Admission Preparation

Admission to the Biomedical Engineering program is offered through The School of Graduate Studies (SGS). Although SGS establishes the minimum academic requirements for admission, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering has additional admission requirements. Thus, it is recommended that applicants carefully review the admission requirements of their desired program prior to application.

Review requirements

Each program is independent, and the application for one program cannot be reused for another. Applying to multiple programs will require a separate application for each program of interest. Similarly, each application period is independent, and applications from prior year(s) cannot be reused for consideration.

Research-stream programs

Professional-stream programs

Review funding

Self-funded

Professional (MEng) students typically self-fund educational expenses through employment income, loans, bursaries, and grants.

Unit-funded

Research program (PhD, MASc) students receive a funding package (stipend) from the graduate unit to cover the cost of tuition fees and basic living expenses. Although stipend values differ between programs, all programs provide a guaranteed minimum funding amount for a set duration that is standardized across the Institute. Additionally, research program students are eligible to apply for numerous research-based award competitions.

StreamProgramYear(s) fundedFunding type
ResearchPhD4Unit-funded
ResearchMASc2Unit-funded
ProfessionalMEng0Self-funded

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International applicants

Graduate record examination (GRE)

The GRE is not evaluated and is not required for admission to Biomedical Engineering. Do not submit your GRE score.

Degree equivalency

Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor's degree or its equivalent. International applicants should use the International Credentials Equivalencies guide to determine the minimum admission requirements to study at the University of Toronto. If your degree is not listed, please contact admissions.sgs@utoronto.ca for confirmation.

English language test

Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the sole language of instruction must provide the results of an English language test. Applicants must arrange for their score to be reported electronically to the University of Toronto by the testing agency. The institution code for U of T is 0982-00 (There is no need to specify a department). The English test must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of application submission to be recognized as valid proof of English proficiency.

TestRequirement
TOEFLPaper-based 580 (TWE:5) or Internet-based 93 (writing/speaking:22)
IELTS7.0 (Academic) and > 6.5 in each component
COPE76 (with > 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component)
CAEL70 minimum total with at least 60 in each component
Academic Prep. CourseFinal grade of B in Level 60

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