How to Apply

Application Process for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs

Graduate policies and procedures are standardized throughout the College of Biological Sciences (CBS). The admissions process is overseen by the Office of the Associate Dean of Research (ADR).
 
Questions about the application process in CBS can be directed to Karen White, CBS Graduate Admissions Assistant, at cbsgrad@uoguelph.ca.  More information can be found on CBS-ADR graduate programs website.
 
Please note that prospective students must identify a faculty advisor prior to submitting an application. You can search for an advisor through our list of faculty research themes
 
Applications for the program will be considered year round, and admission may be granted for entry in January, May or SeptemberWhile there are currently no hard deadlines to apply, we recommend that domestic students apply at least one full semester (four months) before the expected date of admission.   For international students, we recommend applying about eight months before the expected date of admission, to allow time for processing of documentation; i.e. study permits.   It is also advisable to apply well in advance to be considered for some entrance scholarships, which are offered to qualified applicants on a first serve basis.
 
The University of Guelph has an online application system. Applicants can find complete application instructions on the Applying to Guelph page, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions.
 
For students applying to the Master of Biotechnology program, please visit the MBIOT website