Graduate: Advice to Applicants
All potential graduate students should seriously consider incorporating a research project into their course timetables before graduation. Graduate supervisors are reluctant to take into their laboratories students who have had no research experience or training. UofT students who wish to enrol in the Pharmacology or Toxicology graduate programs, and who are completing Major Programs in Pharmacology or Toxicology, or other disciplines, should pay particular attention to this.
Students should also remember that there are definite advantages to applying early. Eligible applicants whose complete applications are received early have the opportunity of having their applications reviewed and receiving an early offer of conditional admission.
Applying for Awards
Applicants should keep in mind that for many awards (e.g., the OGS - Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and NSERC - Natural Science and Engineering Research Council) application is made during the year prior to applying to graduate school; i.e., during the final year of undergraduate study. Applicants who are seriously considering graduate school should investigate any and all available awards for graduate students before completing their final year. For more information, see the SGS Website: "Applying For Financial Support"