Application Instructions

 Our next admissions cycle will begin in September, 2023.

— The MBiotech application is completed online through the SGS application portal

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 2023-2024 Admissions & Application Timeline

September The online application portal opens: Sep 11, 2023 at 9:00AM via:
January Application Deadline: 8-Jan, 2024 for May 2024 admission.
All required documents must be received and application must be complete by this date; this includes reference letters. Application fee must be paid in order for an applicant file to be reviewed.
February Interview period for May 2024 intake of DHT: 12-Feb to 16-Feb, 2024.
Interview period for May 2024 intake of Pharma: 20-Feb to 28-Feb, 2024.
Interview offers are sent out early February and all short-listed candidates are required to interview as part of the admissions process.
March‑April Admission offers commence as soon as interviews have been completed; offers continue on a rolling basis, as responses are received, until all spots are full. Waitlisted candidates are notified of their status once initial offers are made; as responses are received, any spots that remain available will be offered to waitlisted candidates. Unsuccessful applicants are notified on a rolling basis, following completion of interviews.
May Start date for May 2024 Admission is Tuesday, 21-May, 2024.
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 2022-2023 Admissions & Application Timeline

The MBiotech application portal is open from Sep 12, 2022 to 8-Jan, 2024. All application material must be submitted by the 8 January deadline to be considered for admission. A CAD$125 application fee must be paid and all supporting documents submitted by the deadline.


 About the Online Application

Applications to the Master of Biotechnology Program must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) using an online application which is housed on a secure server at the University of Toronto. The online application allows applicants to manage and submit biographical and educational information as well as specific documents (i.e., Letter of Intent, Curriculum Vitae, etc.) immediately to the University. Applicants can edit an in-progress application and check the status of all documents submitted using a secure password and userID.

A valid e-mail account is needed to complete the online application, as the University will correspond with applicants using e-mail.

Applications are considered complete and can be reviewed only after all documentation is received by the graduate unit (this includes letters of reference submitted online by referees and official transcripts sent by mail) and the application fee has been paid. All documentation must be received by the application deadline date.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all documents are submitted by the deadline dates indicated. It is recommended that documentation be submitted well in advance of the deadlines to avoid any disappointment. Please read and follow all the How to Apply instructions carefully.


 Application Instructions

  • If you are a first-time applicant, click Create an Account to begin your application. You will receive a verification code via email as part of the account creation process. After entering your verification code, you will create a password for your account.
  • You may save and return to the application at any point in the process.
  • You will be required to enter information for 3 referees (please only enter 3 referees). Your referees will automatically receive a notification email that they have been requested to complete a reference for your application, along with instructions to submit their reference letter in the application system. 
  • Please ensure that the application fee is paid when submitting your application profile details. MBiotech will NOT be able to review or assist applicants and their documents until the application fee has been paid.
  • If you need to change your referees, please get in touch with
  • If you need to send a reminder email to your existing referees, you can do so through your applicant portal after submitting your application.
  • To view the status of your application, including outstanding requirements, please log in to your account to view your applicant status portal. 
  • You can upload application materials required by MBiotech through your applicant status portal after submitting your application.


How to Apply


 Ensure you meet the minimum admission requirements as determined by UofT’s School of Graduate Studies.

 Determine what type of applicant you are (domestic or international) and your required application documents.

 Domestic Applicant
Bachelor’s Degree completed at a Canadian institution.

This applies even if you DO NOT hold Canadian citizenship or PR status.

Required Documents:
Transcript(s), Résumé, Letter of Intent and 3 Letter of References.

 International Applicant
Bachelor’s Degree completed outside of Canada.

This applies even if you hold a Canadian citizenship or PR status.

Required Documents:
Transcript(s), Résumé, Letter of Intent. 3 Letter of References, General GRE Test Scores and Proof of English Proficiency.

Your citizenship/PR status in Canada will affect what fees you pay, if admitted. Canadian citizens/PR holders will pay domestic fees, regardless of applicant status. Students who do not hold Canadian citizenship or PR will pay international fees if admitted, regardless of applicant status.

 Read through the Admission FAQ to ensure you are prepared.

 Open and begin your application at

Applicants for the May 2024 start date should apply as follows:

Application Type: FALL 2023-SUMMER 2024 then select SUMMER 2024
Graduate Unit: Institute for Management & Innovation
Attendance Type: Full Time
Program of Study: Master of Biotechnology
Rank 1 Concentration: Pick one of Biopharmaceuticals or Digital Health Technologies
Rank 2 Concentration: Pick one of Biopharmaceuticals or Digital Health Technologies

— Note: Enter your preferred program of choice in the Rank 1 field. 

 Submit your application payment online.

 Ensure all required documentation is submitted by the application deadline. Your application will be considered complete once all required documentation is listed as ‘received’ and your application fee has been paid. Submit your transcripts from each post-secondary institution that you have attended. (All non-English language documents must be officially translated into English and submitted to the University of Toronto together with the originals).

Applicants to the Digital Health Technologies field of concentration are encouraged to create and upload a video / YouTube segment they have created to the Portfolio of the application portal. The segment can be up to 2 minutes long and can be anything the applicant chooses to showcase. The segment can be something the applicant is interested in or a demonstration of their analytical ability or digital creativity. We suggest you disable comments to your YouTube posting. Please also include the URL to this video (where applicabe) to your cover letter. This video / YouTube video should be uploaded to the Portfolio on the application portal.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application requirements are correct and submitted by the deadline date.

 Hold the appropriate interview dates in your calendar (based on the timeline above).

Interviews are either full-morning (9:00AM to 1:00PM) or full-afternoon (12:00PM to 4:00PM) and include a 30-minute Interpersonal Skills interview, a 30-minute Science interview and a 60-minute written component. There are one, two, and/or occasionally three, interviewers present at each interview. All applicants who interview will have an opportunity to ask questions of current MBiotech students over a light lunch, held from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.

​8  Check your application towards the end of January or early February for any status updates.


 Submission of Additional Materials by Post

For application materials that cannot be submitted electronically, please address them to—

Master of Biotechnology Program Office
University of Toronto Mississauga
Innovation Complex, Room KN-2260
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6

 If you have any trouble uploading documents, need to change the contact information for your referees, or have any issues updating your application file, please do not hesitate to contact us at and we’ll be happy to help you!

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