Postgraduate entry requirements by region

Canada

Postgraduate entry requirements for students from Canada.

You must have graduated from a recognised Canadian university and have successfully completed at least four years of study.

Entry requirements will vary, depending on the intended programme of study.

Minimum entry requirements are 3.25 on a 4.0 GPA scale, 7.0 on a 9.0 GPA system or a lettered grade of B+ overall.

PhD Programmes

If you have a Canadian Master's degree you may be considered for PhD study.

Application to PhD study typically requires a masters degree in a related or relevant subject, and a research proposal.

However, entry requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder

How to write a research proposal

Graduate Entry to Medicine (MBChB)

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline will be considered for the 6-year programme.

You will need to have a minimum GPA of 3.3/77%/B+ from a 4-year undergraduate degree preferably with a science major in Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics or Physics.  If you have not undertaken a science major you must have grade 12 Chemistry within your high school diploma at over 75%.

Applicants must also take the UCAT.

UCAT

There are well defined routes for graduates of UK Medical degree to registration in Canada.

Refer to the British Medical Association website for full information:

British Medical Association - advice on using your degree to work abroad

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

You can also obtain further guidance on admissions requirements from staff in the College Admissions Offices.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

College of Science and Engineering

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific entry requirement by programme

Contact us

Edinburgh Global’s representative for Canada is Rachel Parsons.

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing: futurestudents@ed.ac.uk

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Due to travel restrictions, we are running all our applicant information sessions online.

You can sign up to talk to a member of staff and view a presentation about study in Edinburgh. We hope to resume in-country visits to meet applicants soon.

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There are around 1875 students from North America currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.