Every year the Department of Microbiology and Immunology receives far more applications than positions available. Before applying to the graduate program in Microbiology & Immunology please carefully consider the entry requirements.
The following deadlines are guidelines for application deadlines. If you are concerned that your application will not be completed by the following deadlines please email the Graduate Program Coordinator for an extension. Also, it is advised that international students apply early in the cycle to allow time for credential verification and study permit processing.
|Application Deadline||For Session Beginning in:|
Your online application is sent to the Department automatically.
If the academic records are in a language other than English, you must arrange for certified official translations to be attached. Two official sets for all post-secondary institutions you attended. Transcripts should be sent directly from your universities to this Department in sealed envelopes.
***International applicants also may be required to submit Degree Certificate(s).
|TOEFL (for international applicants)||
TOEFL score is required for all applicants whose primary language is not English and/or who received their undergraduate degree in any language other than English. TOEFL scores must be issued to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, directly from the Educational Testing Centre. Please enter school code = 0965 and Dept code = 07 TOEFL score must be within the last two years. Minimum TOEFL score is 590 paper-based, 243 computer-based, or 100 internet-based. Please note the Department of Microbiology and Immunology does not participate in the Conditional Admission Program for English language school.
|GRE (mandatory for international applicants)||
For an application to be competitive, a score in the 148 range in Quantitative section and 4 in the Analytical section is recommended. GRE must have been taken within the past two years from date of application. GRE scores are to be sent directly to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Please enter school code = 0965 and Dept code = 0608.
|Letters of Recommendation (3)||
Reference forms should be given to three referees who are prepared to provide a report on your academic and/or research ability and qualifications.
Referees can submit letters of reference one of 3 ways:
|Scientific Interest Form||
List the faculty/associate members you are most interested in working with. Also, provide a brief (less than one page) summary of your scientific interest and goals in attending UBC. This document is sent to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Other Supporting Documentation
You are welcome to append additional information regarding professional employment experience, publications, or awards which you feel should be taken into account in considering your application. If you have been out of university for more than two years, this information is mandatory. Send this documentation to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Please arrange to have all of the above requirements sent to the Graduate Coordinator:
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of British Columbia 1362 – 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia; V6T 1Z3. Canada