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McGill University

Rank 2
Location Montreal
Established 1821
Famous For 12 Nobel Prize Winners


McGill University is an English-language university in Quebec, a predominantly Francophone province of Canada. The University, established in 1821, by James McGill, a prominent Scottish Merchant in the province, is the oldest university in Montreal city of Quebec province in Canada.

McGill University ranks second among all Canadian universities and is also in the Canadian Ivy League. The immense contribution of universities in producing top corporate leaders, professionals in their respective domains, researchers, and scientists in different fields of study is widely acknowledged worldwide.

Montreal is consistently ranked among the top 10 Best Student Cities in the world and students from over 150 countries are welcomed every year. McGill is a leading international university in Canada, with 30% of its student population made up of international students.

The University offers over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs and is home to the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, School of Computer Science, Ingram School of Nursing, School of Architecture, Max Bell School of Public Policy and School of Human Nutrition. The University has a global reputation for its medicine, biology, and chemistry courses.

Services for International Students

The International Student Services department at McGill University offers services both virtually and in-person, depending on the needs of the students. Each year International Students Orientation Events for new international students joining the University ensure everyone feels at home and is welcomed.

International students can register for various English short-courses to enhance their proficiency in the language while studying at the University.


  • 30th in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 46th in THE World University Rankings 2023
  • 101–200 in THE Impact Rankings 2022
  • 50th in THE World Reputation Rankings 2022


McGill University provides a variety of residences to international students, including hotel-style residences, dorm-style residences and apartment-style residences. All newly admitted undergraduate students, including international students, are guaranteed residence housing by the University.

About Location

McGill University possesses one of the most beautiful and cutting-edge campuses in Canada. The University's three campuses are located in Quebec and have beautiful buildings and pristine surroundings.

Quebec is a beautiful place and has various sightseeing options, such as the Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal, Milton Park, and various other locations in Montreal, Quebec, and other neighbourhoods around the University. All campuses are easily accessible via different modes of transport.

About Location

A worldwide network of more than 275,000 alumni will open doors to exciting opportunities when you graduate. Famous alumni include:

  • Robert Lantos, producer of Canada's most critically acclaimed films
  • Burt Bacharach, Oscar and Grammy award-winning songwriter
  • Jordan Peterson, clinical psychologist

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