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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. 

You define your experience, we'll help you get there.  Have questions?

thinkeng@mcmaster.ca.   

DEGREE + EXPERIENCE: MCMASTER ENGINEERING

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

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. 

Define your experience at McMaster Engineering. We'll help you get there.

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DEGREE + GLOBAL IMPACT

A Global Reputation for Excellence.

Ranked as one of the world's top engineering schools, the Faculty of Engineering plays a significant role in helping McMaster University earn its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative universities. Our focus on experiential, problem-based learning and our interdisciplinary approach to collaboration results in smarter insights, ground-breaking ideas, and greater optimism.

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DEGREE + CO-OP

There's more than one way to gain work experience at McMaster Engineering.

Throughout the year, a team of 15 from Engineering Co-op and Career Services connect with more than 1000 employers, bringing them directly to you through over 300 workshops and events annually. We also work with you to help navigate the career exploration, job search, application, interview and offer process. 

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DEGREE + CLUBS

Create your own experience. More than 50 clubs and teams to get you career-ready.

We offer innovative programming, both inside and outside the classroom, to inspire our students, setting them on the path to becoming tomorrow's groundbreaking thought leaders and innovators. At McMaster Engineering, you will be welcomed by a supportive community where students collaborate, motivate and inspire one another.

Be a part of our #FireballFamily

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Apply to McMaster Engineering in 4 steps: 

Click on each box below to be redirected to pages explaining each step. 

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 

EXPLORE CO-OP

Engineering Honour Award (Automatic)

International Engineering 1 applicants will automatically receive awards of: 

Final Average
Award Amount
95%+
$2,500
90-94.99%
$1,000
88-89.99%
$750

*Automatic entrance awards subject to change

B.Tech. Entrance Scholarship (Automatic)

International Bachelor of Technology applicants coming from high school will automatically receive awards of: 

Final Average
Award Amount
88%+
$2,000

*Automatic entrance awards subject to change

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.

Program
Number of Units
BTech
30
Computer Science
30
Engineering
37
iBioMed
37

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!

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 thinkeng@mcmaster.ca

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