International Student Body

  • 20% of students hailing from outside Canada, representing more than 150 countries
  • Highest percentage of international students among Canada's top research-intensive universities
  • Majority of students fluent in at least two languages
  • Alumni representing more than 180 countries
  • Active volunteer-led alumni branches in more than 55 countries
  • A diverse living experience in residence, with guaranteed placement for all first-year students
  • More than 50 student-run, religious and cultural groups, helping all students to feel at home and engage the McGill community on issues that are meaningful to them

International Learning

    • Extensive network of research collaborations across the world
    • More than 150 exchange agreements in 37 countries

    • Field Studies semesters in diverse locations, including East Africa, Panama and Barbados

    • Access to exciting international undergraduate research opportunities

    • Enriching summer abroad programs in historic cities like Thessaloniki, Greece

    • Curriculi drawn from diverse global perspectives

    • Vivre en français


    International Professoriate

    • Professors hailing from 70+ countries
    • Professors recruited from the best institutions worldwide
    • Tenure-track professors hailing from outside Canada in excess of 60%
    • Ongoing professor collaboration with research partners across the globe
    • Post-doctoral fellows hailing from countries outside Canada in excess of 50%

    Montreal... Rich in Culture

    • Recently named the world's best city for students
    • Second-largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris
    • Highest number of university students per capita among all metropolitan cities in North America
    • In excess of 170 000 students enrolled in 11 universities; total of 350 000 students, including those from college and vocational schools
    • Over 15 000 international students, more than in any other Canadian city
    • Bilingual (English/French) residents at 57%
    • Multilingual (two or more languages) residents at 93%
    • 1st North American city to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity (2006)
    • Home of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, the Festival International de Jazz, the Just for Laughs Festivaland the Grand-Prix
    • 26 museums and a vibrant arts and cultural scene centered in the Quartier des Spectacles
    • Highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada and second highest in North America, after New York
    • Rich history of jazz and rock and roll, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and a thriving indie music scene, with frequent live music from every genre and corner of the world
    • A quick drive to world-class skiing, wilderness adventures and water sports
    • Unique sports offerings including trapeze arts, bouldering, snowshoeing, curling and roller derby
    • Voted North America’s premiere cycling city, with an extensive and ever-expanding bike path network that exceeds 600 kilometers