English Proficiency Requirements: standardized test of English language proficiency required, unless the applicant holds a post-secondary degree or diploma from a university in which the primary language of instruction was English.
Note: the requirements include not only a minimum overall score, but also a minimum score on each component, given the importance of a balanced profile of language ability.
If TOEFL/IELTS Score Is Low: the student cannot TA until they re-take the TOEFL/IELTS and meet the departmental minimum requirement. This applies no matter how many attempts may be required. Supervisors will have to pay the entire departmental minimum level of funding if the student does not get an award. This will continue until minimum English language proficiency requirements are met.
1. Identify a potential supervisor
Identify a potential supervisor or supervisors. Although the minimum requirements for admission are set by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, no student will be admitted unless a faculty member in the Zoology program agrees to accept a student into their laboratory group.
Applicants should contact the potential supervisor(s) and provide them with unofficial or draft versions of the elements that will go into the online application (i.e., transcripts and letters from referees; see below). It is highly recommended, but not essential, that a potential supervisor encourages an application before proceeding to the next step.
2. Complete the application form and pay application fee
3. Required Application Materials
- Three Referees. Ideally, the referees should be faculty members who have supervised your studies and/or research directly,
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Statement of Intent intent outlining your research experience, proposed research project (or ideas), and explaining your interest in working with the particular faculty member(s),
- Scanned copies of up-to-date official transcripts of marks from all post-secondary institutions attended.
- December 1st: Deadline for consideration in the CIHR or NSERC CGS-M scholarships. You must have applied for admissions and the CGSM (separate applications) by this date.
- January 15th: Deadline for Master’s and Doctoral applicants to be considered for UBC fellowships
- Applications received after these dates will still be considered for admission but may not be evaluated in time for a fellowship.