Why is McGill University, Canada, a popular choice for International students?
McGill University is situated in Montreal, Canada. It is one of the most preferred universities in Canada and is a popular choice for international students from 150+ countries around the world. The numbers of international students are positively increasing in McGill University, currently it has the highest percentage of PhD students enrolled in comparison to any other Canadian research university.
McGill university has 50 research center’s and institutes. It offers 400+ programs and has an alumni network of 250,000 alumnus across the world. Graduates from McGill University are a preference by employers, the percentage of employment two years after graduation makes McGill University one of the Top Universities in Canada.
McGill University is based in Montreal so let us first start by looking into a few quick facts about Montreal city.
Montreal is ranked 9th in the QS Best Student Cities 2022, a ranking of the most student-friendly cities around the world. It is a safe and affordable city that has a blend of cultural diversity. A city of 3.5 million residents, 800,000 were born overseas and 220,000 are here for higher education. Montreal houses many international institutes, financial companies, pharmaceutical firms, and aeronautical firms, these provide wide options of employment opportunities to students.
Let’s now look more deeper into the rankings, programs, and other information related to McGill.
International Ranking of McGill University
- McGill University is ranked 31 in the QS World University Ranking 2023.
- McGill University is ranked 37 in the QS World University Ranking by Subject in 2023.
- McGill University is ranked 42 for Graduate Employability Ranking.
McGill University Programs
McGill University is offering 400 + Postgraduate programs which also include Graduate certificate programs, master’s degree, MBA’s and PhD’s. These programs are spread across 10 faculties, they are given below:
- Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
For postgraduation admission in McGill University one needs to have a bachelor’s degree in a subject related to the program, from a recognized university. A GPA of 3.2 or any foreign equivalent and proof of proficiency in English language.
Graduates of McGill University are preferred by the employers, below are the numbers in percentages of employment in different faculties, two years after graduation:
- 95% of Engineering Graduates
- 84% of Science Graduates
- 81% of Art Graduates
- 91% of Medicine Graduates
- 92% of all PhD respondents
Quick Processing for Canadian Study Permit
Student Direct Stream in Canada is a government program that allows eligible international students from selected countries including India, to accelerate the processing of their Canadian study permit. Through this Student Direct Stream program, international students can get their Canada study permit approved within 20 days, while the general processing of visa takes 6-8 weeks. This process is completely online and require certain eligibility criteria for the students.
On the whole we can say that there are many universities in Canada, but McGill university had been named Canada’s best university, according to the 19th edition of the QS World University Rankings. McGill University strives to promote wide academic excellence for graduate and postdoctoral education.
If you are looking to move to Canada for your higher education, you can also approach any overseas education consultants from the Study Abroad Consultants in India to know the latest updates about Canadian universities.