Apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarships

We Want to Meet You!​

Applications are now open! Up to 30 full scholarships and 100 entrance awards will be offered for Summer / Fall 2025 admission to master’s or professional studies at McGill. Start your application today.

We’re looking for:

Do you value excellence, hard work, service, and lifelong learning? Do you strive to act with integrity, honesty, and empathy? Do you have the tenacity to pursue long-term goals? Are you willing to take meaningful risks?

Do you value working for and with others to address challenges facing a community? Do you pursue a breadth and depth of interests, through your activities outside the classroom?

Do you believe in working with and leading others towards a common goal? Are you ready to take on tough leadership roles to advance meaningful change? Are you driven to help others and to develop the potential of those you lead?

Are you able to identify unmet needs and motivate others in developing creative solutions to address those needs? Do you believe in forging new paths and not being held back by fear of failure?

Do you have a deep interest in and curiosity about people, ideas, and the world around you? Are you interested in working with people who have different perspectives? Is there a good fit between your proposed graduate program, your qualifications, and your future plans?

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for our 2025 cohort, you will need to meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are a current student on track to earn your first bachelor’s degree by August 2025
  • You earned your first bachelor’s degree in the last five years (January 2019 or later)
  • You earned your first bachelor’s degree more than five years ago, and are 30 years or younger in 2024

You will also need to meet the minimum degree and language requirements for McGill master’s program admission.

"The application and interview process was very enlightening and thought-provoking."

Application Deadlines for 2025 Admission

Canada and United States

Students and graduates of universities in Canada and the United States, as well as Canadians abroad, should apply by:

September 25, 2024

4:00 PM Eastern Time


Students and graduates of universities located in other countries should apply by:

August 21, 2024

4:00 PM Eastern Time

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Application Timeline

MARCH 2025

Apply for McCall MacBain Scholars

Make sure to apply early! The McCall MacBain Scholarship application is available online from June to August / September 2024 for Summer / Fall 2025 admission. It is separate from McGill admissions, and two reference forms are required. Find out more about the application.

Apply for McGill Programs

You’ll need to apply separately to eligible programs at McGill University. McGill admissions generally open in September for the following Fall semester. Apply by the program deadline or in December (whichever is earlier) if selected as a scholarship finalist.

Attend Regional Interviews
(invitation only)

After an assessment of the written application, more than 250 Canadian and international semi-finalists will be invited to regional interviews. Your interviewers will be leaders who reflect varied disciplines and life experiences. See the interview dates.

Attend Final Interviews
(invitation only)

Up to 85 finalists will be invited to final interviews in Montréal. Travel costs are covered for your participation in these interviews. Finalists are eligible to receive either the full scholarship or a finalist award.

Arrive on Campus

Up to 30 McCall MacBain Scholars (20 Canadians, 10 international students) will begin their studies at McGill University in September 2025.

McGill Graduate Admissions

It’s never too early to explore graduate study possibilities at McGill! The McCall MacBain Scholarship covers tuition and fees for the full normal duration of 150+ eligible full-time master’s or professional programs.

The McCall MacBain Scholarship application deadline precedes McGill graduate admissions. You may list up to five eligible programs of interest on your scholarship application.

After submitting your scholarship application, you must apply to at least one McGill program by the program’s application deadline, or in December at the latest if you are selected for McCall MacBain Scholarship final interviews.

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Outreach Partners

We are grateful for the participation of numerous universities in supporting students and recent graduates to apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarships.

We collaborate with more than 80 universities in 28 countries to promote our international awards. These universities are invited to nominate a larger number of candidates for those awards.