Incoming Exchange Students

Why choose McMaster?

Reason: McMaster’s Reputable Exchange Program

The DeGroote School of BusinessMcMaster boasts a reputable, well-established exchange program. McMaster’s International Student Services (ISS) is open daily to support the individual needs of the school’s international scholars. With the aim of making each student’s stay as comfortable and beneficial as possible; the ISS offers a variety of services and programming throughout the academic year.

Also, the DeGroote School of Business provides students with additional support specific to their studies within the business program.

More information about these services can be found at

Location: Hamilton, a Safe and Cosmopolitan City

hamilton2McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business is located in the city of Hamilton, on the shores of Lake Ontario. Just 45 minutes west of Toronto, Hamilton offers many of the benefits of a large metropolitan centre, with a lower cost of living – an important feature for students! Often known for its “Steel Town” image, Hamilton is much more than just industry. It is small enough that students feel a sense of belonging to the community, yet large enough to provide all the amenities of a larger city such as concert halls, theatres, restaurants to suit any tastes, night life, reliable public transit, and a wide variety of entertainment and sports facilities.

For more information on the City of Hamilton please visit Tourism Hamilton’s website.

rjcMcMaster’s Ron Joyce Centre, allows MBA students the perfect environment to focus and succeed.

The newest addition to the Degroote School of Business, the Ron Joyce Centre offers new opportunities for McMaster’s MBA students. Located in Burlington, the four story building houses state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting spaces and lecture facilities. With a close proximity to services, businesses and the city itself, the Ron Joyce Centre proves to offer the next level in business education.

Here’s What Other Incoming Students Have To Say


“Inspiring professor, invigorating school activities and beautiful surroundings! McMaster University is certainly a cut above the rest. Thanks for the wonderful experiences and memories!”

-Wee Rui Hao Justus, Singapore Management University, Singapore

“My exchange at McMaster University gave me the most incredible and unforgettable time of my life. Not one single day goes by after I got back to Denmark, where I am not thinking about the amazing times I had. I miss every second and I am so thankful for the experience.”

-Jesper Normann Breinbjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“This exchange term in McMaster was for me a great opportunity to improve my English skills and to discover a lot of things: new cultures, new ways of life and a lot of great people. Nowadays, it is my better experience, from which I am grown, and my better memories, a lot of pictures in my head. If I could do it again tomorrow, I would do it without any hesitation!”

-Laure Saunal, Euromed Management, France

“Suddenly I realized that I live this dream very close and that I am able to follow all my wishes and ideas. In doing so, I immersed in Canada’s boundless beauty, in an enchanting nature, a multicultural society and an excellent university environment at McMaster, always excited what will come next. From the beginning, I appreciated the friendly and helpful attitude of the Canadian people that enabled me to gather great impressions that I will remember for lifetimes. Therefore I highly recommend every student to take the opportunity to participate in the BizX Exchange Program.”

-Sebastian Polzer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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