Application Process

Before Applying

Students in Graduate Diploma program will be required to connect with a potential supervisor prior to applying. Once a supervisor has been identified and is agreeable, a completed Graduate Diploma Research form needs to be submitted by the supervisor to the Graduate Chair. Student may begin the application process only after the Graduate Chair has approved the Graduate Diploma Research Form.

Click here to find details on the Graduate Diploma Research Form.


Study permit information is changing quickly, and Western University continues to monitor the impact on our graduate programs as new information is processed and implemented at the provincial and institutional level.

Graduate Diploma (GDip) program applicants are affected by the Government’s cap on study permits, and we are unable to issue offers of admission for international applicants to our Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Graduate Diploma program for the foreseeable future.

Up-dates will be provided as they become available.

Goverment of Canada Link

How to Apply

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine coordinates its admission process with Western’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies [SGPS]. In addition to the information below, please consult Western’s guidelines for applying to Western.


Please direct all enquiries regarding the Western Graduate School online application to the following:
t. 519.850.2341

The Department cannot pre-evaluate copies of transcripts to ascertain if you should apply to our program. A complete application must be submitted for review.

Complete the Western on-line application, and include the documents/information listed below. Please note: The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine does not require a GRE be submitted with an application to the program.

  • Transcripts: from all postsecondary institutions attended. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for your initial application; however, our School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies may request official transcripts for their review.

  • Supplemental questions: For each question, there is a 1,000-character limit which includes spaces and punctuation.

  • Letters of reference: Two, academic preferred. Additional details here.

  • English language proficiency requirements: Full details available here

  • Application fee: $Cdn 150.00

  • Landing Papers: For permanent residents of Canada only, please include a photocopy of both sides of your Permanent Resident Card or a photocopy of your Record of Landing. 

Application Deadlines

These dates are an approximation and are subject to change. Applications received on or near the deadline may not be approved in time for the desired start date. International applicants should allow time for visa processing.




Winter (January)


November 1

Summer (May)


March 1

Fall (September)


June 1