McGill University

McGill University was established in 1821, located in Montreal, Quebec. It is the only one university in Canada that can be put on a par with the University of Toronto. (According to the recent statistics concluded: University of Toronto takes a process of elimination, means it will admit more students, but keeps on eliminating its students during the school years. McGill University, however, is more stringent when admission, and according to Mclean Magazine, ranked 1st place among all universities due to its overall 90% of admission scores.)

The history of McGill University can be dated back to 1813, the Scottish fur trader, famous philanthropist James McGill made the will in the capital city of Quebec- Montreal, that his farm and £ 10,000 English pounds would be gifted to the Royal Institution, for the establishment of a college or a university. In 1821, King George IV issued a royal charter order to establish an institute in the name of McGill. In 1829, the education department of Montreal General Hospital merged into McGill College, thus the school changed its name to McGill University, and in the same year officially commenced lectures.


McGill University is the best Canadian doctoral university, often referred to as “the G7” with six other top ranked doctoral universities (University of Western Ontario, Queen's University, McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta). McGill University is located in central English-speaking area of Montreal, not only attaches a large number of international students, but also many well-known scholars around the world. It was in McGill University that the physicist, Rutherford found the atomic structure, thus improved the fame of McGill in Europe and America. The medical school of McGill University, is playing the leading role in Canada, and it’s the dream goal of countless students. The high level academic research of McGill University can be comparable to the Ivy League of the United States. Even though in last two decades due to the Quebec Independence Movement, that caused the rise of Toronto and downfall of Montreal, which became the second largest of Canada, McGill University, in the fields of miniature robot, nerve regeneration and functional recovery, genetic basis of human disease, telecommunications research, survival and development, international crisis behavior, marine products and many more aspects, still better than the Ivy League universities. It is clear to tell that the glorious history and extraordinary academic achievements made McGill University the reputation of best doctoral university of Canada.

In the early 19th century, there have been three Canadian universities among the world’s top 100 universities, which are McGill University, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto. In the 20th century, University of British Columbia, Queen's University, McMaster University and the University of Alberta have made great progress in academy, and also became world’s top 100 universities, which is the predecessor of today’s G10, the G7. Roma was not built in a day, same as to McGill University. In 1990, leaders of ten Canadian best universities formed an organization, held two informal meetings each year to discuss program cooperation, resource sharing and other matters. The chairman rotates among those schools’ leaders, this is the foundation of “Group of 10 (G10)”. In April 2006, this organization has gradually absorbed the University of Calgary, Dalhousie University and University of Ottawa, thus made its members to 13, collectively known as “G13”. Among them, McGill University is still the outstanding one, as experienced 130 years history, McGill University still keeps shining at the forefront of academic field.


Courses of McGill University

There are total 23 schools and faculties in McGill University.

2007 Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) ranking: the world’s 12th, 9th in North America, 1st in Canada.

There are 12 faculties: faculty of agricultural and environment science, faculty of humanities, faculty of dentistry, faculty of education, faculty of engineering, faculty of law, faculty of management, faculty of medicine, faculty of music, faculty of religion, faculty of science and faculty of research and graduate.

There are 11 schools: school of architecture, school of computer science, school of food and nutrition, graduate school of library and information science, school of human communication disorders, McGill school of music, school of nursing, school of occupational health, school of physician and professional therapist, school of social work, school of municipal planning.

  • Faculty of Arts:
  • Faculty of Engineering:

    architecture, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, metals and materials engineering, software engineering.

Graduate Courses:

chemical engineering, civil engineering and practical mechanics, electronics and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, energy, metals and materials engineering, architecture, municipal planning;

  • Faculty of Law;
  • Faculty of Management;
    • MBA, EMBA;
  • Faculty of Medicine;
  • Faculty of Science;
  • School of Architecture;
  • School of Computer Science.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  1. Senior high school graduation, provide general examination scores, overall scores no less than 85 points.
  2. TOEFL IBT 90 points (Each part no less than 21 points) or IELTS 6.5

Conditional Admission

Since September 2013, McGill University launched conditional dual enrollment programs. The top students from China, as long as their academic achievements meet the admission requirements of McGill University, but the language does not meet the requirements, can take language courses in our Language Centre for some time (usually no more than one year). After the students finish the language courses, they can directly enter McGill University and start their undergraduate study without re-take of TOFEL or IELTS examinations.

Fees and Costs Details

  • Language courses cost: $2,120 Canadian dollars per level.
  • Health insurance: approximately $500 Canadian dollars per year.
  • Undergraduate tuition fee: approximately $15,000- $32,000 Canadian dollars per year.
  • Living expenses: approximately $ 12,500 Canadian dollars per year.