Apply to Graduate Studies
If you have met the general admission requirements for graduate study and have chosen your graduate program, you are ready to apply. Applying online is quick and easy, and made simpler if you are fully prepared before you begin your application.
Before you start
- Review your department's application requirements to ensure you meet the minimum faculty requirements
- Know you department deadline
- Gather your transcripts and other supporting documents
- Gather any required test scores
- Make appropriate arrangements with your advisor, if applicable
- Contact potential references, if applicable
- Contact your department if you have any questions
- Applying takes about 30 minutes. For your security, you will be logged out after 30 minutes of inactivity. Make sure to save your progress before leaving your application.
- You can upload your documents directly to the online application.
- If your documents are sealed, do not break the seal to upload them. Upload a web copy or submit the sealed copies to our office directly.
- You can save and return to your application at any time using the login ID and password that you chose.
- Once you have submitted your application, you can no longer make edits. Please check your application carefully before you submit it.
- Applications will only be considered submitted upon receipt of payment.
- You can continue to submit necessary documents after you have submitted your application and paid your application fee. Documents that you upload after submitting your application will be assessed in three to five business days.
- You will receive an email indicating your file is complete when all of your required documents have been received.
Your application to the university will be evaluated only after we have received your payment.
Notes on submitting your documents:
- Submit your documents as PDFs or JPEGs. We do not accept .zip or .rar, or any other type of compressed file formats.
- Combine your transcript and degree certificate into one file (using Adobe Reader or similar program) and upload the combined file to the appropriate upload button.
- For help with document uploads, visit Document upload instructions.
Pay the application fee
You must pay $100 for each application you submit to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Additional application fees:
Physician Assistant Studies: $25
Preventive Dental Sciences (Orthodontics): $50
The application fee is non-refundable. The onus is on the applicant to ensure that all pertinent documentation is provided in time to meet application deadlines.
You can pay your application fee either online using a Visa or MasterCard or by submitting a cheque, money order, or paying through Global Pay or paymytuition.com.
To pay by cheque, money order, GlobalPay or PayMyTuition.com, select your chosen option during the submission process. After you submit your application, you will receive an email containing full details on how to pay. Please allow up to two business days for receipt of this email.
Pay using GlobalPay
Please include your email address; Applicant ID; full name as it appears on your application and indicate 'Application Fee' to avoid any delays in applying your payment. Please note it can take up to five business days for the University to receive your payment.
Pay using PayMyTuition.com
If you live outside of Canada and your credit card payment is unsuccessful
If your payment is unsuccessful (i.e., repeatedly declined, you receive an error code, etc.) it may be that you are in a country from which payments are restricted.
The list of restricted payment countries is not determined at our discretion, but is based on regulatory restrictions put in place by our banking partners and generally based on government legislation. As such, these are restrictions that Canadian payment processors must adhere to.
If your credit card details have been entered correctly, and you have confirmed that your credit card is active and has sufficient funds available, then it is possible that due to your country of residence you are unable to complete your payment via credit card. In this case, you will need to send a cheque or money order to pay your application fee.
Please follow these steps to complete your payment:
- Log in to the Self-Service Centre. Select the Applications button, then select Summary.
- Under the Invoices tab, select Make Payment under the Actions column.
- Complete the information as required, then select Submit Payment.
Submit your transcripts (unofficial copies)
You must submit transcripts from every recognized, post-secondary institution you have attended, whether or not you earned a degree from the institution. This includes transcripts from an institution you attended on an exchange.
Copies of transcripts from University of Manitoba are not required.
Submit unofficial transcripts and degree certificates with your application
Official documents are not required at the time of application. We prefer that you upload unofficial copies of transcripts to your online application for initial assessment purposes of your application. Please be aware that official documents will not be kept for future applications.
If you submitted your application without uploading your unofficial transcripts, you can upload them later, as follows:
- Log in to the Self-Service Centre (Fall 2021 and earlier) or Application Portal (Winter 2022 and later).
- Select the Applications tab and then the Summary button associated with your application.
