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Future International Undergraduate Students

We're redefining engineering education.

At McMaster Engineering, we offer you more than a best-in-class degree from a top-ranked university.

We offer experiences that help create global-ready, socially-aware citizens through project-based classes, flexible co-op work terms, research opportunities and dozens of clubs and teams.

Any questions?

Important Message from Faculty of Engineering Dean Ishwar Puri: Fall 2021

Dean Puri welcomes you to the Fireball Family and shares details regarding upcoming fall term.

Updated: May 14th, 2021


Fall 2021 updates for students: What we know and what we’re working towards

A message from our Provost: What we know and what we’re working towards.

Updated: April 30th, 2021



All About International Admissions & Applications

Wondering how to apply to our Faculty of Engineering undergraduate programs?

Watch this video for information on applying to our Engineering, Computer Science, Bachelor of Technology, and Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences programs. Also find out about international admission requirements, scholarships, and more!

We know that tuition, cost of living, and scholarships are important to you, so we've listed resources and information below to help get you started on your journey. Read more about our co-op, student work programs, scholarships, and more.

 84% of international students choose the co-op option.

Students can work anywhere in the world, including for US employers such as Google, Microsoft, & Tesla 


Find more entrance awards for international students, including the Provost Entrance Scholarship for International Students by clicking HERE!


The Faculty of Engineering Award of Excellence (Automatic)

Faculty of Engineering applicants will automatically receive:

Final Average
Award Amount

Full details here

B.Tech. Entrance Scholarship (Automatic)

Bachelor of Technology applicants will automatically receive: 

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Award Amount

Faculty of Engineering Entrance Scholarships (Application)

International students are welcome to apply for over $1,000,000 in available scholarships! ONLY ONE APPLICATION is required to be considered for all eligible Faculty of Engineering entrance scholarships. 

Click here for more information! 

Bursaries (Application)

International students, enrolled in Level II or higher and demonstrate financial need, can apply for the McMaster General Bursary Program!

Click HERE for details.

In-course Awards (Automatic & Application)

International students are eligible for our in-course awards once they have started studies. Both automatic and application-based, these awards are typically awarded based on grades.

Learn More

Research Experience Awards (Automatic)

All Faculty of Engineering application-based entrance scholarship winners are guaranteed a research position in the summer after first year. Valued at $6,000 and can count as co-op.

Read about past researchers

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We offer student work-programs  throughout the school-year and summer for international students who demonstrate financial need.  There are more than 1250 jobs available with more than 110 different McMaster departments.


International students have access to our world-class co-op program. Fully paid ($50,000 average annual salary) positions available in Canada or abroad. The best part? You decide when you would like to complete co-op and we’ll help you get there.

Learn more about co-op.

Tuition fees vary by program, citizenship status, and number of units.  Head to our Student Accounts website to read more about tuition rates.

Number of Units
Computer Science

Want to get a bigger picture of what your first year will cost?

Use our cost-estimator to input your information and calculate your costs.

Inputs include citizenship status, program, and where you will be living! Other costs are pre-populed or you can add in your own amounts.

Estimate costs now!

Please see here for McMaster University entrance awards for international students!

There are no scholarships offered by McMaster that will fully cover tuition costs for international students. 

Please see here for more information!

Supporting our Students

At McMaster Engineering, you're always among friends - more than 6000 of them! Our #FireballFamily is a supportive community where students build each other up in a spirit of collaboration, not competition. 


Importance Notice: Update on Planning for Fall 2021

A message from our Dean: McMaster Engineering prepares for on-campus experiences this Fall.

Updated: March 29th, 2021


Learn more about McMaster Engineering

Take a by-the-numbers look at McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering to get a sense of who we are.

Worried about moving to a new country?

In global rankings, Canada is consistently ranked as a top country to live in for quality of life. Canada is a multicultural mosaic, with people that embrace diversity, are notoriously friendly, and are considered top talent for major international corporations. 

At McMaster, we have a variety of on and off campus supports and services available to help you adjust and thrive in Canada and at McMaster University. 

Use this list of resources to help you get started. If you can't find what you are looking for, email us at

Advice from current international students

The 7 best things to do in Hamilton

The 7 best things to do in Hamilton

We asked some of our international students what they love doing off-campus.

The 6 items every international student should pack when coming to McMaster

The 6 items every international student should pack when coming to McMaster

We asked first-year international students what they're glad they brought to Canada.


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