Program-specific requirements and deadlines

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Includes the Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences and Physical Geography programs.

Includes Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Studies programs.

Includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agroecology, Food Science and Human Nutritional Sciences.

Direct entry students are current high school students or people who have already graduated from high school but who have completed fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary level study.

Advanced entry students are those who have already completed 24 or more credit hours of post-secondary level study.

Annual application deadlines - Canadian citizens & permanent residents

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October August 1
Winter (January) Direct entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early September April 1

Annual application deadlines - International applicants

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October May 1
Winter (January) Direct entry Early May October 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early September February 1

Start or continue your application 

Bachelor of Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

Diploma in Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

Start or continue your application for the BFA and diploma programs

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the winter term is on a space available basis only.

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

Start or continue your application

To apply to the Inner City Social Work program, attend an information session at the William Norrie Centre. You will receive an application form at the information session. All information sessions are held in Room 126, William Norrie Centre.

Room 126 William Norrie Centre
485 Selkirk Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6 Canada
204-668-8160
Fax: 204-663-8857

All applicants need approval from the Faculty of Social Work – Inner City Selection Coordinator, Carla Kirkpatrick who can be reached at carla.kirkpatrick@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7364.

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Application deadline
Summer (May, part-time) Direct entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.
Fall (September) Direct entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October

January 15*
*(Extended until February 15, 2023)

Advanced entry Early November January 15*
*(Extended until February 15, 2023)

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November February 15

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the winter term is on a space available basis only.

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October May 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Program Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1
Environmental Design Architecture Master Preparation Option (ED AMP) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November January 15

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 15

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November February 1*
*(Extended until February 15, 2023)

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May December 1
Summer (May/July) Advanced entry Early November June 1

Students who wish to enrol in Summer courses that start in May should apply by April 1.

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Early November August 1
Winter (January) Early May November 1
Summer (May) Early November April 1

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Annual direct entry application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Early October March 1
Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early September February 1

Annual advanced entry application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Early November July 1
Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early November March 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November June 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November January 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Summer (May) Advanced entry – Track A Early November April 1
Advanced entry – Track B Early April August 1

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Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Late August October 1

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Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Start or continue your application

Winnipeg annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Winter (January)

Advanced entry Early May August 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early September December 15*

* The deadline for submission of applications for Summer 2023 intake for the Bachelor of Nursing program (Winnipeg) has been extended until December 15, 2022.

The Pas and Thompson (UM/University College of the North) annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

Start or continue your application

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy: Degree Completion Program annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May September 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November January 15

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the Winter term is on a space available basis only.

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November April 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November April 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the Winter term is available on a space available basis only.

Start or continue your application

Annual direct entry application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Early October March 1
Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early September February 1

Annual advanced entry application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Early November June 1
Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early November February 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Type of applicant Type of entry Term Applications open Application deadline
First year applicants Advanced entry Fall (September) Early September December 1
Upper year applicants Advanced entry Fall (September) Early November June 30

Start or continue your application 

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November June 15

Applicants are encouraged to apply early and check their course availability prior to applying.

Applicants applying to the Summer term are recommended to apply a minimum of one month prior to the start of their classes. Summer session offers a number of different start dates based on course offerings.

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November June 1
Winter (January) Direct or advanced entry Early May October 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early September February 1
Advanced entry Early November February 1

Start or continue your application

Annual application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Early November June 1
Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early November February 1

Start or continue your application

The BPRN program has been placed on a temporary suspension starting for the Fall 2019 intake.

Access students

Annual application deadline
Term Application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Application form for Access students (PDF)

External students

Annual application deadline
Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

Start or continue your external student application

What type of applicant are you?

For the purposes of admission to the University of Manitoba, there are a number of other applicant types.

Canadian high school students

If you are currently a high school student, or you have already graduated from high school but have completed fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary level study, you are considered a direct entry student, and you are eligible to take the direct entry route into a faculty or program.

Not sure which program to apply for? Consider University 1.

