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W&M Exchange- McGill
Montreal, Canada (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Debi DeBacco (
 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
McGill University, with its main campus situated in downtown Montreal, is considered one of Canada’s best universities. There are 35,500 students with 20% being international, the highest of any Canadian research university.  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.

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 and fees to W&M while taking classes at McGill. Students will pay housing, meals and fees on site in Montreal. 
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

After a student is nominated by W&M, they must complete the online McGill application October 1 (spring) and May 1 (fall).

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. Students should choose courses at McGill in their major/minor field of study or present sufficent educational background in subject area. After accepting the offer of admission,students should register for courses in mid-April for (fall) and early December (spring) through online Minerva system. Students are permitted to take one course outside of their admitting facility.

Academic Credits:
Courses must be pre–or post-approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations. Grades of C or higher to recieve trandfer credit at W&M.
3 McGill credits = 3 W&M credits.

Program Fees:
Exchange: W&M tuition and all fees paid to W&M.

Other Costs:
International Health Insurance of McGill (mandatory): approximately $305USD per semester.
Program and course charges: approximate average is $600USD per semester. This includes activity charges, course materials, campus printing, textbooks, etc.
Students are responsible for airfare or alternative transprotation to McGill.

Housing and Meals:
Room and board paid on site in Montreal.
On-campus housing is limited. Indicate housing perference in online application. Residence and meal plan fees vary with housing.

Please note:
These costs provided by host university and are subject to change.
Currency exchange rate as of May 27, 2016.

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 W&M Bursar's Office.

For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.
Global Education Advisor:  Debi DeBacco

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.