McMaster University

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McMaster University’s goal is to create a brighter world – to improve the health and well-being of all people and serve local and broader communities through research and learning. A commitment to world class research, teaching and collaboration has elevated McMaster’s international rankings to 77th place in the influential Times Higher Education world rankings, and in 2018 the university was awarded the Global Teaching Award by Advance HE.

In addition to the university’s world-renowned medical school and health sciences programs, McMaster’s professional schools in the Faculties of Engineering and the DeGroote School of Business are complemented by its commitment to teaching and research in the Faculties of Science, Social Sciences and Humanities. McMaster students have the opportunity to connect and collaborate within a wide-range of programs and within the community and the world at large to customize their education to align with their personal strengths and career ambitions.

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Full-time (undergraduates)
27 900

Full-time (graduates)
4 200

Part-time (undergraduates)
1 100

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2018 preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
6 472 $ - 6 519 $

Graduate tuition fees:
7 008 $


Undergraduate tuition fees:
20 008 $ - 25 905 $

Graduate tuition fees:
16 761 $ - 17 096 $

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2018-19). Note: Effective 2018-19, international doctoral candidates will only be charged domestic student tuition rates.

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.