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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

McGill University

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available: 1 full year place

University website:

Term Dates: August to December and January to April

Important Visa Information: From 31st July 2018, students applying for Canadian study permits will be required to travel to London to complete a bio metrics register. The High Commission in London has advised that the minimum time for turn around of visa's is two months. For more information, please follow the link below:

Academic Information

McGill's course calendar includes a full description of course availability:

Application Deadlines

  • Fall only or full year sessions - November 1 to May 1
  • Winter only - June 1 to October 1


The following courses among others are not open to exchange students:

  • courses offered by professional faculties that are restricted to degree candidates within their programmes
  • research project courses and thesis courses
  • special topics courses

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at McGill is English. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be required to provide evidence of language ability.


Some places in on campus availability may be available for exchange students. Priority is given to first year McGill students. An online application is required.

There is off campus accommodation available. More information can be found via the Off Campus housing website.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination

Student Services

McGill University have a wide range of Student Services from Essential Services & Information to Academic Resources and Health, Wellness & Personal Support.

Other Information

There are some International Scholarships available for students looking to study in Canada. These are provided through the Canadian government and not via McGill or Durham University.

Students are required to purchase International Health Insurance (IHI) before arriving in Canada.This costs approximately $604 for two semesters. More information can be found here:

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no Summer Opportunities at McGill University.