McGill University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2022
World Reputation Rankings 2023
845 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0G4, Canada

About McGill

Located in the vibrant, multicultural city of Montreal, McGill University is a community of people inspired by challenge and committed to shaping a better future. McGill’s faculty and students have been pushing the boundaries of knowledge for more than 200 years, making it one of the world’s leading universities.

Diverse and enriching campuses

McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from around the world. We welcome international students from over 150 countries, representing about 30% of our student body – the highest proportion of any Canadian research university. Meeting students from around the world will give you the opportunity to experience diverse perspectives and new ways of thinking.

Supporting bright minds

Our students have won more national and international awards on average than their peers at any Canadian university — including 147 Rhodes scholarships. This success stems from a simple philosophy: we believe that ideas are made to be challenged. At McGill, we inspire each other to dream big, to try our best, and to achieve more than we thought possible.

We support our students in every way: McGill offers affordable tuition, as well as scholarships, funding, and employment opportunities.


A world-class education

#1 research university in Canada for 15+ years (Macleans)

#1 in scholarships & bursaries for 13+ years (Macleans)

#31 in the world / #1 in Canada (QS Top Universities, 2023)

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Undergraduate studies

Our dedicated and award-winning professors are at the top of their fields. At McGill, you’ll have the chance to share your unique perspective with students coming from all over the world and exchange ideas with other curious people. With over 300 programs to explore, you can forge your own path.

Why study at McGill? Our university is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 schools globally, with an excellent reputation academically and among employers. No matter your chosen major, you can be sure that your degree will be recognized and valued worldwide. We’re big believers that the best way to learn is through hands-on experience. That’s why we offer internship, research and study abroad opportunities that will help you build real-world skills and make valuable connections.

All students, including international applicants, are eligible to apply for generous need-based financial aid at McGill.

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Graduate studies

McGill has a thriving graduate student community, with over 10,000 students in 400+ programs. Our faculty and students are forging new paths forward, showing adaptability and ingenuity in their respective fields.

What makes studying at McGill different? Our students learn and collaborate with the world’s leading researchers, gaining valuable practical experience and expanding the boundaries of knowledge.

McGill has nearly 50 research institutes and centres across three campuses, along with fieldwork stations in Barbados and the high Arctic. We work with a network of health partners in Quebec, including four affiliated hospitals in Montreal. Our graduate students take part in enriching, real-world learning, locally and around the world. We offer various funding opportunities for international and domestic graduate students, including the prestigious McCall MacBain Scholarship.


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International students

McGill is home to over 12,000 international students, coming from 150+ countries. Why have they all chosen to study here? McGill is a top-ranked research university offering a world-class education in the safe, affordable, and multicultural city of Montreal.

The value of a McGill education is respected and valued worldwide — McGill boasts an ever-growing global alumni network, with over 300,000 McGillians based in more than 180 countries.

As an international student, you can access dedicated services like immigration support, buddy programs and a host of other resources, including on-campus health clinics.


A top student city

Consistently ranked among the 10 best student cities in the world, Montreal is a multicultural and progressive city in one of the world’s safest countries. Affordable, diverse, creative and bursting with culture – it’s an unbeatable place to work, study and explore.

Our downtown campus is steps away from the best restaurants, cafés and nightlife that the city has to offer. About 30 minutes away by shuttle, McGill’s Macdonald Campus is a serene waterfront retreat that offers a “small college” experience and a tight-knit community.

Valuable internship and career opportunities are available across Montreal. Our city is a global leader in aerospace, tech, artificial intelligence, pharmaceuticals, video game development and more.

Why McGill students love Montreal

Campus experience

Our community is an integral part of the McGill experience. Known for their ambition and drive, our students have helped to shape our campuses, launching countless student-run services and

groups. With over 250 clubs and associations, design teams and volunteer opportunities, there are plenty of way to get involved and make your mark here.

In and out of the classroom, McGill students are working to make the world more equitable and sustainable. In 2010, students advocated to launch the Sustainability Projects Fund — an initiative that has allocated over $10m to 300+ projects that improve sustainability on campus. Student-run groups are giving back to the community by developing youth programs, offering free legal advice and dental services, and more.


Life in Montreal & residences

Whether you’re looking to live in residence or off campus, we can help you find the perfect home away from home.

Montreal offers some of the most affordable rental prices of any major North American city. On McGill’s campuses, we offer different styles of residences to fit your budget and lifestyle, including dorm, apartment and hotel-style accommodations. All first-year students are guaranteed housing on campus if they apply for it.

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Key statistics

  • 11.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 29%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 61 : 39
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 22%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 30,821
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings


Subjects taught at McGill University

  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Arts & humanities

    • Archaeology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Architecture
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Law

    • Law
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Psychology

    • Psychology