Manitoba students

  1. You must be a graduate of a Manitoba high school – which means you have five full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S, G, U or C.
  2. And, you must meet the direct entry admission requirements of your program of study (or equivalent).

Students studying outside of Manitoba

If you are a student studying in Canada in a province other than Manitoba, consult the provincial course equivalencies of the Manitoba high school courses and prerequisites that are required for admission.

International high school students

If you are an international student applying from high school, with no, or fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary experience, you are considered a direct entry student. You must meet these criteria:

  1. Demonstrate English language proficiency.
  2. Meet the general entrance requirement based on your country or curriculum of study. Information on each country and for the Common International Curricula, which includes the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the British patterned Education (GCE) requirements, can be found on the International admission requirements page. 
  3. Meet program-specific requirements based on your program(s) of choice.

Not sure which program to apply for? Consider University 1.

Canadian and international students with some post-secondary experience

If you have completed 24 credit hours or more of post-secondary level study, you must apply as an advanced entry student. This applies to students transferring faculties at the University of Manitoba, applying from an external institution, and students pursuing a second degree.

Admission requirements for advanced entry applicants vary depending on your selected program. Refer to the admission requirement PDF in the faculty, college or school list at the top of this page for more detailed information regarding admission requirements.

If you have completed courses at another recognized post-secondary institution, you may also be eligible for transfer credit for your prior post-secondary coursework subject to specific faculty, school and college regulations and requirements.

While admission is based on post-secondary studies, you are encouraged to provide your secondary/high school transcripts for registration pre-requisites. 

Students are usually not able to register concurrently at two institutions. Students who want to take courses towards a degree program at another institution should apply as a visiting student with a Letter of Permission.

Returning, re-admission or continuing students

Any student who meets the following criteria must re-apply to the University of Manitoba:

  • Students who were admitted and did not follow through with registration
  • Former students who have attended other institutions since their last registration other than on a letter of permission
  • Students in programs who have exceeded the time period allowed for non-attendance

Continuing students

Students who are currently in University 1 or another faculty can apply directly to their program of choice after they have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of study and have met the specific admission requirements for their program of choice.

Students who are currently in University 1 can transit with no additional application to the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science after completing 24 credit hours of study. They must meet specific entrance conditions prior to being able to transit to either Faculty.

Mature students

It's never too late to go back to school! We offer the programs and supports to help you succeed.

Eligibility

Mature student status refers only to students who do not meet their high school or transfer student requirements. You can apply as a mature student if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • You do not meet the regular academic requirements for the applicable program
  • You are at least 21 years of age
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You have never previously attended university or college OR have completed fewer than 24 credit hours (four full year courses)

Program choices

As a mature student, you may apply to any one of the following direct entry program options:

If you are interested in one of our advanced entry program options, please apply to University 1 to complete the required first year courses.

Engineering mature student applicants still require a minimum of 70% in Grade 12 English, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and a minimum average of 80% over these subjects. Please check your province's high school requirements for Engineering for a list of the specific required courses from your province.

Visiting students

Many students choose to take classes from the University of Manitoba to supplement their studies at another institution.

Most visiting students register for courses by enrolling in General Studies (Extended Education).

How to apply and required documents

New students: You must submit a letter of permission from your home institution to the Admissions Office that lists the specific University of Manitoba courses that you have been approved to take at our institution. If you were born outside of Canada and are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must also provide immigration documents. International students are not normally considered as visiting students unless they are studying at a university or college in North America.

Returning visiting students: You do not need to re-apply to the University of Manitoba if you have previously been admitted as a visiting student at our institution. You must forward a current letter of permission from your home institution to the Academic Advisor of your program or to the UM Admissions office.

If you are attending a different institution since your last attendance at the University of Manitoba, you must re-apply to us. 

Auditing students

Entering our university as an auditing student allows you to complete courses for personal interest with no examinations or assignments.

You do not receive credits for these courses. If you later decide to take courses for credit, you must re-apply for admission.

