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W&M Exchange- McGill
Montreal, Canada (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Program Dates &
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Adam Ferguson (
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution Website:
 GPA Requirement:
 Host Institution:
McGill University
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Description:



McGill University, with its main campus situated in downtown Montreal, is considered one of Canada’s best universities. It is a cosmopolitan institution which hosts students from all over the world. McGill is proud of its wide array of historical figures, such as Ernst Rutherford, famous for his discoveries on radioactivity and the atom’s nucleus, James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball, and Star Trek’s William Shatner. W&M students are able to apply to one of McGill’s faculties (i.e. arts or sciences) but may get permission to take a course outside that area. The main language of instruction at McGill is English, but many content courses are offered in French as well. Please note, 3 McGill credits are equivalent to 3 W&M credits.

Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec, and the second largest city in Canada. It is a bilingual, multicultural city with over 80 ethnic communities. Montreal is famed for its yearly festivals, including jazz, film, comedy and more. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Mont Royal (“the mountain”) and Lafontaine Park are some of Montreal’s most popular attractions.

The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and McGill University allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition to W&M while taking classes at McGill. Students will pay housing, meals and fees on site in Montreal. Students not selected for the exchange and out-of-state students for whom direct enrollment is preferable have the option of applying directly to McGill as visiting students; directly enrolled students pay tuition to McGill.
Montreal, Canada

Host Institution:
McGill University

Fall Semester (Sept.—Dec.)
Spring Semester (Jan.— May)
Academic Year (Sept.— May)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: September 5
Academic Year: March 15

Eligibility :
W&M student in good standing
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:

Language of Instruction:
English and French

Course Information:
Students may choose from McGill’s undergraduate faculties of arts or sciences.

Academic Credits:
Courses must be pre– or post-approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations.

Program Fees:
Exchange: W&M tuition paid to W&M.

Housing, Meals and Fees:
Room and board paid on site in Montreal. 
A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and an international medical/evacuation insurance fee of $170 apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar's Office.
For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website..

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/15/2016 03/25/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/15/2016 03/25/2016 TBA TBA
 NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange or assisted enrollment programs are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.