Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in our programs! Please note that we will NOT be accepting international applications for the academic year of 2018-2019.

“Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to a new Program may be made only after the University’s own quality assurance processes have been completed and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has approved the Program.”

Therefore, we are NOT currently accepting applications from any students; we expect to update this in late April for Canadian students.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, applicants for the MSc in Translational Medicine program need to hold an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of a B+ average in the last two years of their program, and applicants for the PhD program need to hold a master’s degree with a minimum of an A- average.

Eligible applicants are required to submit:

  • Official Transcripts for all postsecondary education;
  • A Personal Statement about how applicants’ background experiences and career aspirations make them ideally suited for the program;
  • A Curriculum Vitae;
  • Two references from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic performance;
  • Completion of the online application required by the School of Graduate Studies.

 Applications for admission are completed and submitted on the School of Graduate Studies website (, including an online application form and specific instructions regarding how to submit the above required documents.

Note: Referees are notified that you want them to provide a reference for you by email after you have submitted your online application, so please submit your application at least two weeks before the application deadline and be sure to include the correct email addresses of your referees on your online application. Applications will not be deemed complete and will not be reviewed by the admissions committee until all listed references are received.


Language Requirements

In cases where English is not the first language, nor was the language of instruction in undergraduate studies, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. Those applicants will need to provide proof of English language proficiency through one of the following:

  1. International English Language Testing System (Academic module) with a minimum score of 7 in each component, or
  2. TOEFL iBT with a passing score of 93 including a minimum score of 24 on the speaking section.


Please note that these requirements are higher than the minimum standards set by the School of Graduate Studies ( Students will be involved in observing the clinical care of patients, and hence a thorough understanding and ability to communicate in English is essential.

However, if in the 12-month period prior to the month of application, an applicant has studied for at least one complete year at a post-secondary institution where English is the official language of instruction, a request to be exempted from the English language proficiency test requirement may be made to the Director of Admissions, School of Graduate Studies.


The tuition of our MSc and PhD in Translational Medicine is the same as other research graduate programs at Queen’s, which is set at $6,414,45 (domestic rate) for the 2017-18 academic year. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar for more details on tuition and fees:  . Students enrolled in the programs will receive funding packages to assist with living expenses and coverage of tuition: MSc – minimum $21,000 per year for 2 years; PhD – minimum $23,000 per year for 4 years.