Postgraduate entry requirements by country


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.

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

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 suitable pass in a 4-year undergraduate degree with a science major - please contact the Admissions Office for acceptable scores

plus, an MCAT score before 2015 of at least:

  • Verbal 9
  • Biological Sciences 10
  • Physics Sciences 10
  • Writing Letter M (when the test was sat prior to 2013)

or, an overall total MCAT score after 2015 of 508 to include a minimum of:

  • Chemistry and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems - 128
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills - 126
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems - 128
  • Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behaviour - 126

Applicants must also take the UKCAT.


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

If your first language is not English, you will also have to meet English Language requirements. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific entry requirement by programme

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There are 465 students from Canada currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.