McGill University, known for its high-ranking status both in Canada and worldwide, has opened applications for its Entrance Bursary Program. The program aims to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who demonstrate a need for support. It is particularly designed to make the university more accessible to students from low to modest-income families. Eligible students include newly accepted, first-year, first-degree undergraduates, as well as those entering professional programs in Medicine and Law with a prior degree.
- 💰 Financial support for qualified undergraduate students with financial need
- 🎓 Available for newly accepted, first-year undergraduates and professional program entrants
- 💼 Eligible students can seek employment through the University’s Work Study Program
- 💸 Entrance bursaries vary based on demonstrated need and program of study
- 🔄 Renewable awards for up to four years, subject to criteria for renewal
- 📝 No separate application required, automatically considered upon submission of Entrance Bursary application
- 📅 Apply within 30 days of acceptance, program closes on June 30th
McGill University is dedicated to assisting undergraduate students with financial need through its Entrance Bursary Program. This program aims to make the university more accessible by providing financial support to newly accepted, first-year undergraduates and professional program entrants. The bursaries supplement other funding resources and offer the perk of automatic approval for the University’s Work Study Program.
The value and award amounts of the entrance bursaries are determined based on the level of need demonstrated by the student and their family, as well as the tuition fee rate charged for their program of study and student residency. Although these awards are not automatically renewed in subsequent years, students may continue to receive assistance through the In-Course Financial Aid Program.
To be eligible for the Entrance Bursary Program, applicants must enroll in a full-time degree program at the University and demonstrate financial need, including the intention to apply for government student aid and/or Indigenous Band Support Funding. Students with disabilities pursuing a reduced course load may also be eligible for financial aid.
The application for the Entrance Bursary Program becomes available on Minerva after receiving acceptance to the University. Canadian students living outside of Canada, U.S. students, and international students must submit a CSS Profile in addition to the McGill Minerva aid application.
It is strongly recommended to apply within 30 days of formal acceptance, as the program has limited funding and operates on a rolling basis until resources are exhausted. Award decisions are made starting in February and are communicated through the Financial Aid/Awards tab on Minerva and formal letters.
Entrance bursaries are credited to the student fee account in two equal installments at the beginning of the fall and winter terms. Students who have requested and been granted an admission deferral may have one half of their bursary offer deferred for the winter semester.
In addition to the Entrance Bursary Program, McGill University’s Scholarships and Student Aid offers other services and programs, including tuition payment deferrals, government student aid programs, the Work Study Program, emergency loans, and the Frugal Scholar Money Management Program.
For more information and to apply for the Entrance Bursary Program, visit the McGill University Student Aid website.