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This program has an early application deadline for the Winter 2021 term - please make sure to submit your application by AUGUST 10, 2020!
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.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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 exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. 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.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
Follow these steps to apply for this program:
- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
For students interested studying music
at McGill, be sure to consult with your UNC Study Abroad Advisor early in the planning process as special deadlines and application materials are required.
For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access