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Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

McMaster 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 for 2021/22: 2 Full year places

University website:

Promotional Video:

General Contact:

Term Dates: September 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

The Undergraduate calendar of courses can be found here:


Students accepted at UG level are not permitted to take PG courses under any circumstances. There are some course restrictions for exchange students.

Language Requirements

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


There are many accommodation options for exchange students, although accommodation cannot be guaranteed. Incoming students choosing to live in one of the 12 residences on campus would usually be placed at Bates residence however, some students choose to live off campus. Accommodation information can be found on this page:

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination

Students should be aware that meal plans are compulsory for on campus students:

Student Services

McMaster University offer a range of Campus Support Services including Student Accessibility Service, Athletics and Recreation

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no Summer Opportunities available at McMaster.

Other Information

The average cost of accommodation at McMaster would be $6200 CAD. Living Cost estimates can be found here:

Students are required to enrol in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) prior to arriving at McMaster. This would cost roughly $430 for the full year.


McMaster Fact Sheet 2016-17 (last modified: 11 January 2016)