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The McGill Experience


Our reputation

Ranked #1 in Canada and 33rd in the world, a McGill education stands among the very best.

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Our city, our home: Montreal

Montreal is currently ranked as the best city in the world for students, thanks to its vibrant cultural scene, high-quality universities, competitive tuition, and excellent employment opportunities. Whether you speak English, French, or another language, you’ll feel right home in this cosmopolitan, international hub.

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Our international vibe

Whether you hail from Vancouver Island or Quebec City, New York or Paris, Santiago or Shanghai—you’ll find students who share your culture, language and traditions here at McGill. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet new friends from faraway places—with 30% of our students coming from outside of Canada, arriving from more than 150 nations, we are arguably the country’s most international university.

McGill is an English-language university within the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, but our students know no linguistic bounds. In addition to English, French is the mother tongue of 19% of students, and 33% claim other languages as their mother tongue. All coursework may be submitted in either English or French—Canada’s two official languages.

McGill’s alumni chapters dot the globe, and we maintain permanent research stations in the Arctic, the Subarctic and the Caribbean. As well, McGill’s partnerships with institutions around the world provide a dazzling range of internships and field study opportunities.

24% of students from 150 different countries


What makes a McGillian?

From the “Father of Nuclear Physics” to the author the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, McGillians have been making a difference for nearly 200 years. Discover why McGillians stand out, and learn more about the illustrious students, staff, faculty and alumni that will form your McGill network.

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