READ FIRST: The following information is an overview of general details for admission to McMaster University. For further detail go to the Office of Admissions. Please read the information below carefully. If you have a specific question afterwards, please email us, indicating clearly which program you are applying to. We will not respond to questions asking about basic information which can be found easily below and we are not able to answer questions regarding application status. If you have questions regarding the status of your application you should directly contact Admissions or the program to which you are applying.
You must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster. Please see acceptable tests of English Language Proficiency and minimum score requirements below.
- 86 on TOEFL iBT (valid for 2 years) with a minimum of 20 in each of the four component parts; or,
- 6.5 on IELTS with a minimum of 5.0 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); or,
- 70 on CAEL (valid for 2 years); or,
- 85 on MELAB (valid for 2 years) Minimum 80 in each of the three required components, Minimum 3 in optional speaking component (Required); or,
- Grade B on CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced) with a minimum of ‘Good’ on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); or,
- 60 on PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic; valid for 2 years) with a minimum 60 in Writing & Speaking.
Note that it is your responsibility to make all arrangements regarding the writing of the English Language Proficiency tests and to have the official score report forwarded to Enrolment Services in the Admissions Office directly from the testing center in a timely manner.
At the discretion of the university, you may be exempted from these requirements if you meet one of the following requirements:
- Attended, in full-time academic studies (non-ESL), an accredited Secondary School (High School) or Post-Secondary College in an English-speaking country for at least three years immediately prior to your anticipated start date at McMaster; or,
- Attended, in full-time academic studies (non-ESL), an accredited English medium Secondary School (High School) or Post-Secondary College for at least three years immediately prior to your anticipated start date at McMaster;* or,
- Attended, in full-time academic studies (non-ESL), an accredited English medium University for at least one year immediately prior to your anticipated start date at McMaster; or,
- Resided in an English speaking country for at least four years immediately prior to your anticipated start date at McMaster.
* Please note that the Undergraduate MD program requires a minimum of three years of study at an English-medium university. More information about the admission requirements for Medicine at McMaster can be found at:http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/mdprog.
- The McMaster University institution code for ETS/TOEFL is 0936.
- Canadian citizenship, in and of itself, is not enough to satisfy the English Language Requirements, nor does a credit in Grade 12 English (or the equivalent)
- The University reserves the right to require applicants with an English Language Proficiency score disparate from their academic English prerequisite achievement to present further evidence of proficiency.
- If evidence of misrepresentation of fraudulent or falsified documentation is found, the penalty is severe. McMaster University reserves the right to rescind any Offer of Admission and/or scholarship.
- Five GCE subjects at least three of which must be at the Advanced Level (A2)/ International A Level; reaming courses may be presented at GSCE "O" Level
- Advanced Level subjects appropriate for your chosen program. For Science and Engineering programs, Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry must be presented at the Advanced Level;
- Grades of at least C (or higher, depending upon program) must be presented in each of the Advanced Level subjects, however many programs require higher grades.
Note: Possession of minimum grades does not guarantee admission.
Applicants with a minimum grade of C in Advanced Level subjects may be eligible for up to 12 units of Advanced Credit which will be determined on a case by case basis, at the discretion of the Faculty.
Further details on GCE requirements
Applicants should present 6 subjects (including program requirements), of which 3 must be at the Higher Level (HL) and 3 at the Standard Level (SL). At the discretion of the Faculty, advanced credit of up to 18 units may be granted for completed Higher Level courses with a minimum final score of 5. Applicants must complete the IB Diploma to be eligible for advanced credit. Applicants who complete the IB certificate are eligible for admission but not advanced credit.
