Dates & Deadlines
|Find out if you are eligible to participate in an exchange to McMaster University. Visit your institution’s Study Abroad / Exchange office to inquire about the details of your school’s agreement with McMaster and all of the requirements.|
|Fill out the online application by the deadline. (This deadline applies to both the September and January academic terms.) The online application link (with an appropriate user name and password) will be provided to you by your exchange coordinator once you have been nominated by your institution.|
When completing the online application, you must look at the Course Listings offered at McMaster. When choosing non-commerce courses, keep in mind of a few things. Students must remember to take a majority of commerce courses during their term of study (3 for one semester and 6 for a full year). If you are taking 5 courses in one semester, 3 of them must be commerce courses.
When choosing non-commerce courses, you are not allowed to take first year courses. Make sure to choose four extra courses than the maximum course load, just in case if a few are not approved. Pay attention to the pre-requisites for each course.
Make sure to NOT take a course in the same semester with its pre-requisite; you can view all courses and prerequisites in the McMaster Academic Calendar. Once you have selected your courses, you must check to see if it is available during your term of study, which can be found at our Master Online Timetable.
Once you have finalized the courses you wish to take, add them to your online application for faculty approval.
When faculty advisors send you approval for your online application, they will approve your courses as well. Courses that are not approved must be replaced by new courses. These new courses must be chosen by following the guidelines mentioned in Course Selection.
Once you have chosen your new courses, you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for course approval. This must be done by the appropriate deadline.
Mail in your supporting documents. (Note: We do not accept faxed or emailed documents.)
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students from a non-English-Speaking country are required to present proof of English Language Proficiency with their applications for admission. Applicants must have:
|Once all supplementary documents have arrived at our office, faculty advisors at McMaster will begin to review your application and course selection.|
|You will receive your acceptance via e-mail from McMaster University. This will contain your official admission letter, an immigration letter, and other information that you will need prior to arriving at McMaster. Information such as course registration, health insurance, housing options, payment of fees, applying for residence, meal plans, and travel). Hard copies of your official admission letter and immigration letter will be mailed to your home university.|
Arriving at McMaster
|How can you get to McMaster? Detailed information can be found here. After you arrive at McMaster, please visit the BizX office in DSB 112, and the International Student Services Office.|