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McGill University


McGill is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities in the world. With 20% students coming to McGill from more than 150 countries, the student body is the most internationally diverse medical-doctoral university in the country. The top-notch internship programs places students across the globe, and their alumni live in more than 180 countries worldwide.

McGill counts ten Nobel Prize-winners among its faculty and alumni—the most of any Canadian university—whose contributions include the technology behind digital cameras, the discovery of how the human body protects its genetic code, the theory of electron transfer, groundbreaking work on visual perception, hormones and particle interaction and the discovery of dendritic cells, with their immune signaling pathways that control and drive the immune response.

McGill was founded in 1821 thanks to a generous bequest by James McGill, and since then, it has grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 37,500 students. The University also partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.

The notable alumni of McGill live in some 180 countries. Their ranks include world leaders, astronauts, Nobel laureates and hosts of trailblazers in arts, sciences, business and public service.

Some politicians and government officials both within Canada and abroad are McGill alumni, including two Canadian prime ministers and eleven justices of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Corporate leaders and media personalities who studied at McGill include: Leading Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur Seymour Schulich donated $20 million, the highest donation to any music school in Canada, to the newly named Schulich School of Music. Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management is an acclaimed management thinker and contributes to The New York Times and The Economist. Mintzberg is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Co-founder and president of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd., which innovates globally in graphics, video editing, and image processing, Lorne Trottier, after whom the new engineering building is named, has donated $10 million towards services in information and technology at McGill. Media magnate Conrad Black also studied at McGill.

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Academic specialism

The University of McGill has been recently ranked as 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities for 10 consecutive years (Maclean's University Rankings 2015), 21st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2014), 39th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15), 1st or tied for 1st among Canada's large universities in information technology, city satisfaction, reputation with employers and libraries (Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report).

You can apply to the following faculties and schools at the University of McGill:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Arts
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Counting Studies


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McGill University
845 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3A 0G4, Canada
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The University of McGill is located in Montreal, beautiful city to live in.