|Albania||Certificate of Maturity|
|Angola||First year completed at a recognized university|
|Anguila||CAPE/ British GCSE/IGCSE and GCE "A" levels|
|Antigua||CAPE/ British GCSE/IGCSE and GCE "A" levels|
|Armenia||Mijnakang/Irviv/yndhanur krtutyan Attestat|
|Australia||(see individual territory requirements below)|
|Capital Territory||ACT Year 12 Certificate and Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES)/University Admission Index (UAI)|
|New South Wales||Higher School Certificate and T.E. rank / UAI|
|North Territory||Certificate of Education and University Aggregate/SACE and TER|
|Queensland||Senior Certificate and TES/showing overall OP (overall Position) and FP (Field Position)|
|South Australia||Certificate of Education and TES|
|Tasmania||Tasmanian Certificate of Education and T.E. score|
|Victoria||Certificate of Education and ENTER and study score|
|Western Australia||Certificate of Secondary Education and T.E. score and rank|
|Azerbaijan||See Russian Federation|
|Bahamas||Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) and GCE "A" levels/ British GCSE/IGCSE and GCE "A" levels/ Freshman year at College of Bahamas or University of West Indies|
|Bahrain||National Secondary Certificate;Tawjahiya|
|Bangladesh||Higher Secondary Certificate|
|Barbados||British GCSE/IGCSE and GCE "A" levels/ CXC and CAPE/ Commonwealth Caribbean|
|Belize||British GCSE/IGCSE and GCE "A" levels/ CXC and CAPE/ Commonwealth Caribbean|
|Belarus||See Russian Federation|
|Belgium - French||Certificat d’Enseignement secondaire superieur/Diploma Secundair Onderwijs/ Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts|
|Belgium - Flemish||Certificat d'Eneignement Secondaire Superiuer or Diploma Van Secundair Onderwijs|
|Bermuda||Bermuda College Freshman Year/Bermuda Secondary School Certificate/ British GCSE/IGCE/AICE examinations; or U.S.A./SAT1/ACT result; or IB diploma|
|Bhutan||Indian School Certificate (Class XII)|
|Bolivia||See Latin America|
|Botswana||First Year completed at the University of Botswana. Individual consideration will be given to applicants with excellent results in secondary school graduation qualifications.|
|Brazil||Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio (Segundo Grau before 1997) and Vestibular (university entrance exam)/ENEM (Middle Education National Examination)|
|British Virgin Islands||See Caribbean and CAPE|
|Brunei Darussalam||Brunei-Cambridge G.C.E. 'A/O' levels|
|Bulgaria||Diploma Za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie|
|Burkina Faso||See France|
|Burundi||Diplome des Humanites Completes|
|Cambodia||1996-97 and after: Upper Secondary School Certificates of Completion (after 12 years of schooling); before 1996-97: pre-university preparatory year|
|Cameroon||Cameroonian GCE 'O' and 'A' levels/Baccalaureat|
|Caribbean/Cape||CXC Secondary Education Certificate and either GCE “A” levels or completion of the two-year CAPE diploma program (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with a minimum score of 3 incl. program prerequisites)|
|Cayman Islands||See Caribbean/CAPE|
|Central African Republic||See France|
|Chile||Licencia de Educacion Media and Prueba de Seleccion Universitaria (PSU)/Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)|
|China (PRC)||Senior High School Graduation Examination (Huikao) and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations (Gaokao)
NOTE: Gaokao results must be verified by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC). Instructions are available at: www.chinadegrees.cn/en/how0to0a/272367.shtml
|Colombia||First year complted at a recognized university.|
|Congo, Democratic Republic
|Diplome d'Etat d"Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long and Epreuve D'Orientation|
|Congo, Republic of (Capital of Brazzaville)||See France|
|Costa Rica||First year completed at a recognized university.|
|Cote D'Ivore||See France|
|Cuba||Bachillerato/Pre-university course and the national competitive exam|
|Cyprus||Apolytirion of Lykeion/Devlet Lise Bitirme Diplomasi/Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi|
|Czech Republic||Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkouska/ Maturita|
|Denmark||Studentereksamen/Hojere Forberedelseseksamen/Hojere Handelseksamen/Hojere Teknisk Eksamen|
|Dominican Republic||See Latin America|
|Ecuador||See Latin America|
|Egypt||1995 and thereafter; First year standing in a recognized
university; prior to 1995: Thanaweya A'ama
|El Salvador||See Latin America|
