Deadlines

SEPTEMBER START

Eligible MSc and PhD applicants may apply for the September-start.

ALL APPLICANTS (Canadian, Permanent Residents and International):

Do not apply unless you expect to receive your final grades by MAY 15th.

If you are currently in a degree program, you must submit your first term grades by February 1st.

Application Form Opens: December 1st

Application Form Closes:  February 1st

  • Applicants to the PhD program must have received a MSc degree or be currently registered in a MSc program (no direct entry from BSc permitted for international applicants).
  • Canadian and Permanent Resident undergraduates applying in the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M) competition (deadline December 1st) must submit their Medical Genetics admissions application forms by the second Monday in December in order to be adjudicated for the CGS-M competition (UBC).
  • The SEPTEMBER-start applicant may apply for admission before they receive the commitment of a research supervisor.  The applicant deemed admissible by the Admissions Committee must secure the commitment of a Research Supervisor and submit a written commitment from the proposed supervisor to the Medical Genetics Graduate Program Office by June 1st.

Required Admissions Documents Checklist:

  • Application Form
  • Statement of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • References (3)
  • ALL official Post-secondary Transcripts including the grading key (in English and original language, if applicable)
  • Degree Certificate(s) in English (and original language, if applicable)
  • TOEFL/IELTS Test Score (if applicable)

APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT COMPLETED BY THE DEADLINE WILL BE DECLINED.

Do NOT submit the following:

  • High school and/or university workshop certificates
  • References from postdoctoral fellows; or character references
  • More than three references
  • Published papers

Referees can submit their references up to two weeks after the February 1st deadline.  Please ensure that your referees submit their references by February 15th.

APPLY

JANUARY START

ALL APPLICANTS (Canadian, Permanent Residents and International):

Eligible PhD applicants only may apply for the September-start. There is no January-start available for MSc applicants.

  • PhD applicants must receive the commitment of a Medical Genetics Research Supervisor and submit a letter from the proposed supervisor to the Medical Genetics Program Office by the application deadline.
  • Applicants to the PhD program must have received a MSc degree or be currently registered in a MSc program (no direct entry from BSc permitted for international applicants).

Do not apply unless you will have received your final grades by JUNE 1st.

Application Form Opens: March 15th

Application Form Closes:  April 30th

APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT COMPLETED BY THE DEADLINE WILL BE DECLINED.