The School of Continuing Education of McGill University offers short courses and programs during the Summer 2021 (July 19 - August 13)During Summer 2021, programs will be online
30 hours course
- Current Trends in Digital Communication
- Fundamentals of International Business
- Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurs
- Introduction to Business Analytics and Data Modeling
PRICES AND DATES SUMMER SHORT PROGRAMS 2021How much does it cost to study in McGill University?
Table with costs and dates of the Summer Short Programs at McGill SCS 2021
|Course: Current Trends in Digital Communication||July 19 - August 13, 2021||30||$1,175|
|Course: Fundamentals of International Business||July 19 - August 13, 2021||30||$1,175|
|Course: Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurs||July 19 - August 13, 2021||30||$1,175|
|Course: Introduction to Business Analytics & Data Modelling||July 19 - August 13, 2021||30||$1,175|
|Program: Digital Marketing||July 19 - August 13, 2021||60||$2,350|
|Program: Introduction to Big Data||July 19 - August 13, 2021||60||$2,350|
|Program: Introduction to Cloud Computing||July 19 - August 13, 2021||60||$2,350|
|Program: Machine Learning||July 19 - August 13, 2021||60||$2,350|
What is included in the "Program Fee" of the Summer short course, and other costs to consider
Apart from tuition, there are other items included within the “Program Fee”, which you can check below.
The following fees are included in the "Program Fee"
- Tuition Fee
- Course material
- McGill Record of Study (transcript)
- Attestation of Completion of Program
- Orientation session
- Weekly newsletters containing information on free cultural and social activities (i.e. virtual tours, workshops, events, etc.)
Other costs to consider (This doesn't apply to online programs)
- Application fee: a CAD$92.30 non-refundable fee paid upon your application.
- Visa costs: international students who enroll on an English program in Canada will need a Visitor Visa (CAD$100) or an eTA (CAD$7) to enter the country. Apart from this, if you'll study for more than 6 months, you'll need to apply for a Study Permit (CAD$150).
- Accommodation in Montreal: since you will be living and studying abroad, you should consider housing costs. Down below, you can read some of the options McGill recommends for international students.
- Health insurance: all students at McGill University must have a mandatory health insurance, which is offered by the university.
- Flight Tickets from your country to Montreal, Canada
- Food: you should consider food costs when planning your budget, which will depend on where you eat.
Steps to apply for a program
1. Application Process
2. Acceptance Process
3. Visa Processing
5. Classes start!
1. Application Process
Documents must be sent to
1. Application Form
Download and complete the application form. Do not forget to sign the form.Download Form and Instructions
2. Passport Copy
Clear Copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of classes.
3. Financial Verification
Bank letter or bank statement showing that you or your sponsor have at least the "Estimated Total Expense" of the program (amounts can be in US dollars or your local currency). This doesn't apply to online programs.
4. Application Fee
There is a non-refundable application fee of $92.30 Canadian Dollars paid to the School of Continuing Studies. After receiving confirmation from one of our representatives, you must pay the application fee online, following the representative's instructions.
A representative needs to review all your documents are correct.
Your application documents must be sent to
*If you are a US resident or a transfer student from another US school. Please contact us for more details. The application process is different
2. Acceptance Process
After we have received all your application documents and you have paid the application fee, you will be contacted by the admission office within 2 weeks.
You will need a Visitor Visa or an eTA, and if you'll study for more than six months, you must also apply for a Study Permit. After you have been accepted in the program, the admission office will send you the Letter of Acceptance.
3. Visa Processing
Please check with us what type of visa you need, depending on the program you are interested in at McGill.
- If you'll study for more than six months, you will need the Study Permit, plus a Visitor Visa or an eTA, depending where you're applying from.
- In case you study for less than six months, you'll only need a Visitor Visa or an eTA.
Please check the website of the Canada embassy of your country to see the steps you need to apply for a visa.
