Application - M.Sc. & Ph.D.


Our student recruitment process for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels is centralized at IRIC Office of Academic Affairs. Students wishing to pursue graduate studies in one of our research teams are invited to follow the guidelines presented below when preparing and submitting their application. For a list of IRIC principal investigators, visit our “Research” section.

Please note that since the student recruitment process takes place throughout the year, there is no set deadline to submit your application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Demonstrate strong interest in undertaking graduate studies (M.Sc. and/or Ph.D.) in the field of cancer research;
  • Have successfully completed or be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program (or the equivalent) in a discipline related to life sciences or biomedical research;
  • Have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.3 (70%, B, 12 out of 20, or the equivalent) for M.Sc. candidates, and 3.3 out of 4.3 (75%, B+, 13 out of 20, or the equivalent) for Ph.D. candidates;
  • Meet the general admission requirements (section XX) of the “Règlement pédagogique de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales” (educational regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies).

Preparing your application

In order to be considered complete, your application package should contain the following:

  • A letter of intent (max. 1000 words) describing: 1) your academic background; 2) your career goals and scientific interests; 3) your reasons for wanting to pursue your studies at IRIC in the field of cancer research; 4) the names of researchers with whom you would like to pursue your studies and the reasons for your choice.
  • Official transcripts of your university-level academic record (scanned copies are accepted);
  • Your resume;
  • Optional for a M.Sc. program but required for the Ph.D.: two letters of recommendation from professors or others who can attest to the quality and strength of your academic achievement including, if applicable, any research experience you may have. These letters should be mailed or emailed to us directly by your recommenders.

Please note that only complete applications will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Submitting your application

Your application must be submitted directly to IRIC Office of Academic Affairs for evaluation:

Evaluation of your application

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee made up of IRIC researchers and Academic Affairs representatives. Depending on the positions available in our research teams, successful applicants will be invited for an interview either in person, by telephone or video conference.

Need more information?

For more information on the application process or requirements, contact us:

IRIC – Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (514) 343-6111 extension 0612

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