New Students

Welcome to McMaster University!

Welcome to the community! McMaster University is one of four Canadian universities ranked in the top 100 world-wide with excellent research capacity! As the GSA, we want to extend a warm welcome to you and share information that would be useful to you as a new grad student in our community.


After you’ve received your letter of offer, click here to start the registration process. Please remember that you have to complete the following courses in the first month of being enrolled as a grad student

 • SGS 101—Academic Research Integrity and Ethics

• SGS 201—Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)  


If you’re moving to Hamilton and seeking housing arrangements, you can click here for a list of housing options.


Getting around in Hamilton is quite simple as a graduate student. We have an efficient Hamilton Street Railway that runs frequently. Also, as a graduate student at McMaster, you will be given a PRESTO card which you can use for free on the HSR and on GO Transit.

International Students

More information on ensuring a smooth transition as an international student at McMaster University can be found here.


We’re happy that you’ve chosen McMaster University for grad school! We look forward to serving and representing you during your time here.
-Your GSA