Applications will be considered by the various research programs. Although applications will be considered at any time, due to the limited number of positions available, applicants are encouraged to apply at least six months in advance of the September admissions date. All students receive financial support, bringing their stipend up to the level set by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (currently ~ $18,000 p.a.). Students are expected to apply for funding from other sources. Students may receive assistance towards the cost of their university fees/tuition from the Department of Ophthalmology to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year (if funds are available).
The Department of Ophthalmology's normal admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, but with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent during each of the previous two years of university and a TOEFL score of at least 580 (where applicable).
International Student Requirements:
English language proficiency
TOEFL minimum 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or a total of 88 with a score of at least 20 on each individual skill area (internet-based).
or MELAB - at least 85
or IELTS overall band score of 6.5, with at least 5 on each band
or CAEL overall score of 60, with at least 60 on each subtest