McMaster University


At a Glance

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Urban Centre Size
Medium (150-500K)
Number of Students
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McMaster University is one of only four Canadian universities ranked among the top 80 in the world by the major global ranking systems. As the home to over 70 research institutes and more than 36,000 students, we pride ourselves on being a hub for innovation, discovery and growth.


World-class rankings

Ranked top 80 in the world and fourth in Canada, McMaster offers a world-class education (Opens In A New Tab) in one of the world’s safest countries.

Teaching excellence

With award-winning staff and groundbreaking teaching models, McMaster takes teaching seriously. And it shows. (Opens In A New Tab)

Research intensity

McMaster is consistently named as one of Canada’s most research-intensive universities. (Opens In A New Tab) In 2021, we were ranked #1 for graduate research funding and #2 in faculty research funding.


Requirements and Admissions

McMaster University has unique and innovative program combinations which enable you to customize your education to align with your personal strengths and career ambitions. Our goal is to attract and empower innovative thinkers who are eager to share their ideas in a spirt of openness, inclusiveness and collaboration.

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Student Experience

What’s it like to live and learn at McMaster? Check out our Student Services video series (Opens In A New Tab) to learn more.

Scholarships and Bursaries

McMaster offers a number of scholarships, bursaries and financial options to help fund your education. (Opens In A New Tab)


Every student deserves a great place to call home. (Opens In A New Tab) McMaster supports on- and off-campus student success through inclusion, community engagement and activities that promote personal growth, health and well-being.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. McMaster allows you to find yourself and follow your own path.

    Shaden, Communication Studies and Theatre and Film student from Egypt
  2. I was really impressed with the diversity in Hamilton, in Canada as a whole.

    Henry, Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization graduate from China
  3. McMaster has been really supportive in terms of helping me move from Kuwait to Canada.

    Isra, Communications and Media Arts student from Kuwait

Have questions about admissions?

To learn more about the admissions criteria for each of our programs please contact the admissions office.

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