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Requirements for Admission

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience accepts for admission to the Masters' program candidates with undergraduate majors in a variety of disciplines, including but not restricted to Biology, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Zoology. A candidate with a First Class Honours degree in any of these disciplines, or with an M.D. degree, may apply for the doctoral program.

All applicants must receive favorable evaluations from three previous instructors or research supervisors. Students should choose referees who are most familiar with their abilities and research experience.

Applicants should provide a statement of their interests. An important factor in admissibility is the extent to which an applicant's research interests are compatible with those of a Neuroscience faculty member. See descriptions of faculty research interests.

It is possible that a qualified student may not be admitted because necessary supervisory and/or financial resources are not available. Students who are successful at obtaining a fellowship for graduate studies from agencies such as NSERC or CIHR greatly enhance their chances of admission to the Neuroscience Program. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to one of these agencies.

Applicants who are not graduates of a Canadian or American university are required to take the General and/or the Subject components of the Graduate Record Exam(GRE). Scores greater than the 80th percentile are normally required. For information:

Graduate Record Examination,
Educational Testing Service,
P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ, USA,
08541-6000

International Students: In order to be considered for admission, international students (i.e. whose first language is other than English) must submit original proof of TOEFL (Test of Englishas a Foreign Language) score of at least 600. For further information:

TOEFL,
P.O. Box 6151,
Princeton, NJ, USA,
08541-6151

Please note that in order to enter Canada, a "Student Authorization" issued by a Canadian Consular or Immigration Office is required, and that in order to apply for a Student Authorization you will require not only a U.B.C. letter of acceptance and a valid passport, but also evidence of adequate funds for your tuition, family maintenance, and travel to and from Canada. Any student qualified to register for a program will be required, in addition, to have approved medical and hospital insurance. International students at U.B.C. may contact for advice:

International House, 
U.B.C.,
1783 West Mall,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z2.


 

 

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