- Under the Requirements heading you will see a list of required documents. To the right of the document is an upload button.
- If an upload button is not present, it means a document has already been uploaded for this item.
Transcripts in languages other than English
If the transcript is issued in a language other than English (and is not from a Canadian institution) you must arrange for the submission of official literal translations of all records.
Other required documents
Please check your program to see if you need to provide additional documents.
In addition to your transcript and degree certificates, other supporting documentation may include:
- reference letters
- copy of your CV
- statement of interest
- writing sample(s)
After you are admitted to the faculty, you must submit a copy of your passport (Canadian citizens only).
You can manage reference letters electronically in the application Self-Service Centre.
Name changes and other differences on documentation must be supported with official evidence.
All documents submitted in support of an application become the property of the University of Manitoba and may not be returned. This includes copies of the documents.
Help with your online application
I cannot find my University in your institution list. What do I do?
In the ‘University/College Name’ box, search part of the university name. Your institution may be abbreviated (certain institutions may go by multiple names or even acronyms).
If you are unable to locate your institution, please review University not listed (PDF).
If you have more than one university that is not in our list:
- Add two separate education entries that have ‘University Not Listed’ as the school name. Include the program of study, major subject, and start/end dates for each institution.
- Under ‘Add University/College’ > ‘University/College Name’ enter both university names and locations separated by “/”.
Example: University One / University Two
Upon submission and payment of your application, we will add these institutions to our list and update your record.
I attended a college that is affiliated with a university. Should I list the college or university name in my education history?
If you attended a college that is associated with a university, you should list the university in the education history.
For example, if you attended Jawahar Engineering College, which is affiliated with Anna University, you should list Anna University in your education history.
How do I change my email address?
How do I change my preferred name?
If you have already submitted your application and need to change your preferred name, please log into your Self-Service Centre account and click your name in the right-hand corner, and then 'Profile'.
My recommender is saying that they did not receive the recommendation request email. What should I do?
- Log into the Self Service Centre, click ‘Summary’ next to the correct application, and verify that the email address you have entered for your recommender is correct.
- If correct, re-send the invitation email. (In the application click ‘Resend’ next to the recommender).
- Ask your recommender to check their junk mail folder and remind them to add ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to their safe senders list.
If they still do not receive the invitation, please have your recommender(s) email email@example.com directly. They must include your full name and Applicant ID in their email. We will send them a link to the recommendation form.
To ensure delivery, the request for the link must come to us from the recommender directly.
I need to remove one recommender and add another one, how can I do this?
If you have already submitted your application you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the recommender you wish to remove and the name and email of the new recommender. If you have not submitted your application you may follow the instructions outlined here to change your recommender
Can I get a copy of the letter my recommender submitted in support of my application?
No. The referee process is a confidential process. All letters of recommendations are provided to the University of Manitoba in the strictest of confidence and will not be shared with the applicant.
My references provided me with paper recommendation letters. Can I upload these?
No. After you enter your recommender’s name and email on the online application, they must complete the recommendation using our online system. We will not accept or upload paper copies of recommendation letters.
I submitted my application; can I make changes to it?
No. Once you submit your application, you are no longer able to make changes. If you have made an error on your application, please email email@example.com with your correction(s). Please include your name as it appears on your application and your applicant ID with your request.
Avoid application fraud or misconduct
If you commit application fraud or misconduct, your University of Manitoba acceptance and registration may be withdrawn and you may be disqualified from consideration, not only in the year of application, but also in all subsequent sessions. If discovered in a subsequent session it may result in dismissal from the university.
Application fraud or misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Failure to declare attendance at another post-secondary institution
- Presenting falsified academic documentation or causing or encouraging another person to falsify records through translation or data changes
- Presenting falsified personal documentation, e.g. using a false name, date of birth, country of origin, etc.
- Presenting falsified or fictitious reference documentation
- Cheating on or having another person write a standardized entry exam such as TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, DAT, GMAT or CAEL
- Presenting another person's standardized test score as one's own to falsify a test result
- Failure to report suspensions from another post-secondary institution
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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada