Earlier today, McGill and University of the People (UoPeople) announced an agreement to enable extraordinary UoPeople students from around the world to transfer and complete their bachelor’s degree on campus at McGill. This represents the first agreement between the American university and a Canadian institution.
UoPeople is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American DEAC-accredited online university. Currently there are over 57,000 students from over 200 countries and territories. Designed to open access to higher education globally, UoPeople helps qualified high school graduates overcome financial, geographic, political and personal constraints keeping them from collegiate studies.
“For many of our students, UoPeople was the only open door to access higher education,” said UoPeople President Shai Reshef. “Now, through this partnership, we’re opening the gates to our remarkable global students to study on-campus at the prestigious McGill University. Many of these students could never have dreamed of obtaining a university degree, let alone from an institution as renowned as McGill. We are extremely grateful for McGill’s partnership.”
After two years with UoPeople, academically outstanding students enrolled from across the world will be able to transfer to McGill to complete their degree at an in-person university in Canada. The agreement highlights the emphasis that both institutions place on providing opportunity and access as an avenue to improving life circumstances for students around the world.
“Increasing access to education to people who might not otherwise be able to come to McGill is an important step toward creating a more equitable world. This is why McGill is pleased to partner with UoPeople and looks forward to welcoming these diverse international students to our campuses soon,” said McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Suzanne Fortier. “McGill will also consider all UoPeople applicants for bursary support to ensure that financial barriers do not preclude accepted applicants from pursuing their education.”