Generally, for a Study Permit, students must do the following:
- Pay the application fee and deposit to receive their Letter of Acceptance
- Complete the online or on-site application, including submitting the necessary documents and filling in the PDF form, in case you apply online.
- Pay the necessary fees online, including the biometrics fee in case you need to give them.
- Go to the Visa Application Center in your country if you need to give your biometrics. You can check this on the the following website:https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/biometrics.asp
You must confirm these steps on the website of the Canadian Government. You can look for more information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html
Next, you need to make full payment of all remaining fees, which you can do after you have paid the application fee and the Letter of Admission has been sent. This can be done by CIBC International Student Pay (wire) or Western Union GlobalPay for Students (wire, UnionPay, Tenpay, AliPay, WeChat Pay, POLIpayments, India Net Banking, Trustly, and Sofort). You will receive more information regarding dates once you begin the application process.
5. Arrival to School
It would be best to arrive a week before the program start date to attend the orientation session before the program starts. In your admission letter, you can find more information about the orientation. Before your arrival you'll receive information regarding the documents you must bring for your first day at school.
Important: we suggest you apply at least 2 months in advance.
SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN MONTREAL AND ACTIVITIES AT MCGILL UNIVERSITYMost of the activities are free!
International students can participate in activities as:
- Live shows
- Guest speakers
- Public lectures
On top of an excelling education, McGill also has awesome extracurricular activities in which students can participate. This is a fantastic way of networking with other students and getting familiar with the culture and languages in Canada, all of which is extremely beneficial for your career.
Montreal is the biggest city in the province of Quebec and the second most populous in Canada. Founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, it was later renamed after the Mount Royal. This city was originally under French rule, hence its name, and later became a British dominion, along with the rest of the colony. This city is renowned for being mostly bilingual, as many of their inhabitants speak both English and French, and as such, it’s an important cultural epicenter for the French-speaking population in the francophone province of Quebec. In terms of economy, it’s an important center for areas such as commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, technology, design, among others. This is why this city is such a terrific destination for foreign higher-education students, which is also reflected in the fact that Montreal was ranked as the best city in the world to be a university student in the QS World University Rankings.
Down below we list different tourist attractions you can try visiting while you live and study in Montreal:
- Old Montreal
- Mont Royal
- Jacques-Cartier Bridge
- Habitat 67
- Place Ville Marie
- Parc Jean-Drapeau
- Marché Jean-Talon
- Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
- Botanical Gardens
Founded in 1821, McGill University is one of the most prestigious higher-education institutions in Canada and one with some the most diverse student body, with people coming from over 150 different countries. Evidence of its prestige are its alumni, including 12 Nobel Awards, 9 Academy Awards, and 35 Olympic medals. On top of this, within its walls, world-renowned research has been conducted, such as the discovery of the atomic nucleus, and the invention of the world’s first artificial cell and web search engine.
On the other hand, the McGill University School of Continuing Studies is located in the school’s main campus in the city of Montreal, and its offer of studies include numerous undergraduate, graduate, diploma and certificate programs, belonging to different areas, including business, management, engineering, science, data science, computer science, and communication.
Enrolling on one of the different certificates, diplomas or short programs at McGill University is a great way to excel at work, apply for higher job positions, network with other professionals, and become familiar with Canadian culture and the English language.
Facts about McGill University:
- Three different campuses, with the School of Continuing Studies located in the downtown campus.
- Main campus accessible through the McGill subway station.
- A culturally rich and diverse student body, as many of them come from other countries (nearly a 32%)
- Around 2,800 students belong to the School of Continuing Studies alone.
- It’s ranked #31 in the world and among the best schools in Canada according to the QS World University Rankings 2021
STUDENTS FROM THE SHORT PROGRAMS AT MCGILL HAVE 2 MAIN HOUSING OPTIONS IN MONTREAL:Check housing options for international students at McGill in Montreal
Students enrolled on the Winter and Summer Short Programs are eligible for optional accommodation arranged by McGill University. Those studying undergraduate and graduate diplomas and certificates, as well as independent students, can only apply for private accommodation. If you’re a Winter or Summer Short Program student, contact us as soon as possible, since this kind of accommodation tends to fill up quickly.
