McCall MacBain Scholarship

About the scholarship

The McCall MacBain Scholarship is Canada’s first comprehensive, leadership-driven scholarship to support graduate students enrolled in a master’s program at McGill University. Current undergraduate students are invited to apply.

The scholarship will cover your tuition and fees for a full-time master’s program or a second-entry professional undergraduate program such as dentistry, law, or medicine at McGill University. You will also receive a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms.

Watch the video below where McCall MacBain Scholars discuss what it's like to study at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. The video features Julian Lam, a UBC scholar and recipient of the scholarship.

Eligibility requirements

You must meet all the following requirements to apply:

  • You are in good academic standing and have good overall conduct.
  • You are enrolled in an undergraduate degree or are on track to complete your undergraduate degree by August 2024.
  • After applying for the scholarship, you must apply for full-time enrolment in an eligible master’s or professional program at McGill for Summer or Fall 2024.

Before you apply

You can find detailed instructions on the application form. Before you start, make sure you complete the following:

  1. Attend an online information session to learn more about the scholarship.
  2. Prepare the following items for your online application:
    1. Two reference letters
    2. Official transcript
    3. Personal statement
    4. Short essays reflecting on your community and goals, a significant leadership experience, a significant volunteer contribution, and a “course correction”
    5. A list of your community and work experiences, as well as your extracurricular activities

    After the application period, successful candidates will be invited to a regional interview, followed by a final interview in Montréal. Your travel for the final interviews is funded.

    Current students and alumni

    If you are a current student at UBC or you graduated in 2021 or later, you must earn the endorsement of your institution.

    At minimum, a university representative will review your application once it is submitted through the McCall MacBain Scholarship website and verify your academic standing and overall conduct.


    Date Scholarship process
    June 1 to September 27, 2023

    Application period

    Students are responsible for applying to the program(s) of their choice by the first possible deadline and gaining admission. The graduate program application is separate from this scholarship application.

    November 11 to December 1, 2023 Regional interviews for successful applicants
    March 2024 Final interviews for shortlisted students

    If you have questions