International Students


The Learning Enrichment Advancement Program provides international students with an inclusive Canadian University experience. Students attend L.E.A.P. each year from all over the world, making McMaster their home away from home!

- Engage with like-minded indviduals who share a passion for engineering and science

- Get a head start on exploring your options for a university degree or career

- Perform innovative and hands-on projects that go beyond what any textbook could offer

- Complement your current academic studies with this unique engineering and science experience

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International Fees & Dates

    Session Dates Tuition Fee Residence Fee (Optional) Meal Plan (Optional)  
    Session 1* July 4- July 14, 2017 $850 $1,450 $250  
    Session 2 July 17-July 28, 2017 $875 $1,450 $250  
    Session 3* July 31- August 11, 2017 $850 $1,450



    *No Class on Monday, July 3 2017 due to Canada Day

    *No Class on Monday, August 7 2017 due to Civic Holiday


    Residence and accommodations:

Take advantage of staying on McMaster University's beautiful campus in the only suite style residence; Mary Keyes. Mary Keyes is one of 12 residence's on campus and is a suite style residence hall that has a kitchenette, common living room and separate bedrooms. L.E.A.P students have the benefit of being in close proximity to each other while still getting the privacy of a single bedroom.

Dining on campus:

McMaster University has a variety of dining options for all dietary needs and restrictions, including vegetarian! Food items may be brought in by the student to be stored, cooked/prepared within the suites’ kitchens. Meal cards, cash or debit card can be used for purchasing food or beverages of choice at any of the campus & off-campus locations: Boston Pizza, Eastside Mario's, Gino's Pizza, Basilique, Kelsey's, Pizza Pizza and Twelveighty

Extracurricular Activities:

Participate in extracurricular activities and explore the cities around you! See the CN tower, Niagara Falls Canada's Wonderland and more!


How to apply?

1. Fill out our Registration Form and email to or fax to 905-546-5492

2. E-mail or fax a copy of your most recent grade transcript or report card (in English if possible)


Fax: 905-546-5492

3. Upon receipt of all of your documents (paid registration + report card), our manager will review your application and you will receive e-mail confirmation that you have been accepted to L.E.A.P.!

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail Carm Vespi at


Why McMaster University?

  • One of the top 100 universities in the world
  • One of the top 50 universities in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine
  • One of the top 10 universities in Canada for Engineering
  • One of the top 10 universities in Canada for Biology
  • One of the top 10 universities in Canada for Math
  • Planetarium, Greenhouse and Nuclear Reactor on campus
  • Located in the "City of Waterfalls" Hamilton, Ontario
  • The "McMaster Model"- a student-centered, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning
  • McMaster is the only North American host site of United Nations University, the Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

Why Hamilton?

  • Population of over 500,000, making Hamilton the fourth largest city in Ontario
  • Close to major cities; Toronto and Niagara Falls
  • Booming arts and culture scene
  • Culturally diverse
  • Best of both worlds! A busy city feel with easy access to many nature trails and waterfalls
  • Fly into the Hamilton Airport from select destinations!
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport is just an hour away
  • Please note transportation from the Airports are the responsibility of the student