All Applicants must register with the National Matching System (NMS) match system, instructions provided in Application Procedures.

  • Four year bachelor's degree in biological sciences, including the prerequisite courses listed below from a recognized university. Please note the following prerequisite courses have to fully pertain to the specified subject matter (i.e. a segment within another course would not qualify):

    • Biology

    • Molecular Biology/Genetics

    • Biochemistry

    • Embryology/Developmental Biology

    • Statistics

    • Psychology

  • Minimum B+ average.

If prerequisites have not yet been completed at the time of application, you must provide proof of enrollment.

Experience in Counselling Setting 

  • This experience can be paid or volunteer and can include such places as a family planning centre, a crisis intervention centre or a hotline.

  • This experience should promote development of communication and interpersonal skills, therefore a component of training supervision would be beneficial.

Language Requirements

If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a non-Canadian University where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must complete an English facility exam. This requirement must be met at the time you submit your application. You may complete any of the following tests:

TOEFL (U of T Institutional code: 0982-00)
Paper Based Test & TWE: Overall Score 580, TWE 5
Internet-Based Test IBT: Overall Score 93, Writing/Speaking 22

IELTS: (Academic) 7.0, with at least 6.5 in each component


COPE: 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component)

Academic Preparation Course: Final grade of B in Level 60