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Applications to the Chemistry Department are made through the Faculty of Graduate Studies Online Application Form. Please follow the instructions below to ensure that your application will be processed.
Note: *There is no application fee for applicants to graduate studies in Chemistry*
The Department welcomes applications from students with undergraduate or Master's degrees with high standing. In most cases, students enter graduate study with chemistry degrees but applicants with other backgrounds, such as physics, biology, or mathematics, are also given consideration. Please review the Minimum Academic Requirements: CANADIAN or U.S. Credentials or Minimum Academic Requirements: INTERNATIONAL Credentials. Applications which do not meet these minimum requirements will not be accepted.
Students are strongly encouraged to register for admission to the Winter Session Term 1 which starts in September. This offers the greatest availability of graduate course offerings and Teaching Assistantships. Admissions to the Winter Session Term 2 which starts in January or other sessions is possible upon Departmental approval.
Official documentation is required by the department to evaluate your application. These documents must be sent directly to the Chemistry Department at:
Department of Chemistry
Room D229 – 2036 Main Mall
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Note: All official supporting documents must be received before your application will be reviewed. Chemistry Admissions is unable to respond to requests for application status - applicants should continue to check theit status online. Once your file is complete you will receive an automated response. Please do not contact other members of the department regarding the status of your application.
The exact requirements for supporting documentation depend on the country from which you are applying:
In addition to submitting the application form, students whose degrees are from institutions in Canada or the U.K. must submit the following documents directly to the Department:
In addition to submitting the application form, students whose degrees are from institutions in the countries named above must ensure that the following documents are submitted directly to the Department:
In addition to submitting the application form, students whose degrees are from institutions in China must ensure that the following documents are submitted directly to the Department
In addition to submitting the application form, students whose degrees are from institutions in all remaining countries must ensure that the following documents are submitted directly to the Department:
* Reference forms should be given to three referees who are prepared to provide a report on the student's academic ability and qualifications. The Graduate Studies Reference Form is available on-line in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. We cannot accept emails/faxes of reference letters.
** It is important to write these tests as soon as possible since the Departmental Admissions Committee can act only after all the necessary scores have been received. We will not review applications with photocopies, faxes or email attachments of either TOEFL or GRE test scores. They must be sent to our institution directly from ETS.
Students who apply by February 1st will ensure that they are considered for all scholarship opportunities. North American students are strongly encouraged to make this deadline to ensure that they can visit during our visit dates (to be announced).
The deadlines for receipt of application forms and all ancillary material are March 31 (international students) and April 30 (domestic students) for September admissions, or July 31 (international students) and August 31 (domestic students) for January admissions. We are, however, open to any inquiries from talented students on a year round basis. International students should be aware that it may require up to four months to process visa applications, so that early submissions are encouraged.
Please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies Frequently Asked Questions for further information.