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Berlin to Montreal: Freie Universität and the JFKI endorse students for an MA scholarship at McGill University

© Logo McCall MacBain Scholarship

© Logo McCall MacBain Scholarship

News from Apr 28, 2022

On behalf of Freie Universität Berlin, the JFKI is happy to announce a new partnership with one of Canada's finest universities, McGill University in Montreal. We will be able to endorse prospective MA students for the McCall MacBain Scholarship at McGill University. The generous scholarship covers all costs associated with completing an MA program at one of Canada's most prestigous research institutions, including tuition, a travel grant, as well as cost of living. Interested students that will have completed their BA by the time the program starts or are currently in their first semester of the MA program (additional requirement: sufficient English skills) may get in touch with their respective professors to inquire about the possiblities of the program. Students will have to complete an application (starting June 1, 2022) as well as an extensive selection procedure with regional online interviews and a final interview in Montreal (costs covered). After receving the scholarship, students can directly apply at an individual department at McGill University. The program is an excellent opportunity for aspiring Americanists and Candianists who are looking for a way to complete their education in North America.

More information is provided in the brochure below, on the website of the scholarship, or by contacting David Bosold.


June 1, 2022

Applications open

Starting in June, students can start their application online at

August 25, 2022

Applications due

Students must submit their online application, including both online reference
forms, by August 25 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.

October 2022

Regional Interviews

After selection committees have read the applications, up to 140 Canadian and
up to 70 international semi-finalists will be invited to regional interviews. For
international semi-finalists, these interviews will take place virtually.

March 8-12, 2023

Final interviews in Montréal

After regional interviews, up to 50 Canadian and 30 international finalists will be
invited to in-person final interviews in Montréal.* Travel costs and
accommodations will be covered.

September 2023

Scholars arrive on campus at McGill

Most of the 30 McCall MacBain Scholars will begin their studies at McGill in
September, with a few exceptions for scholars whose classes begin in the
summer (May-August).

For finalists that do not receive the scholarship, there is an additional opportunity of a one-time grant of $20,000 for studying at McGill.

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