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Graduate Studies

On-Campus Services

Please note that most McMaster University campus services and offices are virtual at this time. Please contact them through email or online chat via their website, where available.

Not sure where to find the School of Graduate Studies? First step: McMaster University Campus Map.

Key on-campus service locations for the graduate student community

In addition to your graduate department, you will need to connect with other offices and services at McMaster

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Located in Gilmour Hall (Building 20 on Campus Map), second floor, Room 212.

The School of Graduate Studies plays an important role in the graduate student experience. We are here to answer questions; offer academic, research and professional supports; connect you to the broader McMaster graduate community; and help you succeed at McMaster University.

International grad student programming

Yufei Zheng, our international graduate student coordinator, works out of the School of Graduate Studies. Yufei is part of the Graduate Student Resources team and works on programming, activities, and events aimed at helping international grad students navigate their journey at McMaster.


Located in Refectory Rathskeller Building (Building 4 on Campus Map), East Tower, 2nd floor.

The Graduate Students Association (GSA) represents graduate student interests at McMaster University. Visit their website to learn more about services and support they provide, as well as the various ways you can get involved in student government.

An important service provided by the GSA is the GSA Benefits Plan. This plan provides extended health and dental coverage for eligible full- and part-time graduate students.

Visit the GSA site to learn more.

McMaster’s International Student Services (ISS) provides support and resources for international students before they arrive and once they join the McMaster graduate community.

Visit ISS to learn more.

Information about UHIP and help with registering for the program.

Adjusting to a new country can be challenging, especially when dealing with the immigration process. Through our immigration advising services, we can offer advice and connect you with resources to complete the immigration process and help you settle into your new environment.

Counselling, medical and wellness services. Visit the Peter George Centre for Living and Learning, room 210/201.

Learn more at the Student Wellness website.