Application Process

The next program intake is September 2022. Applications for 2022 are due by February 15th, 2022.

  • Students will be admitted to the Master of Biotechnology program from a range of undergraduate programs in the biological and life sciences.
  • Students from other undergraduate programs, such as business or management programs, will be considered for admission if they have sufficient biological background.
  • To be considered for admission, applicants should meet the minimum requirements of a four-year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum 75% average over the last two years of full-time equivalent study. (Please note that this is a competitive program and incoming averages of successful applicants are typically above 80%.)
  • Students must begin the Master of Biotechnology program in a fall semester.
  • Apply through the Department of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph.
  • Application FAQ's:
    • You will be asked to upload your transcripts, a resume/CV, and the contact information of 2 academic references. In order to beconsidered for the first round of offers, have all of your supporting documents uploaded by March 1st, 2022.
    • For the application process, you can submit scanned copies of your most recent transcripts. Applicants who are accepted into the program will be required to submit official transcripts.
    • There is a very short statement of interest required on the application form. You do not need to write a separate statement of interest.
    • Your referees will be sent an electronic form to complete; you do not need to ask them to write a reference letter.
    • For applicants who have been out of school for several years, please contact us to discuss appropriate references.
  • Students do not need to find a faculty mentor before applying to the program. Students will be matched with a faculty supervisor during the first term of the program.
  • There are currently no entrance scholarships available for this program. Students must be able to self-fund the program. 

Apply through the Department of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph.

For International Applicants - Please read the following requirements:

If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit the results of a standardized language test. Please make note of these MINIMUM test scores: 

  • For TOEFL a minimum score of 93 with a minimum score of 22 in each of the four categories, or
  • For IELTS a minimum score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.
  • We only grant exemptions if you have received a University degree conducted in English from a country where the primary official language is English.
  • Please note that these test scores requirements are higher than the general University requirements because this is a fast-paced, course-based graduate program. We cannot accept applicants with test scores lower than the minimums stated above.

For international applicants, to determine if your undergraduate degree is sufficient for application to our program, please click here for more information about international credential guidelines for specific countries. Post-graduate certificates and diplomas are NOT accepted as equivalents.

There are currently no entrance scholarships available for this program. Students must be able to self-fund the program. 

Apply through the Department of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph.

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