How to Apply
Submitting Your Application
In order to apply to graduate studies at Western, it is important that you understand the essential elements of the Western graduate school application. No application will be considered until it is complete. The responsibility rests with the applicant to ensure that all documents (e.g., transcripts, letters of recommendation, test results such as TOEFL scores, GRE scores) are submitted by the program’s deadline for application.
Application Due Dates
Starting November 1, 2014 we will accept applications for Fall 2015.
January 15, 2015 is the deadline to apply for Fall 2015 admission.
The application process begins with the receipt of the application along with all application requirements. In order to be considered for admission to our graduate program, the following information must be submitted and on file for consideration in the department by the stated application deadline. These documents become part of Western's files and will not be returned to or copied for the applicant. All application requirements, aside from the application, must be submitted directly to our program. Transcripts and test scores must be official.
To apply for admission, a completed application must be submitted, providing Western with the following:
- Biographical information
- Contact information
- Statement of academic intent (if applicable)
- Academic background
- Electronic transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges
- Professional background (if applicable)
- Proficiency in English Scores, if applicable (You must have the testing service send your score electronically to Western.)
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Western's TOEFL ID is 0984.
- The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of the British Council.
- The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan.
- The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment).
- Test Scores (GRE) (if applicable). Western's GRE ID is 0984.
- Application fee
In addition to the application, please provide Western with the following:
- transcripts for any postsecondary institutions previously attended or currently attending outside the province of Ontario
These additional documents must be mailed directly to:
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
The University of Western Ontario
Robarts Research Institute, RRI 5260a
100 Perth Drive
London, Ontario, N6A 5K8 CANADA
Assessing your Application
There are two steps in the admission procedure. The first step is that Neuroscience Program Committee will evaluate your application, once it is complete, as to whether you are academically qualified. You will be notified by the Program whether you will proceed to the next admission step. For the second and final step in admission, the qualified student must match up with a supervisor. At this stage, names of qualified students will be circulated among potential supervisors, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact supervisors you are interested in. Since space and funding are not always available to a potential supervisor, qualified students do not always find supervisors. Once a supervisor agrees to accept you, and has provided the Program with an official letter of his/her funding and official acceptance of you, the Program will forward your file to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Please note: The following faculty members have indicated they WILL NOT be taking new students for the 2010-2011 academic year. Please DO NOT CONTACT the following faculty members, thank you.D. Bai, P. Cain, G. Dekaban, D. Jones, J. Kiernan, S. Kohler, J. Mymryk
T (519) 661-4039
F (519) 661-4153
Robarts Research Institute, RRI 5260a
1151 Richmond Street North
London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 5B7
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Areas of Research
Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience
Neural Substrates of Behaviour
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