Answers to frequently asked questions are listed below. Note that many issues are addressed in detail in the Graduate Student Handbook (see right block). The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office at McGill also publishes several guides and handbooks for graduate students. Please contact louise.miller [at] mcgill.ca (graduate admissions) in Chemical Engineering with any outstanding queries.
Who can apply for admission? Highly qualified students holding a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or Science can apply.
Is there any financial aid? Departmental entrance scholarships are available for outstanding Canadian or Permanent Resident applicants holding a Chemical Engineering degree from a Canadian university. Other outstanding applicants can seek funding from Faculty and University sources. For more information on funding, see the financial support web page.
What is the cost of studies at McGill? The cost of living in Montreal is estimated at $12,000 per year and tuition fees are approximately $13,000 per year for foreign students, $4,000 per year for out-of-province Canadian students and $2,500 for Quebec residents. For up-to-date details on tuition and fees, see the student accounts web page.
Are there any countries whose citizens pay Quebec fees? Yes. This information, and other opportunities for international students, can be found through the financial support web page.
What is the duration of the program? The Master's program takes a minimum of three terms to complete. The PhD program requires a minimum residence of two years, and a minimum fee payment over three years.
Is there any language prerequisite or GRE score needed to apply to graduate studies? A GRE score is not required. Canadian citizens and applicants whose mother tongue or language of instruction was English do not need to provide proof of English proficiency. All other applicants must prove competence in English by achieving 575 on TOEFL, 7.0 on IELTS, or 85% on the Michigan test.
Is it possible for an applicant with a Bachelor's degree to enter the PhD program directly? All students accepted who hold a Bachelor's degree enter the MEng program. However, after one year in the MEng (Thesis) program, students "performing at a distinctly superior level in both research and course work", can petition the Department to transfer to the PhD program without submitting a Master's thesis.