How to Apply


The MBiotech Program admits students once a year. The next intake will be May 2020.

Applications will be accepted from late September 2019 (exact date TBC) until the deadline date of early January 2020 (exact date TBC). The $120 (CDN) application fee must be paid and all supporting documents submitted by the deadline.

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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). All documentation must be received by the document 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 instructions carefully. 

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How to Apply

  1. Log in to the online application at: beginning late September 2019 (exact date TBC).
  2. Applicants for the May 2020 start date should apply to:

    UNIT: 'Inst. for Management & Innovation' 
    PROGRAM: 'Biotechnology'
    DEGREE: 'Master of Biotechnology'
    STREAM:  Drug or Digital Health Technologies

  3. Provide the biographical and educational information requested.
  4. Be prepared to submit contact information for three referees. Be sure to inform your referees (with institutional emails) that you are doing this and that the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies will be contacting them by email.
  5. Submit your payment online.
  6. Arrange to 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.)
  7. Be aware of the deadline date for the application and its supporting documents.
  8. Applicants to the Digital Health Technologies field of concentration are encouraged to create and send a link to a YouTube segment they have created. The segment can be up to two 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 send the URL in your application cover letter.

** 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 with this! **

Please note that the University of Toronto Mississauga will be closed for the holidays for a two-week holiday closure in late December/early January and will be unable to respond to inquiries. Please keep this in mind when completing your application.

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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 KN2260
3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6

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For more information

Please email or call us at 905-569-4737.