Admission to a Graduate Program

IMPORTANT: Applicant, please read through the entire list of requirements before advancing to the application page. There is a non-refundable application fee which must be paid before the School of Graduate Studies (and the Department) will process your application.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for additional FAQ's for International/Visa applicants - or applicants whose degrees were obtained outside Canada.

The Pharmacology graduate program receives a large number of applications for admission. This means that we are forced to be very selective in accepting students into our programs. In addition, admission to graduate programs in the Basic Medical Sciences is extremely competitive and the number of available positions with graduate supervisors can be limited by grant funding, laboratory space, or other factors.

Applicants should apply to all programs they may be interested in. 

One way applicants can increase their chances of obtaining a graduate position would be to apply early. Eligible applicants whose complete applications are received early have the opportunity of having their applications reviewed early and receiving an early offer of conditional admission. An early offer means applicants into the thesis-based programs have the advantage of having their documentation circulated early in the year, thereby increasing the chances of obtaining supervision and funding. See: What Happens After My Application is Received?

We do not confirm the receipt of applications. You are responsible to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements, and that you have gathered all the necessary components of your application package.  A delay can be expected between the time of receipt and when the status on the on-line application site is updated.

To avoid disappointment, applicants should keep checking the online application website to ascertain that ALL documentation (and payment) have been received by the stated deadlines. There will be no exceptions. The application is only considered complete when all components of the application process have been completed by their assigned deadlines, and payment and supporting documents have been received by the University of Toronto.

ALL DECISIONS REGARDING ADMISSION ARE BASED ON A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF THE COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some of the questions most frequently asked by applicants to the Pharmacology graduate program. 

HELP! I'M AN INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT

Back to Top