Why attend McGill?

McGill University is one of Canada's most recognized and celebrated institutions. Thanks to the excellence of its teaching and research programs, it ranks high on the global stage and attracts international students from over 150 countries. McGill’s reputation for excellence is based on many factors, including:


McGill has a strong focus on interdisciplinary work with over 1,600 tenured faculty members researching and teaching in more than 400 graduate programs. Students come to experience cutting-edge facilities housed in more than 100 research institutes and centres. A positive supervisor relationship is critical to successful research and McGill offers a host of resources to help you find a supervisor and maintain an excellent supervisory dynamic.   


McGill has, and continues to write, a prestigious history since its founding in 1821. Visit the About McGill website to see McGill’s nearly 200 year history of groundbreaking discoveries and momentous milestones. 


McGill is known for attracting the brightest minds from across Canada, the United States and around the world. It boasts the most international student body in Canada, dedicated award-winning faculty and a thriving alumni network of 250, 000+ around the globe.

Activities beyond the classroom

McGill grad students are known to achieve work-life balance by complementing their research work with social, cultural and physical activities. These activities include athletics, professional development and clubs. The Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) offers an array of services and events, including parties and group trips.