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International Students

For students from around the world, we offer an inclusive introduction to Canadian university life. Working in McMaster’s world-class laboratory facilities students will undertake hands-on engineering and science projects that prepare them for higher education. Experience the best that Canada has to offer in a safe, culturally-diverse mid-sized city only a short drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls.

Why McMaster?

McMaster University continues to climb in world rankings

McMaster University Top 75

McMaster University Top 75

McMaster University Ranked #72

The university is ranked 72 in the internationally respected 2020 Times Higher Education rankings in Switzerland, advancing five spots over last year and one of only four Canadian universities in the world’s top 75. It’s the first time McMaster has cracked the top 75 since the change in rankings methodology in the early part of this decade.

Shanghai Ranking, a top higher eductaion ranking, rated 16 McMaster Engineering academic disciplines among the best in the world... read more


Enhancing Student Retention

Enhancing Student Retention

Our Faculty has continued to improve student retention by strengthening our admissions process and offering current students the support they need to succeed

Get the full University experience

Get the full University experience

Accommodations available to stay on residence with Hospitality Services

Attracting Top Students

Attracting Top Students

Proactive recruiting has led to a significant increase in the number of students who enter our Engineering program with more than 90%. Evidence-based strategies, targeted activities for students with offers and several pipeline programs for youth have contributed to the Faculty’s ability to attract high-performing students. A supplementary application was introduced in 2017 to better assess students for success

Fees and Dates



Grades 8 to 12

Week 1*

June 28 - July 2, 2021


Week 2

July 5–9, 2021

Week 3

July 12- 16, 2021


Week 4

July 19 – 23, 2021

Week 5
July 26– 30, 2021


Week 6*

August 3-6, 2021$370 
Week 7

August 9-13, 2021


Week 8*

August 16-20, 2021 $370

*Weeks 1 & 6 are four day holiday weeks with a special rate. There is no camp Thursday day July 1st and 
Monday August 2nd, 2021

Camp is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

How to Apply?

1. Fill out our 2021 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 Venture Academy!

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


Are you from out of town and need some where to stay?

Stay on campus

Stay on campus

You can book directly with Conference Services at McMaster to stay on campus. Note you must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older to stay in residence.

Stay in Hamilton

Stay in Hamilton

Stay in some nearby hotels in Hamilton

Commuting from outside Hamilton

Commuting from outside Hamilton

There is a Go bus station located on campus!

If you have a group of 15 or more students who need to stay in residence?

Contact us and we can assist you with accommodations on campus.

Why Hamilton?

Hamilton is full of art, diverse culture and waterfalls!

Welcome to Hamilton! This "City of Waterfalls" (more than 120 of them!) is the 9th largest metropolis in Canada. Located 45 minutes south of Toronto and 45 minutes northwest of Niagara Falls, Hamilton is close to many attractions.  

McMaster University is the perfect mix of city and nature! Located 10 minutes west of downtown Hamilton (next to Westdale Village, a popular off-campus student community) campus is also situated on 300 acres of natural protected land that includes the Royal Botanical Gardens!

Walk our campus!


EXPLORE THE CAMPUS: A bird's eye view