New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to McGill and welcome to the Integrated Program in Neuroscience! On this page you can find information to help you get settled in.

The New Student Orientation for Winter 2018 will be held on Friday, January 12 from 3-5pm in the Bell Room at the Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University). Please note that attending the New Student Orientation is MANDATORY.

Student Affairs

Student ID Card: all information can be found here: you must be registered for a class to get your ID.

Register on Minerva for the Winter 2018 terms by adding the registration confirmation course REGN RCGR for the Winter 2018 (term 201801, CRN 2262) terms. To avoid a late registration fee, new students must register during the official registration period from December 5 2017 to January 8 2018 for the Winter 2018 term. Detailed registration information for all new students is available at:

Letters of proof of enrollment can be downloaded from your Minerva account. (Minerva>Student>Student Records Menu> Letters Proof of Enrollment) (You must be registered in order for this to work.)

Stipend Information
Deposits are made every second Thursday (twice per month). Fill in your direct deposit information on Minerva: Financial Aid/Awards>direct deposit bank account.

McGill's CIC Unique Identifier
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has adopted a new way of identifying postsecondary institutions in Canada. CIC has assigned unique ID numbers to each institution. McGill University’s new CIC unique identifier is O19359011033. Effective Saturday, June 14, 2014 international students will need to include this number on their applications when applying for a new or renewed Canadian Study Permit.

Proof of Graduation: Many of you were accepted on condition of graduating your previous degree. Your final transcript with "degree conferred" will satisfy this condition.


Important Dates (Winter 2018):

January 8: Classes begin.

January 12: Mandatory IPN New Student Orientation (3-5pm).

March 5-9: Study Break

April 16: Classes end.


New Student F.A.Q

Q: Do students have to TA a minimum number of hours in order to receive a stipend?

A: No. Stipends are guaranteed to all IPN students. If you TA, you will get an additional, separate salary.

Q: Should I take all my courses in my first semester?

A: The office doesn't care how you take them as long as you take them, however it is not recommended that you take more than one course at once. There's lab work to be done!

Q: Should I get settled in to my lab during the first semester and wait to take courses during my second semester?

A: If you want, but courses are 3 hours per week and a chance to get out of the lab! Also, class is a great place to meet other stuednts in the IPN.