Graduate admission mcgill

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Subject: Graduate admission mcgill
Hi folks, would like to apply for admission into Mcgill. I am interested in doing an MEng or PhD in mechanical engineering. just wondering if any one in here has a clue to the true admission standards set by mcgill. I have a Masters degree in mechanical engineering from germany.
Please, i will be grateful for reasonable ideas without resorting to this university debate issue which is so recurrent in here. regards, bak.

[02-10-2006,00:17]
Bak
(in reply to: Graduate admission mcgill)
you just apply and you´ll get accepted.
[02-10-2006,18:13]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Graduate admission mcgill)
I don´t know anything about the faculty of engineering, each faculty is different. You should contact the coordinator of graduate studies for the faculty of engineering. That person will be the best person to ask about requirements. Also realize that you usually have to find a professor to supervise you. I recommend that you contact one to see if they are willing to take you.
[03-10-2006,00:41]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Graduate admission mcgill)
thanks for your information. that was a good idea to get in touch with a professor. one more question: how important is the financial aspect on a professor´s willingness to give his consent to supervise a grad student. It would be a nice idea to find a professor who would be willing to pay for my research activities but at the sametime i would be willing to accept admission without financial assurance. thanks in advance.
[03-10-2006,16:19]
Bak
(in reply to: Graduate admission mcgill)
If a professor has money, he may provide you with a stipend. Otherwise, there are a M.Sc. of Ph.D. awards you can apply to NSERC (federal level), FCAR (provincial level), Thomplinson Award (McGill), or McGill Major Award. Some departments at McGill (mostly in the health sciences) require students to either recieve a stipend or have an award. I don´t think this is a requirement for engineering graduate studies. I am sure the graduate coordinator for engineering or the professor you contact will know.
[04-10-2006,03:16]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Graduate admission mcgill)
Not many professors will turn down a student who is willing to do graduate studies without them assisting the student (i.e. free labor). Make sure that the engineering graduate program will allow this. There is a reason why some departments enforce this policy. I do not recommend to pursue graduate studies without a stipend or an award, although many students still do.

There might be awards from Germany that can finance you pursue graduate studies in a foreign country. You may want to look into this. If you can get such an award, professors would love to take you because it would show that you´re highly qualified and they would not have to pay you.

[04-10-2006,03:43]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Graduate admission mcgill)
thanks folks, your replies are very informative. i have contacted one professor but not yet heard from him. i will try many others at the department. i know about nserc awards but a bit hesitant as grade conversion may be an issue. i will try any way. i agree with you anon. that it is not advisable to do graduate studies without a stipend or award, but at times these awards are easier to win once in a graduate program.
[04-10-2006,16:29]
Bak



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