UMD: A Globally Connected University
UMD Exchange: McGill University (Canada)
Canada’s most international university, McGill is located in vibrant multicultural Montreal, in the francophone province of Quebec.
With some 300 buildings, 40,000 students, 250,000 living alumni, and a reputation fro excellence that reaches around the globe, McGill University has carved out a spot among the world's greatest universities. McGill is currently ranked #24 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016). The unversity has a strong focus on interdisciplinary work and ranks amojng the finest research-intensive universities of the world.
McGill University is located in Montreal, Canada. Montreal is steeped in culture and infused with internationalism, the result is a world-class city teeming with energy. Montreal is one of the world's most student-friendly cities offering rich cultural miliue as well as famous cafes, hiking space, and a world-renowned jazz Festival. The city is a commercial and industrial hub for aerospace, pharmaceuticals, software engineering, telecommunications and other next-generation industries. It is safe and socially vibrant, consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities.
The University of Nottingham and the University of Maryland are both members in Universitas 21 (U21). U21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities; working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization.
Learn more about Universitas 21 and it's programs and mission on the U21 website: http://universitas21.com/
Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:
- 3.0 GPA
- Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.
Student Visa Information
A student visa may be required for participation on this exchange depending onthe length of your program. For more information, please visit the McGill International Student Services website. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the Canadian Embassy website for updates.
- Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
- Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
- FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
- After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
- If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
- Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.
McGill offers a wide range of course offerings to exchange students. You can browse for available courses on the McGill course calendar. A full-time course load at McGill is considered 12-15 credits per semester. Exchange students are not permitted to take more than 15 credits per semester.
Not all courses are offered each semester. You are advised to check the semester availability of courses based on the current academic year. Some courses at McGill are retricted including research project and thesis courses and special topics courses. If a course is only open to degree seeking students it will be noted in the course calendar.
All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript.
1 McGill credit = 1 UMD credit
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
FOR ENGR: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university. You can also refer to the full list of ENGR course equivalencies.To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide.
FOR UMD: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university.
FOR BMGT: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents by viewing the BMGT course list for this university.
McGill provides off-campus housing suggestions on their Off-campus housing website.
UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet
Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.
You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:
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