|Eritrea||First year completed at a recognized university|
|Estonia||Secondary School Leaving Certificate|
|Ethiopia||General Education Certificate Examination and Higher Education Entrance Examination/School Leaving Certificate|
|Fiji||Form 7 Examinations (5 subjects)/Univ. of the South Pacific Foundation Year|
|France||Baccalaureat/Baccalaureat General/ Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre/Option Internationale du Baccalaureat with good results overall and in appropriate subjects. Baccalaureat Technologique from France will also be considered if required subjects are included.|
|French Guiana||See France|
|Gambia||West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Examination/West African Examinations Council ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels|
|Georgia||Sashualo Skolis Atestati|
|Germany||Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur /Reifezeugnis|
|Ghana||West African Senior School Certificate Examination/ Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination|
|Greece||Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou; before 1999: Apolytirion of Lykeio and General Entrance Examination|
|Grenada||See British Education|
|Guatemala||First year completed at a recognized university|
|Guinea||Baccalaureat (2eme partie) and University Entrance Exam|
|Haiti||Traditional: Baccalayreat II (Philisophie)/Reform: Baccalaureat, Diplome d'Enseignement Secondaire|
|Honduras||First year standing in a recognized university|
|Hong Kong||HKCEE and HKALE; See United Kingdom|
|Hungary||Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany (Matura)|
|Iceland||Studentsprof from gymnasium|
|India||All India Serior School Certificate awarded by CBSE /Indian School Certificate (awarded by CISCE). Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.|
|Indonesia||Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum (since 1995)and Ebtanas results; STTB SMTA (1985-1994)|
|Iran||Pre University Diploma Certificate and Diploma Metevaseth (since 1997) / National High School Diploma (after 12 years)|
|Iraq||Sixth Form Baccalaureat|
|Ireland (Northern)||See United Kingdom|
|Ireland (Republic)||Leaving Certificate|
|Israel||Bagrut / Mechina|
|Italy||Diploma di Superamento Dell'Esame di Stato; Diploma di Maturita until 1997|
|Ivory Coast||See France|
|Jamaica||See CAPE and United Kingdom|
|Japan||Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho
(Comprehensive /Academic program)
|Jordan||National Secondary School Certificates|
|Kazakhstan||See Russian Federation|
|Kenya||Certificate of Secondary Education|
|Korea, North||First year completed at a recognized university|
|Korea, South||Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang (Academic
Upper Secondary School Certificate) and College Scholastic Ability Test
|Kuwait||National Secondary School Certificate; Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General|
|Kyrgyzstan||See Russian Federation|
|Laos||First year completed at a recognized university|
|Latin America||Bachillerato/Bachiller with very good/excellent results overall and in appropriate subjects. Applicants who have also written university entrance exams should submit their results accompanied by interpretive information|
|Latvia||Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Attestation of General Secondary Education)|
|Lesotho||First Year completed at a recognized university|
|Liberia||West African Examinations Council Senior High School Certificate|
|Libya||High School Leaving Certificate|
|Liechtenstein||Matura (Type "B" or Type "E" -business)|
|Luxembourg||Diplom de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires|
|Macao||University of Macao’s Pre-university Program; see also United Kingdom, Portugal, Taiwan, and U.S.A.|
|Macedonia(Skopje)||Secondary School Leaving Diploma and University Entrance Exams|
|Madagascar||School Certificate of Education|
|Malawi||Malawi School Certificate of Education|
|Malaysia||Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia; MICSS Unified Examination (UEC)|
|Malta||Matriculation Certificate; as of oct. 1997: University of Malta Advanced Matriculation|
|Mauritania||See United Kingdom|
|Mauritius||See United Kingdom|
|Moldova||Diploma de Bacalaureat|
|Mongolia||Certificate of Complete Secondary Education|
|Montserrat||See United Kingdom|
|Mozambique||Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)|
|Myanmar||First year standing in a recognized university|
