The online application for admission in September 2021 and January 2022 will open on November 18th, 2020. Although applications will be accepted until departmental admissions targets are met, completed applications with all supporting documents should be submitted by February 3rd, 2021 (international applicants*), or February 15th, 2021 (domestic applicants). Submitting a completed application before that date is strongly recommended in order to receive full consideration for as many scholarships as possible, and allows potential supervisors to review your application before they have accepted other students. *For international applicants, please note that a significant preference is given to PhD applications. MSc positions in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology are almost exclusively offered to domestic applicants.
As stated on the ‘Application process’ page, departmental review only requires scanned copies of transcripts from all universities. Current or former University of Toronto students do not need to submit a copy of their UofT transcript, because the Graduate Office can access and print them once you have submitted an application.
Applicants to the graduate program must be accepted by a faculty member who agrees to supervise and fund the student’s research. Therefore applicants are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members whose research interests overlap with their own.
Admission decisions are based on academic achievement as reflected in the student’s academic transcript and on research potential as indicated by research experience and letters of support from referees.
If you have any questions about eligibility to the CSB Graduate Program, we strongly encourage you to contact Ian Buglass or Genna Zunde in the CSB Graduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions from applicants can be found here.
Applicants are accepted under the general regulations of the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS). An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with high academic standing from a recognized university is required. In addition to fulfilling University of Toronto SGS general requirements for admission, applicants must achieve a minimum B+ average (or equivalent) in their final year of study in a Bachelor’s program, plus minimally a mid-B overall average in the previous year of study. After submitting their application, applicants should contact prospective supervisors, as only applicants with support of a potential supervisor in the Department will be admitted into the program.
Applicants are accepted under the general regulations of the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies. After submitting their application, applicants should contact prospective supervisors, as only applicants with support of a potential supervisor in the Department will be admitted into the program. Students will be accepted into the CSB PhD program through one of three possible entry routes:
- Transfer from the CSB MSc Program: Students may reclassify from the MSc program after 12 months of study. Students must reclassify between the 12th and 20th month of their MSc program.
- Following completion of an MSc: Applicants applying from an MSc degree program or equivalent from a recognized university must have an average of A- in their MSc program.
- Direct entry from BSc: Students with an exceptional record in a BSc program (minimally, University of Toronto A- average or equivalent) may apply to be considered for direct admission into the PhD program.