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 / IELTS 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 an academic TOEFL / IELTS test score.
  • Additional accepted English language tests can be found on the G+PS English Language Test page.
  • TOEFL / IELTS  official test scores MUST be submitted by February 1st – no exceptions. Applicants are advised to write their tests well in advance of the February 1st application deadline.
  • Your application will be rejected if your OVERALL AND COMPONENT test scores are below the required Medical Genetics minimum scores.

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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