Research Supervisor Requirements

September-Start Applicants (MSc and PhD) and January-Start Applicants (PhD only):

Do you need to secure a research supervisor before applying?

  • You are not required to secure the commitment of a research supervisor before submitting an admissions application.

By what date do you need to finalize the commitment of a supervisor?

  • The Admissions Committee reviews completed applications. Applicants will be notified if their applications are ranked admissible or declined.
  • Admissible applicants must secure the commitment of a Medical Genetics Research Supervisor before receiving a final offer of admission to UBC.
  • September-start admissible applicants must secure the written commitment of a Research Supervisor by JUNE 1ST.
  • PhD January-start admissible applicants must secure the written commitment of a Research Supervisor by JULY 1ST.

Who are potential supervisors?

More admissions information at:

Course Prerequisites & Other Requirements

GPA & Degree Requirements

English Language Test Requirements

Application Deadlines