Admission in McGill & UBC's MSc Physics/Astronomy program

Demographics

  • International Student (Indian citizenship)
  • Type of college: NAAC ‘A’ grade accredited college affiliated to a state university (Transcripts from the state university)

Current Major(s)

GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
Pursing B.Sc. Physics (Honour) (3-year program) with a minor in Chemistry.
Cumulative percentage of past 5 semesters-90.04%
Ranked first in class, awarded Roll of Honour for academic performance
GRE-not given yet as it is not mandatory by UBC and McGill.

Awards
Roll of honour for academic performance. Best debater and literary cup winner in youth fest.
Extracurriculars
Participation in various citizen science projects.
4 publications in national journals (and one chapter in book) [only one paper directly related to astronomy]
Presented Poster POP (Exoplanets) at international conference.
Working on celestial dynamics project under the supervision of an expert in the field (Professor working in UK, so international experience).
NASA Space Apps 2020 project.
Numerous Astrophysics workshops and schools attended during degree.
Team leader of Science day project at college.
Volunteering for brave hearts, member of Nanhi Chaan Cell foundation

Essays/LORs/Other
LORs- One from my project supervisor, one from my college supervisor and professor with whom I have published all the papers and one from department HOD.

Cost Constraints / Budget
Both these schools have affordable fees for Masters program so my parents will be paying it. If needed, I will take loan. Also will be applying for all the possible scholarship opportunities.

Schools
University of British Columbia
McGill University
York University
(Don’t know if it is easier for me to get into any of these schools, that’s why I need to know my chances)