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McMaster University

Dating back to the 1830's, McMaster is a leading Canadian university based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Find out more at McMaster's exchange website
Student in library

Number of places available: 2 Full year places


Term Dates: 

  • September to December and January to April

Application Deadline (once allocated a Global Opportunities place). Full year / fall deadlines:

  • Nomination (by DU): 15 March
  • Application (by student): 31 March

Academic Information

View the Undergraduate Course Calendar


Students accepted at UG level are not permitted to take PG courses under any circumstances. There are some course restrictions for exchange students.

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at McMaster is English. If you are non native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of language ability.


There are many accommodation options for exchange students, although accommodation cannot be guaranteed. Incoming students choosing to live in one of the 12 residences on campus would usually be placed at Bates residence however, some students choose to live off campus. Accommodation information can be found here. 

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination

Student Services

McMaster University offer a range of Campus Support Services including Student Accessibility Service, Athletics and Recreation. 

Other Information

The average cost of accommodation at McMaster would be $6200 CAD. Living Cost estimates can be found here. 

Students should be aware that meal plans are compulsory for on campus students. 

Students are required to enrol in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) prior to arriving at McMaster. This would cost roughly $430 for the full year.

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no Summer Opportunities available at McMaster.



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