This program has an early application deadline for the Winter (spring) term - usually August.
McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. The oldest university in Montreal, McGill was founded in 1821. Since that time, McGill has grown from a small college to a large university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 33,000 students. It is now ranked among the top public research universities in the world.
The UNC-Chapel Hill exchange with McGill University is particularly attractive for students interested in the humanities, social sciences, francophone (Quebecois) studies, and music.
Montreal's 3.6 million people are renowned for their international flair and joie de vivre. It is home to the second-largest population of native French speakers in the world, behind Paris. The city has a thriving arts and cultural scene, and it is home to one of the largest student populations on the continent. It boasts a vibrant nightlife, the old-world charm of historic architecture set in a modern metropolis, and the multilingual, multicultural buzz of one of the world's great French cities. Montreal has an affordable and efficient public transportation system and also features an extensive network of bicycle paths and underground pedestrian walkways.
With an international reputation for academic excellence, McGill offers innovative, flexible and interdisciplinary programs in the Arts & Sciences. Interested in environmental sciences, international development, or Quebecois or Canadian studies? McGill has more than 300 academic programs to suit your needs and provide you with a world-class educational experience. The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Sciences offer various programs and courses in the Humanities and in Sciences with an interdisciplinary scope as well as several leading research centers. Studying in Montreal offers English-speaking students a wonderful opportunity to learn French, and courses in French as a Second Language are open to students in any program.
The Schulich School of Music at McGill offers courses in Performance (brass, early music & harpsichord, jazz, opera, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds.) There is also a department of Music Research, offering courses in composition, music history/musicology, music education, music theory, music technology, musicianship, and sound recording. Permission by the Schulich School of Music must be granted to enter into these courses.
Students have the option of applying for a very limited number of on-campus housing slots, such as in dormitory-style residences offering single or double rooms. Some slots may also be available in apartment-style residences and shared-facilities housing. Some residences include meal plans, or a student can purchase meal cards for residence cafeterias. For students preferring to live on their own, the McGill Off-Campus Housing Office can help find places in nearby neighborhoods. Most students choose this option in light of the limited on-campus opportunities.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs.The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.