|Namibia||UCLES' Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education; See South Africa|
|Nepal||Proficiency Certificate awarded by a recognized university / Higher Secondary Certificate at Grade 12 level|
|New Zealand||National Certificate of Educational Achievement levels three and four; before 2004: Higher School Certificate and University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarships Examination|
|Nevis||See CAPE and United Kingdom|
|Nicaragua||First year standing in a recognized university|
|Nigeria||West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate|
|Norway||Vitnemal Videregaende Opplaering|
|Oman||National Secondary School Certificate-Thanawiya Amma|
|Pakistan||Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary School
|Palestine National Authority||Jordanian Tawjihi or First Year standing in a recognized
|Panama||See Latin America|
|Papua New Guinea||Higher School Certificate|
|Paraguay||See Latin America|
|Peru||First Year completed at a recognized university|
|Philippines||Second Year Completed at a recognized university|
|Poland||Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci / Matura|
|Portugal||Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundarios|
|Puerto Rico||See USA|
|Qatar||National Secondary School Certificate - Thanawaya Aam|
|Romania||Diploma de Bacalaureat|
|Russian Federation||Attestat Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii or equivalent with very good results overall and in appropriate subjects|
|Rwanda||Certificat des Humanites|
|St. Kitts||See CAPE and United Kingdom|
|St. Lucia||See CAPE and United Kingdom|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines||See CAPE and United Kingdom|
|Samoa||National University of Samoa preparatory year;|
|Saudi Arabia||National Secondary School Certificate-Tawjihiyah|
|Scotland||Scottish Certificate of Education at the Higher Level (4 subjects); see also United Kingdom|
|Seychelles||See CAPE and United Kingdom|
|Serbia and Montenegro||See Yugoslavia|
|Sierra Leone||West African Examinations Council Senior school Certificate Examination since 2000: Higher School Certificate; GCE Advanced Level Examinations and School Certificate/GCE Ordinary Level|
|Singapore||Singapore / Cambridge GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level
|Slovak Republic||Maturitnej Skuske / Maturita|
|Solomon Islands||University of the South Pacific Foundation Year|
|Somalia||First year completed at Somalia National University; individual consideration will be given to applicants with excellent results in secondary school graduation qualifications|
|South Africa||Senior Certificate Matriculation endorsement|
|Spain||Titulo de Bachillerato and PAU; before 2002: Curso de Orientacion Universitaria (“COU”) and Selectividad|
|Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan GCE Advanced level examinations in 3 subjects / 4 from old system before 2000|
|Sudan||First Year completed at a recognized university|
|Swaziland||First Year completed at a recognized university|
|Sweden||Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan|
|Switzerland||Maturitatszeugnis / Certificat de Maturite / Attestato di Maturita / Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificates|
|Syria||National Secondary School certificate - Al Shahada al Thanawiya/ Baccalaureat|
|Taiwan||Senior High School Certificate or Education and Joint College Entrance Exam|
|Tanzania||Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education; see also United Kingdom and Commonwealth|
|Thailand||Mathayom / M6 and University Entrance Exam|
|Tonga||National Form 7 and New Zealand University Entrance, Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations or University of the South Pacific Foundation Year|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Preliminary year at the University of West Indies; see CAPE and United Kingdom|
|Turkey||Lise (Bitirme) Diplomasi|
|Turkistan||First Year completed at a recignized university|
|Turkmenistan||First Year completed at a recognized university; also see Russia|
|Uganda||Advanced Certificate of Education and Certificate of Education|
|Ukraine||Atesat Pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu|
|United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)||National Secondary School Certificate; Tawjihiyya|
