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Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Application Procedure

University of Calgary graduate programs use an online application form. advertisement MS.pdf student-advertisement-ms.pdfs should read the application form carefully and include all required information. Incomplete or inaccurate applications cannot be processed and documents received after the application deadline will not be accepted.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Application Form

Please find our FAQs document a useful resource in order to assist you with our BME admission process.  Based on your inquries, we will update this document as needed. 

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
ACCESS TO APPLY  on-line application SYSTEM. 
You will be prompted to create or have your eID ready to access the on-line application.


MSc / PhD

Winter 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2017

Domestic (Canada)

October 1st, 2016 (closed)

Feb 1st, 2017

June 1st, 2017

International (incl. USA)

July 1st, 2016 (closed)

November 1st, 2016 (closed)

March 1st, 2017

All required documents, online application, transcripts and references must be received by the program start deadline.  All documents must be received in an "official" sealed envelope directly from the institution. Anything else will not be accepted. You also must also provide proof that you were awarded your degree(s) if this is not described on the transcript.

 International students MUST provide all documents a “minimum” of 6 months prior to program start

All Applications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Must Include:

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee for each application to a graduate degree program is required. Applications will be processed only if the fee has been paid. advertisement MS.pdf student-advertisement-ms.pdfs may pay via cheque, money order or bank draft made out to the University of Calgary, or through online banking via a participating financial institution. Payment Options Information

Official Transcript

Prospective students are required to submit two (2) copies of their official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions that they have attended. All applicants, both domestic and international, must ensure that this office also receives official documentation that they have been awarded their degree whether it is already stated on transcripts or an additional institutional letter verifying degree was awarded. All transcripts must be received in both their original language, as well as provide a set of transcripts translated into the English language. Translation of transcripts must be completed by an authorized organization.  Transcripts should be sent directly to the address below:

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, Office CCIT 012
Schulich School of Engineering Building
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4


All applicants are required to submit two (2) references to be considered for admission into the program. Preferably, references should be from academics with knowledge of the prospective student academic achievements and abilities.

advertisement MS.pdf student-advertisement-ms.pdfs should use the following form when requesting references: Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Reference Forms.  In Addition, to the required reference form, all references must submit a personal reference on official letterhead.   These are to be updated directly into the admission online system by each of your references. Please refer to FAQ's for more details.

Additional Information / Requirements

International advertisement MS.pdf student-advertisement-ms.pdf Admission Requirements

International Students must apply online and submit all required documentation six months prior to start of their proposed first semester. Students who have received a degree from a university outside Canada should review the University of Calgary’s country-specific degree requirements.  All international students must provide official documentation that they were awarded their degree, if this information is not stated on your official transcripts. This required documentation of proof of awarded degree is mandatory for successful admissions. International Degrees: Requirements for Admission 

Endorsement From the Head of the Graduate Program

The BME Graduate Program will ensure that the applicant is, in all relevant respects, acceptable to the program and that the student's proposed program is aligned with the availability of resources for adequate supervision and research. It recommends acceptance to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Individual faculty members cannot recommend admission into the BME Graduate Program.

Please note, there is no general right of admission to graduate programs. Each graduate program determines whether to recommend the admission of a particular applicant to the Faculty of Graduate Studies based not only on the applicant's credentials but also on the availability of resources for supervision and research, programmatic, faculty and university research objectives, program balance, and other such considerations.

Important Notice: Open Studies

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements, upon request may be considered for enrollment as Open Studies student. Such request will only be granted in special cases and with clear written support from a proposed graduate supervisor.

In some instances, applicants who do not meet the admission standards may be advised to enroll in graduate-level courses as Open Studies students in order to improve their academic record to meet program standards. If this is the case, the applicant may be required to discuss their Open Studies syllabus with the Graduate Program Director and/or potential supervisor prior to enrolling in Open Studies.

Completion of recommended courses as an Open Studies student does not guarantee admission to the BME Graduate Program. Open Studies students are typically not funded .Prospective Students Information

CONTACT: or 403-220-2721

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2016