Admission Overview

Successful students normally begin their study in the Fall-term (September). Winter-start for the research program is possible but not common, and permitted only under exceptional circumstances (e.g. faculty request). Please read through all sections carefully before applying.

Requirements

The application comprises the candidate’s curriculum vitae, academic transcript(s), statement of intent, and supporting letters from three referees. Applicants from universities outside Canada whose first language is not English may need to include the results of an English-Language Proficiency test as part of the application.

Timing

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering offers both research and professional programs, and the admission schedule is provided below. We offer multiple application periods throughout the year to benefit both domestic and international applicants. Although there is flexibility, admission is highly competitive and enrollment is limited. We encourage prospective students to apply as soon as practicable.

Research programs admission (Fall & Winter start)

Application periodStart sessionDuration (months)Enrollment capacity
1FallNov – FebNormal¹
2FallMar – MayLower
3FallJun – AugLowest
4WinterSept – NovLower

Professional programs admission (Fall start only)

Application periodStart sessionDuration (months)Enrollment capacity
1FallNov – FebNormal¹
2FallMar – MayLower
3FallJun – AugLowest

[Note 1] The maximum number of graduate students per annum that can be supported by departmental and supervisor resources is reported as “Normal” enrollment capacity.

Decision

All applicants are informed about the admission decision before the beginning of the respective start session. For example, applicants who applied for Fall/September start will be informed about the admission decision by August at the latest. Successful applicants are likely to be informed earlier, although the timing may vary depending on the application period.

Choose your program

The collaborative nature of today’s undergraduate degree means that students with various scientific backgrounds are exposed to fundamental courses in mathematics, physics, and computer science, which are the core pillars of engineering. Whereas we encourage all students with strong academic caliber to apply, it is solely the applicant’s responsibility to determine the intended program. Please read our program descriptions thoroughly to select the curriculum that is most suitable for your career. Some helpful program selection tips are provided below.

Selection tips