketing
Partner course code: MGCR 352
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
Science
UBC course: ASTR 310
Title: Terrestrial Planets
Partner course code: EPSC 180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-08
UBC course: BIOL 230
Title: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
Partner course code: BIOL 215
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-19
UBC course: BIOL 336
Title: Evolution
Partner course code: BIOL 304
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-21
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Human Genetics Applied
Partner course code: BIOL 370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
UBC course: BIOL 416
Title: Conservation Biology
Partner course code: BIOL 465
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-21
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: East African Ecology – with a focus on Conservation Ecology
Partner course code: BIOL 429
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-20
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Research in Ecology and Development in East Africa
Partner course code: BIOL 451
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-20
UBC course: CAPS 426
Title: Ion channels
Partner course code: PHGY 520
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-07
UBC course: MICB 306
Title: Fundamental Virology
Partner course code: MIMM 324
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Social Change in Modern Africa
Partner course code: ANTH 322
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-10
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: World of Chemistry: Drugs
Partner course code: CHEM 183
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-12
UBC course: BIOC 493
Title: Undergraduate Research Project Course
Partner course code: HGEN 396
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-07
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Advanced Functional French
Partner course code: FRSL 431D2
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-09-12
UBC course: FREN 444
Title: Oral french: texts and expressions
Partner course code: FRSL 408
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-09-12
UBC course: HMKN 1st
Title: World of Chemistry: Food
Partner course code: CHEM 181
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Farm Management and Finance
Partner course code: AGEC 332
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-05
UBC course: SCIE 3rd
Title: Cropping Systems
Partner course code: PLNT 300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-27
UBC course: SCIE 3rd
Title: Forage Crops and Pastures
Partner course code: PLNT 302
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-27
UBC course: SCIE 3rd
Title: Soil Nutrient Management
Partner course code: SOIL 315
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-27
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Development and Underdevelopment
Partner course code: SOCI 254
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Introduction to the Study of Quebec
Partner course code: QCST 200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-12
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Français fonctionnel avancé
Partner course code: FRSL 431-D1
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-09-12
Health and Social Development
UBC course: HMKN 323
Title: Nutrition & Wellness
Partner course code: EDKP 292
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-10
UBC course: HMKN 4th
Title: Ergonomics
Partner course code: EDKP 444
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-10
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

Not applicable

Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • On-campus housing: while priority is given to first-year degree students, some places may be available for exchange students
  • Fall session or full-year: Indicate “Yes” under “Residence Accommodation” section in the online application
  • Winter session: student must verify available space by emailing: housing.residences@mcgill.ca
  • For information regarding off campus housing, see here

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO