Application Procedures

STEP 1: Application Documents

Upload to the online application form:

  • Statement of Interest (also known as Statement of Intent)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official post-secondary transcripts
  • *Transcript grading/marking key/legend
  • Official degree certificate(s) (if applicable)
  • TOEFL or IELTS test score (if required)
  • Permanent Resident card copy (if applicable)

*Failure to submit a grading key will result in an INCOMPLETE application! If your transcript does not include a grading key, upload a copy of the grading system from your university website.

Do NOT submit:

  • Web-based/unofficial transcripts
  • High school certificates/transcripts
  • University workshop certificates
  • References from postdoctoral fellows or character references
  • More than three references

STEP 2: Application Review

  1. Completed applications are reviewed and ranked by the Medical Genetics Admissions Committee.
  2. Applicants will be emailed the status of their application review: “admissible” or “declined”.
  3. Admissible applicants must secure the commitment of a Research Supervisor who agrees to provide supervision and financial support. Admissible applicants who are offered a place in the Rotation Program secure three supervisors for their rotations.
  4. The admissible applicant will receive an official offer of admission letter from UBC once they have secured the written commitment of a Research Supervisor.

STEP 3: Following an Offer of Admission

Mail or courier official, degree-conferred transcripts and degree certificates to:

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
University of British Columbia
6371 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC CANADA V6T 1Z2

Review the Application Deadlines here.