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McGill University, Canada (Exchange)

The Program

With its majestic stone buildings, ivy-league charm, and outstanding reputation, McGill University affords you the opportunity to study abroad in the cosmopolitan, bilingual, and trendy urban center of Montreal. An English-speaking university and member of Universitas 21, McGill draws its 30,000 students from all over Canada, the United State, and more than 150 countries around the world. Established in 1821, it is often referred to as the ‘Harvard of Canada.”  McGill offers you a chance to take a wide array of courses in your major or minor while enjoying Montreal’s urban environment and Quebec’s natural beauty and extensive recreational activities.

The Academics

As an exchange student at McGill, you will earn a full semester’s worth of credit. Courses are available in agriculture, humanities, social sciences, sciences, communications disorders, international studies, international relations, education, engineering, and more. Honors courses are also available. Click here for a comprehensive course listing.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 1000 Other People’s Worlds ANTH 100A Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 6/30/2022
ECE 3101 Signals and Systems ECSE introduction to Signals and Systems 3 6/30/2022
ECON 3431 Public Finance ECON 408 Public Sector Economics 1 3 12/31/2021
ECON 3441 Theory of Labor Markets ECON426 Labor Economics 3 12/31/2021
ENGR 3193 Foreign Study ECSE 200 Electric Circuits 1 3 6/30/2022
MATH 2410Q Elementary Differential Equations MATH 263 Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers 3 12/31/2019
MCB 2893 Foreign Study Chem 413/569 Bioorganic Chemistry 3 6/30/2022
ME 2233 Thermodynamic Principles MECH 240 Thermodynamics 1 3 12/31/2019
ME 2234 Applied Thermodynamics MECH 341 Thermodynamics 2 3 6/30/2022
ME 3242 Heat Transfer Mech 346 Heat Transfer 3 6/30/2022
ME 3250 Fluid Dynamics I MECH 331 Fluid Mechanics 1 3 6/30/2022
MUSI 1001 Music Appreciation MUAR 211 The Art of Listening 3 6/30/2022
NRE 3693 Foreign Studies in Natural Resources CONS 340 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Forestry and Conservation 3 6/30/2022
PHYS 1402Q General Physics II with Calculus PHYS 142 Electromagnetism and Optics 4 6/30/2022
SOCI 3251 Social Theory SOCI 330 Sociological Theory 3 12/31/2017

The Experience

Students live and study directly with Canadian and other international students on the campus in dormitories or in off campus in apartments throughout the city of Montreal.  Many students opt to live in locally rented apartments that are inexpensive and readily available. If you live in an apartment, you have the ability to do your own cooking. The city also offers an extensive array of affordable restaurants and markets, reflecting a broad array of cuisines to tempt any palate.

The MacDonald Campus for Agriculture Sciences is roughly 45 minutes by bus and students taking classes there may opt to live on campus or commute from downtown. The city boasts an excellent public transportation system, including a subway and an extensive bus network.

Consider applying for a Killam Fellowship.


Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Arts, Engineering
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3.3