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UVA Exchange: McGill University
Montreal, Canada (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
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Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-SEP-2018
10-SEP-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by September 10.
Year 2019-2020 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Students admitted to this exchange program must commit by March 15.
Fall Semester 2019 01-MAR-2019 10-MAR-2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Students admitted to this exchange program must commit by March 15.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Off-campus, Student's responsibility, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Martha Sadler
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, African Studies, Anthropology, Art - Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, French, German, Global Development Studies, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi/Urdu, History, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Korean, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Middle Eastern Studies, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sanskrit, Sociology, Spanish, Studies in Women and Gender, Swahili, Tibetan, Urban and Environmental Planning, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
View of McGill campus

UVA Exchange
McGill University


McGill's historic campus in Montreal is an oasis of green space poised at the foot of Mount Royal Park and facing the city's commercial district. James McGill's original gift has been expanded over the years thanks to numerous other bequests from generous philanthropists and graduates. McGill boasts an impressive faculty.  While classes are often large, professors are usually extremely accessible, and there are many stellar professors in all departments.

Macdonald Campus is set on 1,600 wooded acres edging the shores of Lac St-Louis, a half-hour drive west of downtown (a free bus is available to and from the downtown campus). The campus is home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and its School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Programs in the McGill School of Environment are also offered here.

Location IconLocation

Urban universities generally boast the advantages of rich cultural, educational and recreational offerings, and McGill is no exception - but Montreal is no ordinary city! It consistently makes the short list for most livable cities of the world. With a population of over 3 million, Montreal thrives as one of the world's largest French-speaking cities while remaining the third largest English-speaking center in Canada. A cultural crossroads, Montreal has always combined both French and English traditions of Canada.Physically beautiful, with Mount Royal Park at its center and streetscapes honoring centuries gone by, Montreal has much to offer students and visitors: fantastic sports events, bountiful recreational opportunities, world-class concerts and entertainment, great shopping, even better restaurants - from bagel houses to haute cuisine - and clubs and coffee houses beating to every rhythm. In nice weather, Sundays are often spent in Mount Royal Park, with a large drum circle and local vendors peddling their wares.

Happy McGill Student View of McGill campus

Courses IconAcademics


3.0 GPA and at least 2 semesters completed at UVA

Semester 1: early September - mid December
Semester 2: early January - late April

Students interested in studying at McGill for the spring 2018 semester must submit their materials to the UVA  International Studies Office by September 1st in order to respect McGill deadlines.

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

In order to assist incoming students as much as possible, the University has developed a range of housing services. Students pursuing their studies at Macdonald Campus are guaranteed residence space on that campus. Housing in Montreal, however, is extremely competitive. Expect to arrive in the city early in order to search for accommodation. For more information visit McGill University Exchange Student Guide

Cost IconCost

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program. The ISO will provide students accepted to this exchange with the appropriate documents required to apply for a visa, for those who do not hold a US passport. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.