$12,000 Merit-based Entrance Scholarship for Undergraduate Students at McGill University 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on February 4, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Brown Student Services Building 3600 McTavish Street Map Suite 3200 Montreal, Quebec Canada H3A 0G3 Tel.: 514-398-6013 Fax: 514-398-7352 Email: Scholarships or Student Aid

International students who want to pursue their undergraduate degree in Canada can start their application for the Merit-based Entrance Scholarship for the Future Undergraduate offered by McGill University.

McGill University encourages outstanding international students who will be commencing their undergraduate degrees to join the scholarship program. The university knows the challenges that every international student face when pursuing their education away from their family and from their home country. The Student Aid Office and Scholarships ensure the outstanding and eligible international students that they are committed to supporting their goals by offering financial support to further their higher education at the university.

Entrance Scholarship Overview 

For the freshmen or first-time undergraduates, McGill University offers merit-based scholarships to entering the full-time degree program and provides financial assistance to deserving students.

Exchange students, transfer students, diploma, mature, special, and part-time students will not be considered for the scholarship. The university will be offering 2 types of entrance scholarships with different values and awards.

  • One-year Scholarship Program
  • Major Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: McGill University 

About the Provider

As one of the well-known and leading universities in Canada, McGill University wants to fulfill its mission to provide advanced learning and provide knowledge as best as possible. Achieving this by giving out research and scholarly activity with interaction with the community. The mission of the University is to enrich knowledge and encourage its creation and dissemination by providing the best education, conducting research and scientific works that are judged excellent by strict international standards, and serving the public.

Academic freedom is at the heart of McGill University’s mission to enhance learning through teaching, scholarship, and community service. University members have the freedom to engage in research and artistic creation and to disseminate their results without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxy, monetary incentives, or penalties based on their academic activities.

They can use this freedom to serve the university and society as a whole. When University academic staff participate in public debates or forums, the students must present their views as their own.

Scholarship Summary

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Field: List of eligible courses offered by the university
  • Duration: up to four years
  • Scholarship Awards: up to $12,000
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Country of Scholarship: Canada


  • Must be an International students
  • Students who meet the selection criteria will be automatically considered for the scholarship award for the duration of the course and no application is required unless specifically stated in the scholarship conditions.
  • In principle, all academically outstanding students can be considered for course awards, depending on the individual faculty budget. GPA is important, and minimum grant awards are determined by each faculty’s grant committee at the end of the academic year.
  • Students who receive credit for courses received during an exchange at another university are not eligible for McGill Awards in that course.
  • The students must be able to enroll in a full-time degree at the university.
  • International students must demonstrate their financial needs.

Application Process

Freshmen students to the McGill Entrance Scholarship should note that their offer is dependent on admission. If you have any questions about applying for a scholarship for admission, please contact the Office of Scholarship. For questions about admission, students can directly contact the admission office.

Category for the Entrance Scholarship

One Year Scholarship 

One Year Scholarship is only valid for the first two semesters of the undergraduate degree, with the exception of the summer semester. One-year entry-level scholarship recipients are required to complete 27 McGill graded credits (excluding courses assessed Pass/Fail) for your undergraduate program during the academic year (Fall and Winter). Summer courses are not considered. If you are only registered for one semester, you must complete 14 credits with a McGill score.

Renewable Major Scholarship 

This scholarship is valid and renewable until the international students complete the undergraduate degree at the university for up to four years and must be able to meet the criteria for renewing the award.

To be able to maintain the scholarship award, students must be able to meet the GPA and number of credits required by the university.

Number of Graded Credits

The undergraduate degree students must be able to complete 27 graded credits at McGill University. For the one-year scholarship, the students must be able to complete 14 graded credits.


The GPA must be at least 3.70 on 27 graded credits and must be able to maintain.

Scholarship Decision and Payments 

The Scholarship Committee wil be reviewing the eligibility criteria of the students and decisions can be made after the deadline of the scholarship, later than August 2022.

Payments of the awards will be directly deposited to the student’s account or by cheque. The scholarship or financial awards will be credited to the student’s fee account for the fall and winter semesters.

Scholarship Award

McGill University will be providing an award depending on the two categories that the international students will be qualified for.

  • One-year Scholarship– The scholarship will be valued to a maximum of $3,000 and not renewable. The students can use the awards towards their education expenses and other related fees.
  • Major Scholarship– scholarship valued at up to $12,000 and the deserving international students can use the awards towards their educational expenses and other related fees. The scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. The beneficiary of this award must meet the criteria for the renewal.

The McGill Entrance Scholarship is valid only for the given and/or renewed academic year. If students are unable to use the full amount of the scholarship due to limitations and regulations of the other scholarships they receive, the remainder of the McGill Scholarship cannot be carried over to future years.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline for scholarship admission will be all-year-round and will be offered annually.

The international students who have been awarded the scholarship and still need additional funds to further their education can also consider some of the scholarship aid programs offered by McGill University. Various scholarship awards and financial aid are being offered annually, the university encourages all students to apply for the scholarship program that you think you will be eligible to help and support you further your higher education.

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