How To Apply

1.   Find a supervising research professor(s) in your area of interest.

It is necessary for applicants to have a supervisor willing to take you on as an MSc or a PhD student. There will be no exceptions. Please refer to our listings for our faculty & adjunct members, and contact them via e-mail to determine if they will consider accepting you as a graduate student while offering financial assistance.

2.   Determine that you satisfy the necessary admission requirements.

The University has minimum entrance requirements, which may vary between faculty or department. After you have a confirmed potential supervisor, we will evaluate internally based on your most recent transcripts - please send electronic copies to bmegrad@ualberta.ca for initial evaluation.  Please note that meeting the requirement is not a guarantee of a successful application as there are many potential applicants.

International students must also meet minimum English-language requirements. For the Department of Biomedical Engineering, you must have an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 100 with at least 25 in each category, or an IELTS scores of 7.5 overall with at least 7.0 in each category.

3.   Submit a formal application and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.

If you have a potential professor / supervisor willing to accept you as a graduate student, and you meet our academic & language requirements, then proceed to the submission of a formal application. Prospective students from certain countries are exempt from the $100 application fee.

4.   Submit supporting documents electronically.

Supporting documents may include transcripts, letters of support, English-language documents, and letter of research interests.

Regarding transcripts, it is preferred to have them in both the originating language as well as English along with a breakdown of grades by semester.

5.   Final decision.

Once completed the student's file will undergo review and recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research for their approval, and the student will be notified when accepted for admission.

Note: FGSR will eventually require official hardcopies of your transcripts, which are to be sealed, stamped and sent from your previous institution. Instructions will be given for successful applicants.