|United Kingdom||Five GCE subjects, at least two of which must be at the Advanced Level. Two Advanced Supplementary Level Examinations are considered to be equivalent to one Advanced Level for the purposes of admission. For the Engineering program, Mathematics and one from Physics or Chemistry must be offered at the Advanced level with grades of at least C, and a second science, Physics or Chemistry, must be presented at the "o" or "A" level. For the Science program, Mathematics and one of Physics, Biology, or Chemistry must be presented at the A level with grades of at least C, as well as a second science subject at either the "O" or "A" level.|
|U.S.A.||Grade 12 in an accredited high school with an overall average of at least 80% and mimimum of 1200 on SAT or 27 composite on ACT|
|Uruguay||See Latin America|
|Uzbekistan||See Russian Federation|
|Vanuatu||University of South Pacific Foundation Year; See also Fiji, New Zealand|
|Venezuela||First year standing in a recognized university|
|Vietnam||Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate) and National Entrance Examination|
|Wales||See United Kingdom|
|Wast Bank and Gaza||Tawjihi or First Year completed at a recognized university|
|Western Samoa||National University of Samoa preparatory year; University of the South Pacific Foundation year|
|Yemen||National Secondaryy School Certificate; Al Thanawiya|
|Yugoslavia||Secondary School Leaving Diploma with excellent/very good results overall in appropriate subjects|
|Zaire||Diplome d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long with Homologation Certification|
|Zimbabwe||ZIMSEC A and O levels; before November 2002; Cambridge School Certificate and Higher School Certificate
Applicants are responsible for providing official documents. Photocopies of documents must be certified to be acceptable. If Official documents are in a language other than English, you must submit them in the original language as well as an official, notarized English conversion.
Applications must be received by April 1 of that year (unless otherwise indicated by a specific program).
All supporting documentation must be official and should be received by April 1 of that year.
Apply on-line to: www.ouac.on.ca/105/
Please send general inquiries to: International Admission Inquiry
Ms. May Zhai,
International Student Recruitment and ESL Programs
Office of International Affairs
Alumni Memorial Hall, Room 203
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4K1
For more information on Graduate Studies, please contact the School of Graduate Studies directly.
All fees subject to change.
- Business $27,800 (approx.)
- Engineering $35,500 (approx.)
- Health Sciences $23,300 (approx.)
- Humanities $22,200 (approx.)
- Science $23,300 (approx.)
- Social Sciences $22,200 (approx.)
- Books and Supplies $1,200 (approx.)
- Accommodation $380 to $760 per month
- Meals $275 to $375 per month
- Health Insurance $756 per year
Note:* All figures are in Canadian dollars (currency converter).
McMaster offers a full range of studies in human thought and communications,including Art, Art History, Classics (Ancient History, Archaeology, Classical Literature, Greek and Latin), Cognitive Science of Language, Communication Studies, English & Cultural Studies, French, History, Justice, Political Philosophy & Law, Linguistics, Multimedia, Music, Music Cognition, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Theatre and Film Studies.
The four-year Bachelor of Commerce and Honours Bachelor of Commerce degrees offer concentrations in the areas of Accounting, Finance &Business Economics, Human Resources &Management, Management Science/Information Systems, Marketing &Business Policy.
The Faculty of Engineering, one of the most research-intensive engineering faculties in Canada, offers four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree in the following disciplines: Chemical, Chemical & Bioengineering, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences, Materials Science, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software, Software & Embedded Systems.
The Faculty offers a Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech), a 4 -year applied engineering degree in partnership with Mohawk College.
The Faculty also offers two unique five-year programs. The Engineering and Management program combines a regular four-year program in a specific Engineering discipline with the core business courses from a Commerce program. The Engineering and Society program is fashioned after the Engineering and Management program, but instead of business courses, students can choose a set of non-engineering electives.
