Please note that paper documentation is not accepted. On-line applications only, please.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Manitoba
500 University Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone: (204) 474-9377
Fax: (204) 474-7553
** Complete applications are subsequently reviewed by the Department of Immunology Admissions Committee, who will decide whether the applicant meets the unit’s criteria. The minimum criteria for admission are outlined in the Supplementary Regulations. Please note that some applicants meeting these minimum criteria may still be judged to be uncompetitive, depending on the number and quality of other applicants and other factors that vary year to year. Applications meeting the criteria will be approved for admission only after the proposed advisor has agreed to be the student's supervisor.
* Departmental approval is forwarded the Faculty of Graduate Studies who check that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Faculty of Graduate Studies, not the Department of Immunology, notifies applicants of their acceptance or rejection.
* Approved applicants who meet the eligibility requirement for the Entrance Scholarship will be considered by the Department Awards Committee. Applicants will be assessed based on their admission application materials. Scholarship winners will be directly notified by the Department.
Guidelines for admission into M.Sc. or Ph.D. program
Grade Point Average and TOEFL Score:
PLEASE NOTE that although the Faculty of Graduate Studies requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) for admission, and a TOEFL score of 550 (paper based test) or 80 (internet based test), many Departments have higher minimum standards.
The Department of Immunology requires a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 88 (internet based, with a minimum of 20 points from each section of the test.) In most cases a grade point average (GPA) above 3.5 is needed to be competitive for available positions in the program.
Direct admission into the Ph.D. program:
Canadian students wishing to be considered for admission to a Ph.D. program directly from a 4-year honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent must be outstanding in their academic background (GPA well above 3.0 in the last two full years of undergraduate study). Students with international M.Sc. degrees where the equivalency to a Canadian degree is difficult to determine will be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. program on a case-by-case basis, taking into account multiple factors including the specific program of study, academic excellence, English language proficiency, evidence of research experience and recommendation letters.
GPA equivalents can be calculated by applicants themselves. Please see http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/161.html.
Deadline Dates for submission of Application for Admission
NB: Applicants are advised to apply well before the dates indicated. The deadlines given are to ensure that the Faculty of Graduate Studies has enough time to process Departmental recommendations, communicate the decision to the applicant, and leave ample time for registration and, for international students, time for obtaining a study permit and other official documents.
For sessions starting:
For questions regarding Departmental application, admission and registration procedures, contact:
Mrs. Susan Ness
Department of Immunology
College of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
Room 471 Apotex Centre
750 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W3
For academic program questions, contact:
Dr. Sam Kung, Graduate Chair