Another option is finding a place to live by yourself and enjoy more freedom. If you have a higher budget, you can try looking for an apartment outside the Mcgill University campus.
FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE STUDENT.
There are many options available near the campus of the University. If the housing option is off-campus, students must contact the housing provider directly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING A SHORT PROGRAM AT MCGILL SCSIf you do not find the answer, please contact a representative filling the form below
Why is studying at McGill University a great idea?
McGill University is one of the most prestigious higher-education institutions in Canada and the world, as it’s frequently being ranked in high positions in different rankings. Additionally, studying a short program is incredibly useful for your career, since you can interact and network with other professionals from different areas, practice your English inside and outside the classroom, and earn a worthy qualification that can help you find better job positions.
Why is Montreal a good option for university students?
Montreal has been ranked as the best city for higher-education students, thanks to its rich culture, good quality of living, the numerous prestigious universities that can be found there, as well as the fact that it’s an economic and cultural hub in the province of Quebec and the Canadian east coast. Consequently, this is a fantastic place for you to study, boost your professional network, improve your English, get familiar with Canadian culture, and visit wonderful tourist attractions.
Are there minimum requirements for programs at the School of Continuing Studies?
Yes, all programs have minimum requirements that students need to meet. Check under each program to see which requirements it has. Some of them are having a bachelor’s degree or a minimum level of English language proficiency.
Which English tests can I send to certify my level of English?
On top of a certificate issued by the English program at the same school, McGill University consider as valid the following tests: TOEFL iBT, IELTS, MELAB, APIEL, CAE, CPE, and Edexcel London Test of English (Levels 4 or 5).
Which are the different steps of the application process for the visa to study English in Canada?
Please check with us what type of visa you need to take the program you are interested in.
- If you plan to study English for more than six months in Canada, you'll require a Study Permit. This lasts for up to 90 days after your program finishes. Apart from this, you must obtain a Visitor Visa or an eTA if your country is visa-exempted, which is associated with your Study Permit.
- If you'll study for less than six months, you only need to apply for an eTA or a Visitor Visa.
If you need a Study Permit, please apply as soon as you receive your acceptance documents (Letter of Acceptance) from the School of Continuing Studies at McGill University. In some countries it can take several weeks to process this document.
You must confirm these steps on the website of the Canadian government. You can look for further information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html
Can I enroll on a program at McGill University if I’m not currently studying back in my country?
In most cases, you’ll need to possess a bachelor’s degree, be enrolled on a bachelor’s program, or have completed a certain number of semesters of full-time higher education studies. Check the requirements of each program for more information.
Are part-time students allowed into these programs at McGill University?
No, as all programs are for full-time students only.
Where can I stay while living and studying in Montreal?
McGill University can offer some type of accommodation for students enrolled on Short Winter and Summer Programs. Other students need to find housing on their own. Don’t hesitate to ask us any other questions you have about accommodation.
Are university facilities and services available for the students enrolled at the School of Continuing Studies?
Yes, you can access libraries, computer labs, or participate in different on-campus events.
Is health insurance mandatory? Can I be exempted from this requirement?
Yes, health insurance is mandatory for all international students and it’s included within the additional fees, unless you come from a list of European countries. As a student, you’ll have access to a health and dental plan.
Do I need to buy any books?
No, since all course materials are included within your fees.
Am I eligible for scholarships for programs at McGill University?
No. Short program students are not eligible for scholarships.
Can I work while enrolled on these programs?
No, you may only participate in volunteering activities. Contact us for more information.
GET A QUOTE AND THE BROCHURE IN PDFGet in touch with one of our representatives to receive more information
Give us a Call
+1 310 341 4337