- Home of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1994), Dr. Bertram Brockhouse
- Environmental & Earth Sciences: Earth & Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biology & Environmental Science, Geography & Environmental Sciences
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- Mathematics &Statistics: Actuarial & Financial Mathematics, Mathematics &Statistics, Mathematics &Computer Science/Physics, Mathematical Sciences
- Integrated Science
Frequently cited as a model for medical schooling around the world, McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences offers a Medical Program (M.D.), Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Health Sciences (Midwifery) and Bachelor of Health Sciences.
The Faculty from which Dr. Myron Scholes, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Economics graduated, McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences offers degrees in:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Gerontology, Health Studies, Indigenous Studies, Labour Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, Religious Studies, Social Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.
McMaster and Hamilton
McMaster University (founded 1887), known for its high standard of excellence and a creative, innovative approach to learning and research, is located in the city of Hamilton in the beautiful province of Ontario, Canada. The campus is situated in the west end of the city on approximately 300 acres of natural parkland. The campus atmosphere is friendly, casual and cosmopolitan, with many support facilities and groups assisting students with their day-to-day needs and concerns. The University is home to students from over 70 different countries.
McMaster University has six faculties: Engineering, Business, Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Through these faculties over 130 undergraduate and over 65 graduate programs are offered. Details on these programs can be found on our web site at McMaster University. Additional information on our undergraduate programs can be requested by contacting the Office of International Affairs.
Co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994, Dr. Bertram Brockhouse, Professor of Physics in our Faculty of Science, is shown speaking with our undergraduate students. Dr. Myron Scholes, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics is a graduate of McMaster University. Also Dr. James Obrinski, a graduate from McMaster, received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Doctors Without Borders (1999).
McMaster boasts many new, modern residence buildings with complete amenities. Residence is guaranteed for all international and out-of-province high school applicants who receive an offer for full-time studies in a Level 1 Program ("first year") at McMaster University. International and out-of-province students who are guaranteed residence admission must also comply with the residence application and deposit deadline of June 1st, 4:00pm (EST).
McMaster's campus includes a new multi-million dollar recreational and sport facilities, the David Braley Athletic Centre, which includes access to tennis, squash and racquet courts, an Olympic size pool, basketball courts, soccer and football fields, climbing facilities, aerobic and many other physical training facilities. The campus also has the world renown McMaster Museum of Art, four libraries and many social centres.. The campus also provides many restaurant and food service facilities that carry a wide range of foods from around the world. In addition, the University provides many support facilities and special events for international students. Numerous international associations, the International Students' Advisor's Office and the Office of International Affairs provide avenues to support the international student's concerns and needs. If students wish to live off campus, affordable rental units are available within walking distance. For those who choose to live further from the campus, the City's transportation network provides regular services directly to the central campus. A bus pass is provided to the student.
Hamilton is safe and cosmopolitan, with all the conveniences of a large metropolitan city -yet small enough, that students feel a sense of belonging to the community. The City is the fourth largest in Ontario and the ninth in Canada. Hamilton is home to the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens, concert halls and theatres and is less than 1 hour driving distance from Niagara Falls and downtown Toronto. Montreal, Ottawa, Buffalo, Detroit and upstate New York are all within a half-day's drive.
Scholarships and Bursaries
At McMaster University, international students who have registered to begin their full time study in an undergraduate programme are eligible to receive the Dean's Scholarships. It is a discipline based entrance scholarship for foreign students, the amount of the award is up to $2000 .
The applicant must fulfill all the requirements needed to gain entrance into an undergraduate programme at McMaster. Upon registration into an undergraduate programme the applicant will be AUTOMATICALLY considered for the Dean's Scholarship based on the student's past academic standing and potential for success in the programme.
All international students will be able to compete for the in-course scholarships starting the second year. For more information:
Support for International Students
International Student Services provides a number of services for international students:
- reception and orientation for newly arriving students,
- preliminary information on visa and passport renewal and other immigration matters,
- campus and community services,
- liaison with sponsoring agencies, foreign governments, consulates and embassies.