University of Manitoba, Canada – Full Information for International Students
About – The University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is a public university in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located in Winnipeg, it is Manitoba’s largest, most comprehensive, and only research-intensive post-secondary educational institution.
As a student of U and M, you’ll also benefit from real life innovators in the classroom, more undergrad research opportunities, and more chances to meet, learn from, and become one of tomorrow’s leaders.
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Agroecology
Bachelor of Science in Food Science
Bachelor of Environmental Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Art History)
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art History)
Bachelor of Art, Diploma in
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Integrated Studies), Bachelor of
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene, Diploma in
Bachelor of Science in Dentistry
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (Integrated)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Biosystems)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Manufacturing)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical)
Bachelor of Arts in Geography (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts in Geography (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Major)
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours)
Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Major)
Bachelor of Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences (Honours)
Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences (Major)
Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography (Honours)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography (Major)
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Health Studies
Bachelor of Human Ecology (Family Social Sciences)
Bachelor of Human Ecology
Bachelor of Science (Textile Sciences)
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences
Bachelor of Kinesiology
Bachelor of Physical Education
Bachelor of Recreation Mgmt & Community Development
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Respiratory Therapy)
Bachelor of Nursing BPRN
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Major)
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Social Work
General Admission Requirement
Required Documentation for Applications
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Proficiency in English can be demonstrated prior to admission by:
Possessing a high school diploma or university degree from Canada or one of the countries on the English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List
Successfully completing an English Language Proficiency Test
Transcripts are required from ALL recognized, post-secondary institutions attended, whether or not a degree has been awarded. For initial assessment purposes only, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable and preferred. Official transcripts will only be required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies if you are recommended for admission. All official transcripts are to be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the Main Records Office of the issuing institution. All international transcripts must be accompanied by degree certificates that indicate that the degree has been awarded.
Official University of Manitoba transcripts are not required. If you have access to your Aurora Student account you may upload a web transcript. If not, an Admissions Assistant will add a copy of your transcript to your file for you.
If the transcript is issued in a language other than English (and is not from a Canadian institution) the applicant must arrange for the submission of official literal translations of all records. The original language documents and the English translations must arrive together in an envelope that has been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the issuing institutions. All academic documents must arrive directly from the main records office (e.g., the Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Archives, etc.) of the issuing institution in order to be considered “official.”
Other Supporting Documentation
Name changes/differences on documentation must be supported with official evidence.
Other supporting documentation may include: a copy of your CV; a statement of interest; sample of writing, etc. Please check your program to see if you need to provide any additional documents.
A copy of birth certificate or passport (once admitted).
Most departments/units require reference letters in support of an application. Applicants are able to manage reference letters electronically in the application Self-Service Centre.
Application Fraud or Misconduct
It should be noted that the commission of application fraud or misconduct may result in acceptance and registration being withdrawn and the applicant disqualified from consideration, not only in the year of application, but also in all subsequent sessions. If discovered in a subsequent session it may result in dismissal from the university. Application fraud or misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Failure to declare attendance at another post-secondary institution;
• Presenting falsified academic documentation or causing or encouraging another person to falsify records through translation or data changes;
• Presenting falsified personal documentation, e.g. using a false name, date of birth, country of origin, etc.;
• Presenting falsified or fictitious reference documentation;
• Cheating on or having another person write a standardized entry exam such as TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, DAT, GMAT or CAEL;
• Presenting another person’s standardized test score as one’s own to falsify a test result; and
• Failure to report suspensions from another post-secondary institution.
How to Apply
We are pleased to offer an online application system. If you complete the online application, you will not need to submit a paper application form, but we will still need your official documents before you register. Before you start your application, you should check whether or not you will need to provide any additional, departmentally required documents.
$100 is required for each application you submit, payable by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) when applying online. If you are unable to do so, you may also pay by cheque, money order, or bank wire, although it’s important to note that your application will not be received or evaluated until payment for your application is received.
International Students Admission Requirements
The Faculty of Graduate Studies has a minimum academic standard for admission. Departments may have higher standards and additional criteria, so you are advised to contact the unit to which you are applying.
As a minimum, graduates of Honours (four-year bachelor’s degree) or equivalent programs from recognized colleges and universities are eligible for admission.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies sets an academic achievement equivalent for universities and colleges both in and outside of Canada. Contact the unit to which you are applying to determine the academic achievement equivalent for your country.
English Language Proficiency
Proficiency in English can be demonstrated prior to admission by:
i) A successfully completed English Language Proficiency Test from the approved list is required of all applicants unless they have received a high school diploma or university degree from Canada or one of the countries listed on the English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List
ii) The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires a passing, acceptable English Language Test score in order to offer admission. Please note: In all cases, test scores older than two years are invalid. Thresholds required for successful completion are indicated in parentheses.
MELAB – Achieve a minimum Final MELAB score of 80%
TOEFL – Achieve a minimum Paper-based (567); Internet-based -iBT (86; minimum score of 20 in each of reading, writing, listening and speaking categories)
CanTEST – Achieve a minimum band of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and a band of 4.0 in Writing and Oral Interview
IELTS – Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 in the Academic Module
CAEL – Achieve a minimum 60 overall and 60 on each subject
AEPUCE – Achieve a minimum 65% overall
PTE Academic – minimum 61% overall
Please note: In addition, foreign language students may be asked by the unit to complete the CanTEST prior to or following registration in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and, if need be, the unit may recommend remedial measures in language skills based on the results of the CanTEST. Some units may require a specific test or test scores greater than those indicated below and students should check departmental supplemental regulations for details.
Many departments have additional graduate admission requirements. These may include admissions tests such as the GRE or GMAT, a statement of research interests or experience in the field.
Applicants should contact the department for specific admission requirements.
English Language Proficiency Test Index
MELAB / University of Michigan English Language Examination Assessment Battery
TOEFL / Test of English as a Foreign Language
CanTEST / Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Teachers
IELTS / International English Language Testing System
CAEL / Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
AEPUCE / Academic English Program for University and College Entrance
PTE Academic / Pearson Test of English Academic
The Academic Calendar is the University’s official publication containing course descriptions, program and graduation requirements, as well as UofM and faculty/school-specific rules, regulations and policies.
Online Academic Calendar
The Online Academic Calendar is your source for current program and course information, rules and regulations. Use the links on the left-hand side of the Online Academic Calendar to access different chapters and sections of information.
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