McCall MacBain Scholarship

McCall MacBain Scholars
September 21, 2022
Ready to join the first global cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars?

Up to 30 full scholarships and 80 entrance awards will be offered for Summer / Fall 2023 admission to master’s or professional studies at McGill.

The McCall MacBain Scholarships are about much more than financial support. We believe in the power of community. This program brings together a diverse group of scholars who aspire to lead with purpose – individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential and an inner drive to make a positive impact in other people’s lives.

While you and your fellow scholars will go on to work on a broad range of challenges in different sectors, you share a vision for the kind of leaders you want to be: leaders who serve others with integrity and humility, who are committed to continual learning and bridge-building, and who take bold, meaningful risks.

Applications are now open! Attend an information session or start your application.

How to Apply

We’re looking for:

Open to all disciplines. You can apply for the McCall MacBain Scholarship in 2022 if you are planning to apply for Fall 2023 admission to a full-time master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. Programs with Summer 2023 admission only are also acceptable. The program must consist of 45 credits or more and take place primarily on McGill’s downtown or Macdonald campuses.

Master’s Degrees

MA (Arts), MArch (Architecture), MATL (Arts in Teaching and Learning), MBA (Business Administration), MEd (Education), MEng (Engineering), MISt (Information Studies), MM (Management), MMus (Music), MPP (Public Policy), MSc (Science), MScA (Science, Applied), MScAPT (Science, Applied in Physical Therapy), MScAOT (Science, Applied in Occupational Therapy), MSW (Social Work), MUP (Urban Planning), LLM (Law), STM (Sacred Theology). Explore all programs on the McGill Graduate Admissions website.

Second-Entry Professional Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate certificates, executive master’s programs, PhDs, and joint degree programs, are examples of programs not covered by the McCall MacBain Scholarships. Qualifying-year students may apply at the start of their qualifying year for their upcoming master’s degree at McGill.

If you have questions about the eligibility of a program, please email us at

Applications are now open for the first global cohort. Up to 20 Canadians (citizens, permanent residents, and refugees) and 10 international candidates will be chosen as McCall MacBain Scholars for September 2023 admission.

As a McCall MacBain Scholarship applicant, you are eligible for additional awards. Close to 80 finalist and regional awards will be offered to candidates who distinguish themselves during the interview process.

Canadian applicants will be eligible for up to 30 Finalist Awards ($10,000) and up to 28 Regional Awards ($5,000). Finalist Awards may be used for full-time master’s or professional studies at McGill, while Regional Awards are tenable at any public university in Canada.

All other applicants, including U.S. applicants, are eligible for 20 International Finalist Awards ($20,000). The International Finalist Awards may be used for full-time master’s or professional studies at McGill.

Please attend an information session or subscribe to get an email reminder for Summer / Fall 2023 admission.

Students and graduates of universities in Canada and the United States, as well as Canadians abroad, should apply by September 21, 2022.

  • Applications due: September 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Regional interviews: November 5 – December 2, 2022
  • Final interviews: March 8-12, 2023
  • Classes begin: September 2023

All other applicants must apply by August 25, 2022.

  • Applications due: August 25, 2022 at 4:00 PM ET
  • Regional interviews: October 5 – November 8, 2022
  • Final interviews: March 8-12, 2023
  • Classes begin: September 2023

Applicants must meet the minimum degree and language requirements for McGill master’s program admission. You must have a bachelor’s degree or its recognized equivalent, or be on track to complete it by August 2023.