VISITING APPOINTMENTS AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS
McMaster University has a formal Student Exchange Programme with agreements signed with several universities abroad and within Canada.
You can only participate in an exchange if you are currently attending a university/institution which has a signed formal student exchange agreement with McMaster University. Some agreement may not apply to all academic areas of study but to specific faculties. For a list of agreements, please see Exchange Agreements at http://oisa.mcmaster.ca Check with your university for your eligibility in the exchange. We do not provide financial support.
If your university/institution does not have an exchange agreement with McMaster University then you may still be considered as a VISITING STUDENT. With the expressed written permission of your university/institution, you may spend a term or full academic year enrolled in courses, but you will not receive a degree or course credit from McMaster University.
For undergraduate consideration as a visiting student on a Letter of Permission, please contact the Office of the Registrar McMaster University - Admission Requirements
For Graduate consideration as a visiting student, please contact the School of Graduate Studies
For more information regarding programmes available to International Applicants, please refer to the Office of International Affairs
If you are interested in doing research/lab work as a visiting scholar, please contact the faculty member directly and provide a proposal of what you would like to accomplish during your stay. Please note: travel and living expenses during your stay, will be your responsibility.
Exchange Students should be advised that they, and any dependents who accompany them, are required to purchase the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for the entire term of their exchange to McMaster University. Coverage is mandatory.
For Visiting students, it is the studentís responsibility to obtain appropriate medical coverage.
Students may access the McMaster University academic calendar at http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/calendar for undergraduate courses. New Calendar information for the next academic year (September-April) will not be available until February.
For graduate courses, please refer to http://www.mcmaster.ca/graduate/calendar.html