International Students at Western

Medical Biophysics Graduate Application Procedure
International Applicants


For All International Applicants

Before you begin your application, read the following:

(1) ADMINISTRATIVE PREPARATION required at the university and Canadian 
government levels prior to acceptance to a Western graduate program.

Successful international applicants to the Medical Biophysics graduate program
are required to have a valid study permit in place as described on the above link
before the first day of term in which they will be registered.

(2) Material about our Medical Biophysics Graduate Program

MORE Important Information About the Application Process  .....

(1) NO application will be considered for admission until it is complete.

(2) Application fees are associated with the graduate application process.

(3) Partial applications (e.g. transcripts, resumes etc.) submitted to determine admissibility will not be accepted or acknowledged.

(4) International applicants are required to submit OFFICIAL transcripts of their ENTIRE out-of-country university education before their application will be considered for admission. Legally notarized English translations must be included as well.

(5) All successful international applicants who are offered admission to our graduate program must have completed all of their BSc and MSc degree requirements respectively by the first day of graduate enrollment at Western. For PhD applicants, this includes MSc course work and successful thesis defense.

(6) Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency. [Western TOEFL ID is 0984, dept. code 71] 

Other formal evidence of graduate level proficiency in English (as determined by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) may be considered in lieu of these test scores.

Proof of successful TOEFL examination must be dated no later than 6 months prior to submission date of application.

According to SGPS, the minimum acceptable score is 86 with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version; 213 for the standard electronic version; or 550 for the paper and pencil version. The Medical Biophysics graduate program ONLY accepts iBT TOEFL scores. Only complete applications with an overall iBT score of 92 will be considered with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version.

(7) E-mails from international applicants asking for pre-application opinions of probability of admission, problems with submitting official transcripts etc. will NOT be considered a priority to answer.

Start Your Application Now! 


SGPS graduate application process

Click on the above logo to begin the application process

If you are having trouble with your application, please contact
Western's School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS).

Telephone Help Line:
519 - 850 - 2341

Office Hours:

9:00 am - 4:00pm EST



Important News for 2014 Graduate Applicants

In Your Statement of Intent, 
please indicate in which area(s) of graduate research you are interested & why your academic and research background has attributes relevant to your intention to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Biophysics.

If you are a domestic applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

If you are applying to the PhD Med Biop Clin MSc CAMPEP Accredited stream of the Medical Biophysics graduate program - START HERE

If you are an international applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

MUST READ: Graduate Chair's Notes for All MBP Students

The Top 10 Things A MBP Graduate Student Needs To Know (presented by Baraa Al-Khazraji, senior PhD student)

Above presentations best viewed using Google Chrome

Western's Learning Skills Services for Graduate Students offers excellent advice and counselling about balancing the challenges of conducting research, writing your dissertation, and maintaining a personal life. An effective example of their services is tips on time management

View the Slide Show from the 2013 A. C. Burton Lecture

Best viewed using Google Chrome

In Memory of Dr. Alan C. Groom, Professor Emeritius, the Alan C. Groom Memorial Fund Has Been Established. See Presentation  ...
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Founder, Medical Biophysics, UWO, and
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee


View UWO Libraries video seminars presented by globally recognized scientists covering all biomedical topics


Also of interest:

Department of Medical Biophysics - Learning through Research