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International Student Applications

International Student Applicants should be aware that when applying for a study permit or visa, they will be asked to provide evidence that they hold sufficient funds to live on while studying in Hamilton. In our offer letters, McMaster University states that “a reasonable estimate of living expenses, in addition to tuition fees and travel costs to and from McMaster for a graduate student for a 12-month period is about $12,500 for a single person. Health insurance is mandatory for all Visa students and is provided through the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) at a current cost of $612.00 for one person.”

Tuition Schedule and Supplemental Fees

The Tuition Schedule and Supplemental Fees Rates at McMaster University can be found in the Graduate Calendar, section 5.1, here.  The 2017 – 2018 rates for International Students are detailed below.

2017-2018 Schedule of Fees (International)

All Levels       Fall      Winter     Spring      Total
Regular Tuition Fees    5,698.74     5,698.74    5,698.74   17,096.22
Part-time Fees    2,924.34     2,924.34    2,924.34     8,773.02
Discounted Fees (Ph.D. Only)    1,168.00     1,168.00    1,168.00     3,504.00

Mandatory Supplemental Fees (Full time):

Sept.  2017   Jan.  2018   May.  2018
Total      967.43      745.32      139.34

McMaster Visa Bursaries

McMaster Visa Bursaries are available to International Students in the amount of $2,000 annually for the two years of the MA (four years of the PhD) program. These are awarded to students to help off-set the cost of tuition for International students.

McMaster International Excellence Awards

McMaster International Excellence Awards recognize excellence in academics, research, and extracurricular activities. A limited number of these awards are open to international (visa) students either incoming or current students (must be entering term 4 or less)