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Hamilton & McMaster University
Scholarships and Bursaries
McMaster University(founded 1887) , known for its high standard of excellence and a creative, innovative approach to learning and research, is located in the city of Hamilton in the beautiful province of Ontario,Canada. The campus is situated in the west end of the city on approximately 300 acres of natural parkland. The campus atmosphere is friendly, casual and cosmopolitan, with many support facilities and groups assisting students with their day-to-day needs and concerns. The University is home to students from over 70 different countries.
McMaster University has six faculties: Engineering, Business, Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Through these faculties over 130 undergraduate and over 65graduate programs are offered. Details on these programs can be found on our web site atMcMaster University. Additional information on our undergraduate programs can be requested by contacting the Office of International Affairs.
Hamilton and Surrounding AreaHamilton is safe and cosmopolitan, with all the conveniences of a large metropolitan city -yet small enough, that students feel a sense of belonging to the community. The City is the fourth largest in Ontario and the ninth in Canada. Hamilton is home to the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens, concert halls and theatres and is less than 1 hour driving distance from Niagara Falls and downtown Toronto. Montreal, Ottawa, Buffalo, Detroit and upstate New York are all within a half-day's drive.
Nobel Prize Winners
Co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994, Dr. Bertram Brockhouse, Professor of Physics in our Faculty of Science, is shown speaking with our undergraduate students. Dr. Myron Scholes, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics is a graduate of McMaster University. Also Dr. James Obrinski, a graduate from McMaster, received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Doctors Without Borders (1999).
Residences on McMaster Campus
McMaster boasts many new, modernresidence buildings with complete amenities. Residence is guaranteed for all international and out-of-province high school applicants who receive an offer for full-time studies in a Level 1 Program ("first year") at McMaster, and who meet all of the conditions of their offer including the English language proficiency requirement by August 1. International and out-of-province students who are guaranteed residence admission must also comply with the residence application and deposit deadline of 4:00 p.m., EDT, May 28.
Facilities on McMaster Campus
McMaster’s campus includes a new multi-million dollar recreational and sport facilities, theDave Braley Athletic Centre, which includes access to tennis, squash and racquet courts, an Olympic size pool, basketball courts, soccer and football fields, climbing facilities, aerobic and many other physical training facilities. The campus also has the world reknownMcMaster Museum of Art, fourlibraries and many social centres..The campus also provides manyrestaurant and food service facilities that carry a wide range of foods from around the world. In addition, the University provides many support facilities and special events for international students. Numerous international associations, theInternational Students’ Advisor’s Office and theOffice of International Affairs provide avenues to support the international student’s concerns and needs. If students wish to live off campus, affordable rental units are available within walking distance. For those who choose to live further from the campus, the City’s transportation network provides regular services directly to the central campus. A bus pass is provided to the student.
Tuition $12,200 - $18,700** per academic year
Books and Supplies $1,200
Accommodation $450 to $600 per month
Meals $275 to $375 per month
Health Insurance $684 per year
* All figures are in Canadian dollars (currency converter) . All fees subject to change.
** Based on a range of fees for various programs.
Scholarships and Bursaries
At McMaster University, international students who have registered to begin their full time study in an undergraduate programme are eligible to receive the Dean’s Scholarships. It is a discipline based entrance scholarship for foreign students, the amount of the award is up to $2000 .
The applicant must fulfill all the requirements needed to gain entrance into an undergraduate programme at McMaster. Upon registration into an undergraduate programme the applicant will be AUTOMATICALLY considered for the Dean’s Scholarship based on the student's past academic standing and potential for success in the programme.
All international students will be able to compete for the in-course scholarships starting the second year.
McMaster's Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students (current list)
McMaster University-Hong Kong Foundation Scholarships
Application deadline: APRIL 1, 2008
These scholarships are open to permanent residents of Hong Kong who have not at any time had citizenship, landed immigrant status or any other claim to residency in Canada or any other country except Hong Kong. Only a student who accepts a McMaster Offer of admission may receive the scholarship.
One scholarship is offered each year to a student entering Level 1 in any first baccalaureate degree program who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement (85% or greater) and a strong potential for future leadership.
Value: $5,000 (Cdn.) annually to a maximum of four years.
Subject to terms and conditions outlined in the McMaster Undergraduate Calendar.
Support for International Students
The Office of theInternational Students’ Advisor provides a number of services for international students:
reception and orientation for newly arriving students,
preliminary information on visa and passport renewal and other immigration matters,
campus and community services,
liaison with sponsoring agencies, foreign governments, consulates and embassies.
School of Business (DeGroote School of Business)The four-year Bachelor of Commerce and Honours Bachelor of Commerce degrees offer concentrations in the areas of Accounting, Finance & Business Economics, Human Resources & Management, Management Science/Information Systems, Marketing & Business Policy.
Faculty of EngineeringThe Faculty of Engineering, one of the most research-intensive engineering faculties in Canada, offers four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree in the following disciplines: Chemical, Chemical & Bioengineering, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electrical & Biomedical, Electrical & Biomedical, Engineering & Health Sciences, Engineering Physics, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software, Software & Embedded Systems and Software & Game Design.
The Faculty also offers two unique five-year programs. The Engineering and Management program combines a regular four-year program in a specific Engineering discipline with the core business courses from a Commerce program. The Engineering and Society program is fashioned after the Engineering and Management program, but instead of business courses, students can choose a set of non-engineering electives.
Faculty of ScienceHome of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1994), Dr. Bertram Brockhouse, McMaster’s Faculty of Science offers degrees in Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Software, Geography and Earth Sciences, Kinesiology, Materials Science & Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Medical Physics & Applied Radiation Sciences, Molecular Biology, Origins, Physics & Astronomy and Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior.
Faculty of Health SciencesFrequently cited as a model for medical schooling around the world, McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences offers a Medical Program (M.D.), Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Health Sciences (Midwifery) and Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty from which Dr. Myron Scholes, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Economics graduated, McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences offers degrees in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Gerontology, Health Studies, Kinesiology, Labour Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, and Sociology.
Faculty of HumanitiesMcMaster offers a full range of studies in human thought and communications, including Art, Art History, Classics (Ancient History, Archaeology, Classical Literature, Greek and Latin), Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, English & Cultural Studies, French, History, Linguistics, Linguistics & Cognitive Science, Music, Multimedia, Peace Studies, Theatre and Film and Women’s Studies.
Special / Interdisciplinary Programs
Arts & Science
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students from a non-English-Speaking country are required to present proof of English Language Proficiency with their applications for admission. Applicants must have: Achieved a minimum score of 237 on TOEFL CBT, 580 on TOEFL PBT, 86 on TOEFL iBT with a minimum of 20 in each of the four component parts; 85 on MELAB; 6.5 on IELTS; 86 on COPE (minimum 32 in Writing & 22 in Listening and Reading); and 70 on CAEL, or Attended an accredited English medium Secondary School (High School) or Post-Secondary College in full-time academic studies, for at least 3 years, or Attended an accredited English medium University in full-time academic studies for at least 1 year, or Resided in an English speaking country for at least 4 years immediately prior to application to McMaster.