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  • Locations: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada;
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2, Year Long (T2-T1)
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2018 25/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 4 Credit Points
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:
McMaster
Faculties Arts & Ed, SEBE, Health and Business & Law
Level Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Minimum Weighted Average mark (WAM) 60
Semester Date Deakin Trimester 1 = Spring
Deakin Trimester 2 = Fall/Autumn
Full Time Study Load 12 -15 Credits per semester (4 Deakin Units)
Deakin Abroad Travel Grant N/A
Deakin Abroad Coordinator Lara Lyon - lara.lyon@deakin.edu.au

Restrictions:
Only accepts students starting exchange in Trimester 2.
Students can take units within the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and DeGroote School of Business


About:
Hamilton is the fourth largest city in Ontario. Situated on the Niagara escarpment, Hamilton is only 45 minutes from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and the U.S. border. McMaster is located in a residential area called Westdale Village, which provides numerous off-campus housing opportunities. Bordered by Cootes Paradise, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the shores of Lake Ontario, the campus is connected to kilometres of nature trails, biking paths, and Hamilton’s burgeoning waterfront. McMaster has over 250 cultural, academic and social issues clubs on campus with a wide variety of athletics and recreation opportunities, including the popular Outdoor Club. Their facilities house seven gymnasiums, three studios, three natural grass fields, two artificial soft-surface fields, a 50-metre pool, 200m indoor track, squash courts, an indoor climbing wall, and one of the largest university fitness centres in Canada. McMaster is one of only four Canadian universities consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world (Shanghai Jiaotong University Academic Ranking of World Universities, August 2016).

Helpful Links:
Housing
Living Expenses and Costs
Campus Map

Recommended Programs:
  • Arts
  • Business
Video:
McMaster University campus
City of Hamilton

Website:
McMaster University - Homepage

Course Catalogue:
McMaster University - Course Catalogue

IMPORTANT NOTES

Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.

Eligibility criteria:
Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.

To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their Deakin degree
  • Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
  • You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
  • You must study a full-time load while on exchange
  • You must have a credit average of 60 or above with no fails on your academic record (students who do not currently meet these criteria will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser)
  • You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application

Duration:
Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.

Cost:
While on exchange students continue to pay Deakin fees (upfront-payments, HECS-HELP, or FEE-HELP). Host University tuition fees will be waived.

General costs may include an application fee, flights, visas, accommodation, meals, textbooks, living expenses and insurance (insurance is provided by Deakin for the duration of your Exchange Program – students travelling beyond the program dates are strongly recommended to purchase additional cover).

Funding options:
  • OS-HELP may be available to domestic students. Please refer to the Deakin OS-HELP webpage for more information on eligibility criteria and the application process.
  • Centrelink payments continue while on exchange
  • Successful applicants may receive a Travel Grant from the Study Abroad and Exchange Office (unless receiving a Scholarship)

Is this your first preference?
  • Students must ensure that they apply for a minimum of two universities
  • Students must submit a minimum of two individual applications.
  • Students must rank their applications in order of preference


A Trimester Abroad will earn you 60 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.