McGill University Entrance Bursary Programme

McGill University Entrance Bursary Programme For International Undergraduate Students 2024

The university is committed to supporting the academic pursuits of qualified undergraduate students who require financial assistance. McGill University Entrance Bursary Program offers entrance bursaries to students from low to modest-income families who demonstrate financial need. 

The goal of the program is to make the University more accessible to those who face financial challenges by supplementing other funding resources such as government aid, Indigenous Band Support Funding, part-time work, parental support, and other sources of funding.

Note: The school will approve any student receiving this aid form to seek employment through the University’s Work Study Program upon application via Minerva.


Entrance bursaries range in value and award amounts are determined by:

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

While you cannot automatically renew these awards in the second and subsequent years of study, students may continue to receive assistance through the school’s In-Course Financial Aid Program

The university offers a limited number of entrance bursaries which are renewable and tenable until completion of an undergraduate degree (up to a maximum of four years) provided the criteria for renewal are met (financial need and academic standing). The school will automatically consider the student for this type of entrance award when they submit the Entrance Bursary application on Minerva i.e.  You don’t need a separate application.


Those eligible to apply include all:

  • Newly accepted, first-year, first-degree undergraduates, and
  • Newly accepted, first-year undergraduate direct entrants to professional programs in Medicine and Law (with prior degree)

Applicants must:

  • Enrol in a full-time degree program at the University
  • Demonstrate financial need, including the intention to apply for government student aid and/or Indigenous Band Support Funding 

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

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

Upon notification of acceptance to the University (either by formal letter or via the Admissions Status page on Minerva), the application becomes available on Minerva.

There are two steps to complete:

1. In Minerva:

  • Select the Financial Aid/Awards tab > Financial Aid Menu > Apply for a McGill Entrance Bursary > Apply to Entrance Bursary Program > Complete then submit your application.

2. Submit a CSS Financial Aid Profile if you are a:

  • Canadian (citizen or permanent resident) students living outside of Canada
  • U.S. students
  • International (non-US) students

If you are a student with a disability who requires help completing online applications, please do not hesitate to the university.

For More Information,

Visit the schools Official Webpage

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024.

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