How to Apply

Applications to the IMS graduate programs must be submitted electronically via the SGS Online Application Portal

  1. Log in to the online application:
  2. On the application page there are two options; Returning Users and First-Time Users. If you are a first-time user, click on the Create an Account to start an application. You will receive a verification code via email. Enter the verification code and create a password for your account
  3. Once an account has been created, you can now save and return to your application at any point
  4. Term and Program Selection. Please note, there are separate pages for Fall (September Entry) and Winter (January Entry) terms, so be sure to select the correct term for which you are applying. Applicants can use the drop-down menus to enter in the Graduate Unit (Medical Science) and Program of Study (MSc, PhD Direct Entry, PhD)
  5. Personal and Contact. Applicants will be asked to enter in their legal given name, family name, permanent address, mailing address, email address, phone number, gender identity, date of birth, native language, and primary citizenship.  Please note that applicants must use their complete official name as shown on government documents. Be sure to pay attention to spelling as this information is used to create an official record
  6. Academic History. Applicants will be asked to provide details of both past and current post-secondary education. Please note, documents submitted by applicants via the upload process are considered unofficial
  7. English Language Proficiency. If your primary language is not English, or you have graduated from university where the language of examination and instruction was not English, you must submit a test score from an acceptable English language testing facility (
  8. Additional Information. Current and anticipated legal status
  9. Recommendations. The IMS requires 3 referees for PhD and PhD Direct Entry applicants, and 2 referees for MSc applicants. All of whom must be a faculty member from a recognized academic institution. Be sure to inform your referees ahead of time that the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies will be contacting them via email. Please note that an institutional email address is required for each referee
  10. Surveys, Signature, and, Review. The Review page allows applicants to look over the previous fields for any errors made on the application. If there are no errors or omissions, click on the 'continue' button to move forward to the application fee
  11. Application Fee. Applicants must pay the $125.00 CDN non-refundable application fee. The School of Graduate Studies must receive the application fee before the IMS will review an application. Upon receipt of payment, applicants will be able to check the status of their application
  12. Upload Materials. Once the application fee is paid, applicants will be able to upload supporting documents to their application file. Letter of Intent, Curriculum Vitae (C.V.), Supervisor Letter of Support, etc


Applications missing any of the above components required are deemed incomplete and will not be considered by the Admissions Committee 

If you still have questions, refer to the Application Requirements, IMS FAQ, School of Graduate Studies FAQ,  or contact our Admissions Officer (