Submit your application for the master’s or doctorate Apply anytime
IRIC’s Investigators propose novel and ambitious research projects to Master’s and Ph.D. students who are considering joining their team. The projects involve various cancer-related themes:
- Cell Signaling and Protein Dynamics
- Cell Division and Migration
- Immunology and Hematopoiesis
- Genomics and Epigenetics
- Chemical and Structural Biology
- Targeted Therapies and Diagnostics
- Computational Analysis and Modeling
Students wishing to join the Institute are invited to carefully follow the guidelines presented below when preparing and submitting their application.
- You must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing graduate studies in the field of cancer research;
- You must have successfully completed or be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program (Master’s 1/Master’s 2) related to life sciences or biomedical research;
- You must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.3 (70%, B, 13 out of 20, or the equivalent) for Master’s candidates, and 3.3 out of 4.3 (75%, B+, or 13 out of 20, or the equivalent) for Ph.D. candidates;
- You must have strong knowledge of French and English;
- You must meet the general admission requirements (Section XI) of the Education Regulations of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
You can consult the ESP web page to find out the minimum grades required and the diplomas accepted by the Université de Montréal. Please note that in the case of a difference between the minimum cGPA announced by IRIC and the Université de Montréal, the higher cGPA prevails.
Preparing your application
To be considered complete, an application package must include the following documents, in order:
- The application form, duly completed (download here)
- A letter of intent (max. 1,000 words) describing:
- Your academic background and career goals;
- Your scientific interests;
- Your reasons for wanting to pursue your studies at IRIC in the field of cancer research, and the name(s) of the Investigator(s) selected for guidance and the reasons for your choice;
- All of your official university transcripts in French or in English (unofficial copies accepted);
- Your résumé (CV);
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to the quality of your academic achievement including, if applicable, any research experience you may have. These letters are optional for Master’s applicants – but required for Ph.D. applicants – and must be forwarded confidentially, by email,(firstname.lastname@example.org), directly by their author.
Submitting your application
The complete application must be submitted in one single PDF file, by email, to IRIC Office of Academic Affairs: email@example.com (no other formats will be accepted).
Each application is reviewed by a selection committee made up of IRIC Investigators and Office of Academic Affairs representatives, taking into account the positions available within the research teams. It’s important to note that only complete applications will be studied by the selection committee.
Applicants whose file has been retained by the selection committee will be invited to an interview either in person, by telephone or by video conference.
Note: even though there is no deadline for submitting your application using this process, it is important to allow a sufficient period of time for your application to be processed, as well as for immigration formalities, if applicable.