English Language Requirements

Do you meet the Medical Genetics admissions requirements?

  • If your last completed degree is from a country where English is the official language (i.e. Canada, USA, UK, Australia, Nigeria, etc.), you are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS academic test score.
  • If your degree is from a country such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Africa, etc., where English is not the primary language, even if your degree was taken in English, you MUST submit a TOEFL/IELTS test score.
  • TOEFL/IELTS test scores MUST be submitted by the admissions application deadline – no exceptions.
  • Your application will likely be rejected if your test scores (overall and components) are below the required minimums:

MEDICAL GENETICS GRADUATE PROGRAM MINIMUM TEST SCORES FOR MSC AND PHD APPLICANTS:

Components
Reading Writing Listening Speaking Overall Score
TOEFL 24 26 24 24 100 / 120
IELTS 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.5 / 9.0
  • TOEFL / IELTS tests must be written within the last two years.
  • UBC institution code is 0965.
  • Medical Genetics does not offer conditional admission to applicants who do not currently meet its minimum English language test requirements.

Note: the GRE test score is optional.

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Course Prerequisites & Other Requirements

Research Supervisor Requirements

Application Deadlines

Official Transcripts & Degree Certificates

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