How to apply

Auditing students apply to General Studies (Extended Education). 

Course fees

When you register to audit a course, you are charged one-half of the regular credit course fees.

Special students

You apply to the university as a special student if you wish to enroll in degree credit courses but you are not interested in pursuing a degree. The courses you complete may subsequently be accepted as credit towards a degree, diploma or certificate at the discretion of the program dean or director.

How to apply

The majority of students applying as a special students apply to the General Studies (Extended Education) program. Please see the Admission requirement PDF for details.  

Other faculties that may consider special students include the following: 

Fine Arts: Applicants must obtain faculty permission.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources: Applicants must have previously completed a degree.

Faculty of Science: Applicants must have previously completed a degree.

For all other UM faculties and programs not listed here, you must obtain permission from the dean's office of the specific faculty or program to take courses as a special student.

Senior students

You pay no application or tuition fees at the University of Manitoba if you are 65 years of age or older and are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. This fee waiver includes course, student union, and associated fees. You are still responsible for your book and supply costs.

To be eligible as a senior student, you must be 65 years of age by September 1 for courses you take in the Fall Term, by May 1 for courses in the Summer Term and by January 1 for courses in the Winter Term.

You may have to provide proof of citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada and demonstration of proficiency in the use of the English language if you are an applicant born outside of Canada.

How to apply

As a senior student, you still must submit an application form and meet entrance requirements for your selected program of study, even though your fees are waived. Please refer to the application requirement PDF for your desired program for more information.

As senior student, you have the following options for applying:

  • If you wish to gain credit for all your courses and pursue a degree program you will apply to the degree program of your choice. Consult the application requirement PDF for your chosen degree program for the full admission requirements.
  • If you would like to take a few courses for credit but not obtain a degree, apply as a Special student in Extended Education (General Studies). You will be graded and will be required to complete exams and assignments.
  • If you would like to take courses only for personal interest and not for credit—no exams or assignments, apply as an Auditing student in Extended Education (General Studies).
Required documents
  • Proof of age
  • Other documentation as required, depending on your academic goals

Military members and dependents

The University of Manitoba is one of the few universities in Canada that grants degree credit for military courses and training.

The Military Support Office (MSO) serves the educational needs of the Canadian Regular and Reserve Forces, retired members, civilian employees of the Department of National Defence (DND) and their dependents who are attending or planning to attend the University of Manitoba. It’s your one-stop-shop for credit assessment, degree program planning and advising, and administrative support for your unique situation and concerns.

Programs available for military members

  • Bachelor of Arts - Integrated Studies BAIS
  • Bachelor of Arts (General) degree programs
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology only) degree program

Find a complete list on the Military Support Office page.

How to apply and required documents

Obtain Military Transfer Credits

Military members may be eligible for transfer credit on the basis of select military courses and training. With the Military Transfer Credit Database you can determine credit for which you may be eligible.

Discuss you degree program options

Connect with an Academic Advisor to discuss your options and make a plan.

Apply for admission

Application deadlines are normally three months prior to the start of term. Admission is offered three times per year: Fall, Winter and Spring.

Program Options for Distance Learning
  • The Faculty of Arts
  • The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources — BA Geography
  • University 1 or General Studies if undecided

Offers of admission are posted to your application portal and must be formally accepted.

Casual student – Faculty of Arts

This admissions category is only suitable for students who are not intending on completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree. It is intended for students who seek to register in particular courses offered by the Faculty of Arts for either personal or professional development.

Eligibility

Casual students in the Faculty of Arts must:

Prior to registration students will be required to obtain written approval from the course instructor, the Head/Program Director of the Department/Program offering the course, and the Dean of Arts (or designate). Applicants should seek permission by the Faculty of Arts prior to applying, as we do not guarantee placement in coursework. Interested students should contact arts_inquiry@umanitoba.ca.

Students admitted under this category can only register in select courses offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Contact us

Mailing address
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba 
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
 
Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

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