Applying & Admission
How to Apply
NOTE: All admitted students will be reimbursed after successful completion of one academic term in the department.
On-line application form
Once your application is completed, an email confirming receipt of your application will be sent. Be sure to note your BearTracks login, password and 7 digit University ID number.
- 4-year undergraduate degree, or its academic equivalent from a recognized university
- Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last two years (*60) of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
- All applicants whose native language is not English must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 (88 internet-based) or an equivalent score on an approved English Language examination
- Applicants must arrange for 3 letters of reference and official university transcripts to arrive before the deadline dates
- Applicants are required to prepare a brief statement of research interests or proposed graduate research project
- Applicants are encouraged to correspond with academic staff who may be suitable or desirable as potential graduate research supervisors.
- A recommendation for admission will only be made once a suitable supervisor has been identified
- Exceptional PhD or MSc applicants from another university will automatically be nominated for a University of Alberta PhD or MSc scholarship [Details]
- A $100 application fee will be required; fees may be waived from some countries. [Details]
- FGSR Admission Requirements. [Details]
Required Supporting Documents
- Official Transcripts
- Official Degree Certificates
- Curriculum Vitae
- Proposed research statement
- TOEFL or equivalent (IELTS, CAEL, MELAB)
- Letters of Support
The University of Alberta requires that all documents submitted for admission be official.This means that all documents must have a stamp, seal or embossed seal of the institution that has issued the document.
Photocopies, faxes and scanned documents are not acceptable.
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