McGill University 2024 Entrance Bursary for International Undergraduate Students

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McGill University is committed to helping deserving undergraduate students who require financial aid achieve their academic objectives. The University’s Entrance Bursary Program provides bursaries to students from low to modest-income families who demonstrate financial need. The aim of the program is to make the University more accessible to those facing financial challenges by supplementing other funding sources such as government aid, Indigenous Band Support Funding, part-time work, parental support, and other resources.

Perk: Students who apply through Minerva and are awarded this scholarship will be immediately granted permission to apply for jobs through the University’s Work Study Program.


Entrance bursaries vary in value, and award amounts are determined by:

  • The level of financial need demonstrated by the student and their family, relative to other applicants.
  • The tuition fee rate based on the program of study and student residency (Quebec, rest of Canada, US, International).

While these grants are not automatically extended in subsequent years, students may still get aid through our In-Course Financial Aid Program.

A limited number of entrance bursaries are renewable and tenable until the completion of an undergraduate degree (up to a maximum of four years) provided renewal criteria (financial need and academic standing) are met. Students are automatically considered for this type of entrance award when they submit the Entrance Bursary application on Minerva; no separate application is required.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Newly accepted, first-year, first-degree undergraduates.
  • Newly admitted first-year undergraduates pursuing professional programs in Medicine and Law (with a prior degree).

To be eligible for the Entrance Bursary Program, applicants must:

  • Participate full-time in a degree program offered by the university.
  • Show financial need, including plans to apply for government student aid and/or Indigenous Band Support Funding..

Students registered with Student Accessibility & Achievement may be eligible for financial aid while pursuing a reduced course load.

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

Once you receive notification of acceptance to the University (either through a formal letter or the Admissions Status page on Minerva), the application will become available on Minerva.

Complete the following two steps:

  1. In Minerva:

Select the Financial Aid Menu > Financial Aid/Awards option>Apply to the Entrance Bursary Program > Apply for a McGill Entrance Bursary Fill out and send in your application.

  • Submit a CSS Financial Aid Profile if you are a:
  • Canadian student (citizen or permanent resident) living outside of Canada
  • U.S. student
  • International (non-US) student

If you are a student with a disability who needs assistance completing online applications, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For More Information,

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024.

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