Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill are full graduate scholarships connecting students with mentorship, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and a global community.

The McCall MacBain Scholarship covers tuition and fees for an eligible master’s program or a second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. It also provides a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms. McCall MacBain Scholars access a comprehensive enrichment program, which includes mentorship, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and access to a global community.

See this overview of eligible programs.

For questions about a specific program, please email info@mccallmacbainscholars.org.

McCall MacBain Scholarship applicants must apply separately and be admitted to their desired graduate program(s) at McGill. Please visit the McGill Graduate Admissions website to review program requirements.

You must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status in Canada
  • Have a bachelor’s degree, or be on track to graduate with one by August 2021

Applicants must meet the GPA (and other) requirements of their desired program at McGill.

You must apply separately and be admitted to an eligible graduate program at McGill University. You should review your desired program’s admission requirements, including but not limited to GPA, well in advance.

Keep in mind that one of the five selection criteria for the scholarships is “academic strength and intellectual curiosity”. We will look for evidence of this throughout your application, including transcripts.

The measure of academic strength is not limited to a narrow focus on GPA. While GPA is important, we are interested in the fit with your proposed graduate program, as well as the breadth and difficulty of the courses taken alongside your other commitments. Of course, we recognize that some programs offer more opportunity for breadth than others.

Yes, you can. To accept the scholarship, you will have to have obtained your permanent residency by February 2021.

Yes, but you must apply for a full-time eligible graduate program at McGill.

If you are enrolled in a graduate program that ends in 2020 or early 2021, you may apply if you intend to start a new eligible graduate program in the fall of 2021.

If you are in a graduate program at McGill that continues beyond the summer of 2021, you are not eligible to apply this year. This scholarship is for students who intend to start an eligible graduate program in the fall of 2021.

Yes. You will have to be applying to McGill for Summer / Fall 2021 admission to an eligible graduate program. Like all applicants, you will be asked to tell us how the proposed program(s) will help lay the foundation for your long-term goals and aspirations.

Absolutely. In most cases, you will apply for the scholarship before you apply to your graduate program at McGill. We ask that you apply to the earliest deadline for your proposed program(s) with a Summer / Fall 2021 start date.

Applications are open from June 15 to September 24, 2020. Start your application today!

Students who completed (or expect to complete) their bachelor’s degree in 2019 or later must be endorsed by their university. If your application requires endorsement, it will be forwarded automatically to the university once you have completed it.

For alumni who graduated in 2018 or earlier, a direct application process will be available.

The university representative is typically a senior member of the administration (President, Provost, Vice-Provost, Dean).

For general scholarship advice, please see this list of campus contacts for applicants. Please note: if your application requires endorsement, it will be forwarded automatically to the university once you have completed it.

No. Students and recent graduates (graduating in 2019 or 2020) must be endorsed by their university. If your application requires endorsement, it will be forwarded automatically to the university once you have completed it.

For other alumni who graduated in 2018 or earlier, a direct application process will be available.

Yes, McCall MacBain Scholars may accept up to $10,000 per year in additional merit-based funding. There is no limit to additional funding McCall MacBain Scholars may accept based on financial need.

More questions?

Sign up for an information session to speak with McCall MacBain Scholarships staff or email us at info@mccallmacbainscholars.org.
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