How To Apply - Biopharma


It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all application requirements are correct and submitted by the deadline date. Please read and complete the following checklist carefully to ensure your application will be considered.


                 Admissions and Application Timeline


- The online application portal opens on September 21st, 2020 at 9am via: 

- Applicants can commence submitting their application for May admission once the portal is open


- Application Deadline: January 8th, 2021 for May 2021 admission

- All required documents must be received and application must be complete by this date; this includes reference letters

- All applications are reviewed after the deadline date (rolling admission is not offered); short-listed candidates are determined by the end of January


- All short-listed candidates are required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process

- Interview offers are sent out by early February; unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at this time

- Interview Period for May 2021 intake (all interviews will take place during this time period):  February 15th - February 22nd 

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 waitlist status once initial offers are made; as responses are received, any spots that remain available will be offered to waitlisted candidates  

- Unsuccessful applicants are also notifed on a rolling basis, following completion of interviews


- Program commences in May each year

- Start date for May 2020 Admission: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021


Steps to Apply

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

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


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**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.**

3) Read through the admission FAQs to ensure you are prepared

4) Open and commence building your application at: 

5) Ensure all required documentation is submitted by the application deadline

  • Note: there is no `submit' button. Your application is complete and will be considered once all required documentation is listed as `received'

6) Hold the appropriate interview dates in your calendar (as per timeline listed below)

  • Interviews are either full-morning (9 am to 1 pm) or full-afternoon (12 noon to 4 pm) and include a 30-minute Interpersonal Skills interview, a 30-minute Science interview and a 60-minute written component. There are two, 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 and brief tour, held from 12 noon to 1pm.
  • If distance prevents you from attending an interview in-person on campus, a Skype interview may be arranged. Instructions on how to request a Skype interview will be provided in your interview offer. 

​7) Check your application towards the end of January/early February for any status updates 

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