Application Information

A complete application package includes:
  • 2 letters of reference (one must be an academic reference)
  • a statement of academic interest, which should be a maximum of two (2) pages (double spaced), and address the following:
    • your training or career objectives after completing our graduate program
    • specific knowledge and skills you hope to acquire during your training in epidemiology and biostatistics, and how these will enable you to attain your career objectives
    • whether there are any specific research area(s) or questions you would like to pursue for your thesis topic
    • a reference to a particular research opportunity if you feel you would be a good fit with the described positions; descriptions available on our Research Opportunities Page
  • an unofficial copy of transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • a current C.V.

International applicants whose first language is not English will require an English proficiency test completed within the last two calendar years and meeting one of the following minimum results:

  • TOEFL: 580 (for paper-based test) or 237 (for computer-based test), or 90-92 overall with no individual score below 20 (for internet Based TOEFL)
  • IELTS: 7 out of 9 overall, with no individual score below 6.5.
  • MELAB: 80 on each section and an overall score of at least 85
  • The Duolingo English Test: Applicants must attain a minimum score of 115.

Additional options for proof of English Language Proficiency are listed on the following SGPS web page: https://grad.uwo.ca/admissions/international.html.

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency.

Applicants may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement if they have at least two full-time years of post-secondary education in an English speaking institution which is located in a country whose primary language is English.

The list of eligible countries is as follows: Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


September 2021 Admission
Research Opportunities for Graduate Student Applicants


Please review this list. It includes research opportunities posted by supervisors who are currently seeking students with specific interests related to their research clusters.

Complete application process details can be found on the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Master's and Doctoral program pages. View the Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for detailed information on filling out your application form.

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