McGill University


Originally known as the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning, the college was created in 1801 with the authorization to operate two Royal Schools. It’s change to the name of McGill University was done in honor of James McGill, who through his will granted McGill University the estate it used for it’s current campus.

Programs Offered

McGill University has a wide breadth of programs available for undergraduates, which handle almost any topic a student might have an interest in, as a result the following list is only a sample of all the available courses in the institution:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
  • Atmospheric Environment and Air Quality
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Biology and Mathematics
  • Bioresource Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Ecological Determinants of Health in Society
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • International Development Studies
  • Labour-Management Relations and Human Resources
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Renewable Resource Management
  • Water Environments and Ecosystems

Admission requirements

When it comes to McGill University, R-Scores are a huge part of the admission process, while this might sound confusing at first, it’s actually not that complicated, R-Scores are a system used in Canada to measure students performance, and officially it is described as such:

R score = ( (Zcol x IDGZ) + ISGZ + C ) x D , where C = D = 5

However at the end it’s quite simply a multiplied standard score, and as such obtaining it is a s simple as writing down your scores in an online R-Score calculator.

R-Scores are used as a replacement for cut-off percentage, and the required ones are listed on each course.

Student Life

McGill University has a wide selection of resources for it’s students, ranging from a developed fitness centre, to a multitude of sports clubs, to more artistic endeavors such as clubs, which range from topics as diverse as fine arts to a gamer’s guild, and students can even form their own clubs, meaning there’s a place for everybody at McGill

Part-time work

With a deep understanding on the importance of part-time work, McGill University actively supports their students in this endeavor, the university has a wide offer of On-Campus Jobs, for example as professor assistants, while vacation allows them to find other job options that wont jeopardize their semester duties.

 The federal and provincial governments also offer work opportunities to students, granting another option to find additional income.


In McGill University, Tuition Fees are only part of cost calculation, since a variety of additional fees ultimately do raise costs, the following are averaged costs per semester in McGill University.

For Residents of Quebec: Around 5,000 CAD

For Non-Quebec Students: Around 10,000 CAD

For International Students: Around 40,000 CAD


McGill University is ranked as the 56th university in the world, this makes it the 3rd best college level institution in it’s home country of Canada.

University Contact

Address:  845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4, Canada

Phone: 514-398-4455

Email: [email protected]


McGill University is an incredibly competitive university with a promising professional future for any of it’s alumni, while R-Scores might seem confusing at first they ultimately provide an useful guideline to know your chances of admission, and for Quebec residents the university is an obvious pick to consider when pursuing a higher education.